As President Biden is entering the second year of his presidency, he is coping with a high decline in his approval rating. The decline includes the Independent and the younger voters, two groups that have typically leaned Democratic in past elections.
The plunge in the president’s approval was also fueled by the surge since the summer in consumer prices and to a lesser degree the surge this year of migrants trying to cross into the U.S. along the southern border with Mexico. By mid-November, Biden’s approval had sunk below 40% in two well-known national polls from ABC News/Washington Post and Quinnipiac University according to Fox News.
In addition, the U.S. has been embroiled in terse conversations with the Kremlin for months as President Vladimir Putin continues to gather roughly 100,000 troops along the Ukrainian border and is threatening to invade the former Soviet nation of Ukraine. According to Michael McCaul, he stated that weakness does definitely breed aggression and the national security threat here at home is the worst he has ever seen. McCaul predicted that Russia will invade Ukraine within the next month.
Biden has caused a lot of international confusion this week when he suggested that the size of a Russian invasion could dictate how the U.S. and NATO respond. The White House released a statement almost immediately following the president’s comments clarifying that the U.S. and NATO will respond to “any” military invasion of Ukraine.
This cannot continue. We are a weak nation with Biden at the helm and I am remiss to say that I cannot even type president before Biden’s name let alone say it out loud. What a sad state of affairs for the U.S. and the world today.