As President Biden 'celebrated' the 'most successful first year of a presidency ever' last week, his approval rating hit a new low (worse than it was in November amid the Kabul crisis)...
Voters have signaled their unhappiness with Biden as his agenda has shifted far from the 'moderate' he projected during the campaign - but has still disappointed every 'identity' in his party due to the lack of legislation. Furthermore, Americans see inflation is at a forty-year high, the economy is faltering, the COVID-19 pandemic is never-ending (more deaths under Biden than Trump), among numerous other things.
All of which has sent the probabilities of Democrats losing the midterms later this year soaring.
So, is it any wonder that the Biden administration is desperately seeking a distraction from the domestic chaos... and what better and more time-test strategy than to start a land-war in Eurasia.
For months, Russia has amassed forces near Ukraine. Now, all of a sudden, Western corporate media and the White House have been using the threat of war to crowd out news headlines of inflation, bare shelves at supermarkets, supply chain woes, and rising violent crime.
And while correlation is not causation, one can't help but notice in the chart below how as the president becomes more unpopular, the headlines about Ukraine grow larger and larger.
The Federalist's co-founder, Sean Davis, sums things up perfectly:
History is littered with empires that decided to start dumb wars to distract from social/economic problems in their own backyards. The worse Biden’s numbers get, the more likely it becomes that he’ll send your kids to the meat grinder in the hopes a war will juice his numbers. https://t.co/wEAYGxq0so— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 24, 2022
Jordan Boyd at The Federalist notes that as early as the 1800s, those in power used their authority to start conflicts with foreign powers to manipulate public opinion.
French Emperor Louis Napoleon was suspected of pandering to French Catholics and trying to boost his country’s crumbling reputation when he entered the Crimean War in 1854.
Napoleon, experts say, wanted to lord France’s power over Russian Orthodox Christians to keep Frenchmen’s minds off of problems at home.
A more recent example of this distraction came in 1998 when President Bill Clinton suddenly decided, just days after he confessed to having sexual relations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, to bomb potential terrorists in Afghanistan and Sudan.
Let's hope the maniacs in the White House aren't serious about actually engaging in a kinetic war this time... to boost Biden's dismal approval rating.