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Image of the Day: "Bidenomics" Crushes Consumer Confidence

Consumer spending accounts for approximately two-thirds of the U.S. economy, so Joe Biden's crushing impact on consumer confidence helps resolve his apologists' confusion over Biden's economic disapproval.  After inheriting an economy rebounding from the Covid shock, Biden's policies quickly drove consumer confidence back downward, where it continues to stagnate.  No wonder he finds himself in such electoral hot water.

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May 08, 2024 • 12:39 PM

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271 Biden Can’t Spin Afghanistan Debacle to Claim Glory

Joe Biden’s catastrophic mismanagement in Afghanistan shouldn’t surprise anyone.  It merely extends his five decades of uninterrupted stubborn, curiously arrogant incompetence.   Consider the assessment of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, which by now has become familiar to many Americans, but which nevertheless bears…

272 Recall Election Could Reverse the California Ideology

California once was run by conservatives and mostly centrist Democrats. True paleo-liberal governors like Pat Brown greatly expanded the welfare state. But they also believed in pushing integration and building freeways, dams, aqueducts and power plants, while preventing forest fires, directing the mentally ill into state hospitals, and ensuring that…

273 Democrats' Policies Are a Gift to China

China's leaders must be trading high-fives as they watch the American left push policies that will cripple American competitiveness.  While China is cracking down on students wasting time on video games, America's racial equity warriors are trying to ban advanced placement math, competitive entrance exams and school honor rolls. Americans don…

274 There’s a Problem In the Upper Reaches of Our Military

It is the beginning of a never-ending bad dream. Joe Biden and the Pentagon have managed to birth a new terrorist haven, destroy much of U.S. strategic deterrence, and alienate our allies and much of the country. In the hours after the horrific deaths of 13 service members, we have been reassured by our military that our partnership with the Taliban…

275 CDC's Mission Confusion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a guide last week for "Inclusive Communication," cautioning against using words like prisoner, smoker, illegal immigrant, disabled or homeless, which the agency says could imply blame or stigma.  The guide's opening line says, "We must confront the systems and policies that…

276 Afghanistan Collapse Shatters Biden’s Imbecilic Gun Control Narrative

The casualties of Joe Biden’s incompetent Afghanistan debacle extend far beyond that nation’s borders.   Just seven months into his presidency, Biden’s ability to lead has evaporated both at home and overseas.  In terms of public trust, his approval rating has collapsed to 41% in a matter of days, and continues its…

277 Does America Still Work?

For nearly two years, Americans have engaged in a great woke experiment of cannibalizing themselves. American civilization has invested massive labor, capital and time in an effort to constantly flagellate itself for not being perfect. Yet America's resilience and its resources are not infinite. We are now beginning to see the consequences of what…

278 The Mask Mandate Farce

Newly sworn-in New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is wasting no time taking sides in the school mask wars. Even before taking the top job, she told NBC's "Today" that she intends to mandate masks for all public school students in the state. She's got President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party on her side, but the science is against her. There…

279 Resign

For four years, Democrats and much of the media demanded former President Donald Trump resign or the 25th Amendment be deployed to remove him from office. The complaints largely stemmed from grievance over the 2016 election but magnified as Trump's behavior got more combative and mean while in office. Now, having defeated Trump, President Joe Biden…

280 Just Before Afghanistan Debacle, Biden Called Climate Change Our Greatest National Security Threat

Remember when American presidents were criticized for showing excessive strength in the Middle East?   It wasn’t long ago.   When President Donald Trump made good on multiple predecessors’ empty promises by relocating our Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, establishment voices like Joe Biden expressed outrage and predicted…

281 Why 2020 Was Unique

There's a fascinating question in a new Fox News poll that suggests the political dynamics at work in 2022 and 2024 will be far different from 2020. If that is the case, it is good news for Republicans. Here is the question: "If you could send just one of the following two messages to the federal government right now, would it be 'lend me a hand…

282 Woke Nonsense is Warping Everyday Life

Americans are growing angrier by the day, but in a way different from prior sagebrush revolts such as the 1960s Silent Majority or the Tea Party movement over a decade ago. The rage this time is not just fueled by conservatives. For the first time in their lives, Americans of all classes and races are starting to fear a self-created apocalypse that…

283 Mugged by Reality: With Police Increasingly Demonized, Murder Rates Skyrocket

If a conservative is merely a liberal who has been mugged by reality, paraphrasing the late Irving Kristol, then expect former Senator Barbara Boxer (D – California) to sport a MAGA cap soon.   Last week, Ms. Boxer was literally mugged in Oakland, California, and recounted shouting in her bewilderment, “I was yelling at the kid…

284 Biden Administration Should Look in Mirror Before Casting Stones Over Vaccinations

It was always going to be a Herculean task to inoculate, with an untried vaccine, a multi-ethnic nation of 330 million people across a vast continent – in an era when the media routinely warps the daily news. Many African Americans understandably harbored distrust of government inoculations after the infamous Tuskegee experiment. Nearly…

285 Far-Left Democrats Want Eviction Moratorium To Last Forever

Far-left Congressional Democrats Cori Bush (Missouri), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts) slept in the rough on the Capitol steps over the weekend, surrounded by cases of bottled water, pizza boxes, staffers and fawning press. These Democrats, who are part of a group who call themselves "The Squad," are protesting…

286 Biden's COVID Presidency

President Joe Biden recently passed his six-month mark in the White House. It might end up being the high-water mark of his presidency. Biden's job approval rating is positive, about 52% in the RealClearPolitics average of polls. That is, of course, higher than the ratings of Biden's predecessor, President Donald Trump, who never exceeded 47% approval…

287 Gallup: Americans Continue to Rate Conservative Institutions Highest

"Americans' Confidence in Major U.S. Institutions Dips," reads the headline of a new Gallup public opinion survey.   In light of accumulating experience, can that headline come as any surprise?   Just this week, the Biden Administration openly acknowledged that it’s working with tech giant Facebook to limit what…

288 These Aren't the Democrats of Old

In the old days, Democrats had predictable agendas, supposedly focused on individual rights, the "little guy" and distrust of the military-industrial complex. The left, often on spec, blasted the wealthy, whether the "lucre" was self-made or inherited. The old-money rich were lampooned as idle drones. If the rich were self-made…

289 Democrats are Sabotaging Cubans

President Joe Biden is full of compassion for Hispanics fleeing their home countries. There's one exception: liberty-loving Cubans. Biden's abandoning practically all controls on the southern border. Despite saying, "Do not come," the White House is adopting policies that send a clear message: "Cross illegally and you can stay."…

290 The 2020 Polling Disaster

As the last presidential election approached, one could sense that something was wrong with the polls. The race felt tighter than the polls indicated, and specifically, Joe Biden's solid lead in the polls felt less solid than the surveys suggested. As they had in 2016, pollsters appeared on their way to underestimating the vote for Donald Trump. That…

291 Joe Biden's Shameful Voting-Rights Speech

Republican "anti-voting" laws, President Joe Biden claimed during his demagogic speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia this week, are the most "significant test of our democracy since the Civil War." These laws are "odious," "pernicious," "vicious," "unconscionable," a &…

292 Democratic Party Won't Admit It's Become the Party of Wealth

How often during the last year of wokeness have middle- and lower-class Americans listened to multimillionaires of all races and genders lecture them on their various pathologies and oppressions? University presidents with million-dollar salaries virtue-signal on the cheap their own sort of "unearned white privilege." Meghan Markle and…

293 Republicans, Democrats and the Vaccine

More Republicans than Democrats appear to be "vaccine hesitant" – that is, reluctant for one reason or another – to take the COVID-19 vaccine. They've gotten the treatment you might expect in some quarters of the press. "Right-wing anti-vaccine hysteria is increasing. We'll all pay the price," read…

294 Democrats' Plans to Make Election Cheating Easier

Congressional Democrats and their media allies are using Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Arizona's anti-fraud voting laws as a pretext to ram through a federal takeover of elections. The Democrats' legislation, the For the People Act, makes widespread election stealing possible to lock in a permanent Democratic majority.  Chuck Schumer…

295 A Politicized Justice Department

The Democratic Party's No. 1 priority is to pass a voting "reform" bill that would federalize elections under rules favorable to Democratic candidates. It's more important than infrastructure, or massive new social spending, or anything else, which is why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer gave their election…

296 Has the Military Lost Middle America?

Traditionalist and conservative America once was the U.S. military's greatest defender. Bipartisan conservatives in Congress ensured generous Pentagon budgets. When generals, active or retired, became controversial, conservative America usually could be counted on to stick with them. Flyover country supported marquee officers such as Gen. Michael…

297 The Systemic Con Behind Wokeism

There are lots of reasons why wokeism spread like wildfire once America lost its collective mind during the pandemic, quarantine, self-induced recession and rioting of 2020. Wokeism was never really about racism, sexism or other isms. For some, it illustrated a psychological pathology of projection: transferring one's own prejudices onto others in…

298 Where's the Democratic Anger About COVID Origins?

After President Joe Biden's recent overseas meetings, the United States and G-7 countries agreed to support further investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a summit communique, the nations called for a "timely, transparent, expert-led and science-based WHO-convened" investigation.  That's an obvious problem. The…

299 The Myth of Republican Obstructionism

The political media have spent the entire Joe Biden presidency up to this point pressuring holdout moderate Democrats to join the left's efforts to destroy the legislative filibuster. One way they do this is by cobbling together revisionist histories that cast Republicans as uniquely obstructionist and undemocratic. CNN's White House correspondent…

300 Biden Seeks to Further Empower Leaky IRS While Cutting Defense

Last week brought alarming news that far-left activist website ProPublica obtained illegally leaked Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax returns on thousands of Americans spanning a period exceeding 15 years, which in turn means that unknowable numbers of political extremists and criminals now possess that sensitive data.   ProPublica didn…

 
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