Joe Biden & the Politics of Calm, Mature Deliberation
Joe Biden's approval rating seems to increase weekly as Americans are finding that they like to wake each morning to a President that isn't tweeting out insane conspiracy theories or stoking racial or ethnic tensions. No more lies about antifa activists pillaging the suburbs or climate scientists plotting the overthrow of capitalism. We are slowly returning to normal. Yes, we still have many challenges, but our new President seems to be approaching them with calm deliberation, calling on experts, scientists, and folks that know stuff.
A new Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 62% of us approve of Biden's performance thus far with just 33% disapproving. Almost two-thirds of Americans seem to be happy with our new President and that's quite an accomplishment after the divisiveness of the 2020 election and its aftermath.
I suspect the reason is quite simple; Biden is focused on the Covid crisis and our economic challenges and has worked to tone down the political rhetoric. Moreover, he has quickly reversed the nation's policies on the environment, immigration, science, Palestine, human rights and the pandemic without making it overtly political. He is discussing the policies not the politics and that is refreshing. For the moment, Americans are content with a rational, mature adult leading the nation.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content