Taking on water.

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Seldom do I agree with anyone on CNN but there’s this from CNN’s Jake Tapper.

New poll numbers are brutal for Joe Biden.”

Brutal is a good word. According to a Quinnipiac University poll of 1,300 adults conducted earlier this week, President Biden’s overall approval rating stands at just 38 percent. That’s down from north of 50 percent as recently as August 1.

Does anyone remember what life was like for George W. Bush when his approval stood at 37 percent? Does anyone remember what happened to Republicans in the midterm elections that followed? If Biden’s numbers stay at these levels, the implications are catastrophic for Democrats.

According to this latest Quinnipiac poll, Biden is underwater on every important issue. Take the economy. Just 39 percent approve of Biden’s performance as it pertains to managing the economy while 55 percent disapprove. On his job as Commander in Chief of the military, 37 percent approve while 58 percent disapprove. On foreign policy: it’s 34-58.

And, of course, there is the massive chaos playing out day-by-day on the Mexican border. Twenty three percent approve of Biden’s handling of it while 67 percent – two out of three – disapprove. (And you really have to ask yourself what those in the 23 percent are thinking.)

When you dive into the numbers you find that Republicans disapprove of Biden by a 94-4 margin and that Democrats approve by a margin of 80-10. No real surprises there.

But the really bad news for Biden lies among independents – the voters that actually decide elections. Sixty percent of independent voters now disapprove of Biden compared to 32 percent that approve – a margin of nearly two to one.

Far from being the moderate that Democratic grandees hand-picked over socialist Bernie Sanders, Biden has pursued a leftist agenda and spending spree that might actually make Crazy Bernie blush. One example of said leftism is Saule Omarova, Biden’s nominee for Comptroller of the Currency. Omarova is a Cornell law professor who was born and educated in the Soviet Union and is an unapologetic proponent of Soviet-style communism.

This wasn’t the deal we were offered. Biden was supposed to be the grown up. The moderate. The experienced old pro. The nice guy-uniter that a Trump-weary country so desperately needed.

What we have instead is a doddering man who has trouble finishing sentences and avoids questions from the media. A man whose policy initiatives are the most far left in American history and whose incompetence in Afghanistan has frightened our allies and emboldened our enemies.

Such is the reality of the Biden presidency as compared to the prospect thereof.

So, given that reality, a show of hands, please. First, from you independents and squishy Republicans who just couldn’t stomach Trump; how many of you would like a 2020 election do-over?

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And from you Democrats; are you mentally prepared for the shellacking you’re going to take in the 2022 midterms?

Actually, don’t raise your hand. Just remain silent and be honest with yourself.

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Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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6 Responses

  1. Jim Lee says:

    Another “good one” Paul. I feel in my heart that there are enough true American patriots in this country who will not this happen. What is in the hearts and minds of the media and the liberal left when they know this will fall upon their children and grandchildren?

  2. Matthew E says:

    Do over or not , one thing will remain most politicians serve only a small group of people in the end. They pander to constiguents in rhetoric and fanning the flames all the while serving Wallstreet, Corp America, and ultra wealthy , they are who dictate most of what truly affects average Americans lives. Excessive greed will not allow this country to be what it could be but apparently many folks are fine with that. Any move to restrain is seen as punishment, poor wealthy being picked on for working hard ,seems ok to pay no taxes. The working man will pay the bills for all. And this tired old thing about ” what we’re doing to future generations,” should have been thinking about conciquencis 100 yrs ago to late now. Don’t forget any product that has ” Patriot ” on it buy !

  3. C M Solomon says:

    Small minds LOVE big bureaucracies that provide refuge and protection from their DELIBERATE “incompetence” that wreaks havoc on everything they touch by design in order to create dependency on government in the population at large in the long run. Therefore, why should these worms care about ACCOUNTABILITY when they can continue their despotic careers in tyrannical politics in spite of polls and public opinion because of the back room deals that the Leftist Oligarchs use to fund their campaigns using every illegal sleight of hand possible in order to STEAL ELECTIONS and keep them in power? These fraudulent elections NEVER get fixed because of the State level rules that are PURCHASED by these Corporate and Union Leftists who will find willing buyers among the corrupt State officials who bottleneck any meaningful reform, EVEN in TEXAS.

    How else can you explain the CONTINUED OPEN (State Sovereign) TEXAS BORDERS under the control of the International Cartels that are sponsoring a record setting INVASION of unrestricted criminal, drug, sex, human, and terrorist trafficking from which they are making record profits at the expense of our National Sovereignty and safety of the people and property of the United States and Texas in particular? This is a headlong rush to overwhelm our Republic, while they can, to guarantee a permanent conversion of our Nation to a Marxist controlled Autocracy. The pitiful and pathetic leadership Republicans that specialize in “caving” to the Commiecrats are too weak, gullible, and stupid to fight to save us from this fate using their voice and political guerrilla tactics to expose and stymie the Leftist agenda. Is it even possible to replace these Republican parasites with loyal Constitutional Statesmen that will insist on enforcing “Law and Order” and protecting the “Rights of the People”?

    • Matthew E says:

      Is this ” Law and Order ” you’re speaking of , was 1/6 an example ? It seems to get distorted coming from the right along with ” Constitution ” also minimal government is blurry as well to say the least,they say it all the time but seldom act it ; huh , must be an alternative definition they go by.

  4. Matthew E says:

    What’s happening at the border is simply a surge of cheap labor it’s only way to keep the current and ever growing wealth gap on course. All the current unfilled jobs we’re hearing about will be filled by folks more than happy to simply get by,it sure beats their current circumstances I’m sure. After all as some often suggest we can’t have $ 20 burgers ,and corporations aren’t going to sacrifice for the greater good and love of country, why should they be punished anyway as some suggest , it’s not as if they need workers ,workers need them right, or is it the other way around ? Either way the system as is must continue, someone as to pay the bills ( working class ) as usual. And this system is perpetuated by both sides of the isle. Regardless of education, skills , work ethics ,attitude or anything else with average American workers, the current ever expanding hoarding of money will continue ,middle class will keep fading away.

  5. Ed says:

    Well said. My Dem friends have been quite silent and I plan on using your arguments/comments. BUT, they (my friends) never admit wrongdoing by their side, regardless of the facts. They latch onto an issue and use it like a battering ram, over and over, and over, and when their battering ram wears thin, they pick up another one.
    We should all keep praying.

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