Public Has Had Enough of Biden Excuses
President Biden is beset with a wide range of critical issues – inflation, supply-chain, crime, migrant border surge, gas prices, Ukraine War, China and even his son and brother. To all of these, he has a standard response. It is not a crisis. It is not his fault. He feels our pain. He is working on solutions. Even what Biden calls a “plan” is just another form of “I am working on solutions.”
Apparently, the American people have a different view of Biden and his administration. It IS a crisis. He bears much of the blame. He is not empathetic to the people. And he is not offering real solutions. His so-called plans suck.
Even worse, a growing number of Americans are wondering if Biden is really in charge at the White House. It would be difficult to find a President who has had more public statements walked back or corrected by a shadowy bureaucracy that issues statements in the institutional name of “the White House.”
It has gotten so bad that it was recently reported that Biden, himself, is peeved by how many times his public statements are corrected by “the White House.” He is supposed to have complained that it makes it look like he is not the person in charge. Well, duh! But is that a perception or a reality?
Beyond the public rejection of Biden’s whiney excuses, there is a growing perception that he is basically incompetent. He may be an example of the “Peter Principle” – which suggests a person rises to the level of their own incompetence.
Certainly, the vast majority of Americans have no confidence in Biden’s ability to manage the affairs of the state. There are two polling numbers that give evidence of that opinion. Between 75 and 80 percent of the people believe that America is going in the wrong direction. That is a record high negative rating for a President.
If you couple that with Biden’s personal favorability rating — an abysmal 35 percent — you see what people think of Biden – at least most folks.
Biden’s numbers started going south when he surrendered in Afghanistan. Half the nation believed that it was a bad decision. And those who approved of the decision thought his handling was tragically inept. Essentially, Biden made a wrong decision at the wrong time for the wrong reasons.
Biden was also very wrong about inflation. He assured the American people that inflation would be mild and transitory. He predicted that it would be essentially over long before the 2022 midterm election. Instead, it is raging at levels not seen since the end of the Carter administration – and is predicted to reach astronomical heights by November’s election.
Biden made his claims about inflation despite the fact that a number of top Democrat economists warned him of the looming inflation – guys like Larry Sommers and Steve Rattner. The folks back home do not appreciate a President being wrong in such matters – especially when his policies ignited the inflation in the first place. As Rattner said during a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” we are now “paying the price” (literally) for overheating the economy with all that stimulus money.
As a result of his bad policies across the board, Biden is on track to be the worst American President since …. since … ????
So, there ‘tis.