Biden Says He “Won’t Change Anything” After Midterm Elections
(UnitedVoice.com) – Last week’s midterm elections were a disappointment for the GOP, who anticipated a “red wave” that would deliver a crushing verdict on the Biden Administration. That wave didn’t materialize nationally, although Republicans did surprisingly well in Florida and will likely also gain control of the House. In short, it was a successful night for Conservatives, just not as successful as they’d hoped. However, it doesn’t seem like President Joe Biden has received the message.
Biden Denies Reality
President Biden’s approval ratings are hovering close to a record low; just 39% of Americans think he’s doing a good job. Exit polls showed that two-thirds of those who voted in the midterms don’t want Biden to run for a second term, including 40% of Democrat voters. Less than 3 in 10 Americans think the country is heading in the right direction. If the Republicans regain control of the House, which looks more likely than not, they’ll cripple the president’s legislative program. Still angry over the judicial persecution of former President Donald Trump, Conservatives might subject Biden to inquiries and possibly even an impeachment attempt. But, despite this grim outlook, Biden apparently believes everything’s going great.
Talking to the media on November 9, Biden was upbeat, even cocky. He ridiculed Republicans who had predicted a red wave, although that’s what the polls clearly showed. He strongly hinted that he plans to run again in 2024, warning doubters, “Watch me.” And incredibly, when asked what he plans to do differently from now on, he answered, “Nothing.”
According to Biden, “The more [voters] know about what we’re doing, the more support there is.” When asked about polls showing voters are worried about inflation, which remains well above average, the president claims he isn’t “quite sure how to read them anymore.” He insisted he has no plans to change his high-tax, high-spending agenda, or to scale back his focus on green issues.
Where Are We Heading Now?
This is fighting talk for a president who could be facing legislative deadlock for the rest of his term. Biden can afford his hubris, though; he’s 79 and wealthy. However, ordinary Americans don’t have the luxury of ignoring reality. If Biden doesn’t plan to change anything, does this mean inflation will stay high? Does it mean he’ll do nothing to solve the illegal immigration crisis at the Mexican border? Biden might think his administration is on the right track, but only 29% of Americans agree.
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