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Survey shows he’s up over Biden by 10 points, Harris by 13
By Bob Unruh
Published September 23, 2021 at 2:08pm
In what prominent Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard classifies as “a stunning turnaround,” a new poll shows the extent of the buyer’s remorse evident following last year’s presidential election.
The results from Rasmussen Reports shows that given a second chance at Election Day, voters now would pick President Donald Trump over Joe Biden 51%-41%.
“Just 247 days since President Joe Biden took the keys to the Oval Office, a majority of people appear to want him evicted and former President Donald Trump back,” Bedard explained.
“And by a country mile.”
Key was the fact that independent voters “overwhelmingly” said they would go for Trump, by 20 points.
And Democrats? Those from gaffe-plagued Joe Biden’s own party?
One-fifth said they’d vote for Trump.
Trump, against a Vice President Kamala Harris, would win 52%-39%.
Rasmussen said the survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was done Sept. 21-22 and the margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Rasmussen said the survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was done Sept. 21-22 and the margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
The turnaround comes after Biden took office and created a crisis at the southern border by canceling President Trump’s border security programs. Then there’s also the Afghanistan withdrawal catastrophe where Biden left behind, to be under the thumb of terrorists in the Taliban, hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghans who had helped the U.S. there.
And tens of billions of dollars worth of American war machinery.
Then there’s inflation that’s hitting all Americans in their wallets. There’s his party’s attempt to take over all elections. And his party’s COVID mandate agenda, as well as its pro-abortion agenda.
And voters probably remember that a Media Research Center poll shortly after the election found that nearly one-third of voters who chose Joe Biden were not aware of the evidence linking the former vice president to corrupt financial dealings with China and other nations through his son. Hunter. Had they known, according to the survey, President Trump would have won at least 289 Electoral College votes.
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August 2021 will probably be remembered as the month when Joe Biden’s presidency was holed below the waterline. September is the month when it started to sink.
Biden is beset by several disasters at once. All the blame is his, for they flow from his dumb, stubborn, and ideological moves immediately after he was sworn in. First, his border crisis has graduated into a catastrophe.
Migrants are flooding across the trickle of the Rio Grande at sometimes hundreds an hour, and 10,000 or more of them now wait in a filthy shantytown under the international bridge in Del Rio, Texas. The city’s authorities are overwhelmed. There is no news yet of a cynically opportunistic visit from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to pose for a grief-stricken photo like the one she set up when the president was a Republican. Back then, many of these migrants were living in better conditions throughout South America. But after Biden told them during his presidential campaign that “you should come,” they accepted his boneheaded and reckless invitation.
The humanitarian situation is so bad and border officials are so overwhelmed that Biden is deporting some migrants back to an earthquake-stricken Haiti, where many of them haven’t lived for 10 years or more. They’d have preferred to remain in Mexico, which, coincidentally, was former President Donald Trump’s policy, while their cases were adjudicated.
Meanwhile, the disaster Biden created in Afghanistan continues to unravel apace. The deadly, disorderly, and dishonorable rout he made inevitable there will be a source of lasting shame for the United States and will inspire future terrorist attacks. More immediately, it has European allies, both in Britain and on the continent, openly doubting American resolve and reliability.
To compound matters, Afghans whom Biden brought back to the U.S. were, in many cases, random people taken off the street and entirely unrelated to the American war effort. To inflate the numbers of people he was seen rescuing — remember his administration’s boasting about the scores of thousands and its ludicrous braggadocio about being as admirable as the Berlin airlift? — Biden shipped out people who weren’t in danger from the Taliban while leaving behind tens of thousands who were and still are.
Biden’s incompetence — nay, his negligence, because incompetence at least implies an honest effort — is entirely to blame for both of these disasters. But it gets much, much worse.
We thought we had seen the greatest possible depths of presidential pettiness. But Biden has outdone everyone, including his famously thin-skinned predecessor. Just last week, Biden’s administration abruptly and without warning decided to withhold desperately needed treatments for COVID-19 from the states where they are most in demand. Not coincidentally, most of them are states governed by Republicans.
In Florida, for example, which is experiencing a high volume of cases despite its high vaccination rate, Biden’s administration has seized control of the distribution system for monoclonal antibody treatments and dramatically scaled back the number that will be made available to less than half of existing demand. The administration’s stated excuses for this are not remotely believable. There is no shortage of the treatments elsewhere, and this is a straightforwardly vindictive decision. He will let Florida’s hospitals be overwhelmed, and more people will die needlessly, apparently because Florida’s governor refuses to comply when Biden demands that he impose needless mask mandates on schoolchildren.
Biden’s cruelty in arbitrarily depriving people of a cure to a disease that will hospitalize or kill them is outrageous even in the lamentable catalog of his odious decisions. It is worse than anything his predecessor did, including the acts for which he was twice impeached. It is a deadly abuse of power by a president unfit to govern the country.
No wonder Biden’s approval ratings are collapsing. But there is a silver lining. Biden, or whoever makes decisions for him, has so fallen out of favor that no Republican or centrist Democrat will feel pressure to help pass his inflationary, unnecessary, and radical $3.5 trillion spending bill.
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Original Location: Joe Biden’s ship has started to sink
© Getty Images The U.S. is preparing to release a potential COVID-19 Pfizer booster shot for Americans over the age of 65 and those who are susceptible to high-risk illnesses by Friday. Pictured above is a photo of a needle, COVID-19 sticker, and band-aid.
As of Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to approve the third round of shots for the above-mentioned group of Americans. The move comes as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) panel will meet on Wednesday to discuss the distribution of the shots.
Currently, the FDA doesn’t have to follow the CDC panel guidelines but they usually abide by them. The booster shots will begin to take place once the FDA approves the shots and the CDC signs off on them.
On Monday, Interim Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Janet Woodcock told Reuters that while she backs the booster shots, scientists have argued that they aren’t needed as of yet.
“If people are acquiring the virus and spreading it, you want to stop that as much as possible. Of course, we’re using mitigation measures like masking and so forth, but vaccination is important,” she said.
On September 17, an FDA advisory committee voted to authorize the additional Pfizer shots for both groups of Americans rather than the broader public for now. This decision is due to a lack of evidence and the need for additional health data.
“Today was an important step forward in providing better protection to Americans from COVID-19,” White House spokesperson Kevin Munoz told Reuters after the vote. “We stand ready to provide booster shots to eligible Americans once the process concludes at the end of next week.”
Thirty-eight percent of Americans said that they would prefer vaccines to be given to the unvaccinated in developing nations first rather than used as booster shots in the U.S., according to a recent poll conducted by Yahoo News and YouGov.Thirty-two percent of those surveyed said it was more important to “offer boosters to as many Americans as possible.”
The remaining 30 percent of people in the survey said they were undecided on the issue.
The survey also discovered that 73 percent of vaccinated Americans would be willing to get a booster shot if it becomes available to them.
Newsweek reached out to the CDC for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.
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The Greek philosopher Plato predicted democracy would degenerate into anarchy once people lost their virtue. Then a tyrant would arise.
How do democracies and republics get taken over? Haven’t systems been put in place to prevent this from happening?
The best way to answer that is to look at history and perhaps no one tells it better than William J. Federer. William is a nationally known speaker, historian, author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc, a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage. He’s the speaker on The American Minute daily broadcast. He has authored numerous books including, America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations, Rise of the Tyrant, Who is the King in America? and Socialism: The Real History From Plato to the Present.
According to William, the first writing was Sumerian cuneiform on clay tablets from the Mesopotamian Valley (Iraq). Moving on he noted Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, 2,000 years of Egyptian pharaohs, Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Attila the Hun, etc.
His point? Although the titles may differ such as Pharaoh, Caesar, Kaiser, Sultan, Czar, Chairman, etc, the most common form of government is the king where power gravitates into the hands of one person. It’s the “default setting” for human government.
As centuries moved along these kings got bigger and bigger because of military and technological advancements. Eventually the King of England became so big that people said the sun never set on the British empire.
Eventually America’s founders decided to break away, not just from the King of England, but from having a king as a leader. They flipped the concept and made the people the king.
In the end, William views history as a long categorizing of how to limit the power of a king, but how do you do that, especially in the modern era when certain powerful individuals seemingly want to take away the rights of the people? William believes that history isn’t prophetic, but it is predictive. In other words, past behavior is the best indicator of future performance. So join him as he answers this question by steering listeners through world history, on this edition of Crosstalk.
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The head of the Islamic State’s group in the Sahara was killed by French troops, according to multiple reports on Thursday.
Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi had led the killings of four US soldiers in Niger in 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
The US soldiers were ambushed by Islamic State fighters on October 4, 2017 while attempting to return to their base, the Journal reported in 2018.
The troops waited nearly an hour to request help because they thought there were fewer militants during the attack.
Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) was formed by al-Sahrawi in 2015, the BBC said, and is blamed for most of the deadly attacks in the West African region, including violence against a group of six French aid workers and their Nigerien guides and drivers in 2020.
The killing of al-Sahrawi was “another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel,” French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted.
French forces have been fighting insurgencies in the region for years, the BBC said. There are several missions ongoing, including a counterterrorism mission and United Nations peacekeeping mission.
The eight-year campaign in the region by France is shrinking, the Journal said, with a reduced troop presence from 5,100 soldiers to between 2,500 and 3,000.
The ambush – which left four Americans and five Nigerian fighters dead in the Nigerien village of Tongo Tongo – was the deadliest attack on American troops in Africa since the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia, the Journal said.
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© Maxar Technologies, via Reuters Commercial planes sitting near the main terminal of the Mazar-i-Sharif airport, Afghanistan, on Friday.
DOHA, Qatar — With the massive United States military effort to evacuate American citizens and endangered Afghans completed, those still scrambling to find safe passage from Afghanistan are now navigating a complicated and potentially dangerous diplomatic impasse.
Unable to fly from Kabul’s airport, which remains closed and in need of upgrades, many people have flocked to the airport in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, making it the latest flash point as the United States struggles to coordinate with its former Taliban adversaries to help people wanting to leave the country.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, speaking to reporters during a visit to Qatar on Tuesday, said U.S. officials were “working around the clock” to ensure that flights carrying Americans and endangered Afghans can safely depart Afghanistan. He contested claims that the Taliban have blocked charter flights from departing the Mazar-i-Sharif airport.
Mr. Blinken said he was unaware of any “hostage-like” situation in Mazar-i-Sharif, contradicting a claim by a prominent House Republican that the Taliban were reneging on promises they have made to U.S. officials to allow safe passage from the country of foreigners and Afghans with valid travel documents.
“We have been assured, again, that all American citizens and Afghan citizens with valid travel documents will be allowed to leave,” Mr. Blinken said, adding that “we intend to hold the Taliban to that.”
Mr. Blinken, who appeared alongside Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and their Qatari counterparts, said Taliban leaders had recently reaffirmed that commitment. He pointed to the exit from the country on Monday by an American family who used an undisclosed land route. The Taliban knew what the family was doing but did not impede them, U.S. officials say.
But in the case of Mazar-i-Sharif, Mr. Blinken said, the Taliban have objected to charter flights that combine passengers who have valid travel documents and those who do not.
“It’s my understanding that the Taliban has not denied exit to anyone holding a valid document, but they have said that those without valid documents at this point can’t leave,” Mr. Blinken said. “But because all of these people are grouped together, that’s meant that flights have not been allowed to go.”
On Sunday, Representative Mike McCaul of Texas, the top Republican on the House Foreign Relations Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday” that the Taliban were blocking the departure of six flights from Mazar-i-Sharif that included American citizens and Afghans who had acted as interpreters for the U.S. military. Mr. McCaul said the Taliban were holding the passengers “hostage” as they made demands of the U.S. government.
Mr. Blinken said he believed around 100 American citizens remain in Afghanistan, including “a relatively small number” seeking to leave Mazar-i-Sharif.
Further complicating matters, the Taliban said Tuesday they would not allow people to leave the country until a new government is formed. The Taliban announced a list of people who will fill key roles on Tuesday afternoon, but they held off on formally swearing in the new government.
The group said earlier in the day that without functioning ministries to grant exit stamps and perform other necessary duties, an orderly departure process was not yet in place.
The Taliban’s latest comments represent yet another twist in a chapter that has played out since their conquest of the country led tens of thousands to try to flee.
Like the United States, the Taliban do not want to see a repeat of the desperate scenes that played out in Kabul, where thousands of Afghans rushed to the airport and many were evacuated without proper documentation
© Sergei Gapon/Getty Images A Boeing 737-31S Kam Air passenger plane with people evacuated from Afghanistan on board, lands at Boryspil International Airport outside Kiev, on August 23, 2021.
Six private charter planes seeking to evacuate 1,600 people—including more than 100 Americans—out of Afghanistan have been grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department, an official with an NGO working on the evacuation told Newsweek.
The would-be passengers have yet to board the planes in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which were chartered by the Nazarene Fund and Mercury One charity, both founded by Christian conservative media personality Glenn Beck.
Three other evacuation flights—two on a plane chartered by international development organization Sayara, and one by Goldbelt, Inc., an Alaska Native corporation—set to carry at least 19 Americans and an unspecified number of Afghans have also been grounded by the Taliban awaiting clearance, a second senior NGO official told Newsweek.
Funded entirely with private money, the Mercury One rescue mission chartered six planes—two Airbus 340s and four Boeing 737s—from Kam Air, the largest private Afghan airline, for eight evacuation flights to a Gulf state. The other three flights with Sayora and Goldbelt were also chartered from Kam Air but their intended destination is currently unclear.
Both NGO officials said the Taliban grounded the flights amid a breakdown in negotiations with the State Department, with one adding that the Taliban could be attempting to “shake down” the airline or State Department for money in exchange for takeoff clearance.
Negotiations between the Taliban and State Department have been “stuck at this point” so the Taliban has not “granted final clearance” for the flights, the second official said, adding that U.S. negotiations with the Taliban to grant private planes clearance to depart have dragged on for at least days while evacuees remained in hiding.
Earlier reports indicated that there were hundreds of Afghans, many of whom did not have visas or passports, on board the flights, with Representative Michael McCaul describing the incident as a “hostage situation.” White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain told CNN Sunday that “around 100” U.S. citizens were still in Afghanistan.
Both NGO officials rejected the “hostage” description but told Newsweek that the passengers include at least 142 Americans—123 with the Mercury One-funded flights and at least 19 with the flights chartered by Sayara and Goldbelt.
“The planes are currently empty and its passengers are still waiting in their safe houses for clearance for takeoff from the Taliban,” the first NGO official said. “I have 1,600 plus people on the master manifest that want to fly, of which 123 are Americans and the rest are Special Immigration Visas.”
The evacuation flights cost the Nazarene Fund and Mercury One charity $750,000 each, the first NGO official said.
Officials associated with the NGOs said they have refrained from negotiating directly with the Taliban as the Foreign Corruption Practices Act of 1977 “prohibits U.S. citizens and entities from bribing foreign government officials to benefit their business interests.”
With help from donors, the Nazarene Fund and Mercury One reportedly raised more than $28 million to help evacuate Christians and other vulnerable religious minorities from Afghanistan. Beck shared a photo of a plane on a tarmac to Instagram on August 26, writing “one of the last planes to leave #kabul before the bombings.”
The State Department did not respond to Newsweek‘s request for comment Sunday evening. However, earlier today a State Department spokesperson told Newsweek that it could not confirm whether Americans were attempting to evacuate aboard the chartered aircraft due to a lack of resources and personnel in Afghanistan.
“We do not have personnel on the ground, we do not have air assets in the country, we do not control the airspace—whether over Afghanistan or elsewhere in the region,” the spokesperson said, adding that it remains “prepared to help” U.S. citizens and Afghan refugees.
The two-decade U.S.-led war in Afghanistan came to a close as the final military plane departed the Taliban-ruled international airport in Kabul on August 30. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said there’s “no deadline” on evacuating the remaining U.S. citizens who want to leave.