The world was far from shocked when President Joe Biden declined to 38%, and not just in his mental capacity. The reliable Quinnipiac poll announced that Biden’s disapproval rose to 53% while his approval fell to only 38%. Interviews of ordinary Democrats confirm the dismay that many have about their own president and his inadequate performance. Their legislation on Capitol Hill has stalled, and nothing seems to be accomplished even though Dems control both Congress and the White House.
A historically low approval rating for a president means that the candidates in his party will likely face landslide defeats in the midterm elections, as happened in 1946, 1994, and 2010. The recent governor’s race in Virginia was once considered a safe Democrat seat amid a sea of government workers, but a wave of concerned parents made Democrats painfully aware of their plummeting popularity.
Obama’s adviser Susan Rice is apparently making decisions in the White House now, but most of the public does not even know who she is. Biden is mentally incapable of giving a press conference or holding an event that might restore the lost public confidence in him.
While professional pundits may waffle, Trump supporters can think of a whole list of reasons why Biden’s ratings have dropped so sharply. Some attribute it to a Covid-19 “malaise,” while others cite Biden’s mishandling of the Afghanistan pullout or the flooding of our country with refugees. All of those surely have some part in it, but do not forget about the sorry state of American energy production. President Trump made America energy independent for the first time in decades, but Joe Biden turned every gas station in America into a shining billboard for his conservative adversaries.
There is no denying the fact that liberals are generally better than conservatives at putting on a good show. They run campaigns off of promises of compassion and heart, both of which the American people have in spades. However, when actually put into practice, these “compassionate” policymakers turn out to be anything but. Conservatives have a great opportunity to work on our messaging skills before next year’s elections. I hope you will take advantage of it.