President Joe Biden’s approval ratings are lower than Whale you know what. According to an IBD/TIPP poll, Biden has a 54 percent disapproval rating. That’s down an astonishing 18 percentage points from a month ago.
Interestingly, the poll indicates that Biden isn’t just sinking among middle-aged and older voters. He’s even cratering with college-aged voters, a ubiquitous bloc of support for Democrats going back decades. Biden’s overpromising on student loan forgiveness, and his subsequent failure to deliver on those oversold promises may have contributed to the decline among college-aged voters.
On an issue-by-issue basis, Biden’s collapse in support becomes obvious. Most voters disapprove of his handling of the inflation crisis, which has dogged the U.S. economy since the dark days of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Overall, most Americans are justifiably angry about the economy—at a time when the Biden Campaign insists on trying to convince recalcitrant voters that “Bidenomics” is working. Trying to convince voters out of believing something they fundamentally believe is never a good position to be in for a national election.
Higher gas prices are also a major source of anxiety among most voters. As is concern over the totally broken southwestern border. All these issues are ripe pickings for any Republican Party presidential candidate who is serious about toppling the Democratic Party’s tenuous grip on power and restoring some semblance of the kind of normalcy that once pervaded until the outbreak of the novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China in 2019.
Sadly, however, at this time the Republicans are not a serious party.
The 2024 Election should be a slam dunk for the Republicans, given how unpopular Joe Biden is and how uneasy most voters are about the Democratic Party’s plans for America.
Have you heard any of these stories in the media lately? Has your preferred mainstream news program even mentioned these new polls?
Republicans Form Their ‘Circular Firing Squad’
It’s because the Republican Party has decided to implode at the very moment that its Democratic Party rivals are at their weakest.
Rather than talk about how pathetic Joe Biden’s presidency has been (the worst since Jimmy Carter darkened the White House’s doorstep); instead of criticizing the Democrats for their failed border and economic policies, the Republican Party has chosen to have a needless battle for the United States Speaker of the House.
Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has long been a radical member of the House GOP. A perennial backbencher with a sordid personal story, Gaetz opted to substitute the needs of his party and country with his own desires to gain notoriety and become the next governor of Florida.
That is why he, and eight fellow radicals from the House GOP caucus, opted to side with all the House Democrats and remove Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy. Thanks to this move, the House Republicans have been thrown into disarray.
Meanwhile, former President Donald J. Trump insists on being made the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2024.
Is this because the former President has a grand vision for America? No. It’s because the forty-fifth president has delusions of exacting petty revenge upon those in the so-called “Deep State” who railroaded him and his administration.
Of course, left unsaid is that often Trump hired – and entrusted his presidency to – the very same people who made clear their intentions to destroy him. Personnel, after all, is policy in Washington, D.C.
Trump has found himself indicted on 91 felony counts.
Sadly, many of those felony charges, while arguably exaggerated by vicious partisans masquerading as impartial officers of the court, are based on irresponsible actions or statements that Trump himself made.
Nevertheless, Trump intends to run for president in the hope that he can win again in order to pardon himself of the federal charges he now faces.
Trump’s ongoing legal drama has had a bizarre effect, where Republican voters now overwhelmingly want him to be their nominee again while most independents are turned off by Trump.
Trump’s Campaign: One Missed Opportunity After Another
Rather than discuss the issues that Biden is weak on spending or the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) resources on key campaign tasks, Trump is spending most of his campaign cash on his ongoing legal problems.
The Matt Gaetz sideshow as well as the shambolic Trump legal drama has congealed to perfectly deflect from the obvious failures of the Democratic Party and President Joe Biden.
The Republican Party should be ashamed of itself, as it is—yet again—allowing for defeat to be snatched from the fangs of victory. These truly are the GOP’s wilderness and will likely remain for years.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor and an energy analyst at the The-Pipeline, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert occasionally serves as a Subject Matter Expert for various organizations, including the Department of Defense. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon. He writes opinion pieces for this publication from a conservative perspective.
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