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Biden is Damaged Political Goods

AMAC Exclusive – By Herald Boas

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Republican victories on Tuesday in Virginia and the surprising closeness of the governor’s race in New Jersey have made it abundantly clear: the political honeymoon of the early Joe Biden presidency has quickly turned into a political nightmare. A series of bungled international events, economic woes, and unsteady personal appearances have caused the new president’s approval numbers to nosedive among voters.

The depth of this reversal brings to mind the political fate of President Warren Harding almost one hundred years ago. In Harding’s first mid-term election in 1922, the president and his party lost 82 U.S. House seats and 8 U.S. Senate seats as a lingering recession and 11% unemployment plagued the economy. (Harding remained well-liked personally, and the scandals that soured his reputation mostly emerged after his untimely death in 1923 at the age of 57.)

After a controversial election in 2020, Biden in the early days of his administration enjoyed favorable polls and positive, uncritical coverage from the same establishment media which had treated him so well during the campaign. His handling of the military withdrawal of the U.S. from Afghanistan was so inept, however, that even the friendly media turned on him, public confidence quickly waned, and his poll numbers sank.

Other crises soon appeared, including a chaotic Mexican-U.S. border crisis brought on by Biden’s “open border” campaign promises, rising inflation, and supply chain shortages which critics contend were caused by his initial economic policies and diplomatic snafus with U.S. allies Israel and France. Lingering issues of the pandemic he inherited also have contributed to Biden’s growing negative numbers, as have a series of verbal fumbles at his relatively few public appearances.

The Rasmussen, Trafalgar, and Gallup Polls, some of the most accurate in the 2016 and 2020 election cycles, noted that Biden’s “honeymoon” was brief, showing him early and often at just slightly above or below 50% favorable. But after Afghanistan, even the “friendly” polls are showing him under 50%. More neutral polls now have him in the low 40s, and three polls have his favorables at only the high 30s. Instead of a bounce-back as the Afghan crisis headlines fade, Biden’s poll numbers seem to be getting worse.

To complicate matters, the Biden administration has allied itself with those progressive Democrats in Congress pushing for a multi-trillion dollar stimulus spending bill that the polls say on the whole is getting mixed responses from the voters, and a decidedly negative response when it comes to individual policy provisions in the bill, like one since-dropped provision that would have allowed the IRS to track all transactions over $600. Unsurprisingly, more unpopular proposals to defund the police, pack the U.S, Supreme Court, and pay undocumented immigrant families huge sums do not enhance the President’s party’s general popularity.

Mr. Biden and his congressional allies seem to be deliberately ignoring public opinion so that they can pass the legislation and have him sign it with the expectation that the next Republican administration won’t be able to undo their actions. So far, however, more moderate Senate and House figures are blocking the most radical proposals.

Inevitably, after the Democrat loss in Virginia, Mr. Biden’s low standing will also negatively impact Democratic candidates across the country in the 2022 midterms.

If President Biden does not improve his standing with voters soon, he could be the catalyst for a “red wave” thumping (to use George W. Bush’s term after a bad mid-term defeat for his party in 2006).

The question is, how likely is a political recovery with his approval rating so low now, and so many difficult issues facing him and his administration in the immediate future?

First-term presidents historically recovered in recent cycles after a first mid-term defeat (e.g., Reagan, Clinton, Obama}, but none of them were over 80 years old and facing a nation so bitterly divided. Nor was there such an opposition figure as Donald Trump to stand in their way.

Of course, the 2022 election is a year away, but if Joe Biden is now damaged political goods, and political and economic crises appear and linger, the electoral prospects of the Democratic Party in the next two voting cycles are becoming dimmer and dimmer.


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HocasPocas
8 months ago

One could only hope that the light goes completely out

Rich
9 months ago

Biden is the best thing that could happen to the Republican party. Unfortunately, he and his handlers will do a tremendous amount of damage to our nation. It will take decades to turn much of this around. The Democrats will wake up after the 2022 elections in shock. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.

Ruth Makowski
8 months ago
Reply to  Rich

I fear they will cheat and steal enough to remain in power. No doubt have been working on how they will do it since they stole 2020.

Hal
9 months ago

Thru all of this debilitating and suffering with a Joe Hidin’ Biden Presidency, one should not forget the News Media is also a culprit in the turn of events, with a few exceptions. And I suspect our Canadian friends to the North are a bit uneasy with the state of this Nation’s political crisis.

Hal
9 months ago

The whole DemocRat Party is “damaged political goods.” And we have a DemocRat POTUS that is a prime and clear example of the level of damage. If Joe Hidin’ Biden is considered to be a competent person to serve in any leadership of any group or institution, that group better consult with a psychiatrist. The nonpolitical institutions, businesses, and citizen groups are trying to dig out the weaknesses and shortcomings of our present governance situation but Joe Hidin’ Biden and his political ilk keep throwing their Communist dirt in the diggin’s faster than it can be dug out.

Clark Kent
9 months ago

So why aren’t the GOP members of the House who just voted for the boondoggle infrastructure bill considered ‘damaged goods’? Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Hal
9 months ago
Reply to  Clark Kent

If you are not in the state represented by those RINOs there is little chance of having any influence against their representation. But be it known, if they ever try to gain a National Executive Office they should be campaign against. All the more reason for TERM LIMITS for Congresspersons.

Nord_Ulv
9 months ago

Biden’s tanking is the polls precisely because the Democratic Party aligned itself — prior to the election — with Sanders and the progressive wing. In exchange for Sanders’ withdrawal and support, Biden signed on to the ‘woke’ agenda, and Bernie pronounced Joe the next FDR. 

In a spasm of deceptive utilitarianism, Dems intend to let Biden take the blame for for progressive overreach, remove him from office (whether via Impeachment, or the 25th Amendment), and regroup under a President Harris. The fat lady has yet to sing.

Hal
9 months ago
Reply to  Nord_Ulv

FDR … Frightful Dumb Roach

Nord_Ulv
9 months ago

“…Biden in the early days of his administration enjoyed favorable polls and positive, uncritical coverage from the same establishment media which had treated him so well during the campaign.” While this is intended as a frank admission, it’s actually revisionist history masquerading as grotesque understatement. The “establishment media” weren’t just “uncritical” of Biden, they actively suppressed stories critical of Biden family ethics — influence peddling, and payola (while in office!) via foreign corporations and governments. (Trump was impeached for allegations of precisely the same behavior — withholding Congressionally authorized funds for political reasons — that Biden was recorded publicly bragged about!) And media outlets who dared publish this were de-platformed by the tech giants (when possible), and were shunned from ‘polite liberal society” — a toxic combination of gangster Omertà, and the mandated conformity of a partisan cult. 

The “chaotic Mexican-U.S. border crisis” didn’t follow the Afghan debacle, it preceded it. In the spring, the Biden administration was dismissing hordes of illegal border crossings as expected seasonal fluctuations, failed to enforce black-letter immigration laws, thereby encouraging yet more lawless behavior.

Angela
9 months ago

Every Democrat should grab Obama, Biden, Gates, Harris, Pelosi, and head to kenya..they might like them there!

Hal
9 months ago
Reply to  Angela

If they go by boat, I wouldn’t be disappointed if their sailing path passed thru a Category 5 Hurricane!

HocasPocas
8 months ago
Reply to  Hal

If they go by boat it should be one with many holes in it

Terri
9 months ago
Reply to  Angela

they can take Besos, Zuckerberg and Dorsey with them!

DO NOT COMPLY
9 months ago

to say that biden inherited the pandemic infers that trump should have “solved” it. feckless joe has to deal with it just as he did (kinda) with weather emergencies—and the disasters of his own making. wait, he’s not dealing with those either,

reality
9 months ago

These aren’t bungled events, these are purposely done to destroy America’s independence/capitalism which made us the envy of the world. look it all these people from communist/marxist countries coming to America to escape their utter despair. Obama/Biden/Harris/Schumer/Pelosi doing everything in their power to make us communist/marxist!!! Satan’s henchmen is what these phonies in the WH are!!!

Patricia Genatempo
9 months ago

Well you can blame the cheaters who ran the mail in votes through the machines hundreds of times to make Biden win!!!!
Hey democrats tell us
HOW DO YOU LIKE THE GAS PRICES?
HOW DO YOU LIKE THE PRICE OF MEAT AND OTHER FOOD.
EVERY THING HAS GONE UP IN PRICE!!!! Under Biden!!!
How about all the American Biden left stranded in Afghanistan?
THIS WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!!
You democrats have turned this country from number 1 to number 0 all under that bumbling idiot!!!

Patricia Genatempo
9 months ago

Well that’s why verification of mail i

J L Holt
9 months ago

The Office of the President of the United States should never be a political patronage position…

James
9 months ago

I don’t like your pop up icon asking for my comments–it covers up what I am trying to read. I see no way to remove it.

Duane
9 months ago

By – Dent was damaged goods before the election. He has been bought off by the radical left and his Chinese buddies. A Disaster! A huge National Populist red tsunami coming in 2022 v& 2024! Be a part of it. LET’S GO BRANDON!

burt
9 months ago

The ONLY reason Biden’s poll numbers are still relatively high is due – almost entirely – to the refusal of the media to actually *report* the news. Multiple scandals and failures are being ignored: when was the last time the media actually covered the truth about the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, or the Biden administration’s virtual shutoff of America’s energy production sector?

It’s true: Democracy dies in darkness. The American people are being kept in the dark by the mainstream media to protect Biden and Democrats.

Howard MacKinnon
9 months ago
Reply to  burt

NewsMax is the only one telling the truth.

Lynnied
9 months ago

The only thing I can personally do at this point is pray and be aware. “Be still…and know”. …. If interested. look it up in the Bible. “ “

Lee McBride
9 months ago

However, if Biden steps down or resigns we will end up with Kamala Harris. No thanks.

DO NOT COMPLY
9 months ago
Reply to  Lee McBride

i know kamala is no solution but she may not be as compliant as #TyrantJoe and we know she’s no leader. the only tricky part is who she picks for vp and then if she resigns. of course, #TyrantJoe could do that now if they force kamala to resign. there are a lot of things to consider but i think keeping #TyrantJoe full term is the worst known now.

Rich
9 months ago
Reply to  DO NOT COMPLY

If Kamala were to inherit the “seat”, people will see rather quickly she is just another puppet in the chain of socialist “leadership”. Her only followers would be the brain dead liberal supporters. The Democrats are in a very interesting situation right now and will continue to implode.

Mark
9 months ago

Why is he not in a assisted living facility with armed guards and nurses to wait on him…..oh wait

Pittgirl99
9 months ago

He’s damaged all right. A bitter tired barely functioning has-been who needs to retire.

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