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HIS PLACE IN HISTORY – 8:05 P.M. ET:  Like the Titanic, Joe Biden is known for sinking.  From Issues & Insights: 

On day 487 in office, President Joe Biden set a new record. He has the lowest approval rating of all presidents at this point in their presidencies since Gallup started tracking this in 1945.

According to Gallup’s Presidential Job Approval Center, just 41% approve of the job Biden is doing. That’s worse than Gerald Ford, or Lyndon Johnson, or even Jimmy Carter on day 487. Much worse than Ronald Reagan, the Bushes, Bill Clinton, or Barack Obama.

To add insult to his injury, Biden’s approval rating is now lower than Trump’s was at this point in Trump’s first term.
Biden’s oh-so-presidential response to his cratering support: he is “seething.”

Instead of accepting blame, Biden and his “inner circle” are blaming everyone around them, including the White House staff. Politico reports that: “Members of Biden’s inner circle, including first lady Jill Biden and the president’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens, have complained that West Wing staff has managed Biden with kid gloves, not putting him on the road more or allowing him to flash more of his genuine, relatable, albeit gaffe-prone self.”

Yeah, letting Biden be Biden will work.

Maybe Jill and the rest of the inner circle will convince Joe to change his hairstyle like Carter did halfway through his presidency in hopes that it would win people back to his side.

For the record, here are the approval ratings for all the presidents since Truman at this point in their first elected term in office, according to Gallup:

• Eisenhower: 63%
• Kennedy: 71%
• Nixon: 59%
• Carter: 43%
• Reagan: 45%
• Bush: 65%
• Clinton: 51%
• Bush: 76%
• Obama: 48%
• Trump: 42%
• Biden: 41%

COMMENT:  The problem with Biden is that he's a generally untalented man whose lack of talent is well past its prime.  Reagan was only at 45% at this moment in his presidency, but he was packed with talent and good ideas, and he knew how to speak to the American people.  He rose, and won re-election by a landslide.  Biden falls, he's trapped by the Soviet wing of his party, and he inspires no confidence.

The Democratic Party theme song used to be, "Happy Days are Here Again."  Now it's, "Dearie, Do You Remember?"

June 13-14, 2022   Permalink