In 2020, candidate Joe Biden promised to unify the nation, to bring Americans together. President(ish) Joe Biden has delivered on that promise.
Today, almost nobody likes him.
In fact, polling reveals that only 13 percent of Americans think the nation is “on the right track,” that two-thirds of Democrat voters would prefer that Biden not run in 2024, and, if those dismal poll results weren’t persuasive, Biden’s erstwhile cheerleaders in corrupt corporate media are finally admitting that Old Joe isn’t up to the task of being the most powerful man in the world – or, for that matter, much of anything else.
Biden is already more than a year older than President Ronald Reagan was at the end of two terms.
On July 12, The Washington Post featured an article that read, “President Biden is … not young. He was born under Franklin D. Roosevelt — the third FDR term, not the final one. He’s not a baby boomer; they were born after him.”
The July 9 New York Times included an article entitled, “At 79, Biden Is Testing the Boundaries of Age and the Presidency.” It leads: “President Biden has said he plans to run for a second term, but his age has become an uncomfortable issue for him and his party.”
Then, New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg piled on, writing that President Biden was “too old” to run for reelection in 2024, adding that he seemed “too worn out and unfocused” when he became president in 2020: “By the time he finally achieved the office he longed for, he was far past his prime.” … “I hope he doesn’t run again….”
The July 9 NYT piece also read, “…[T]he reality is that managing the schedule of the oldest president in American history presents distinct challenges. And as Mr. Biden insists he plans to run for a second term, his age has increasingly become an uncomfortable issue for him, his team and his party.”
Especially his party.
National Democrats are facing an electoral massacre in November, a fault of their own for advancing and electing a fossil who is clearly in physical and mental decline.
In fact, the Post article pointed out, “President Biden has now spent more time as an unpopular president than a popular one.”
As president, Biden has overseen record inflation (currently 9.1 percent), high gas prices, violent crime, and illegal immigration.
Indeed, Mr. Biden has become a political boat anchor for Democrats who are likely to lose their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives this November, and, possibly, the Senate, too.
But, Biden’s problems are not entirely political. There are a host of Biden family moral and legal issues once assiduously stonewalled by protective media that even they can no longer ignore.
The existence and shocking contents of first son Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, first revealed late in the 2020 election cycle, are too incendiary and, now, too well-publicized to ignore. In addition to Biden’s son’s criminally sleazy pornographic videos and drug usage, the laptop – abandoned in a Delaware repair shop in 2019 – contains thousands of e-mails over 10 years related to his foreign business dealings, including material that implicates his father.
Hunter travelled to China with then-Vice President Biden, whom President Barack Obama had assigned to oversee relations with China, Ukraine and other nations where Hunter immediately started cutting shady deals.
Both the Washington Post and New York Times have been forced to reverse their early characterization of Hunter Biden’s laptop as “Russian disinformation” and finally admit that it is the genuine article.
If Joe Biden has lost his party’s most influential propaganda arms in the mainstream press, he has lost. Full stop.
Arguably as serious, though, in a recent Civiqs poll, Biden’s approval rating recently hit an all-time low of 29 percent. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said they disapprove of the job Jurassic Joe’s doing. And, a recent Rasmussen Reports survey showed only 65 percent of Democrats(!) approve of the president.
Clearly, Biden has become a liability, so Democrats may be forced to find a way to make the president step aside before the November election.
Perhaps the only question that remains is, how? There is no doubt, though, that whatever method Democrats use, it will be done mercilessly.
Too much power and too many careers are at stake.