June 30, 2022

It’s a Crisis of Competence for Wrong-Track Democrats

These people can’t seem to do anything right — and they’re unwilling to focus on anything that matters.

If you’re a Democrat, you have to be wondering how this thing ends.

Joe Biden keeps shuffling along and diminishing us on the world stage, Nancy Pelosi keeps force-feeding us junk food and phony testimony from the J6 nostalgia files, and no one within the Democrat Party seems to remember the timeless advice of the Ragin’ Cajun.

“It’s the economy, stupid,” said former Bill Clinton strategist James Carville some three decades ago. And whaddya know? It still is. Were anyone to ask him today, he might also reflect on how this Democrat Party ain’t his daddy’s Democrat Party. Heck, it’s not even Bill Clinton’s Democrat Party. Ever since Barack Obama put his stamp on the party, they’ve thrown in with the wokesters and the grievance-mongers and the coastal elites, and they’ve abandoned the working class to the Republicans.

Thank you very much.

“I remember vividly when, just before I turned 18 years old,” writes Rene Lopez, a Navy veteran, city councilman, and Republican congressional candidate for Arizona’s 4th District, “my father filled out my selective service paperwork and voter registration and, against my protests, registered me as a Democrat.” Lopez continued: “To my father, it did not matter that I considered myself a Republican, because, as he put it, ‘Our family are Democrats.’ My family saw this as an essential plank of our identity. ‘We are Mexican. We are Catholic. We are Democrats.’ My family believed that the Democratic [sic] Party looked out for working families and stood for their values.”

Again, that isn’t today’s Democrat Party, which seems utterly consumed with issues nowhere near the kitchen table: obsessively investigating a president who’s been out of office for 17 months, defunding our cops, defending our criminals, refusing to secure our borders, infusing wokeness into our military, fighting for biological men to compete against our daughters, locking down our businesses, shutting our schools, teaching black and brown kids that they’re oppressed and that their white classmates are the oppressors, and the list goes on.

But now, finally, after decades of unquestioning loyalty, “Working-class families are finally taking notice,” writes Lopez.

He continues: “It is hard to imagine anything more out of touch with the values held by families like my own than Stephen Colbert telling his audience, ‘I’m willing to pay $4 a gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon because I drive a Tesla,’ while working-class families are trying to figure out how to afford groceries and fill their gas tanks.”

Bingo. What a tone-deaf thing to say. As if everyone can afford to trade in that 12-year-old beater for a shiny new $60,000 electric vehicle.

But Joe Biden and his fellow Democrats aren’t merely coughing up congressional districts that are 84% Hispanic; they’re alienating everyone. They simply can’t seem to govern, can’t seem to focus on the things that matter. This coming holiday weekend, for example, we’re expecting to see thousands of flight delays and cancellations as the airline industry and the government blame each other for the impending chaos. What gives? Why is it suddenly so hard to hop on a plane? Even in those crummy Soviet-era satellite countries, the trains tended to run on time.

The deep deniers at The New York Times are hoping you don’t notice who’s steering the ship. Indeed, they just wrote this piece on how inflation is causing changes in folks’ behavior, but not once did they mention Joe Biden’s name or even the word “Democrat.”

The folks aren’t fooled, though. A brand-new AP-NORC poll shows that hardly anyone in the country thinks we’re on the right track.

As the AP reports: “An overwhelming and growing majority of Americans say the U.S. is heading in the wrong direction, including nearly 8 in 10 Democrats, according to a new poll that finds deep pessimism about the economy plaguing President Joe Biden.”

That a majority of us are on edge about the economy and inflation and a doubling of gas prices and rising crime and a porous southern border and a feckless foreign policy shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. But when 78% of Democrats think we’re heading in the wrong direction, that spells big trouble for the party in power.

“Eighty-five percent of U.S. adults say the country is on the wrong track,” the AP article continues, “and 79% describe the economy as poor. … The findings suggest Biden faces fundamental challenges as he tries to motivate voters to cast ballots for Democrats in November’s midterm elections.”

We’ll say. The AP poll gives Biden a 39% job approval number, but even that anemic number seems inflated. It’s held up by a mystifyingly high 72% approval rating from Democrats — who are these people? — but his support drops off a cliff with independents (only 25% approve of the job he’s doing) and Republicans (only 8%). In yesterday’s RealClearPolitics aggregate of polls, Biden dipped under 38% approval for the first time ever. Dude keeps falling off the floor.

Joe Biden and the Democrats have a crisis not of confidence, but of competence. They can’t seem to focus on and effectively execute even the basic functions of government. For Pete’s sake, they can’t even keep baby formula on the shelves.

But, hey, if you don’t care a lick about gas prices and you’re just hankerin’ for a hawt take on how Donald Trump behaved on January 6, 2021, they’ve got you covered.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Join us in prayer for our nation, that good and righteous leaders would rise and prevail, and that division would be healed so we can be united as Americans. We pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans and First Responders, and for their families.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.