I’ve lost track of how many times (and how much) the bar has been lowered for the current White House occupant, and I don’t have the time to detail all of the many ways it’s been done during the previous 11 months. At first, we were treated to innumerable “reports” and varied opinions from The Usual Suspects about how President Biden would bring in a “refreshing” relationship between the White House and the establishment press.
Some news sites have even begun to refer to Biden’s actions as a “low-key media strategy.” There are still occasional complaints, but it’s come to the point where reporters are just calling off requests for him to speak to them. Joe Biden’s popularity has plummeted in the United States, but his “leadership” has restored “international feeling toward the United States,” according to Steve Rattner, an economic expert on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show. Rattner was the leader of the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry in 2009, and he was a member of the Obama-Biden auto-industry team.
People don’t believe there is a more unimportant detail about a president than how well he has purportedly gotten other countries to regard us positively. If there is one, they are not aware of it. It is a typical sentiment that people have heard from the left in the past. When Obama was elected, this happened. It’s a poor yardstick by which to assess a president, but we’re talking about the left here.
Moreover, supporters of Joe Biden are resorting to using worthless data on how other countries see the United States. “Hey, the people Biden is meant to represent can’t stand him, but at least folks in other nations think he’s the bee’s knees,” they seem to be saying. Return to me when these same nations respect us enough to appreciate our strength and might, which only happens when Republicans are in office.