First lady Jill Biden asks Democratic donors to ‘dig a little deeper’ amid economic turmoil

Regardless of the rosy spin emanating from the White House and its sycophants, most Americans are struggling to stay ahead or even get by in a down economy amid high price inflation, in part due to the actions and policies of the White House and elected Democrats.

That hasn’t stopped Democrats from asking Americans for more of their already stretched money to help remain in power, as first lady Jill Biden reportedly did during a fundraiser event for Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, the Conservative Brief reported.

Ironically, those who answer the call for more donations will be funding the party and politicians which will make their own economic situation even worse.

“Dig a little deeper”

The New York Times reported this week that first lady Jill Biden has been hitting the campaign trail hard in support of Democratic candidates across the country who need a boost against their Republicans but don’t want to risk being too closely associated with President Joe Biden and dragged down by his dismal approval ratings and growing unpopularity.

Among several stops the first lady made over the weekend was one in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday to speak at a non-public fundraiser event for Abrams, who is trailing incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp (R).

Attendees at that event had already contributed at least $1,000 just to get in the door of the private residence where it was held, and while those contributions were duly noted by Biden, she reportedly told the attendees, “I’m asking you to dig a little deeper” and donate even more to Abrams’ campaign and Democratic coffers more generally.

Biden’s entire appearance at the fundraiser for Abrams lasted for all of about 20 minutes, according to the Times, before she and her contingent of staffers and security slipped out a kitchen door and moved on to participate in another event elsewhere.

Abrams cozying up to the White House while others shy away

As was noted by the Times, many Democrats have shied away or tried to distance themselves from the Biden White House, but Abrams is not one of those, for whatever reason, and instead has specifically sought to closely link herself to the current administration.

Before the first lady’s arrival, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Abrams had actually requested direct assistance from the White House for her campaign and told the outlet that she looked forward to having appeared in her support “folks from the Biden administration, including the president himself, if he can make it.”

“I want to be a partner to the White House, not in opposition to it,” she explained, “because billions of dollars are coming to the state because of Joe Biden’s leadership, because of the leadership of (Sens.) Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff and our Democrats in our congressional delegation.”

As for the scheduled appearance of the first lady for the fundraiser last Friday, Abrams said she was excited for her arrival because Biden “brings both a voice and a gravity to the issues we face in the state.”

To be sure, Abrams — who still has never conceded her loss to Gov. Kemp in 2018 — needs all of the help she can get, as she trails her incumbent Republican rival by more than five points, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls for that race.