Let’s be honest, not counting the “Sex and the City” reboot, Joe Biden’s first year in office was the worst senior performance of 2021.
Under Joe Biden’s leadership, our departure from Afghanistan left American soldiers dead, American citizens behind, the Taliban in command, and offered our enemy billions of dollars in advanced military equipment.
Biden’s abandonment of Afghanistan has been called the costliest and ugliest separation since Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce.
Supply chain problems linked to the pandemic have left billions of consumer goods to rot off the coasts of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The current inflation rate in the United States is almost 7% higher than it was at the same time last year. And that’s just for the Hunter Biden paintings.
And then you have the omicron variant sweeping the country faster than Grant took Richmond, and Vice President Kamala Harris saying, “We didn’t see the omicron coming.”
Joe Biden has become America’s Department Store Santa: a weak old man who made a lot of promises to kids he can’t keep.
As you might expect, Biden’s poll numbers are now in the washroom – with a new Marist College poll showing Sloppy Joe’s approval rating of 41%, while 55% disapprove.
The disappointment is so palpable that there is even talk of dismissing him.
Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia filed articles of impeachment against Biden the day after he was sworn in, calling him “unfit” for the presidency. Recently, she reiterated her support for his impeachment.
Congressman Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, also alluded to it.
“God willing, I think we’re going to take back the majority, and I want to be the chairman of the judicial committee,” Jordan told Business Insider US in an interview last month.
However, attempting to impeach Joe Biden would be a major misstep.
In the words of former KABC talk show host Al Rantel, “When your opponent commits suicide, don’t commit homicide.”
Biden is doing on his own, very well, without any help from the Republicans. The polls all show voters are aware of this.
Everything indicates the public is ready to change the course of the country at the polls – Republicans should step back and let them be.
As hard for Republicans to believe, the Democratic side’s most valuable player is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
If she takes a mid-term bombing, it will almost certainly be the final blow to her long and successful career as an elected official.
Without Pelosi, Biden has no chance of achieving anything substantial on his schedule in the final two years of his tenure.
He will effectively be rendered powerless.
Additionally, Congress Democrats are currently at war with each other – the House hates the Senate, progressives hate moderates, the grassroots don’t trust leadership – and vice versa.
Why on earth would you want to give this fractured caucus a reason to unite behind a common goal?
Let them tear their face off for as long as they want.
Impeachment would lead them to embrace and reconcile.
Who wants that?
Sometimes you don’t have to win an election, just let the other party lose.
In the words of the great Desi Arnaz, “When you don’t know what to do… don’t do anything”.
There should be no impeachment, there should be no impeachment – Republicans should be perfectly prepared to allow Biden and his congressional allies to run on their case and let the house of cards fall on its own .
John Phillips can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 pm on “The John Phillips Show” on KABC / AM 790.