Joe Biden’s poll numbers have slid for 5 straight months, marking an epic collapse with few historical parallels. Now with a crippled leader and few alternatives, Democrats are facing a bleak future with no one to lead them out of the wilderness.
The plunge in the president’s approval was also fueled by the surge since the summer in consumer prices and to a lesser degree the surge this year of migrants trying to cross into the U.S. along the southern border with Mexico.
By mid-November, Biden’s approval had sunk below 40% in two well-known national polls from ABC News/Washington Post and Quinnipiac University.
Let’s keep in mind that Biden’s numbers have plunged despite a compliant media that refuses to ask tough questions, covers for policy failures, and lobs softballs to him at every turn.
But despite all that, Biden is striking out on the softest of pitches. Hell, he can barely hold the bat.
Jean-Marc Vallee, 58, a successful Hollywood director and fitness buff, died suddenly from a heart attack yesterday. No word on the causes.
10,000 Russian troops have been withdrawn from the Ukraine border according to recent reports. Putin is crafty, there’s no telling what his next move will be. Is this a real withdrawal or a feint?
If you listen to clowns like this, the joke is on you. I am actually loling at how absurd this is… and yet, she has political power over people’s lives. pic.twitter.com/IwtMBcAopq
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) December 27, 2021
Break From Politics
There’s a certain population of “experts” that thrives on taking the fun out of everything. Take for example, this study of James Bond’s traveling habits conducted by a group of “medical experts.” Researchers looked at whether the “fictional agent ‘adhered to international travel advice’ during the 86 international journeys he made over the course of the films.”
Of course, they found that Bond was not in fact a persnickety traveler. “The experts found any real-life agent in Bond’s shoes would have suffered from sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), alcohol poisoning and infections from tropical diseases, as well as other hazards.”
Tweet of the Day
New COVID cases in Australia are skyrocketing to nearly 4x prior record highs despite some of the world’s longest and strictest lockdowns, vaccine passes, outdoor mask mandates, banning of protests, strict curfews, military-enforced restrictions, and government quarantine camps. pic.twitter.com/STEHEDz8EY
— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) December 26, 2021
Quote of the Day
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. – Confucius