About a month ago, we were seeing pieces with headlines like, “Leave Biden Alone” and “Give Biden a Break.” Lately, though, we’ve been seeing some hope in the liberal media that he’s about to turn things around. President Joe Biden’s approval rating is still in the toilet, but we got to see him on a White House balcony Monday night announcing a successful drone strike on al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri. Jonathan Lemire writes in Politico that “Biden world sees vindication in his Afghanistan drawdown one year and one drone strike later.”
The killing of al Qaeda leader al-Zawahri marks, what the White House hopes will be, a turning of the page on the presidency’s darkest day — one that could aid a potential Biden revival.https://t.co/Hmj5bSOFTA
— POLITICO (@politico) August 2, 2022
Last August, an explosion in Afghanistan knocked Joe Biden’s presidency off course. A burst of violence left 13 American troops dead, shattered the administration’s central claim of competence and sparked a nearly yearlong slide for the White House.
Nearly 12 months later, another strike in Kabul marks, what the White House hopes will be, a turning of the page on the presidency’s darkest day — one that could aid a potential Biden revival.
That bombing punctuated the disastrous early days of America’s military withdrawal from that nation after 20 years of war. The chaotic exit left a powerful vacuum that dangerous, repressive forces have filled: Zawahri appears to have been given safe harbor in downtown Kabul by the Taliban; thousands of Afghans who aided the Western coalition remain trapped there; personal liberties have been taken away yet again from women and girls in the nation.
Even the mainstream media couldn’t cover for Biden’s incompetence when it came to the Afghanistan withdrawal — that really was the point where Biden’s approval began to plummet. But Lemire points out another recent victory for Biden: the Inflation Reduction Act. Are Biden’s fortunes changing?
Another Politico story that could have been written by Ron Klain https://t.co/wXUaJPHplh
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) August 2, 2022
Who says it wasn’t?
— Burt Macklin (@rmurph525) August 2, 2022
— Saucy UBI (@SaucySaidIt) August 2, 2022
To be honest a revival will need full CPR and paddles. This one is unrecoverable with a do not revive note in his records!
— Shackleton #HastaLaVistaBaby #BringBackBoris (@Shackleton_1922) August 2, 2022
Inflation, recession, high gas prices, shortages, yep that will all be forgotten by the guy who they thought was already dead
— PGHFootballGuy (@FootballPghGuy) August 2, 2022
How in the world is there a comparison between killing one terrorist with a standoff weapon with the clusterf**k that was a catastrophically executed abandonment of Afghanistan? Tell that to the brave men and women who gave their lives for a Washington born strategy?
— Illegitimi Non Carborundum (@ECrustius) August 2, 2022
Did we ever get all the Americans Biden abandoned in Afghanistan?
— Solomon Black (@s_black76) August 2, 2022
Hands Afghanistan over to the Taliban
Finds al-Zawahiri operating openly in Afghanistan
Goes back into Afghanistan to kill al-Zawahiri
"Victory! Turning point!"
— Scroll Past This Tweet (@scrollpastthis) August 2, 2022
This is, what, the eighth turning point in the “Suck” and “Blow” Administration? https://t.co/QveI39oPKS
— A. Squared from Flatland (@telecomsreg) August 2, 2022
Even the way they put it sounds iffy: “a potential Biden revival.” Not happening.
USA Today reports that Biden has been ‘hammered by events that have eroded his support’ https://t.co/9EeBMdRMV4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 30, 2022