The Broken Clock Theory was in full effect earlier this week when Stephen A. Smith used a segment during his podcast to address the illegal immigration crisis in New York City.
Look, we like to give Stephen A a hard time here, and rightfully so. He’s a one-trick pony the network likes to prop up as one of their more intelligent commentators despite some incredibly unintelligent commentary. Oh, and he also thinks you can try a Field Goal on third down and get a do-over if you miss, so there’s that.
But on this matter – where he turned his show over to politics for a brief moment – he was absolutely right. We must give him props.
Smith began by addressing the fact that New York City recently launched a $53 million program to provide pre-paid debit cards to illegal immigrants, allowing them to spend the funds in local bodegas. Yes, you read that correctly.
Stephen A. Smith Obliterates Debit Cards For Illegals, Bidenomics
Smith opened the conversation with commentary on the prepaid credit cards for illegals to use for their groceries. He notes that Americans and legal immigrants, all taxpayers, could use that extra money in a tough economy.
“When you hear about migrants receiving $53 million in prepaid credit cards, the Eric Adams Administration in the mayor’s office of New York City will tell you it’s going to save about $600,000 a month,” Smith began. “But that’s not how poor people are looking at it.
“You know what black poor people are looking at it like, you know what Latinos who happen to be poor that arrived in this country are looking at it like?” he continued. “Where’d that money come from? From Us! I could have used it! I could use the extra 500 a month. I could use the extra $1,000 a month.”
And why would that extra money come in handy to legal residents of New York City? Well, pull up a chair and let Stephen A. Smith tell you a little tale about Bidenomics.
“Yes, you got to have a flourishing economy. Yes, you can’t have inflation. Yes, you can’t be on the verge of a recession. Milk don’t need to cost $7, bread don’t need to cost $5, don’t get me started with how much sugar cost,” he explained.
Anybody who has to fill up their gas tank and then go to the grocery store knows the economy sucks.
“You can talk about employment all you want to. You can talk about the labor participation rate, but guess what?” Smith continued.
“If you ain’t making no damn money, and you got to get two jobs to pay the same prices or to buy the same amount of stuff that you used to buy, and the price is higher than it used to be because of inflation, then guess what? What are you really accomplishing?”
It’s important to note that Smith isn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, a right-wing conspiracy theorist. He’s firmly entrenched in left-wing sports talk groupthink. And yet, here he is blasting left-wing policies for destroying New York City and the country.
“That’s why Trump is on the verge of getting reelected,” he said. “Because when he was in office, there was a flourishing economy.”
That’s the same guy who just recently said he’d love to debate former President Trump because he’d “eat him alive.”
Trump won’t have to debate Stephen A. Smith now that the man has made most of his political points for him. Illegal immigration is a problem. Biden’s economy is a disaster for the American people. Oh, and politicians need to start putting America first.
“I see homeless folks in the streets of New York all the time that are American citizens. I damn sure see them in California. We’ve got poor, impoverished, starving people who were born and raised in this nation. How in the hell do we come up with a $53 million pilot program for illegals, but folks who are here legally, are born here, we don’t have enough for them?” Smith added
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“I’d eat him alive … I wouldn’t run for the presidency, but I’d debate Trump any day of the week. Any day of the week. Name the time and place, and I’d show up.” pic.twitter.com/EXC3PdbceA
“Just like we could come up with billions for Ukraine, but somehow, some way, we can’t fix the Homeland problem.”
Careful, Stephen, that kind of talk gets you labeled a traitor and a ‘Putin puppet’ these days.
“What about poor and desolate citizens here?” he asked. “How the hell do you print money for foreign countries, but you don’t print that money to help eradicate folks who are starving right here in the streets of America who were born and raised here?
If Trump’s campaign were smart, he’d be making an ad featuring Smith’s comments even as we speak.