1) Joe and Kamala’s numbers are STILL going down. Robert Spencer writes:
It’s no wonder that Old Joe Biden’s handlers are “secretly begging” the establishment media, which for years has been little more than a Democrat Party press agency, for favorable coverage: if a new poll is any indication, even Biden’s own base is turning against the faux-president, and his cackling heir apparent is polling even worse. A new poll has an embarrassing 22% of Americans and 37% of Democrats wanting Biden to run again in 2024, assuming he is still about as much with us by then as he is now; meanwhile, a humiliating 12% (and 16% of Democrats) want Kamala Harris to be the Democrats’ standard-bearer in the next presidential election. That’s right: this poll is enough to restore one’s faith in the American people.
These are shockingly abysmal numbers. On Tuesday, a Wall Street Journal poll had Old Joe enjoying an approval rating at 41%, which is bad enough, but 22% is a whole new level of misery. And with Harris at only 12%, it’s clear that Americans are bracing themselves for a Harris administration that is likely to make Old Joe look as if his unctuous visage should be carved onto Mount Rushmore. The poll was conducted by I&I/TIPP, which was largely accurate in its predictions of the 2020 presidential election.
2) Covid tyrants are ruining kids lives. Bethany Mandel writes:
Parents around the country knew that the kids weren’t all right, and they’re not going to be all right. And now, the data rolling in close to two years into this pandemic reflect that reality.
The surgeon general has released a rare public advisory about an “emerging youth mental- health crisis.” In a 53-page report, we learned that symptoms of depression and anxiety have doubled during the pandemic, with 25 percent of youth experiencing depressive symptoms and 20 percent experiencing anxiety.
3) Kamala Harris is even worse than you think
The Washington Post recently spoke with 18 current and former Harris staffers. Their assessment was uninspiring, to say the least. “It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” one ex-staffer said in the scathing Dec. 4 piece. “With Kamala you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence. So you’re constantly sort of propping up a bully and it’s not really clear why.”
And to think the establishment media told us former President Donald Trump was a bully. Talk about glass houses.
What’s increasingly apparent is Harris’ lack of leadership and problem-solving and management skills required in the highest echelon of government. At every test this year, when our country needed the vice president to step up to the plate and solve serious problems affecting American lives — including the safety and security of US troops — she fell short.