Sen. Kennedy: 'Mr. President, You've Just Got to Try Harder Not to Suck'

By Susan Jones | October 21, 2021 | 8:17am EDT
(Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)

No matter what the topic is, Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) has a notable ability to make serious points with colorful language.

On Wednesday, he advised the president of the United States to "try harder not to suck," and to "stop worrying so much about the ‘wokers,’" a reference to the perpetually outraged political left.

‘If you have a pulse and a marginal desire for a better life, you know that President Biden is in trouble. And therefore, America is in trouble,” Kennedy told Fox News’s Sean Hannity:

Measured any way you want, the debacle in Afghanistan which has emboldened Russia and China and Iran; the unbridled inflation; gas prices; open borders; crime; a Justice Department that thinks parents are dangerous domestic terrorists; a Treasury Department that wants access to the checking account of every American who has a job.

No wonder the American people are so angry. It's no wonder that so many Americans think this administration doesn't care about them or their lives or their future.

Now, I say this with respect, with all the respect I can muster. But my advice to the president is this. Mr. President, you've just got to try harder not to suck.

And the best way to do that, in my opinion, is stop worrying so much about the ‘wokers.’ You're never going to make them happy. They hyperventilate on their yoga mats at the slightest provocation. You're never going to make them happy -- stop worrying about the ‘wokers’ and start worrying about America's workers.

And I'm talking about the people who get up every day and go to work and obey the law and pay their taxes and try to do the right thing by their kids. They made America great. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. And we're not going to get this country back on track, and the president's not going to be more popular with the American people, until he stops worrying about ‘wokers’ and start worrying about the workers. And that, to me, is what it's all about.

Kennedy suggested that the president should replace some of the people around him who seem to obsessed with trying to make "the left-of-Lenin, neo-socialist Bolsheviks happy."

Although Biden signed on to Sen. Bernie Sander’s agenda even before taking office, Sanders "tested negative for president," Kennedy said.

"I mean, the American people didn't elect him (Sanders). They elected Joe Biden, and Joe Biden basically said, look, I will govern from the middle. I'll be the second coming of Barack Obama. Maybe a little left of middle.

“Instead he's been the second cousin of Bernie Sanders and his entire administration is owned, lock, stock and barrel, by the ‘wokers.’ And they're not America.”

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