'IT'S F*****G BAD': Liberal TikToker Alex Pearlman absolutely LOSES IT at Dems in viral rant
A Democratic TikToker from Philadelphia went viral last week for a fiery rant against his own party. Alex Pearlman, who is reportedly in his thirties, blasted Democrats for their apparent tone-deaf messaging, hypocrisy on the economy, and failure to deliver core party goals. The video of his rant went viral on TikTok and other social platforms, and several popular commentators -- including Glenn Greenwald and Jonah Goldberg -- lauded him on Twitter. Pearlman believes the Supreme Court’s Dobbs abortion ruling was just the start of his frustration, but the last straw came with some poorly timed Democratic fundraising appeals.
“I’m not going to shut up about this,” Pearlman yelled into the camera. "Because I can’t yell at the Republicans. They’re not going to change. . . . But I can yell at the Democratic Party, and I can tell them where they can at least make one f**king small change to stop pissing me the f**k off every hour right now. . . . Stop sending me fundraising requests right now. Okay?”
The TikToker said that Republicans patiently executed a decades-long plan to repeal Roe v Wade and that a Supreme Court leaker gave Democrats five weeks’ notice of the Dobbs ruling. However, the ruling party did nothing to counter these moves, Pearlman said. “Your response after five weeks of careful study and planning and thought has been to send us nonstop fundraising emails,” he ranted, before listing a couple of top lawmakers who have millions of dollars in net worth.
“You guys want money? F***ing call your guy! You call them every week to do insider trading! Stop f***ing sending me emails.”— Ian Haworth (@ighaworth) June 28, 2022
🔥 Amazing rant 🔥 on the Democratic Party fundraising on the back of #RoeVsWade.
Video: TikTok (alex_pearlman) pic.twitter.com/LIL5GsiBDY
In yet another viral clip, Pearlman noted the worsening economic dread among regular Americans as gas prices surged, inflation soared to all-time highs, and the housing supply tightened. “Hi. So this is a message to Democratic leadership,” the disgruntled TikToker began. “If you are related to a Democratic f–king leader somewhere in this f–king country, can you reach out to them and tell them it’s f–king bad? It’s bad. It’s f–king bad!” He then went on to list the reasons his party is facing major losses in the November mid-terms. “Everything’s fine, gas prices are going up, buy an electric car,” Pearlman said as he mocked the party’s messaging. “We’re trying to keep the goddamned lights on. We’re trying to f–king survive out here. We’ve been screaming at you for years, ‘It’s getting worse!’” he added.
It's worth noting that Pearlman isn't alone in these sentiments. An overwhelming majority of Americans are feeling the pain of inflation. A recent Harvard CAPS/Harris poll found that despite raging debates over guns and abortion, Americans still considered inflation to be “the most important issue facing the country today.” Jobs and the overall economy came in second, with 71% saying that the economy is “on the wrong track,” and 88% saying either that the country is in a recession or it will be in the next year. On the other hand, only 40% approved of the Democrats' handling of these issues. Another poll by ABC News/Ipsos last month found that 71% of Americans disapproved of President Joe Biden's handling of inflation, and 83% said that the economy is a top issue that will drive their voting decisions.
Last month, left-leaning branding strategist Donny Deutsch told MSNBC’s 'Morning Joe' that basic economic issues would affect working-class voters a lot more than the abstract issues of the future of democracy. “I’m concerned and everything in my gut tells me . . . unfortunately, the gas prices and the bread is going to be more compelling,” Deutsch told the show.
While Pearlman isn't likely to vote Republican any time soon, his frustration with the Democrats' performance is symbolic and could mean the party is in trouble this fall. “The Democratic Party has lost the thread, completely,” the TikToker insisted. “All leadership in the Democratic Party needs to be thrown out and replaced.”