After 16 months of ruining the country’s economy and putting the American people in true danger, President Joe Biden has decided to focus on demonizing his predecessor in advance of the 2022 midterm elections.
This means Biden realizes his party can't run on the issues.
In a recent CNN poll, 50% of the respondents chose the economy as the top issue.
It was the overwhelming selection as the most important concern facing Americans.
Not surprisingly, among the survey participants, a huge majority, 77%, believe the economy is in "bad" shape and 55% view Biden’s economic policies as the culprit.
With inflation raging, it will be hard to distract Americans from the top issue as they vote in the approaching midterm elections. Even if that were possible, the Biden administration cannot tout any accomplishments to sell to American voters.
There have been no foreign policy, national security, or any other domestic triumphs.
The Afghanistan withdrawal debacle stands as one of the biggest embarrassments in U.S. history. Mideast peace progress, which accelerated during the administration of President Donald Trump, has halted.
While the war in Ukraine rages on, most Americans have negatively viewed the administration’s response. A recent poll showed that only 42% of Americans approved of Biden’s handling of the war.
Additionally, the unmitigated disaster at our southern border has been totally caused by this administration’s horrific policies.
In cities across America, violent crime and homelessness are surging.
107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, an all-time record number.
Plus, there are now empty shelves in grocery stores and a critical shortage of baby formula.
Having upset mothers drive 30 miles to stores in search of baby formula will not help the political fortunes of Biden and the Democrats.
With failures across the board, President Biden decided to change the subject and start attacking President Trump and his supporters. His latest political insult is to call President Trump, the "great MAGA king," and his supporters "ultra MAGA."
Of course, MAGA is one of Donald Trump’s signature phrases meaning, "Make America Great Again."
Recently, Biden characterized the "MAGA" movement as "the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history."
However, he has not been able to clearly identify why wanting to make America "great again" is so outlandish. It's reminiscent of the 2016 campaign attack from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who described Trump supporters as being a "basket of deplorables."
In both cases, Trump supporters viewed such insults from Democratic Party politicians as a badge of honor. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Chair of the House Republican Conference, boasted that "I am ultra MAGA, and I’m proud of it."
Ironically, this new attack is based on six months of polling research from the liberal activist group, the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Democrats wanted to find a catchphrase to use against the GOP, but it's amazing that this line of attack is the best that could be employed after six months of study.
Supposedly, the party’s polling showed the term "MAGA" to be more unpopular than other labels. According to the group’s president and executive director, Navin Nayak, "All of that extremism gets captured in that brand."
With this evidence, Americans can now understand how Democrats plan to win the forthcoming election.
They will offer no solutions to the problems they created but will attack President Trump and his supporters as "extreme."
This is a debate that Republicans should welcome since Americans want more than just name calling, they want action on problems that the Democrats created.
In the 1994 midterm elections, Republicans offered a detailed plan called the "Contract with America."
This helped the GOP win back control of the U.S. House for the first time in 40 years.
In 2022, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has issued an 11-point action plan that addresses many of the dilemmas Americans now face.
More plans will be developed in the upcoming months. This will help differentiate the rhetoric from Democrats versus the concrete solutions that Republicans offer.
Along with giving Americans a plan of action, Republicans should return the favor to President Biden and bestow a new nickname on him. Since Democrats have decided to identify President Trump the "MAGA King," Republicans should label Biden the "malarkey king." It's a title that fits perfectly, since he is an expert at it.
During the 2020 presidential election, he participated in a "No Malarkey" bus tour throughout Iowa. That campaign did not help him win that state's caucus.
From his plagiarism in his first presidential campaign to his misrepresentations about his law school grades, to his manufactured stories about his childhood and U.S. Senate career, Biden is the ideal representation of nonsense.
As a senator, a presidential candidate and as president, Biden has given the American people a continual stream of that which is meaningless.
Who can forget his promise to bring home all Americans left in Afghanistan?
And what about his campaign pledge to "shut down" COVID-19.
This week the country reached the unfortunate milestone of one million pandemic deaths.
In the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden promised to unify the country and bring back bipartisanship after the "divisive" Trump years.
Yet, as president, Joseph Robinette Biden has shown no interest in collaborating with Republicans. He attacks both Republican leaders and their voters.
The result is that the country is more divided than ever.
Bidne's rhetoric shows his promises for unity to be nothing more than another dose of divisiveness from the malarkey king.
Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs nationally on Real America's Voice Network, AmericasVoice.News weekdays at 7 a.m. CT and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America's Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on Crouere.net. For more information, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read Reports by Jeff Crouere — More Here.
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