Politically Speaking – April 19, 2022
How low can you go? How unpopular is Joe Biden? On Thursday morning last week, a major network reported that Biden’s approval rating had dropped to 33%. This really didn’t come as any big shock considering that inflation is at its highest rate in 40 years, driving prices up to the point of hurting most Americans across the country. Everything from gas prices to food costs have increased a great deal.
Then there are justifiable concerns about the war in Ukraine. Seven out of every ten Americans have low confidence in Biden’s ability to deal with anything, especially with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and for good reason.
Look at how Afghanistan was handled.
Someone asked me the other day, “How much worse can it get?” Who knows! I haven’t got the answer.
All the above is happening while most Americans are also suffering from pandemic fatigue. The stress level is through the roof.
Moving on, last Wednesday Texas Governor Greg Abbott bused in and dropped off illegal immigrants within blocks of the nation’s capital, saying, “Texas should not have to bear the burden of the Biden Administration’s failure to secure the border.”
This move was part of the Republican Governor’s strategy to oppose the Biden Administration’s rescinding of a Trump-era border policy.
It’s unclear how many migrants were on the buses or where they went after arriving in Washington, D.C. What is known is the illegals were met by officials that checked them in and cut off their bracelets before letting them leave for who knows where, with no COVID test in sight.
In my opinion, the incompetence of the current administration is totally mind boggling.
In any case, AZ vs. the U.S., which the Supreme Court decided in 2012, prevents states from taking hold of and deciding their own immigration policies, thus, whether the Governor has the legal authority to transport groups of illegals to the capital remains to be seen.
On a closing note, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warned illegals to not head south, and continued to say, “Life will not be easy for you.”
Could it be because Florida obeys the law on immigration though the federal government and some states don’t?
Until next week.