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Leading Democrats, especially President Joe Biden, constantly claim, without evidence, that the Make America Great Again (MAGA) movement is a “threat to Democracy.” Such nonsense is intended to scare Americans into voting for another four years of Biden, the nation’s worst President.
Recent polls show that Americans are not buying the Democratic Party’s unhinged hyperbole and are turning against Biden in massive numbers. According to the latest The Washington Post/ABC News/Ipsos poll, Biden’s approval numbers have tanked to 33%, the lowest ever approval rating for Biden, while his disapproval numbers are sky high, at 58%.
These poll results show the American people desperately want a new President. Biden’s policies have failed. He inherited low inflation, low interest rates and a secure border, but has delivered economic chaos and an open border.
His economic policies, Bidenomics, have created high interest rates, which has devastated the real estate industry and prevented countless families from realizing the American dream. Also, the country is still dealing with persistent inflation and soaring grocery prices, while millions of Americans are unable to maintain their standard of living. Thus, Americans have accumulated more than $1 trillion in credit card debt, while our federal debt level recently topped $34 trillion or $264,000 per taxpayer.
Biden’s massive spending programs rapidly increased the federal debt, while boosting cumulative inflation to over 17% since his inauguration. Along with the economic problems, the Biden administration has allowed millions of undocumented migrants to enter the country, creating a series of security and economic challenges across the nation. Incredibly, there is no urgency to stop this influx and Biden has blasted any efforts to finish construction of the border wall.
When Biden entered the White House, the world was at peace. The Trump administration had successfully brokered the Abraham Accords, which normalized diplomatic relations between Israel and four Arab nations.
After three years of the Biden presidency, there is war in Ukraine and Gaza, while North Korea and China have made hostile moves toward their neighbors. To make matters worse, Venezuela is threatening to invade Guyana and there is a real concern the United States could be dragged into a world war with the potential of a nuclear conflagration.
With such a disaster at home and abroad, there is little wonder why the American people want a change in the White House. However, Democratic Party leaders are not concerned about what their voters want. They are intent on forcing Democrats to accept President Joe Biden as the party’s nominee without voter participation.
Democrats have a history of rigging their primary contests. In 2016, the nomination process was stacked in favor of Hillary Clinton. In 2020, Joe Biden was the party bosses’ favorite candidate. In both elections, there was a fear of socialist U.S Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) becoming the nominee, so party leaders used their influence to damage his chances.
In this election, Democratic Party leaders are being even more transparent in their effort to fix the nomination for Joe Biden. While there have been five Republican Party debates among candidates for the presidential nomination, the Democratic Party has held none.
Despite these best efforts, it is impossible to completely shield Biden’s incompetence from the American people. Worries about his physical and mental health, along with his advanced age and destructive policies are leading to his horrible poll numbers.
Under such circumstances, it would behoove the Democratic Party to give voters a chance to nominate a new presidential candidate in 2024. Instead, a concerted effort is being made to disallow Biden’s Democratic Party challengers from being placed on state ballots.
The challengers, including Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN), author Marianne Williamson and progressive commentator Cenk Uygur, “have encountered roadblocks in Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina and Massachusetts.” The decision of the Florida Democratic Party to cancel their March 19 presidential primary and award all their 250 delegates to Biden was challenged in federal court by Tampa lawyer Michael Steinberg.
Steinberg argued that canceling the primary was “unconstitutional.” In fact, Congressman Phillips claimed that “This is the kind of stuff that happens in Tehran, not in Tallahassee.” Nonetheless, on Friday, Federal District Judge Allen Winsor rejected the challenge. Consequently, the deck is stacked for Biden with no voter input and no debates, not a very “democratic process” for the Democratic Party.
In a radio interview, Phillips noted, “How can Democrats say we’re fighting for democracy…yet removing me from the ballot in Florida and North Carolina?” He continued, “How can you say you are for free speech and protecting freedom and democracy and not even consent to doing one debate?”
Due to cowardice, Democratic Party leaders are refusing to listen to their voters. A recent poll indicated that 54% wanted to replace Biden as the party’s 2024 nominee. While they claim they are fighting for “democracy,” it is the last thing Democratic powerbrokers want.