When Joe Biden ran for president in 2020, his handlers marketed him as a middle-of-the-road Democrat who would be able to work across the aisle.
During Biden’s inaugural address last January, he made all sorts of grand promises about mending political divides and unifying the country. Biden even claimed that he’d be a president for all Americans, even those who voted against him in the election.
Needless to say, the contrast between how Biden marketed himself in 2020 vs. how he’s actually governed in the White House is staggering. Despite Biden moving to the far-left to appease the most radical elements of his base, it’s actually backfiring.
The Problem With Biden’s Far-Left Pivot
After getting into the White House, Biden dropped all pretenses of being a moderate Democrat and went all in as a hardcore leftist. Yet, less than two years into his presidential term, 64% of Democrats are still eager for a different nominee in 2024.
Biden’s also been criticized for adding too many progressives to his Cabinet, while lacking moderate left-wingers. This has created an administration that pushes hardcore social agendas (such as radical climate change policies) at the expense of economic wellbeing.
A field of wind turbines doesn't just represent affordable, clean energy for American households.
It represents the good-paying, union construction jobs that it took to build them. pic.twitter.com/4HyglGApJZ
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 11, 2022
To this day, Biden and his handlers are continuing to campaign for measures that are removed from lowering inflation and making life better for Americans.
Meanwhile, Democrats who don’t want Biden running for office again have been coming out of the woodwork in droves, claiming he’s ineffective in the policy department. When Democrats in the House and Senate were asked about supporting Biden for reelection, none of them gave endorsements.
This ironically applies to both radical progressives, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and moderate-leaning Democrats, like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).
The Midterms Factor
Many Democrats are hoping their party can hold onto Congress after the midterms. Although with Biden in office, this might be easier said than done.
One poll after the next is showing that pluralities disapprove of the president’s handling of inflation, the economy, and other issues impacting Americans’ daily lives.
🚨🚨 NEW POLL: 69% of Americans say Biden’s economy is getting WORSE.
“The midterms are already shaping up to be a referendum on his job performance.” pic.twitter.com/jrOdjPDQ0C
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 8, 2022
Meanwhile, Republicans are continuing to push back on Biden’s claims that inflationary pressures are because of the Russian president.
When leftists helped get Biden into office, they did so on the promise that he’d bring peace to America and strengthen the Democrat Party. Thus far, none of this is panning out as Biden’s supporters expected.