It wasn’t a great first year for President Joe Biden. In fact, there isn’t much that could be said about his first 12 months that hasn’t already been said about the Titanic. If Biden’s performance up until this point is any predictor of the future, it seems the public might soon be yearning for the days of unkind tweets and silly feuds.
When Biden first took office, about half the nation heaved a deep sigh of relief. The incoming president had branded himself as someone who would bring back a sense of normalcy and offer a reprieve to those dissatisfied with a chaotic White House. He cast himself as the nice guy who would work to bring about unity and lead America into a new age.
Biden’s approval ratings were not too shabby when he first entered the Oval Office. They stood between the low to mid-50s in his first six months. But now, times have changed, and his numbers have been plummeting over the past five months as his administration offered up half the country a bad case of buyer’s remorse.
A FiveThirtyEight amalgamation of several different polls published on Tuesday, Dec. 28, has the president’s approval at 43.1% and disapproval at 51.7%. On the issues that are top priorities for voters, Biden is also “underwater,” according to Fox News. Tony Fabrizio, a Republican pollster, told the news outlet that the president had an “absolute collapse of support among independents, which were the backbone of his victory in ’20.” He also noted the president’s “collapse among Hispanic voters.” Other polls showed that his approval ratings among black and young voters have seen a severe decline as well.
Democratic pollster John Anzalone told Fox News, “we all know that voters are in a sour mood,” but also argued, “there’s no modern president who’s had the confluence of challenges like Joe Biden.”
The Road to Dismal Approval
While Democrats and their close friends and allies in the activist media would have people believe Biden’s low approval rating is the result of conservative media and white supremacy, anyone with an IQ above room temperature can see that this president has worked hard to earn his abysmal numbers. While he has refrained from posting petty tweets, he has mishandled one crisis after another and caused serious economic issues.
Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan served as a clinic on how to completely foul up a military evacuation. Indeed, it was as if the president looked at the disaster that was the removal of troops from Vietnam and said, “hold my beer.” As Liberty Nation’s Dave Patterson wrote:
“No thoughtful observer could in any way believe that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was anything short of a compilation of purposeful and deadly, as it turns out, blunders on blunders by the Biden national security team – military and diplomatic.”
This administration prioritized an arbitrary deadline for removing troops from the region over making sure everyone was evacuated first. Despite its lack of coverage in the big box media, the debacle isn’t over; many Americans and Afghan allies remain stranded in the country, and there is no telling when this situation will abate. This means people are in possible danger from the Taliban and other terrorist organizations until the American government gets it together.
Biden’s migrant crisis isn’t going away either. After he and his team signaled to the rest of the world that the United States would roll out the red carpet for any asylum seeker who shows up at the southern border, a surge of migrants accepted the invitation. The White House, with the help of private organizations, has been secretly flying illegal immigrants into various locations inside the country. Right now, it does not appear there is any plan to stem the flow of illegals across the border, meaning that the issue might not be addressed until a different president is in office.
Despite what the administration would have you think, the inflation issue isn’t “transitory,” as has been claimed by press secretary Jen Psaki. Instead, the problem seems to be getting worse as prices increase to record levels. “Overall, inflation has not been this high in 39 years. But where are the price pressures being felt? The Keynesian coquettish mistress does not discriminate as the cost of living was felt across the board in every sector of the economy. Well, except for potatoes, which dipped 0.2%,” according to Liberty Nation’s Andrew Moran.
Well, at least America will save some money on Ruffles.
Last, but most certainly not least, is the supply chain crisis. To be fair, the president does not have much control over the empty shelves. But Biden did manage to figure out how to use what little sway he has to make the problem worse. Liberty Nation’s Caroline Adana wrote:
“What has happened under Biden? First, he introduced time-consuming COVID-19 regulations that caused delays that rippled through the supply chain. At the same time, he and his party pushed for a gigantic stimulus package that injected a massive pulse of newly printed money into the economy. Those fresh dollars started chasing goods, causing a sudden increase in demand, which also rocked the supply chain.”
Unfortunately, the supply chain crisis, like other situations President Biden has mishandled, does not appear to be improving any. In light of all of these problems, it can be no wonder that the president’s approval is in the toilet. No amount of spin from the activist media can gaslight the public into thinking the president is anything close to competent. But the question must be asked: If this is Biden’s first year in office, how much worse will things get with at least three more years to go?
~ Read more from Jeff Charles.