3 Issues That Plagued Biden During His First Year

  • President Joe Biden’s approval rating is underwater.
  • President Trump was right; let the states handle it.
  • An estimated one million illegals crossed the southern border.
  • Inflation is taking a bite out of … your wallet. 

(NewsReady.com) – During the four years that President Donald Trump was in office, the liberal media and far-left politicians created a wave of anti-Trump hysteria that brought us President Joe Biden. In a prime example of “be careful what you wish for,” soon after he took office in January, it became clear he wasn’t up to the job. Now, in the days before 2022 arrives, his job approval numbers reflect the fact that Americans have noticed his incompetence.

Poll aggregator Real Clear Politics indicates that between December 11 and 27, Biden’s average approval rating was 43%, with 53.4% disapproving. Where did it all go wrong? Here are a few of the anchors that seem to be dragging him underwater.

The Pandemic

Throughout the 2020 election cycle, then-candidate Biden took aim at his opponent, accusing Trump of “political theater” and providing “willful misinformation.” Sleepy Joe promised “an effective national emergency response” that would include widespread testing availability. Here at year’s end, the scale of the failure becomes evident.

In a December 27 call with governors from across the country, the president essentially surrendered responsibility for finding a way to beat back the coronavirus to individual states. If that plan sounds familiar, it’s because it was Trump’s idea first.

The Omicron variant has the headlines reading as they did in the early stages of the pandemic with cruise ships full of infected passengers, schools returning to remote learning, and hospital systems straining under the weight of the patient influxes. And, as for the promised ability for people to get tested, even liberal CNN is reporting that people are struggling to find testing sites and at-home kits.

Southern Border Boondoggle

The United States, or any nation, operates under a set of laws that the government in power is supposed to enforce. One section of the rules is how people move to the United States from foreign countries — immigration laws.

The Democratic-controlled federal government seems to have forgotten those laws and has essentially opened the border with Mexico to anyone who cares to wander across. Some estimates say that by the end of the first year of his term in January 2022, approximately one million illegal immigrants will have been released into the country’s interior.

According to Rasmussen reports, 78% of Republicans and 60% of those not identifying as Republican or Democrat have given the president a “poor” rating on immigration. When broken down along racial lines, 40% of black voters and 52% of other minority groups gave him the same thumbs down.

It’s the Economy, Stupid

That phrase was coined by James Carville in 1992 in an effort to help President Bill Clinton defeat then-incumbent President George HW Bush, but it’s still something important for politicians to keep in mind. Of course, anybody who’s been watching would not be surprised to learn that it slipped right out of President Biden’s head.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall inflation rate for the 12 months ending November 2021 is 6.8%, a figure unseen since the early 1980s. Since people mostly use their cars for travel, gasoline prices are very important. According to the numbers over that same time period, they have seen a staggering 57.5% increase.

These are just a few of the highlights (or is that lowlights?) of President Biden’s first year, leaving America with the frightening prospect of three more under his “leadership.” The silver lining in this cloud is that many pundits believe Republicans will make great gains in the 2022 midterm elections.

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