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What Biden's Dismal Polling Teaches Us About Our Leadership and Ourselves
Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2021 | Armstrong Williams

Posted on 11/25/2021 8:13:39 AM PST by Kaslin

Recent polls show resident Joe Biden sitting at a dismal 38% approval rating and Vice President Kamala Harris at an equally, but unsurprisingly, depressing 28% approval rating just nine months into their terms. Even with the army of political propaganda outlets -- or, dare I say, "journalists" -- vehemently opposing former President Donald Trump and supporting Biden and his Democratic colleagues, Trump's approval rating was still about the same at around 38%.

What does this say about the current leadership of our country? Should we simply chalk this up to a contentious, all-or-nothing political climate? Or is it something more fundamental? When a new president takes office, many individuals and media pundits will debate for hours about their expectations for him and then criticize him based on his ability, or inability, to meet those expectations. But I have a different perspective. I do not expect but rather hope that our president will carry out his duties in the best interests of the United States and serve as a role model for us all. That has always been my hope. Yet, with the Biden administration, I am underwhelmed and extremely disappointed with Biden's job, like many who have voted against him and for him.

At every turn, it seems, Biden is asleep at the wheel. The man was elected to lead the most powerful nation in the world, yet more often than not, he has failed to do the simplest of things. I will not say that Trump is the polar opposite of Biden, that in every respect that Biden has failed, Trump succeeded; no man and no president is perfect. But at least when people laughed at Trump, he fought back, and despite what the media led you to believe, the man was feared, not for him being "unhinged," as they said, but for his courage to fight back. Surely, there have been many Democratic presidents who proved themselves on the world stage; I can admit that. But that is because I do not believe that the primary issue rests solely with political parties; instead, it is about doing what is right for our country.

This country is being harmed by partisan politics. We quarrel at every turn, shunning dear friends and close colleagues for holding opposing political viewpoints. It is human instinct to hold firm to one's beliefs and to not give in when they are challenged. Despite what the media and far-left commentators would have you believe, subscribing to one viewpoint does not subscribe you to others. A Democrat might hold a "Republican" viewpoint, and vice versa. That is completely acceptable. Yet today, merely expressing another party's viewpoint puts you on the opposite side of the person with whom you disagree. Of course, that is not the case, but our president may try to make you believe otherwise.

Rather than lead a nation, the president has been relegated to a position of appeasing his base. He has taken a hard stance to appease the far left. We need a president who cares for everybody regardless of their party affiliation and who will make tough decisions in the best interests of our nation, even if it might harm him in the long run and displease those who support him. I do not believe that Biden is doing that. I believe that both Biden and Harris are doing what is best for them, not for us. But maybe I am wrong; maybe they are just bad decision-makers. In either case, their approval ratings are telling of their failure to effectively lead our country, even with the most influential people behind their backs.

Democrats should brace themselves for midterm carnage in 2022, and they can blame it on their radical socialist agenda and Biden's devastating and steadily declining poll numbers. The bulk of Americans do not fall into either extreme. Most people are centrists who want politicians to work together, but this hasn't happened thus far. Biden campaigned as a unifier, someone who could bring the country back together, but that hasn't happened. Things look to be exactly as polarized as they were before, if not more so in some respects. A significant question that remains is whether Biden is entirely to blame for this. I would say that the media has played an equal part in the division of our nation. After all, how can people not be enraged when celebrities and politically influential persons broadcast disgusting and provocative anti-opposing-party rhetoric into the privacy of our homes 24 hours a day, seven days a week? One could argue, "turn off the news," yet this rhetoric permeates nearly every form of media nowadays.

Partisanship and tribalism are going to destroy our country if we don't get control of it. Our nation can't survive continuing on a path of distrust, hate and anger. Political leaders think too much for themselves and not enough about their responsibility to the people.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bidenadmin; joebiden; polling
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1 posted on 11/25/2021 8:13:39 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

It teaches us “TRUMP WON.”


2 posted on 11/25/2021 8:15:06 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy." ― Mao Zedong)
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To: Kaslin

What does this say about the current leadership of our country?

*************

It says we have no real leadership. We are ruled by a kleptocratic cabal of self-serving crooks.


3 posted on 11/25/2021 8:16:12 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Kaslin

It tells me we were cheated last November by the Deep State, who rubbed our noses in it by installing a man with the IQ of a potato...


4 posted on 11/25/2021 8:16:21 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Trump had the country on solid footing.

Now we’re sinking in quicksand.


5 posted on 11/25/2021 8:17:42 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Kaslin

I like Armstrong alot but I’ve grown weary of conservative writers saying “Biden was elected to do this or do that”. NO HE WASN’T “ELECTED”. A Cabal of Chinese Government operatives with unlimited money in close collusion with the Democratic Party STOLE the election from the American People. The SOB is NOT LEGITIMATE!

He is ILLEGITIMATE and therefore has no mandate from the American People!


6 posted on 11/25/2021 8:20:12 AM PST by Cen-Tejas
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Kamala Harris is at a Bidenesque, depressingly low 28% approval rating after just nine months in office.

The whore’s tried every trick in the political book.....including that inane rehearsed performance w/ hired kid actors.


7 posted on 11/25/2021 8:22:37 AM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.p)
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To: kosciusko51

Hey, I like potatoes! 😂


8 posted on 11/25/2021 8:23:55 AM PST by piytar (Do NOT forget Ashli Babbit!)
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To: Starboard

Probably due to global warming. /S


9 posted on 11/25/2021 8:25:45 AM PST by Leep (Save America. Lock down pres. Brandon!)
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To: Kaslin

It teaches us that Trump won. Even so, even with the obvious cheating, there were still an awful lot of people who thought that Dementia Joe should be President. The union is broken. All divorces are ugly. How ugly depends on the behavior of the parties. It looks like this will be really ugly.


10 posted on 11/25/2021 8:26:04 AM PST by cdcdawg (Let's Go, Brandon!)
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To: Starboard

And or racism. /S


11 posted on 11/25/2021 8:27:06 AM PST by Leep (Save America. Lock down pres. Brandon!)
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To: cdcdawg

“..It looks like this will be really ugly....”

Wait till gas hits about $10=$12/gallon, and diesel is about $13/gal. When the cost of a loaf of bread reaches about $8-$10, and a ribeye hits about $50/lb or more.
Venezuela, here we come....
Let’s Go Brandon!!!!!


12 posted on 11/25/2021 8:33:31 AM PST by lgjhn23 (Pray for America....)
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To: Kaslin

“This country is being harmed by partisan politics. We quarrel at every turn, shunning dear friends and close colleagues for holding opposing political viewpoints.”

What a shallow thinker this character is.

When political differences are as wide as implementing socialism/communism vs capitalism, it is absolutely expected and rational that those two sides will end up hating each other.


13 posted on 11/25/2021 8:39:17 AM PST by aquila48 (Do not let them make you "care" ! Guilting you is how they control you. )
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To: kosciusko51


...a man with the IQ of a potato.

I'm cutting potatos right now.

Look what your post did.

potato


14 posted on 11/25/2021 8:41:28 AM PST by golux
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To: Kaslin

“Partisanship and tribalism are going to destroy our country if we don’t get control of it. Our nation can’t survive continuing on a path of distrust, hate and anger. Political leaders think too much for themselves and not enough about their responsibility to the people. “

What pablum! This guy is a simpleton, a fool. He might as well wish that Santa Claus and the tooth fairy existed.

Every human being including, actually especially, politicians, act in what they perceive is in their best interests first and foremost. To expect otherwise from politicians is to be naive and foolish to the max


15 posted on 11/25/2021 8:50:45 AM PST by aquila48 (Do not let them make you "care" ! Guilting you is how they control you. )
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To: golux

LOL!


16 posted on 11/25/2021 8:51:17 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: Kaslin
Political leaders think too much for themselves and not enough about their responsibility to the people.

"The people? The people? Those insignificant bugs? Those brainless rodents? What about their responsibility to us? The party who feeds them, and clothes them, and protects them from having to think? They should worship the ground we progressives walk on, that's what!"

17 posted on 11/25/2021 8:53:48 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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What Biden's Dismal Polling Teaches Us About Our Leadership and Ourselves

They're not leaders, they're politicians.
18 posted on 11/25/2021 9:06:14 AM PST by reintarnation
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“What does this say about the current leadership of our country? Should we simply chalk this up to a contentious, all-or-nothing political climate? Or is it something more fundamental? “

The author seems a bit slow on the uptake. We have traditional America. We also have anti-America, which is the antithesis of traditional America. The two are not compatible in the long run.

Within traditional America, there are really two strategic outlooks. The first outlook is that we can somehow persuade and if necessary, politically defeat anti-America. The other outlook, which I subscribe to, is that you can’t fix stupid, you can’t negotiate with insane, and you can’t accommodate evil. And therefore pursuing cultural divorce is the way to proceed.

For the last 20-30 years, the “persuade and defeat” strategy has been dominant. It still is. But the cultural divorce strategy is overtaking it. You can see it in what people are actually doing; they’re leaving the places where anti-America dominates and moving to traditional America.


19 posted on 11/25/2021 9:11:44 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Culture, culture, culture. Not partisan politics. )
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To: Kaslin

Armstrong Williams?
Wow, I haven’t heard that name since someone in the MSM revealed, the Bush Administration was paying him to write nice things about them.

Iffen I am reading between the lines correctly, Mr Williams wants us Flyover Folks to be nicer to Brandon & Knees. Sorry Armstrong, Ain’t gonna happen.


20 posted on 11/25/2021 9:22:59 AM PST by Tupelo
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