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Biden is probably the weakest Democratic president since Jimmy Carter: Analyst

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Former US President Jimmy Carter (left) and current President Joe Biden

Joe Biden is probably the weakest Democratic president since Jimmy Carter, “which exacerbated the ongoing decline of the working and middle classes," according to an American political analyst.

Myles Hoenig made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday while commenting on a report which says a group of anti-Donald Trump Republicans has decided to endorse a number of Democratic lawmakers facing tough races GOP candidates in the 2022 midterm elections, in an attempt to stop their own party from recapturing Congress.

The GOP officials are upset that most elected Republicans now support former President Donald Trump's claims that the 2020 election was stolen by the Democratic Party and their powerful allies in the Washington establishment.  

The officials told Reuters they are also supporting vulnerable Republicans, including Representative Liz Cheney, who have opposed Trump's policies and rejected his voter fraud claims.  

Trump, who believes that the election was rigged by the US establishment in favor of Biden, has said that the 2020 presidential election was “the greatest Election Hoax in history.”

According to recent surveys, most Republicans still believe that the election was stolen from the former president, and Trump is the legitimate president of the United States. 

“For those who follow American political news, people are either scared out of their minds or seeing all their dreams come true, as nightmarish as it’s likely to turn out. President Biden is probably the weakest president since Jimmy Carter, which exacerbated the ongoing decline of the working and middle classes, and continues to this day," Myles commented to Press TV.

"That brought us Reagan economics, promoted by all presidents since, Republicans and Democrats. Biden’s chances in 2024 are not encouraging to his party, and a likely tsunami of dissatisfaction towards his party in 2022 would make for a clean sweep of the Republicans in both chambers. A Republican-controlled Congress would usher in the next Trump administration,” he said. 

"'Moderate’ Republicans are teaming up to endorse Democrats in the upcoming mid-term elections. They don’t want their party to gain control, as for them, Trump’s ascendancy would be assured. For them, even having fascist Republicans controlling Congress is not too big a deal for them. After all, the decline in civil liberties, concentration of economic wealth, forever wars, attacks on women’s rights based on fanatical religious ideology, all have been happening since President George W. Bush and before, and with both parties switching powers. They rightly see their party’s control being the final steps before a Trump administration,” he stated.

“All who oppose Trump see that his administration would be one of revenge and incompetence overall. He will turn the US into a pariah nation, with drastic consequences for trade, alliances, and an overall image that would take cataclysmic action to reverse it. What that would remain to be seen,” the analyst concluded.

Nearly half of the US citizens disapprove of Biden's performance, a number that shows the country is sharply divided over the Democratic leader.  

According to a CNN poll released on Wednesday, which has surveyed 1,000 adults from Oct. 7-11, 50 percent of the American respondents approve of Biden’s job performance, while 49 percent said they are not satisfied.

The CNN poll comes as other surveys conducted in the wake of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan show lower numbers of Biden’s approval rating.

A Monmouth University poll released in mid-September found 65 percent of those surveyed believe the US is on wrong track under the leadership of Biden, up from 56 percent two months earlier.


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