Washington Post Demands 'Spoiled' Americans 'Lower Expectations' in 'Biden's America'
Jeff Bezos-owned newspaper blasts consumers amid supply chain crisis
The Washington Post has slammed the American people as "spoiled" and demanded that consumers in the United States "lower expectations" amid Democrat Joe Biden's many crippling crises.
The newspaper, which is owned by the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, declared that Americans should stop ranting about short-staffed businesses and supply chain issues in "Joe Biden's America."
The Post was shredded on social media for claiming that U.S. consumers should stop expecting to buy groceries from stores in Biden's economy and instead "try to lower expectations."
"Time for some new, more realistic expectations," columnist Micheline Maynard wrote in an article reminiscent of Soviet Russia's socialist propaganda.
Maynard continued by blasting Americans for being used to fast service and easy access to consumer products.
"American consumers, their expectations pampered and catered to for decades, are not accustomed to inconvenience."
Falling short of branding Americans "capitalist pigs," Maynard claimed that consumers would be doing themselves a favor by "consciously lowering expectations" instead of expecting the Democrat regime to keep the economic machine ticking over.
She also described how the disruptions were affecting business owners from their perspective.
Maynard then suggested the disruptions could also affect the publication of a new book she was writing, adding that "paper shortages, worker shortages and the traffic jams at shipping ports" were "endangering holiday books sales."
"All I can do is hope for the best. Like everybody else," Maynard wrote.
"And keep those expectations reasonable.
"Eventually the supply chain will get straightened out.
"American consumers might have been spoiled, but generations of them have also dealt with shortages of some kind …
"Now it’s our turn to make adjustments," she added.
Critics quickly excoriated the piece on social media, with some suggesting that lowering expectations was "becoming the theme of Joe Biden’s America," and others suggesting such a "mantra" could negatively impact Democrats heading into the midterm elections.
“Try to lower your expectations” is becoming the theme of Joe Biden’s America https://t.co/vqNk3EFbw7— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) October 19, 2021
"Pay more, get less, and STFU about it" seems like a questionable mantra going into the midterms, no? https://t.co/u9NTfiq9iO— Matt Kibbe (@mkibbe) October 19, 2021
Excellent campaign slogan for Democrats in 2022. 🤦♂️https://t.co/C0DD3Wc9HA— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 19, 2021
A sign your presidency is going real well. https://t.co/Tz9DUu2aeV— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) October 19, 2021
Democrat slogan in 2022: “Actually, bread lines aren’t so bad!” https://t.co/Wyj8RqRpfi— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) October 19, 2021
Build Back Better...and "better" means worse, apparently. https://t.co/X47RqSvuVm— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) October 19, 2021
Imagine writing this 🤣 https://t.co/ICsfegzOnq— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) October 19, 2021
I use this argumentation form with my wife all the time. You could complain about towels on the floor and the toilet seat left up and me forgetting our anniversary, or you could lower expectations. https://t.co/MLZyhUSgtC— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) October 19, 2021
Some critics also noted that the call for Americans to accept empty store shelves was like living in the former Soviet Union, which was often plagued by shortages in consumer goods.
"Good news: it’s the 1980s again. Bad news: it’s Soviet Russia’s version of the 1980s, complete with Pravda," wrote reporter Mollie Hemingway.
Good news: it’s the 1980s again. Bad news: it’s Soviet Russia’s version of the 1980s, complete with Pravda https://t.co/4BRIlpibiS— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 19, 2021
Helloooooo Moscow! https://t.co/chAwhoWKja— Inez Stepman ⚪️🔴⚪️ (@InezFeltscher) October 19, 2021
‘Opinion: Why breadlines are the new buffets.” https://t.co/GAyUM1pvyt— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 19, 2021
The perfect pitch for socialism: settle for less, accept worse, don’t complain. https://t.co/VzT41JUyl7— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) October 19, 2021
Socialism defined: https://t.co/0smH1qENPM— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) October 19, 2021
They want you consuming less, expecting less, demanding less and ceding more power and control to them. https://t.co/0yB94bSyeG— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) October 19, 2021
It’s your fault for wanting groceries on the shelves. Quit your whining and obey. https://t.co/2mUnYzXtXC— David Marcus (@BlueBoxDave) October 19, 2021
A number of Republican organizations and members of Congress also blasted the piece, placing blame on Joe Biden.
"The Washington Post tells Americans to expect empty shelves inside their grocery stores, then blames the consumer for overreacting, when they should be demanding answers from the Biden Administration," wrote Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO).
"Not playing defense for them. Spoiler alert: It is Joe’s fault!"
The Washington Post tells Americans to expect empty shelves inside their grocery stores, then blames the consumer for overreacting, when they should be demanding answers from the Biden Administration. Not playing defense for them.— Rep. Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) October 19, 2021
Spoiler alert: It is Joe’s fault! https://t.co/ETdG47be30
Americans’ expectations for Joe Biden are falling lower every day… https://t.co/UNYCfA2emy— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) October 19, 2021
Revealing: Build Back Better really means…“lower expectations.” https://t.co/UoGgFgICCr— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 19, 2021
Welcome to Joe Biden’s America. https://t.co/j7ufCo5LOk— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 19, 2021
Hey, don’t worry about it everyone. Just lower your expectations! https://t.co/x0zie5OEdl— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) October 19, 2021
HACKS! https://t.co/NGAQJSVhvv— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) October 19, 2021