A new NBC poll has found that 72% of Americans now believe that we are on the wrong track. This right track/wrong track poll has only been that bad three times in the past 30 years – 1992, 2008, and 2016. In each of those cases, the incumbent political leadership was wiped out in the polls that year.
The political pundits are quick with their disclaimers. The midterm election is 10 months away. Ten months is an eternity in politics. Things could change before November. Blah, Blah, Blah. They can only make those hilarious statements by ignoring who is currently occupying the Oval Office. President Gremlin is still driving this train. The man has been in politics for over 50 years. Does he seem like the kind of guy who will do a critical examination of his own performance? His career has been a case study in how to screw everything up, and he’s never once learned from one of his mistakes. Ten months is going to feel like an eternity all right – to the Dems. Those wrong track numbers can only get worse.
For the past year, Americans have been pretty clear about what they want. They want inflation to stop eating away at their savings and income like an infestation of rats. They want to be able to go to the grocery store without being car-jacked along the way. If they somehow manage to run the gauntlet and make it to the store, they’d like to find some products on the shelves. They’d like to end the flood of illegals across our southern border, which brings crime and drives down labor rates. Most of all, Americans want to put COVID in the rearview mirror. They’ve had it with mandates, restrictions, and fear-mongering.
If Joey from Scranton heard any of that, he’s got a funny way of responding. He has pushed massive deficit spending – which has exacerbated inflation. Then he drove inflation up even more with his war on the oil and gas industry. He canceled the border wall and all of the Trump border control protocols – replacing them with … nothing. He stood up a Department of Justice that targets law-abiding citizens rather than criminals, and he picked a VP that likes to pony up bail for those criminals. He’s mandated COVID vaccines and doubled down on all of the very steps that have failed to control the virus. We’re being treated to mask mandates, restrictions, and conflicting guidance because nobody in the administration can think of anything else to do.
Is there any evidence that President Gremlin is willing to back off of any of his disastrous policies? I’ve watched his press conferences. He’s getting mad, but he’s not changing directions.
I suppose San Fran Nan and Little Chucky Schumer could come to Joe’s rescue. Their co-equal branch of government is certainly capable of interrupting the Biden train wreck. It would be easy. All they have to do is:
- Cut government spending
- Override a Presidential veto to build the border wall
- Override executive orders to kick start drilling and fracking
- Haul Pete Buttigieg, Merrick Garland, and Antony Fauci before a few committees to answer for their contributions to the current mess
I’m not seeing any of that happening either. There may be time for a correction before the election, but there is no leadership inclination to do so.
Here’s a key bit of navigational advice: If you find yourself on the wrong track, you have to change tracks. But Joe Biden is no Bill Clinton. I doubt if the man can even say triangulation, let alone do it. Joe’s idea of a course correction is to call everyone a racist, stamp his feet, and throw a temper tantrum demanding that Congress give him everything that Americans don’t want. The engineer of this locomotive isn’t going to change direction. He’s going to ignore the washed-out bridge ahead and lay on the throttle. The only thing that’s going to prevent the impending train wreck is a few management changes – which we get to start making in 10 months.
By John Green
John Green is a political refugee from Minnesota, now residing in Idaho. He currently writes at the American Free News Network (afnn.us). He can be followed on Facebook or reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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