We’re just more than one year into Joe Biden’s presidency, and already on his second foreign policy debacle, as my boss Mollie Hemingway pointed out this weekend.
That’s not even close to all the disasters consuming the United States and world as Biden repeatedly retreats to his basement in Delaware.
We have an affirmative-action Supreme Court nominee who will join the leftist wing of the court in attacking the U.S. Constitution for likely another 30 years. We have Congress contemplating eye-watering spending while the nation’s economy is not only extremely weak but also saturated with the most government debt in all of world history. We have historic levels of price increases especially harming the poor and working class.
We have the rise of authoritarianism around the globe as governments formerly considered self-governing turn on their own citizens, criminalize dissent as “terrorism,” and head towards Communist-style social credit systems under an inflated and now-permanent state of public emergency, while legislatures and courts mostly sit back and watch it happen. (If you don’t think it’s permanent, just ask yourself: Exactly when is it going to stop? There’s absolutely no criteria for a clearly defined endpoint anywhere in the formerly free world, and that’s the point.)
We have a southern border that has been opened wide to mass human trafficking by international drug cartels and a presidential administration flying unknown foreigners all around the country in the dead of night. The United Nations is even aiding this effort to end U.S. sovereignty, as it has for other manufactured migration “crises.”
Don’t forget the rising crime, deterioration of infrastructure, the self-destruction of our K-college education systems, the refusal of historic levels of able-bodied, working-age men to work, governments and employers doubling down on pitting Americans against each other based on race, the allowance of election systems that befit a banana republic, forcing predatory males into girls’ and women’s private areas, and the now-repeated deployment of the U.S. military against American civilians.
Amid all this, we have idiots at the wheel as the world careens into what could turn into World War III, as any international conflagration could, if everyone isn’t very, very careful.
So it’s no wonder that Biden is seeing rock-bottom approval ratings. It’s a bit horrifying the ratings aren’t even lower.
At the same point in his presidency, on Feb. 25, 2018, Donald Trump had a 50 percent approval rating from Rasmussen. The Feb. 25, 2022 number from Rasmussen for Biden is 40 percent approval. According to Rasmussen, “The latest figures include 21% who Strongly Approve of the job Biden is doing and 49% who Strongly Disapprove.”
We have at least three more years of this ahead. Is anyone with half a brain looking ahead to those three years with equanimity, let alone optimism? If so much could go so badly in just one year, just think about how much more aggression and chaos Biden’s weakness will likely invite within the total four years of his presidency. It’s a terrifying thing to ponder.
It also surfaces at least one clear conclusion: The allegedly 81 million Americans who voted for Biden in 2020 got played, hard. And they owe the rest of us a big apology, and a promise to never screw our nation over like this again.
Yes, Trump was a jerk. You know what he wasn’t? Dangerously incompetent. Or barely kept motoring with a personalized daily slushie of embalming fluid.
It’s time for the Americans who saddled us with this embarrassment of a president to realize that they did exactly what they self-righteously accepted from mass media they were saving our nation from: voting for a four-year national disaster.
We all realize there was massive social pressure from every corrupt institution in this nation to vote a certain way. It’s hard to resist that. But once it’s obvious that you made a terrible decision, the only way to move forward is to come clean.
The first step towards recovery is to admit you have a problem. It’s the only way. As everyone knows deep in their hearts somewhere, denial only makes matters worse. So, for the sake of the country, we need Biden voters to please just admit it: Voting for Joe Biden was a horrific mistake.
In return for this difficult and generous gesture, the rest of us promise to not rub this error in your faces, even though it’s very painful to all of us.
The next step is to make a plan for how to prevent making such a terrible error again. Here’s one: Next time you hear Facebook, Twitter, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, YouTube, and the like all tell you who to vote for, run in the opposite direction.
They tricked you before. They tricked us all, and not just over Biden, but over just about everything else of national import. Don’t let them do it again.
Remember, these are the professional liars who sold you the idea that Joe Biden was a moderate nice guy who could nuke a Chinese virus and bring peace to the world, or at least your Facebook feed. And look where that’s gotten us.