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The Invisible President

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AMAC Exclusive – By Barry Casselman

President Joe Biden spent most of the 2020 presidential campaign in the basement of his Delaware home — out of sight and sound. While an unorthodox strategy, it worked well in the toxic political atmosphere of that cycle in which the pandemic dominated the discourse. Biden was visibly old and unsteady, and the incumbent president was all too controversially visible and under attack by a hostile establishment media determined to aid and abet his defeat at the polls.

On taking office in January 2021, Mr. Biden inevitably had to become more visible. But a combination of unpopular policy actions and statements, and his less-than-dynamic appearances, caused his approval ratings to sink rapidly until recently his positives fell into the mid-30s. He and his administration became a major stumbling block to the Democratic Party’s prospects in the upcoming 2022 national midterm elections.

Following a highly visible but unproductive recent visit to the Middle East, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and was understandably isolated in the White House. After recuperating, he had a recurrence of the virus attributed to the medication he received. Now recovered, he has been seldom seen or heard except through his press secretary and various spokespersons who have communicated presidential actions and statements.

Not surprisingly, Biden’s poll numbers have inched up from the mid-30s to the low 40s— although his negatives have more or less remained above 55%. This circumstance cannot have been lost on those around the president, nor its clear implication that the less Joe Biden is seen and heard, the better he is regarded by the public — and the less damage he does to Democrats in their midterm election campaign.

Thus, the invisible candidate became the invisible president.

Interestingly, the one poll which has recently shown Biden’s net favorable poll negatives in only single digits has been the Rasmussen Poll which in 2016, 2018, and 2020 — along with the Trafalgar Poll — was among the very few who got it right. Both Rasmussen and Trafalgar use unorthodox polling methods, often denigrated by the polling establishment, but which have been notably more accurate than most of the establishment polls which until lately minimized Biden’s negatives routinely.

A very recent development was the apparent decision by many Democratic leaders and strategists to jettison the prospect of Mr. Biden seeking a second term. Suddenly, negative articles and polls on Biden appeared in the Democrats’ media venues, and it was widely reported that many Democrats thought it inevitable that the president would not run again.

The dilemma now for those Democratic strategists, however, is not to give the public the impression that President Biden’s approval or standing is so restored that he is encouraged to run for a second term. On the other hand, believing they are surging, they are expected to send their sitting president to campaign for Democratic candidates in close races.

Risking his recent bump up in the polls, the White House announced that Mr. Biden would begin a national mid-term campaign tour in Maryland. Wearing aviator sunglasses, the President tried out a “top gun” image to counteract his chronic image of being too old and unsteady.

Putting President Biden out on the campaign trail, making speeches, and appearing on TV, also renews the risk of further nationalizing the mid-term elections — which, because of the current economic and other domestic problems, likely helps Republican candidates.

So far, it should be noted that the GOP has not put forward a legislative plan as they did with “The Contract with America” in 1994, which was then very successful in enabling GOP candidates to win a historic election with a national wave.

As many observers have recently said, a forecasted red voter tsunami is not inevitable in November, especially if the Republicans fail to inspire and encourage their own voter base, independents, and dissatisfied Democrats to show up at the polls.

Democrats seem to be unintentionally helping by neglecting the Texas border, cutting off energy resources, raising taxes and government spending, increasing the national debt, and raiding a former president’s home — and now putting their own “invisible” president back on display.

But all their media horses and all their polling men won’t put Democratic majorities back together again if Republicans do what is necessary to bring their wave in from the political sea.

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PaulE
PaulE
1 year ago

“On taking office in January 2021, Mr. Biden inevitably had to become more visible. But a combination of unpopular policy actions and statements, and his less-than-dynamic appearances, caused his approval ratings to sink rapidly until recently his positives fell into the mid-30s.”

Translation: A senile old man, who served as a useful puppet of the far left implemented the socialist policies that ALL Democrat politicians stated they would implement, if they were elected to office in 2020. Upon implementation of some of those same disastrous, socialist policies in 2021 and 2022, the part of the American public that was stupid enough to buy into the “sensible, moderate alternative” BS realized they had been had. Unfortunately, they wised up too late and were now left with the consequences. Thus the useful puppet’s positives fell into the mid 30s.

There I condensed the entire article down to the most important aspect you should have focused on. As for the last sentence of the article, the Republican leadership needs to quickly get its act together in terms of messaging and real deliverables of substance if they want to end up with anything other than a 5 to 10 seat majority in the House this November.

Anne
Anne
1 year ago

Great article !

THX 1138
THX 1138
1 year ago

Resident.
He is the invisible resident.
Invisible must be the new code word for lame duck.

When you steal your way into power and haven’t been elected to power by the people, then you are nothing more than an installment….like a toliet!

Laura
Laura
1 year ago

The Republicans need to let the voters know exactly what they stand for to get voters to show up at the polls. There is no guarantee of a Red Wave unless they do.

stout
stout
1 year ago

When I read the headline, I thought maybe you would discuss who it is that is actually the President. It is NOT obiden. My contention is that obummer is running everything behind the scenes. obummer has been doing so since he stepped out of the official office when President Trump took over. obummer has been running a shadow government since, first as an insurrectionist to undermine President Trump, and now serving his third term with obiden occupying the seat.

Felix
Felix
1 year ago

LET’S GO BRANDON!!!

Leslie Jones
Leslie Jones
1 year ago

The GOP plan needs to reflect the universal anger and disgust at the liberal majority. Anything less and they risk their supporters staying home in November. What they plan to do with a majority needs to be plainly stated NOW!
Why are we still waiting?

J Rea
J Rea
1 year ago

The Republicans must make the 2022 elections a National Electuon on the policies of Biden Schumer and Pelosi. The Biden Schumer Pelosi team gave us a porous border, a weak foreign policy, increased crime , and fueled runaway inflation. The Biden Schumer Pelosi team has bred divisiveness in our country and pitted citizen against citizen . The Biden Schumer and Pelosi Team has fritted away our Energy Independence and caused the availability of energy to reach crises levels and the costs to rise. The Biden Schumer and Pelosi team has imposed hidden taxes of inflation on Americans and has broken its promises not to raise taxes on working Americans. The policies of the Biden Schumer Pelosi team has harmed our schoolchildren, penalized working Americans ,and allowed crime to run rampant. The policies of the Biden Schumer Pelosi team have encouraged China Russia and Iran while ignoring our Allies . This year’s election is our chance to Fire Schumer and Fire Pelosi and send Biden a message enough is enough . It is time to vote out all Democrat Senators and Congressman.

David Dauphinais
David Dauphinais
1 year ago

He is invisible because we all know and can see he is not the entity running the executive branch or the complete government (including all of the major news services.) Not much to say about the houseplant other we can ALL see through him.

joe mchugh
joe mchugh
1 year ago

Joe Biden’s approval numbers have increased? Why on Earth would that happen? Nothing has changed as far as Biden’s ability to show that he is anything but a wood block head for Puppet master, Susan Rice.

As for those poll takers, who changed their minds about Biden’s “leadership” qualities, they exhibit the same decision making prowess of a squirrel crossing the road in front of an approaching car.

The Republicans? As a registered Republican, I am ashamed that these “opposition” figures seem to be too engrossed in feeding at the taxpayer’s money troth to act like they care about their constituents. The reason that all Democrats and many Republicans hated Donald Trump is that he identified the awful mess in Washington, D.C., and that he tried to do something about it.

In spite of all this the question must be asked. How corrupted must the political leaders of other free nations be when the United States remains the most powerful country in the world? One wonders how much greater we could be if our political leaders were honorable men and women.

Doug C
Doug C
1 year ago

Biden’s name is on the Presidency but, his body is null and void. It makes no sense to hound this imbecile for, he IS NOT the one pulling the strings …. he IS the puppet. You need to be more concerned about what the nefarious characters trolling the WH are doing. It is a shame he is too senile to understand he is being used. His son uses him, the Chinese use him, the Socio-Communists calling themselves Democrats use him. Jill sees it but won’t speak up.

jocko
jocko
1 year ago

THIS MASSIVE POS, biden HAS BROKEN THE LAW AND his OATH OF OFFICE EVERYDAY BY ALLOWING MILLIONS OF illegals, ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO OUR NATION. THE TRUE MAGNITUDE OF THIS WILL NOT BE APPARENT FOR SEVERAL YEARS, WHEN WE WILL SUFFER, MORE ILLICIT DRUGS, OVER CROWDING, MORE MURDERS, MORE RAPES, MORE DISEASE, MORE ROBBERIES, MASSIVE INCREASES IN : FOOD, FUEL, HOUSING,, ETC., ETC. OUR ALREADY DECLINING HEALTH CARE WILL DRASTICALLY TO MUCH WORSE THAN NOW, WITH EXECETIONLLY LONG WAITS TO SEE A DR. AND THE SAME FOR EMERGENCY ROOM CARE. OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM IS NOW TOTALLY UNJUST FAVORING THE CANCEROUS, ANTI-AMERICAN, LYING, CHEATING, libs. THE ONCE HONRABLE FBI IS NOW THE RUSSIAN KGB. AND THE DOJ IS NOW COMPARABLE TO THE NAZI SS. OUR ELECTIONS ARE NOW SEVERABLY DISHONEST. OUR ONCE GREAT NATION IS DOOMED. YOU CAN SAY, GOODBY TO WILDLIFE AS THE INCREASED HOUSING FOR THE MILLIONS OF illegals WILL COVER THOUSANDS OF ACRES. NO ONE WWANTS TO BE A POLICEMAN/WOMAN DUE TO BEING MISTREATED. OUR ARMED SERVICES ALREADY FACE A DRASTIC DECLINE IN ENROLLMENT, AFTER ALL, WHO WANTS TO FIGHT FOR A NATION NOT WORTH FIGHTING FOR ? ALL THIS, DUE TO liberals

Larry W.
Larry W.
1 year ago

Joe Biden and the democratic party have brought us so many problems in the last 2 years it’s hard to believe Biden has any approval rating at all except for his wife and son. The Republicans have a golden opportunity and a long list of things that Biden has messed up. The Republican party needs to take a stand, get their message out and make it clear that our country will be a better place with their policies.

Leslie W Wiebe
Leslie W Wiebe
1 year ago

You don’t even mention Kiawah Island for two weeks, then in wh for a day, then back in Wilmington and Rehoboth for two weeks, then in wh for two days, then back in Wilmington for three days and back in wh for one. All in July and August up until today. Stay in touch. Go to wdel.com and right side. It gives his exact location in real time. And bs to all the quarantines.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 year ago

Biden’s popularity (such as it is) goes up slightly when he is hidden from the public. If you remember in 2016, every time Hillary would hide for a few days her rating would go up. She’d then go back to talking and it would DROP!

Bishop Samuel A L Pope Sr
Bishop Samuel A L Pope Sr
1 year ago

“the less Joe Biden is seen and heard, the better he is regarded by the public” What?? What Group of individuals, what type of people, what category of folk, which public, regards him better the less they see him? “The less I see him the better I like him.” The joke line is from the Bud Abbot & Lou Costello era. I can hear the Marx Brothers using that line Constantly. Was that the results of a Real Poll? Oh LORD, bless America.Please!!!

Veteran
Veteran
1 year ago

I wish he was invisible, and mute; however as is the United States and its people are reeling each day anew from his, and his party’s unconstitutional and authoritarian attacks on our way of life, freedom, and rights, as well as our economy, our wallets, and the future of our children, and grandchildren. Him calling conservatives “semi-fascists” is rich since he wants an authoritarian police and surveillance state that might not yet own all businesses which would be communism, however he wants his government to decide for all businesses what, how much, and when they are allowed to produce what they determine to be necessary, that is by definition fascism, a mix of authoritarian government with planning control over a partially privately owned economy. The best example are his arbitrary and completely overreaching decision that neither American oil and gas companies, nor companies manufacturing combustion engine vehicles are any longer desirable, or should be allowed to be in business. I see where the regulation of interstate commerce by the federal government is allowed under the Constitution, however the right of a president to pick winners, and losers, or the right to shut down huge swaths of our economy seem to be missing, then again Joe/Brandon doesn’t seem to be aware of much of anything these days, least of which what he mumbles in public, maybe he should stay mute to at least leave doubt about his complete incompetence.

Rik
Rik
1 year ago

HE’S NOT INVISIBLE ENOUGH! . . . He DIDN’T REALLY WIN the Presidentcy, at least NOT LEGALLY! . . . Jackass Joe STILL can’t fill a room and you’re going to tell me he beat an incredibly successful incumbent President? . . . He’s destroying everything he touches! It’s time to charge him with TREASON!

Garye
Garye
1 year ago

joebama is perfect for the marxist democrat party, he’s dumber than a stump, has no morals and can’t think himself out of a paper bag!
Anti American, racist, divisive to class and race, a REAL CLOWN SHOW!
He’s perfect for the traitors of the marxist democrat party and ALL people who support these LOSERS!
Make America Great Again, THROW EVERY democrat OUT!

Morbious
Morbious
1 year ago

The fact that this creatures poll numbers could possibly rise demonstrates how perverted and demented this country has become. Rome AD 400.

Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith
1 year ago

John Fetterman is now employing the same campaign strategy as biden.

Elizabeth Cheever
Elizabeth Cheever
1 year ago

First I would like to ask the Republican Party to get busy! If at no other time in our history, you all need to do whatever to get the Republicans in power. GET it back, please! Next, I would like to say that the democrats have told this country to the devil!! We have lived in the most blessed country on the entire planet because “In God we Trust”. Well, when eternity rolls around for each and every one of us, inclusive of our democratic politicians of today who are purposefully and deliberately destroying our country….please remember that Hell is real and I understand pretty hot! When all is said and done, God is Sovereign and ultimately in control of all creation. I can’t wait until he deals with all of you responsible for the “climate change scam” because of your greed for power and financial gain at the expense of the citizens of this country! Remember, when you die there is no second chance! I wonder where all of our politicians will spend their eternities? Thank you, Joe Biden, for your cabinet and administration and all of you in the democratic party for destroying the United States of America!

David P Nelson
David P Nelson
1 year ago

I have stated from the beginning. This Biden Administration is destroying our great Country!

Christine
Christine
1 year ago

I have always referred to biden as the Dictator-in-Cheif. How much of this crap is coming from this puppet, or the ones who pull his strings? Don’t get me wrong, he’s a devil, too.

tom B
tom B
1 year ago

I can only hope the R’s get their heads out of their arses and go on the attack with all the negatives the D’s have created. maybe they are holding back ads until mid Sept. Our country is at real risk of losing itself to the Progressives. R Reagan said we are only one generation away from losing our freedom. he was a brilliant man.

Lois DB
Lois DB
1 year ago

Have come to conclusion we are now living in OZ and the curtain will
be able to see who is behind the curtain, We will then be living in 1984.
No memories or privacy!

anna hubert
anna hubert
1 year ago

He serves the purpose when that is finished que sera?

SAMSON
SAMSON
1 year ago

Is obama running the country? Because biden sure isn’t.

Jim D.
Jim D.
1 year ago

I can only hope that the Republicans are holding back right now and saving all their money and energy for attack in the final stretch leading up to the midterms. They have plenty of ammo thanks to the Democraps!

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

First IRS STASI audit must be DICTATOR Beijing biden and family.
Next, Hillary Clinton, SWAMP QUEEN pelosi, and Communist harris including their families.
Guarantee that you will find all kinds of evidence. Just watch News reels and follow money trail to see how fast they are given up.

Garye
Garye
1 year ago

joebama,the marxist democrat party and swamp politicians have only one target with their 87,000 IRS agents- small businesses!!
There has been tremendous growth if independent business in Our Country, and these are the enemies of the politicians because they can’t control them or introduce their ridiculous wokeism on these hard workers!!
Don’t believe the marxist democrat party lies, independent business owners ate who they seek to destroy next!

ronyvo
ronyvo
1 year ago

The American Mafia aka the Democrats Party is actually way more dangerous than the Italian mafia, since they control the American military, the most powerful army in the world.

I am truly sad to watch the rapid shameful deterioration of The United States. I am fighting a question, which is, where is WE THE PEOPLE? where are you????????? What are you waiting for? This current administration is not ONLY dangerous to the Americans, but to the entire world.

The most confusing issue is, we had a true America lover, very smart and extremely hard-working man President Dnald J Trump who proved with actual deeds his God’s giving talents to be the best president ever, considering the different circumstances. He did NOT lose the last election it was stolen from him by the criminal Democrats party.

As I keep saying, such amazing achievements proved, at least to me, that those many miraculous achievements must be provided to him by our Lord God Jesus. The question arises ‘why then God allowed the loss of the 2020 election? My answer is simple, God wanted to show those naive Americans who voted for the incompetent Biden the huge difference so our president Trump would have a sweeping 2024 success.

Lucybell
Lucybell
1 year ago

The Republican party is faltering under the leadership of Mitch McConnell. Get rid of him and the rest of the Rino’s, until then we will continue to loose our beloved USA to CCP Progressives.

Marta Alvarez
Marta Alvarez
1 year ago

In one of many interviews, President Trump warned us about the Dems being inept to handle our economy and what not, but with a characteristic that Republicans lack: Unity. He said something like: They unite around any issue that favors them against us. Sadly, the conservatives are fighting among themselves and can get united. Our Congressmen seem to be lukewarm at best. I don’t see them campaigning as one voice on issues that plague us today, like the economy and the threat of Communism. Even sadder is the fact that Communism is already here; people don’t even realize that they have fallen for it, miserably. People have failed to realize the obvious: The Democratic Party has a Communist faction that has very cleverly taken over the Party. If only people new a bit about history, they would have caught up on the sinister turn to the left that the Obama Administration took by flirting with Cub and the Colombian narco Communist guerrilla, FARC. Now, we have a President that sadly resembles Fidel Castro who in his last years was a shadow of a human being, but they ‘pasted him together’ to keep his image of a strong leader. This is night mare, really.

tika
tika
1 year ago

dems live on verbal/physical misdirection. with more than two years to the 2024 general election expect them to get brandon in there for 2024 to 2028 if the mid-terms turn out more positive than we want. MAKE SURE TO VOTE FOR AMERICA IN TWO MONTHS OR YOU MAY NEVER SEE IT AGAIN.

Lynn
Lynn
1 year ago

kamala is also a ghost

BwaHa
BwaHa
1 year ago

Personally, I’m okay with biden being “invisible”. Keep him out of sight, keep him in the cellar! We don’t need him. IMHO

MAGA2024! TRUMP2024!
FJB@ LET’S GO BRANDON!

Myrna Wade
Myrna Wade
1 year ago

Denigrating Republicans as destructive law breakers is an effort to shame us. It is amazing that this line is coming out as the election banner for the democrats. Especially ironic when he has just attempted to forgive some student debt without authority.

Allan E Brem
Allan E Brem
1 year ago

Susan Rice in the WH doing Basah Adaba’s bidding.

Will
Will
1 year ago

Republican candidates need to get out and campaign and tell voters why they should be voted for. They cannot just rely on Donald Trump’s endorsement. Personally, I would vote for a monkey before voting Democrap.

Marie Langley
Marie Langley
1 year ago

Let’s hope that the American people don’t fall for this media blitz to buy more votes like he did with the forgiveness of student debt. I would pray that Americans are not that stupid and will see right through this smoke screen. After all, Biden is a career politician and knows how to deceive.
Republicans need to come out in record numbers in November to defeat this corruption!!!!!!

Michael Quinn
Michael Quinn
1 year ago

Anyone remember Al Franken’s senate victory in Minnesota in 2008? He lost by 2,000 votes, but after weeks of recounts and challenges, won the seat from Ron Coleman by 312 votes. The Democrap machine will be lawyered up for every close race, and they have been fine tuning since 2020. Do not be surprised if, after weeks of recounts, the ‘Franken Factor’ will yield more than enough squishy Republicans willing to concede by January. Republicans have a solid history of snatching “defeat from the jaws of victory”. All of this Red Wave talk makes me cringe. I wouldn’t be surprised to find Democraps behind it to make conservatives complacent.

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

This is an extremely important issue and involves several complicated elements. I certainly don’t have all the answers but will share what I feel are some critical points. 1) There are a number of Republican leaders who are a part of the DC establishment, AKA “the swamp”, that will not speak up for fear of being cast out. 2) Hugh numbers of citizens are very disturbed, even angry, but are not inclined to speak out publicly because they know it will only result in their being called every despicable name in the book. 3) The media downplays and under reports the publics negative feelings about Biden and the left because it would magnify his/their failings. I can only hope the silent citizens are in reality the majority and will vote in Hugh numbers this fall.

Harry Burchell
Harry Burchell
1 year ago

I’m surprised that no one sees Hillary running for president by speaking against Biden’s mis steps and apparent failures. It’s as though he was put in office with his failures to work as a springboard to ensure her nomination and subsequent election to the White House. The logic goes, if Biden is the worst ever, maybe disenchanted conservatives will be enticed to be suicidal enough to shoot themselves in the head at the voting both…

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