We asked and you answered: This week’s poll results are in. President Biden’s agenda is clear going into the 2022 elections. Liberty Nation readers have weighed in with their opinions.
Are President Biden’s comments about MAGA extremism his “deplorable” moment?
Result: 90% yes, 8% no, and 2% maybe
When Hillary Clinton told the world that “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” she set in motion a backlash that contributed to her epic 2016 failure to win the White House. It seems that President Joe Biden has not learned from her mistake and is intent on alienating as many potential voters as humanly possible. During his recent press conference, the commander-in-chief attributed most of the country’s woes to the “ultra-MAGA Republicans” and supporters, referring to former President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. As 90% of Liberty Nation’s poll respondents see it, the self-styled uniter-in-chief may have just had his own “deplorable” moment.
Using the topic of inflation, which is a sore point for Americans across the nation, Biden sent out a warning to the public:
“The MAGA Republicans are counting on you to be as frustrated by the pace of progress, which they’ve done everything they can to slow down, that you will hand power over to them … so they can enact their extreme agenda.”
It’s not just Biden’s numbers that are sinking like a rock; other Democrats are suffering, too. There’s dissention among the ranks, and it appears the only way the president can see out of this sticky situation is to remind people about Trump’s MAGA message and tie it in with all Republicans. The blame game is in full-speed-ahead mode, and the best defense is to attack the other side.
GOP strategist Alex Conant explained the situation:
“Look, I think Biden needs to motivate his base ahead of the midterms. And nothing motivates Democrats like voting against Trump. Trump’s not on the ballot this fall. But Biden is going to try to convince voters that he is.”
Conant continued, saying: “They’re not going to run on his [Biden’s] record. They’re not going to make big, bold policy promises.” According to the analyst, Democrats have to do something to salvage their hold on power, “and the best way to do that is to tie him to Trump.”
The president rebuked Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) for his 11-point plan that Biden alleges will raise taxes on lower-income and middle-class citizens. He scolded:
“This is not your father’s Republican Party. This is a MAGA party. This is the MAGA party. And the head of their Republican campaign committee, Senator Rick Scott, the Ultra-MAGA agenda he put forward, he raises taxes on 70 million people who make well less than $100,000.”
But he isn’t the only one spouting off at Republicans using the MAGA tag. After the SCOTUS leak regarding Roe v. Wade, Democrats converged in outrage, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) laid the draft decision that would cancel federally protected abortions right at the GOP’s doorstep:
“Now the MAGA Republicans have taken over. If MAGA Republicans get their way, pregnant women can lose their lives because there will be no exception if the life of the mother is at risk.”
Biden has blamed everyone and everything, except himself, for the current crisis in the country. From inflation to problems at the border, numerous issues have dragged down the president’s approval numbers. With the midterms coming up, however, it seems the blue wave is starting to be swallowed up by a red wave, and the only recourse for Democrats is to cast Republicans in the worst possible light.
“I never expected the ultra-MAGA Republicans who seem to control the Republican Party now to have been able to control the Republican Party. I never anticipated that happening,” the president bemoaned.
To see previous poll results, click here.