When we saw this story, we had only one question: Is anyone really surprised? We think not. A recent survey by the Morning Consult organization found a whopping 61 percent of Americans believe the country has “gotten off on the wrong track.” We are just surprised it took almost eight months of the administration of Joseph Biden to have people decide this.
And, before you think this is some right-wing think tank cooking the questions on the survey, think again. Morning Consult teams up with Politico in producing these surveys. One would be hard pressed to think of Politico as right of center – even slightly.
We suspect that 61 percent was probably leaning in that direction before this most recent survey, but the debacle in Afghanistan probably was the turning point, the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back.” The fact Mr. Biden bugged out of the country and refused to follow the guidance of his generals, the intelligence community, and security experts crystalized the plight the nation finds itself at the present time.
This was supposed to be a return to civility, normality, and international respect. What we got instead was a demented septuagenarian in the throes of cognitive decline. While he still shows the temper and the incompetence that characterized his entire career, he now cannot remember the names of people in his administration, or correctly read a teleprompter.
It was Barack Hussein Obama who told those around him, “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f— things up.” He’s shown his assessment was not far off. But don’t take our word for it, look at what’s transpired:
The Border is out of control – Since he took office, untold thousands of people have poured across the border, unvetted, unchecked, and unvaccinated. COVID restrictions put on Americans are ignored when it comes to illegal immigration. Children have been put into pens – remember when that was a bad thing? Meanwhile, states have had to take their own action to quell the influx.
Inflation is at its worst since 1979 – Biden and the Democrats have pumped trillions of dollars into the economy causing American spending power to decline. On top of that enhanced unemployment have exacerbated the problem by making it more profitable to stay home than get a job. The proposed budget, which will languish thanks to moderate Senators in the upper chamber, threatens hyper-inflation if passed. But these aren’t the only reasons inflation is high.
Energy independence was mangled – Under the previous administration the US became an energy supplier, not a buyer. For the first time in decades, we produced as much as we needed and sold the excess. Biden’s energy policies have caused energy prices to skyrocket. The increase is now 50 percent over last year and threatens to go higher. That makes everything more expensive and hurts the poorest of the poor and the middle class.
Pandemic mismanagement – While Biden spit-balled Donald Trump’s approach to the pandemic, the current administration’s record is much worse. Politicizing the science, calling for mask mandates after touting the effectiveness of vaccines, and a condescending attitude toward those who dispute administration claims have all hampered efforts to curb the disease. A good chunk of the populace does not trust the administration or its “experts,” and for good reason.
These are just a few reasons people believe the country is on the wrong track. Given the administration’s incompetence so far, don’t expect it to right itself anytime soon.