Sunday Edition: Biden’s Overall Approval Rating

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.

29 thoughts on “Sunday Edition: Biden’s Overall Approval Rating

  1. Biden’s numbers deserve to be in the tank for a wide variety of reasons. But Putin’s Ukraine gambit has been a long time in the making. A careful study if his speeches and machinations over the past decade speak to his long term strategy of rebuilding critical portions of the Soviet empire, with Ukraine and the Baltic’s being the keys to that vision. Who occupies the White House, doesn’t factor in to that equation.

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    1. I see where you are going but greatly disagree in all due respect. It does matter because when the US is weakened by Joe Biden it is literally giving cart blanche to countries without good motives to do as they please irrespective of the results to their own nation[s].

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  2. I do agree that Biden is a bumbling idiot, but that’s been true of Biden for the past 40 years. Don’t ask me to explain his success in achieving the presidency; I can’t explain it. I would prefer it if Mr. Biden didn’t begin a conversation he wasn’t intellectually prepared for. The Russia-Ukraine-Crimea issue is extraordinarily complex, and there’s no such thing as a minor invasion/incursion. If one simply looks at the ethnic distribution in Ukraine, Russia already owns most of the southern and eastern sections of the country. Nearly everyone who lives in those regions is ethnic Russian and speaks Russian in their daily lives. Ethnic Russians also control Crimea. Here’s another fact: Russia isn’t going to give up any territory they occupy. They are NOT going to give up their access to Sevastopol. Russia will do whatever it takes to maintain its control of these “critical” areas. Moreover, Russia will do everything it can do to reduce the threat of NATO armaments in Ukraine, and they’ll do it in the same way they pummeled Georgia. We should probably also note that Russia doesn’t give a damn about what the rest of the world thinks.

    Now the question is, what does Bumble Biden intend to do about it? Do we really want another Crimean War? Is NATO planning to send U.S. troops against 110,000 Russian mechanized infantry? Note that so far, it is the U.S. that provides most of NATO’s force structure. I’m sure the U.S. 34th Transgender Brigade will really scare the hell out of the Russians … maybe they’ll die laughing.

    There are some things in the world that are none of America’s business. This is one of them.

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      1. You are correct about that. I can think of one, Vietnam. It took a horrendous toll on our soldiers and the total disrespect they received upon their return for doing what they were told to do, obeying their command was just devastating to this day. I will never forget seeing people spitting on them and worse, they had no respect for our military or what they had gone through. I did not agree with the Vietnam war but I always respected our soldiers for their selfless acts, yes in futility, but nonetheless, selfless.

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    1. Note that so far, it is the U.S. that provides most of NATO’s force structure. I’m sure the U.S. 34th Transgender Brigade will really scare the hell out of the Russians … maybe they’ll die laughing.

      There are some things in the world that are none of America’s business. This is one of them. (Mustang)

      I could not have said it better. I believe the US should stay out of it, but since my father was a Lithuanian born in Panevezys and hated Stalin and Russia, I would hope the US and NATO put a stop to this insurgence. It is a shame and disgraceful. There is no hope for Russia to ever be a good nation. Its people suffer under its communistic form of socialism and repression.

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        1. Are you willing to sacrifice your son or daughter, for Ukraine? Someone else’s? Russia and bow up and bluster….because in reality, outside of sanctions, there’s not much we can do to stop them….short of an actual, or a proxy war.

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    1. Not to belabor the point, but wouldn’t it be nice if the U.S. had a competent diplomatic corps? We do seem to have more than our fair share to politicians at Foggy Bottom, but we are severely understrength in statesmen. This is not likely to change any time soon. And besides, were we to suggest making a treaty with Russia, has anyone on earth broken more treaties than the U.S. government?

      NATO’s desire to place missile defense systems in former Soviet Republics does little more than heighten Russia’s (understandable) paranoia. That aside, if we (in the west) wanted a demonstration of what the Russian army is capable of, all NATO would have to do is land a single brigade in Crimea. The NATO force wouldn’t be there for very long, if not because Russia had kicked some serious ass, then because NATO could not sustain the needed logistics train. Personally, I would not want to see a single American serviceman involved in such an endeavor. On the other hand, at least so far in our short history, the possibility of high casualties has never stopped a politician from making foolish military decisions.

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      1. I understand where you are coming from, but we have a lot invested in NATO. We may not be able to trust this president or his administration, but I would hope at the very least we could trust our military.

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        1. I try diligently not to traffic in hyperbole….but in this case, I think the following falls in the realm of realism – you do realize of course, that a NATO/US response of any import, can very well expand outside the borders of Ukraine in the blink of an eye, and alter every aspect of our lives here. I’m of course talking about what is usually termed, World War III.

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  3. Well, I suppose that is just a typical response of an American, like so many who only think about ourselves and the little part of the world we live in without realizing that what goes on there will sooner or later affect us. It is Biden who wants a Russian in his cabinet. Socialism here we come, communism next. Like Pompeo said on Russia, “They don’t see President Biden as credible.” That my friend is their excuse, Biden, not ours, for WWIII. Seems many shared your sentiments and attitude before Pearl Harbor happened. Do I need to remind you what happened after that? My final word.

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      1. Of course, however, Russia has evolved toward a parliamentary democracy, but as international watchdog organizations have thoroughly documented over the years, Russia’s democratic foundations remain weak. Vladimir Putin has been in power longer than most Soviet premiers and has similar levels of power. While the trappings of communism no longer remain, the effects of the ideology and the nature of power politics in Russia have a strong line of continuity with its past. So essentially because of former KGB Putin, his nation is technically a communist country or their take on capitalism.

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        1. Oh, Russia has very little in the way of democratic foundations…I agree completely. It is an Oligarchical Autocracy which cannot be trusted in the least. Russia has a long history of autocracy….far longer than it’s brief experiment with faux-Communism. So, while I respect your perspective, I disagree with your last sentence.

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