The Potemkin Presidency of Joe Biden

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By Frank Miele

Have you heard about Joe Biden’s historic presidency? Or about the historic accomplishments of Joe Biden’s first term?

I have. Repeatedly. Of course, I force myself to watch “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Jake Tapper on CNN, and Jonathan Karl on ABC, so I’m well-informed about the thinking of left-wing elites and their game plan for keeping Donald Trump out of office. Apparently, part of the plan is to convince the American public that Joe Biden has been a great president, mostly when you weren’t looking.

In a sense, this is the political equivalent of the recent cleanup of San Francisco by California Gov. Gavin Newsom to make the dangerous and dirty city look better for the arrival of the Chinese Communist leader Xi Jinping. I’m not sure who Newsom thought he was fooling. The residents surely know that the city is an open sewer, and a two-week makeover wasn’t going to change that. Xi Jinping himself was also not fooled. He probably reads the papers or has someone else read them for him, and he probably got a chuckle out of the governor’s groveling.

But Newsom apparently didn’t care that he was fooling no one. It’s politics, after all. No one has any expectation that there is any honesty or legitimacy to anything a politician does. They simply do what is convenient and then deny having done it if it turns out wrong.

In a sense, Newsom turned San Francisco into a real-life Potemkin city. According to Britannica, a Potemkin village, in its original meaning, referred to “any of a number of fake villages designed [by her lover Grigory Potemkin] to impress the Russian empress Catherine the Great.”

Legend has it that Potemkin arranged for fake pasteboard villages – complete with waving, happy peasants who had been moved in from central Russia, herds of farm animals, and fireworks – to be set up along the river. As Catherine’s boat arrived she was greeted by throngs of grateful subjects; when her boat had passed, the “towns” were quickly dismantled and moved, along with the livestock and throngs of peasants, to a location farther downriver to await her sailing by.

Historians now think that Potemkin never really pulled off this stunt, probably because he worried that Catherine would get wise. Nonetheless, the term has come to be used to describe an elaborate façade that is intended to mislead people into believing a fantasy instead of harsh reality.

So, back to Biden.

Vox magazine in April said that Biden’s presidency had “an exceptionally productive first few years.” The Atlantic magazine likewise declared the first two years of Biden’s presidency as “among the most productive of any president in the past half century.” Jonathan Lemire of Politico said on “Morning Joe” that “Joe Biden’s first years in office were extraordinarily successful.”

Those glowing media assessments, and many more like them, are the foundation of the Potemkin presidency of Joe Biden. I read them eagerly to find out just why Biden is supposed to be such a great leader, and I have come up with the following list:

– Congress passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which included massive spending for COVID-19 relief, just when the COVID pandemic was ending.

– Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which included massive spending, perhaps as much as $1 trillion, for so-called clean energy and health care, on the premise that pouring more money into the economy will somehow magically reduce inflation.

– Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which included $1.2 trillion in spending for so-called infrastructure, but which turned out to be funding not so much for roads and bridges but for left-wing agenda items like green energy and climate change.

If these really are accomplishments, the credit should go to Congress, not Biden, but they aren’t accomplishments at all. Not for everyday people. These bills all had the same ultimate purpose: spending money to benefit Democratic donors, not Democrat voters, and certainly not the vast range of the American citizenry. So far, the Biden administration has increased the national debt by approximately $5 trillion, with no end in sight, thus fueling an inflationary spiral that has taken its toll on the rest of us.

Not convinced of Biden’s success yet? Vox points out that among Biden’s other accomplishments, “he’s used executive action in an attempt to cancel student debt, pardoned thousands of people convicted of marijuana possession, and appointed a new wave of judges at a rapid pace.” Notice that the Supreme Court rejected his unconstitutional executive order on student debt (although he’s trying again), and only the most rabid supporters of drug abuse would consider his pardon of a few thousand drug users to be a major accomplishment. Gotta give him credit for the judicial appointments, but let’s remember that those judges never would have been approved without the help of Republican senators, so maybe it’s their turncoat accomplishment, not his.

And let’s not forget Biden’s masterful exit from Afghanistan. But Joe is the only one who thinks it was masterful. Because of his incompetence, 13 U.S. service members lost their lives, the Chinese gained a world-class air force base at Bagram, and the Afghans became the owners of $87 billion worth of the world’s best munitions – ours.

But perhaps the most illusory accomplishment of the Biden presidency is “securing the border.” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has repeated that claim for three years now, despite the fact that our lying eyes have watched hours of video of illegal immigrants crossing the border and being flown or bused to cities across the country. According to the New York Post in September, “a jaw-dropping 3.8 million people have entered the United States through its borders since President Joe Biden took office in 2021.”

Unbelievably, Biden was getting away with this scam of a “secure border” until hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants started congregating in Democrat-run cities, which house them for free in hotels, provide food and health care, and generally treat them like welcome visitors instead of lawbreakers.

Yet despite all this, the national media is selling the idea that Biden is the best president since Reagan. Then why is he trailing Donald Trump by approximately 2 points in the RealClearPolitics Average of polls for the November 2024 general election? Why is Biden’s approval rating hovering around 40% despite the Potemkin presidency being sold to the American public?

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biden is a disaster a complete failure so much so that democrats in Congress have been told to not mention the word “bidenomics”. biden has nothing to run on for the 2024 election. Hating your opponent is not an electoral winning strategy, especially when an overwhelming majority of Americans want President Trump to return to the WH and begin the process of making things right.

“Bidenomics” was coined to describe the catastrophe Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden has made of a once-thriving economy. They thought embracing the term would make people think failure is success, good is bad, disaster is progress. Once they figure out many people are far too smart to fall for that stupidity, they’ve decided to go back to pretending the term doesn’t even exist.

Since Obama, the left (which includes the Ministry of Propaganda) has had no reservations about promoting massive and easily disregarded lies. They claimed Obama’s economy was booming, though when Trump took office and unleashed the power of our economy, they then claimed the boom belonged to Obama. Now, they say Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden has great accomplishments, the border is secure, the economy is great and there is no evidence of his corruption. Obviously, the goal is to cause people who can clearly see the facts to begin to doubt their own perceptions. Well, that ain’t working.

Trump was a success, Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden has been a complete and utter disaster, possibly by design.

Those who still support Biden should hide a way until January of 2025 so no one can ever have to put up seeing fools like them

They should leave the country. Obviously, this one is not their cup of tea.

Biden is going to win by a landslide, because you’ll allow no alternative but Trump.

Last edited 2 months ago by Greg

What we he campaign on that would landslide worthy?

Most of America did not believe he got 81 million legal votes the first time around. It might be even more difficult to believe he gets anywhere near 35 million this time.

Not triggering 4 years of civil unrest? Not being twice impeached? Not being an admirer of Putin? Not ready to abandon Ukraine? Not making hush money payments to porn stars to hide his adultery? Not having a dinner date with neo-Nazis? Not referring to his political opponents as vermin? Not obsessed with retribution against democrats? Not determined to end Obamacare? Not planning mass roundups and deportations of millions? (How would he manage that? Concentration camps and boxcars?)

Last edited 2 months ago by Greg

Not triggering 4 years of civil unrest? 

Have you seen the pro-Hamas protests and riots? Those aside, the fact you HAVEN’T seen the riots and looting kind of indicates who was behind them, doesn’t it? I mean, why would the violent political terrorists protest the regime their handlers wanted to be in power? You hit the nail on the head: Trump, being lawfully elected President, triggered violent left-wing, anti-American, anti-Constitutional riots carried out by Soros-funded organizations.

How is Trump an “admirer” of Putin? Because he takes him seriously instead of taking his bribes?

Trump has had no association with “neo-Nazis”. Democrats ARE the neo-Nazis, as their support for Hamas and the extermination of Jews clearly shows.

Referring to people that call his supporters racists, deplorable, neo-Nazis, extremists “vermin”? I got news for you, scooter… they ARE vermin. The lowest scum on earth.

You DO realize that rounding up and deporting illegal immigrants that have no means to support themselves, have not been vetted and likely pose a threat to national security is THE LAW? Right? It’s bad to respect and support the law? Yep, that’s a leftist for you.

Not triggering 4 years of civil unrest?

From not one, but two DNC sponsored organizations; Antifa (which the Dems claimed was not real and only an “idea” and BLM who wants to fry police like bacon.

Not being twice impeached?

The Dems answer to the Salem Witch trials.

Not being an admirer of Putin?

FDR was an admirer of Stalin. A real admirer, not someone who believes in keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.

Not ready to abandon Ukraine?

As usual, you care more about the grifter Zelenskyy than you do your own nation. Have you seen the videos of the border, f*ckhead?

Not making hush money payments to porn stars to hide his adultery?

Not showering with your own daughter?

Not having a dinner date with neo-Nazis?

Not having dinner with the very, VERY wealthy widow of a former Russian mayor who gives your family MILLIONS OF $$?

Not referring to his political opponents as vermin?

Not standing in front of a Federal building, blazing red looking like the gates of Hell, to disparage anyone who wants to make America great again.

Not obsessed with retribution against democrats?

Not filing bogus laws suits to take out your opponent?

Not determined to end Obamacare?

Ah, yes, Obamacare, passed on Christmas Eve and that Nancy Pelosi said they had to pass it so we could find out what’s in it? How f*cking illegal is that?

Not planning mass roundups and deportations of millions? (How would he manage that? Concentration camps and boxcars?

Just use Biden’s FBI tactics against J6ers.

Seems like all of those reasons to vote for biden are not good enough…

  1. Not triggering 4 years of civil unrest?
  2. Not being twice impeached?
  3. Not being an admirer of Putin?
  4. Not ready to abandon Ukraine?
  5. Not making hush money payments to porn stars to hide his adultery?
  6. Not having a dinner date with neo-Nazis?
  7. Not referring to his political opponents as vermin?
  8. Not obsessed with retribution against democrats?
  9. Not determined to end Obamacare?
  10. Not planning mass roundups and deportations of millions? (How would he manage that? Concentration camps and boxcars?)

None of the above register anywhere on election issues for 2024.

Once again you prove what a moron you are.

Joe Biden’s Approval Rating Drops AGAIN According to New CNN Poll

Poll responses don’t necessarily correlate with election results. Trump’s current favorability rating is minus 15.2%. That’s slightly lower than Biden’s.

People are fed up, across the board. I think we’re looking at generalized negativity resulting from endless social media b.s. The current congressional approval rating is only 13%.

Last edited 2 months ago by Greg

How does that number come about?
One poll:
This ABC News/Ipsos poll was conducted November 3 to 4, 2023, by Ipsos using the probability-based KnowledgePanel®. This poll is based on a nationally representative probability sample of 949 adults age 18 or older with oversamples among Black and Hispanic respondents.
A minus 32 response!
A different poll (Monmouth) weighted its adults like this: Party (self-reported):
24% Republican,
44% Independent,
31% Democrat 
A minus 24 added to that minus 32.
Daily Kos (who knew that was even still a thing?) and CNN, both very liberal, added another minus 18 each.
SKEW THE POLLS, SKEW THE RESULTS.
Or, garbage in, garbage out.

greg is showing signs of desperation. The left cannot stop Trump and they know it.

Biden Threatens Direct U.S. Troop Fights Against Russia if Congress Doesn’t Fund Ukraine

All the left has left is fear mongering.

It wasn’t a threat, it was a WARNING. Biden isn’t the only one with the presence of mind to know Putin won’t stop with Ukraine. He’ll eventually invade a NATO nation, thinking he can hold off any resistance by threatening nuclear escalation. This is our one chance to stop him.

There were republicans who argued against opposition to Hitler. Did you sleep through history classes?

Last edited 2 months ago by Greg

Putin’s aggression is made possible by Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden’s corruption, poor leadership and totally stupid policies. Trump would have Putin still in his cage.

It was Biden who organized the collective military aid that stopped Putin from rolling over Ukraine in a week. Trump is Putin’s great hope.

Putin’s aggression is made possible by… 

Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden stupidity, bowing to the sheer ignorance of the Squad and the anti-fossil fuel idiots, is what enabled Putin to invade. Trump had Putin in a box, Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden took bribes and let him out. Now he gets kickbacks from un-regulated aid poured into Ukraine.

Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden is a treasonous corrupt thief, as well as a pedophile. His stupid policies has also resulted in the war in Israel.

This is why election fraud needs to be eliminated.

It was Biden who organized the collective military aid that stopped Putin from rolling over Ukraine in a week. 

Really? And he didn’t do that in 2014 because?

Oh, that’s right; Obama was prez and he knows just how mentally deficient Joey Biden is. And we all saw Biden’s military acuity with the Abby Gate fiasco. But hey, I understand you’re a butt sucker and you just can’t bring yourself to be honest about Biden just as you were never honest about Obama.

I predict a 3rd party candidate will stop him by peeling away the votes of traditional conservative republicans. It might be Elizabeth Cheney.

They will hurt Democrats. No one that ever considered voting for Trump would vote for Cheney. Wake up.

Both Fidelity and Vanguard report an upsurge in people taking hardship withdrawals from their 401k’s. A byproduct of Bidenomics. Biden can continue to lie but reality is what it is. Biden may need a bigger cheat to win next time.

Last edited 2 months ago by Mully

joe’s peeps have tried to drop the name, “bidenomics,” and are trying (vainly) to replace it by the title, “People Over Politics.”

Biden is going to win by a landslide,

He may. The Democrats have perfected the art of the steal. He’ll win the same damn way he won last time. I can tell you, for a fact, Wisconsin was a crooked election all due to mail in ballots.

It was a bitter lesson to learn that not only are the Democrats in Wisconsin willing to commit election fraud, the but Democrat judges in Wisconsin are willing to allow that fraud.

Trump and the GOP are killing faith in the entire election process. Why would anyone believe a Trump win is any more honest, given that he already attempted to steal an election?

Democrats and their massive and widespread election fraud have destroyed faith in the entire election process.

There. Fixed it and made it reflect reality.