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Not so long ago, President Joe Biden was being talked of as a transformative president, a second Franklin D. Roosevelt in terms of the domestic agenda he would enact.

And there was substance to the claim.

Early in his presidency, Biden had passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. While his majorities in both houses of Congress were razor-thin, they proved sufficient to push through a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

Clusters of Republicans backed the Biden infrastructure bill.

A follow-on $3.5 trillion Build Back Better social spending bill to rival New Deal and Great Society measures has broad support — though not for its sticker price — and, even today, still seems possible.

So, how are Biden and the administration he leads doing with the American people who put them into office? According to a stunning Washington Post-ABC News poll this weekend, not well, not well at all.

If the 2022 elections were held this November, registered voters would back Republican candidates over Democratic opponents 51-41.

The GOP voter advantage would translate into a rout of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats, loss of the Senate, two years of gridlock and a lame-duck Biden presidency through 2023 and 2024.

If that Post-ABC poll is accurate, Democrats are staring into the abyss.

According to the poll, 70% of Americans have a negative view of how the economy is doing under Biden, while 38%, almost 4 in 10, believe the economy is in “poor” condition.

“About half of Americans overall and political independents blame Biden for fast-rising inflation,” writes the Post, ” … with more than 6 in 10 saying he has accomplished ‘not much’ or ‘little or nothing.'” Seven in 10 independent voters believe Biden’s presidency lacks any real achievements.

Is this Biden likely to enter the history books alongside FDR?

Probably not. Only 8% of the nation thinks he has done a “great deal” in his first year, which corresponds to FDR’s famous “First 100 Days” in 1933.

On how he is handling his presidency overall, Biden has the approval of 41% and the disapproval of 53% of all Americans.

Biden is 12 points underwater. While he has suffered attrition in his own Democratic Party, it is among independent voters that his losses have been staggering.

On the issues of whether the government is spending too much and whether parents should play a role in deciding what their children are taught in public schools, the GOP stance is overwhelmingly supported.

That same Sunday edition of the Post that described the Biden polls contained a lengthy political analysis of the relative strength of Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as potential Democratic nominees in 2024.

The unstated premise of the piece seemed to be that Biden’s first term is his last, if he makes it through to 2024.

About the plunge in support for Biden’s presidency, the questions are coming fast. Can he turn this around? Is the attrition inexorable? Are we headed for a broken presidency?

To answer the questions, consider the root causes of Biden’s decline.

Four of the issue areas where Biden and the Democrats are on the defensive are: inflation, immigration, crime and education.

In October, the consumer price index was 6.2% above a year ago, the highest surge in inflation in 31 years.

The family necessities of food and gasoline are showing some of the steepest price increases. Several months ago, Democrats were saying the price surge was “transitory.” Few are saying that now.

The choked supply chain for commodities from abroad looks like it will take a long time to unravel. Americans are looking at a Thanksgiving with fewer turkeys and a Christmas with fewer toys.

As for the border crisis, which was put in Harris’ portfolio, it is seeing the highest rates of illegal entries in decades, with more than a million having crossed our southern border since Biden took the oath. And they are still coming.

In the aftermath of the “Defund the Police!” protests and riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis in 2020, resignations and retirements of cops have gone hand in hand with an explosion of murders and homicides in America’s major cities.

Chicago has become notorious for its weekly casualty count.

On the education issue, which now embraces the rights of parents to review what their children are being taught about race, sex and morality in their public schools — the issue probably cost Terry McAuliffe his chance to return as governor of Virginia.

And Republicans now seem in step with suburban parents as Democrats appear to be on the side of leftist teachers unions.

The returns from Virginia and New Jersey on Election Day seem to confirm what ABC and the Post found in their poll:

A tidal wave may be coming, and if it does not crest and break before November 2022, it will swamp Nancy Pelosi’s House and Chuck Schumer’s Senate, and it will sink Joe Biden’s White House.

That’s the climate change Democrats ought to be worrying about.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

• Category: Economics, Ideology • Tags: Democratic Party, Inflation, Joe Biden 
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  1. More Red+Blue Beltway sportsball. Just feed in the latest

    stunning Washington Post-ABC News poll

    and the columns write themselves.

    • Agree: Catdog
  2. BuelahMan says:

    2 Party clown world, as presented by one of the main clowns.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  3. Dumbo says:

    It’s no longer Democrats vs Republicans, if it ever was. It’s globalists and its puppets vs all of us.

  4. That’s the climate change Democrats ought to be worrying about.

    Good one Pat!

  5. The question is, what point is there in Republicans winning elections if they don’t do anything for anybody except themselves.

    • Agree: GazaPlanet
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  6. The problem is that after Democratic leaders Pelosi, Schumer and Biden et al take a knee for Black Lives Matter, they stand up and go back to work for Wall Street. In this way the GOP can neatly represent itself as “the party of the working man” to those who are not, shall we say, politically astute – simply because there is no other alternative. Bill Clinton long ago converted the Democratic Party into a reactionary Republican-Lite faction serving the financial sector while the original GOP continues to shill for big energy. Our democratic institutions, including the press, which once gave citizens a voice and a say in the exercise of power have been neutered. And the corporate media repeat over and over the wishful thinking of our rulers that no third party genuinely representing the interests of the American people can possibly succeed.

    • Agree: Mr. Hack
    • Replies: @Prester John
    , @Joe Paluka
  7. The whole article reads as the main speaker at a high school prep rally. While Rome burns.

    If, as suspected, PB is now a ghost, the ghost could hardly have captured better the permanent pastry tone of PB’s zenith on The McLaughlin Group. Such vitally important corpses. Man the lifeboats; Biden is ‘underwater’! Choco rations are down!

  8. KenH says:

    Nobody with a brain can get excited about Republican majorities in Congress. They’ve had majorities for most of the last 20 years and done nothing for their voters.

    When Republicans control Congress they protect the gains made by radical left wing Democrats and begin rewarding their donor class until such time as they lose again. When they lose they act like ham fisted opponents of the Marxist takeover and rail against big spending and socialism so they can energize people to vote them back in. Then when they win back control the process in the first sentence starts all over again

    Trump had his faults to be sure and was only half serious but did attempt to end Obamacare, secure wall funding and lower legal immigration and it was Republican members of Congress who fought him every step of the way and prevented any of these things from happening. Then when Trump took military funds to pay for the wall Republicans like Rand Paul and 11 other pretenders clutched their pearls and opposed him ostensibly on Constitutional grounds.

  9. Biden is more like Jimmy Carter than FDR but unlike Carter Biden will not run for re-election; Republicans have a golden opportunity in the 2022 and 2024 elections. Trump is the titular head of the GOP and other candidates are deferring to him as regards of running for the nomination. The Dems have two heir apparents to Biden [There’s no way in Hell Biden will be the nominee in 2024] who are both unelectable. Kamala Harris is the most unpopular Vip American history and the county is not ready for a Gay President. Dems have one more year of their 1/6 commission witch hunt shenanigans before they are ousted. If Trump plays his cards right he will return to the White House in 2025. Imagine how embarrassed Biden and Harris be when Dem candidates avoid campaigning with them.

    • Troll: schnellandine
    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  10. heymrguda says:

    What difference does it make if Republicans sweep the 2022 and 2024 elections? s I and others have pointed out the damage is done. It’s just a gesture of futility much like this essay.

  11. Blip Blop says:

    It’s the Jews. Until we speak of the acts of these great destroyers and renegades against God, there is really no point to any of this.

    The Republican Party is worse than useless, they simply act as a pressure release valve.

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs, Chester
  12. Charles says:

    I love Pat, similarly to how I loved my late father, but circa 2021 the Republic is simply burning to the ground.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Automatic Slim
  13. The border, CRT, covid tyranny and especially inflation would certainly sink the Democrats if we had honest elections. But exchanging Democrats for Republicans will do nothing to remove corruption from DC. Elections still matter in the States but nothing good can come from the District of Corruption. Send people to the various State Houses who support resistance to and/or separtation from the central government.

    If you are White, get out of the City. Come home to Red America. And do it NOW while you still can.

    And of course – teach your children it’s Okay to be White.

    • Agree: Automatic Slim
  14. @Charles

    I have always loved Pat too. Some here bash him for not naming the jew, but I can state for a fact that he is on to them, and at least a couple times in the past got in little digs at them. Once about all their wailing about the Holocaust ™ and tall tales of suffering, heroism, etc.

    In any case, Repubs winning in 2022, 2024, or whatever, won’t matter before long. The changing demographics are going to turn this country on its head much more than the abortion issue, gay rights, liberal media, or any other topic conservatives like to pontificate about.

    Not even those “model minorities,” the Asians, are going to do us any good. They like to vote Democrat, and don’t seem so conservative once they’ve been here a generation or two. It won’t be too long before the only way a Republican will be elected president is if he is black or hispanic, and also holds relatively liberal views. White men need not apply.

    No civilization has ever survived the loss of its founding race. How can anyone think the USA will be any different?

    • Agree: Charles
  15. Trinity says:

    You tell’em, Pat. Think where America would be without republicans like you fighting the good fight with so much guts and courage. SARC.


  16. A GOP win simply means Republican jewing instead of Democrat jewing….it’s just more jewing.

    The GOP had total control not too long ago….and they did NOTHING to help white Christian people.
    They did NOTHING to make Trump’s promises happen.

    Bait and switch.

    Lies and bullshit.

    If voting mattered they wouldn’t let us do it.

    The kosher sandwich keeps people divided along ethnic lines in a racial spoils system where whites are less than second class citizens.

    The left is winning because the left is willing to break every law, break every moral code, and administer destruction and violence to maintain control.

    We are not going to be able to talk and vote our way out of this.

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
  17. By all means, let the idiocracy enjoy a first-rate game of deck-chair feng-shui as they they scurry about like rats on the Clowntanic. Remember the ‘Contract with Amurika’ (1994), the Tea-Party patriotards (2010)? Can we name a single odious law – like the National Firearms Act of 1934 as one example of many thousands – which was actually repealed by the Gay Old Pedobears when they had huge congressional majorities? How about impeaching a long list of the black-robed Philospher-Kangz who legislate from the bench?? The only one the morons managed to impeach – the late Alcee Hastings – was so utterly corrupt he was elected to Congress.

  18. Renoman says:

    I’d say they’d all better get in the lifeboats, she’s goin down.

  19. It’s hopeless until white people face the fact that this is WAR — a violent, shooting war and brutal propaganda offensive against them to the death. The recent Republican victories are an illusion, because Jew-owned politicians don’t even dare to admit to themselves what’s really going on much less say it out loud. How many times have we been here before? Gee, maybe it’s time to elect another nice conservative Bush.

  20. @Observator

    “…no third party genuinely representing the interests of the American people can possibly succeed.”

    Which means that it’s time for a genuine third party. The two-party system no longer works.

  21. @Max Maxwell

    If Trump comes back, kushner comes back, so do all the Nosebergs who abandoned him in his hour of need.

    Let someone else have a shot:


  22. SafeNow says:

    Gavin Newsom (hair, jaw) won the recall election by a lopsided 25-point margin, and he will be the lifeboat. He will defeat DeSantis, who lacks the con style that US voters embrace.

    Anyway, it is a mistake to characterize Biden as being a lame duck after the midterms. He would still have the agencies, the military, foreign affairs, the educators, and immigration under his exuberant, lawless control, all with media support and pandemic justification. And the Supreme Court justices do not want pots and pans banging on their residential streets; that will govern their jurisprudence.

  23. @Observator

    If any of the Democrats take the knee, they won’t be able to get up again because they’re so old.

  24. Trinity says:

    Yeah, Pat, those republicans got them democrats skeered. Hey, Pat, what did John Boehner, and that dude who drove his pickup to work, Downtown Scott Brown and the rest of those Tea Party maroon candidates ever do in 2010 besides kiss Jew and Black ass?

    The REPUKES are nothing more than sparring partners for the demsheviks, Pat. The only people who believe that voting will help in this charade known as a (((two party system))) are normies and/or morons.


  25. Danvil says:

    The GOP is not a credible alternative to the crackpot leftoids. China Mitch and the other can kickers are a pack of parasites, just like the other side of the aisle.

  26. Are the Democrats looking for lifeboats?

    They are if they are sailing on the USNS Harvey Milk!

    Has ever a boat been named thats destiny is to be sunk by torpedo?

  27. USNS Harvey Milk

    Where ‘Rear Admiral’ and ‘poopdeck’ take on whole new meanings!

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