Days before the midterm elections, according to the White House Report Card, inflation is still robbing people of their money, thousands of illegal immigrants are coming to the country, and crime is growing in areas that are typically crime-free. President Joe Biden is frantically trying to save his job and the Democratic Party’s hold on Congress.
Even though Biden attempted to intervene in a number of House and Senate contests and even delivered a speech warning that the GOP would undermine democracy, voters did not seem to be paying attention. Even his allies in the media began to doubt his mental stability and control over the situations.
Democratic pollster John Zogby told Secrets in his final analysis prior to election day that Republicans appear to be maintaining their lead and that they “have a clear advantage going into Election Day.”
Unexpectedly, women are abandoning the Democrats, probably as a result of increased food and gas prices, as well as rising crime in the areas where they live and shop. “It’s the House and Senate Republicans that are making the most gains on issues including inflation, crime, and immigration,” said Zogby, who graded Biden’s week a lackluster C-.
Rasmussen Reports, another reputable pollster, concurred and estimated a 5 percentage point Republican advantage on the so-called generic ballot. According to Rasmussen’s findings, Biden is significantly losing independent voters.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) November 5, 2022
In an unexpected turn of events, the New York Times released an article on Friday questioning the 46th president on his exaggerations of his economic achievements.
In a column headed “As Elections Approach, Biden Spins His Economic Record,” Times reporters Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley alleged that the president’s boasts about his economic accomplishments were untrue.
“As President Biden and his administration have told it in recent months, America has the fastest-growing economy in the world, his student debt forgiveness program passed Congress by a vote or two, and Social Security benefits became more generous thanks to his leadership,” the report’s opening line read.
“None of that was accurate,” the statement read. “The president, who has long been seen as embellishing the truth, has recently overstated his influence on the economy, or omitted key facts.”
Then it made reference to a false statement the White House just made regarding Social Security. The Times quoted Biden and immediately corrected him, saying, “’On my watch, for the first time in 10 years, seniors are getting an increase in their Social Security checks,’ he declared. The problem: That increase was the result of an automatic cost-of-living increase prompted by the most rapid inflation in 40 years.”
“Mr. Biden had not done anything to make retirees’ checks bigger — it was just a byproduct of the soaring inflation that the president has vowed to combat,” the article continued. This week, the official White House Twitter account claimed the same thing regarding Social Security; Twitter quickly responded with a community-based fact check. The tweet was later deleted by the White House.
The Times went on to further mock Biden, claiming that “It is common for presidents to spin economic numbers to improve their pitch to voters,” yet “the president’s cheerleading has increasingly grown to include exaggerations or misstatements about the economy and his policy record.”
Despite the fact that the article insisted that Biden’s “economic exaggerations generally pale in comparison to the tales spun by his predecessor, President Donald J. Trump,” the mere idea that a major liberal media organization would call out Biden on his lies caused a stir on social media. The factual statements made by former President Trump were not noted by The Times.
Michael Caputo, a conservative journalist, urged the newspaper to go further: “Go ahead say it, NYTimes, do it. You can say it: Biden is a liar.”
“I’m suspicious of NYT’s motivation for printing the truth about Biden. It’s out of character for them. Perhaps blaming him and his gaffs for the midterm results is the beginning of the left’s effort to replace him with a different nominee in 2024,”, tweeted Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Kentucky.
Brian Riedl, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, praised the authors for their candor in reporting the article. Credit to @arappeport and @jimtankersley for reporting on the White House’s record of economic misinformation. Its getting worse, and even this article barely scratches of surface of the dishonesty they produce he tweeted.
Tyler Cardon, CEO of Blaze Media, hypothesized that Democrats are dissatisfied with their president. “They’ve seen enough,” he wrote.
Stephen Miller, a former top adviser to Trump, said, “Even NYT says Biden is a liar. Vote on Tuesday to remove the Biden lackeys.
Jeff Blehar of National Review said, “don’t blame this poor old man it’s not his fault.”
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