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From: Neeka10/16/2021 12:53:50 PM
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Without the passage of the "Build Back Better Act," or a solid infrastructure bill, and the potential default of the U.S. debt on the horizon, is it any surprise Biden's presidency is sinking like the Titanic?

The Zogby Poll®: President Biden's Job Performance

Written by Zogby Category: News Published: 14 October 2021

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President Biden's skid continues, and he has fallen down a job performance well. There are crises spinning out of control every day. As the U.S. economy teeters on recession, and the Wall St. bubble continues to inflate, voters are being hid harder than heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury with higher gas and food prices simultaneously. Don't forget about the US/Mexico border crisis, potential U.S. debt default and a once in a generation pandemic!

Voters can't help but wonder why the Biden administration keeps sweeping these issues under the rug and declaring them "transitory." Democratic leaders cannot even come to consensus within their own ranks. Without the passage of the "Build Back Better Act," or a solid infrastructure bill, and the potential default of the U.S. debt on the horizon, is it any surprise Biden's presidency is sinking like the Titanic? Biden's failure to reach vaccination goals and his executive vaccine mandates have also not helped his cause.

Our latest polling shows President Biden with a 36% positive job performance rating (excellent-15% and good-21% combined), while his negative rating is 61% (fair-19% and poor-42% combined).

Biden is only receiving decent marks from his political base's most ardent supporters: Democrats (68% positive/30% negative), Liberals (69% positive/30% negative), urban voters (52% positive/46% negative) and African Americans (56% positive/41% negative) were the only groups to give him a majority positive rating.

He is getting hammered by all age groups, including younger voters aged 18-29 (34% positive/63% negative), women (32% positive/65% negative), suburban voters (32% positive/65% negative), Hispanics (41% positive/59% negative), Independents (24% positive/71% negative), suburban women (29% positive/67% negative), and urban women (43% positive/53% negative).

It's not all over for President Biden, but something must give soon. He needs to get his agenda going, get the debt ceiling raised, and get Covid under control. Each one of these is nearly impossible by itself. Biden ran on the idea he could fix things and heal the country. With each precious day slipping by it seems unlikely he will get his agenda passed or heal the country. Another Trump presidency might not be so farfetched an idea as it was a year earlier.

The Takeaways

Biden can only get his sagging numbers up by passing his agenda, and hoping the stimulus continues to juice an already battered and slowing economy. The one issue with that plan is it's very likely increasing federal debt and spending will further drive up commodity prices down the line, but politicians rarely think long term when their numbers are down.

Everybody is feeling the pinch at the pump and grocery store. Gas and food prices are skyrocketing, and inflation could help deliver the House back to Republicans!

Women voters are abandoning ship. Biden needs to improve his polling numbers with women or Democratic leaders risk losing the 2022 midterm election.

Can Biden be the deal maker he was in the Senate? It's quite amazing he cannot even get his own party on the same page. Usually, presidents are struggling to pass their agenda with a little bi-partisan support. The Democratic party is more divided than the Republicans now!

Holding up a vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill Democrats could tout as a major victory and/or the country defaults on its debt, however short a period it is, could doom Biden's presidency.


Zogby Analytics Poll Methodology
US Likely Voters
10/08/21 - 10/10/21

Zogby Analytics conducted an online survey of 896 likely voters in the US.

Using internal and trusted interactive partner resources, thousands of adults were randomly invited to participate in this interactive survey. Each invitation is password coded and secure so that one respondent can only access the survey one time.

Using information based on census data, voter registration figures, CIA fact books and exit polls, we use complex weighting techniques to best represent the demographics of the population being surveyed. Weighted variables may include age, race, gender, region, party, education, and religion. The party breakdown for this survey is as follows: 38% Democrat, 38% Republican and 24% Independent/unaffiliated.

Based on a confidence interval of 95%, the margin of error for 896 is +/- 3.3 percentage points. This means that all other things being equal, the identical survey repeated will have results within the margin of error 95 times out of 100.

Subsets of the data have a larger margin of error than the whole data set. As a rule we do not rely on the validity of very small subsets of the data especially sets smaller than 50-75 respondents. At that subset we can make estimations based on the data, but in these cases the data is more qualitative than quantitative.

Additional factors can create error, such as question wording and question order.


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To: Neeka who wrote (751868)10/16/2021 1:01:52 PM
From: Sdgla
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Any investigation into joey & hunter will sink the big guys presidency. Looking for president heels up soon as the economy grinds to a halt and the invasion at the southern border continues on & the cartels rake in $$$’s via human & drug trafficking.

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To: DMaA who wrote (751867)10/16/2021 1:16:25 PM
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Your name is Debbie?

I thought it was George!

Ah well, modern times...

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From: Neeka10/16/2021 1:18:35 PM
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Does a Parallel Polis exist in the United States of America? I don't see that there is much of a choice considering the propensity of those in charge to lead in a thoroughly totalitarian manner. And the fact they get away with law breaking on an almost constant basis.

One example; the Oath Keepers movement is growing and thriving.

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Parallel Polis is a socio-political concept created by Czech political thinker and dissident Vaclav Benda in connection with the informal civic initiative, Charter 77. Benda and other philosophers sought to build a theoretical framework for social events in dissident circles.


Social structure

The alternative culture, or underground, was described in Parallel Polis in 1978 for the first time. [1] A political scientist, Benda noticed the emergence of a new social structure in artistic and intellectual circles as a tool to escape the totalitarian communist regime and detected the following pillars of the new "field":

  • Constant monitoring and verification of civic rights and freedoms, which the state tends to restrict. Parallel Polis consists of people who actively advocate for (and protect) their rights.
  • "Alternative" (underground) culture is independent, and consists of art which is developed without the permission—or support—of public authorities.
  • Parallel education and science, representing the right to free education and the development of scientific research (residential seminars and educational societies and academies)
  • A parallel information system as an expression of the right to the free dissemination of information (such as samizdat publishing and unofficial magazines and collections)
  • Parallel economy: "Political power considers this area as a critical resource for arbitrary control of citizens and strictly regulates it at the same time".[ citation needed] The economy of dissent was based on reciprocity and trust in the individual. It was the germ of a principle and the search for resources which are not dependent on the control of monetary tools.
  • Creation of parallel political structures and the promotion of their development. The alternative political structures must be incubated in the Parallel Polis and develop into a form which can replace the ruling authoritarian regime.
  • Parallel foreign policy must be an instrument of the parallel society for the international stabilization and grounding of the movement and the search for financial and mental resources.
These patterns of the parallel structure are not a closed set; on the contrary, they occur on all fronts of the resistance against the authoritarian state. The aim of the Parallel Polis, according to Vaclav Havel, Ivan Martin Jirous, Milan Šimecky and other dissidents who discussed the concept, should be an independent society not oppressed by laws and decisions of representatives of public authorities—a society based on its own values, which are not forced by the central authorities.

The concept has been revived by scholars who met at the University of Washington and now work at other academic institutions. [2] They posit that Benda's idea is being practiced on the Internet, which facilitates parallel institutions. In 2014, a physical space inspired by the idea opened in Prague's Holešovice district. [3] [4] Since then, individuals inspired by the idea have started a similar physical space in Bratislava, [5] and further physical spaces are expected to open in Vienna and Barcelona. [6] The venue serves as a think tank for individuals interested in ideas of innovation without a central authority. The goal is building parallel structures on a voluntary basis with an effort to remain state-free. The venues also operate as cafes that only accept cryptocurrency payments. [7] The space gained media attention for acts of political activism, such as a boycott of Electronic record of sales in Czech Republic after it was put into effect, [8] or after receiving a statement from the Czech National Bank prohibiting the use of the word "coin" for a symbolic metal coin connected to a virtual Bitcoin. [9]

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From: Joachim K10/16/2021 2:01:43 PM
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Bernie Retires As His Vision Of Making The U.S. Just Like Venezuela Has Finally Been Realized


October 15th, 2021 -

BURLINGTON, VT—Bernie Sanders has retired as a U.S. Senator as his lifelong vision of making sure that America becomes just like Venezuela and other socialist countries has finally been achieved amid Biden's supply chain crisis.

"It's just refreshing to see these empty shelves—reminds me of simpler times visiting Cuba and the Soviet Union back in my heyday," he said to himself as he took a stroll through his local grocery store. He stopped by the deodorant aisle and smiled. "Not a single stick of deodorant to choose from. My work here is done."

"I'm glad I can finally turn in my Senator's badge and gun, resting easy in the knowledge that the United States is in good hands. We'll be eating dogs before you know it."

Sanders says he now takes a refreshing morning walk through the grocery store every morning, taking deep breaths as he admires the empty bread shelves, reminding him of the halcyon days. "We've gotta keep Biden in office so it can be like this all the time."

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To: Neeka who wrote (751871)10/16/2021 2:13:17 PM
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Anyone who joins an organization like the Oath Keepers explicitly may as well put themselves in handcuffs now, because they are literally putting their names on a list for the FBI.

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To: Neeka who wrote (751871)10/16/2021 2:17:28 PM
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The guy in the video sounds annoyingly like an infomercial huckster (I couldn't listen), but it will be interesting to see to what extent parallel polis structures start popping up. Interesting concept.

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To: ig who wrote (751874)10/16/2021 2:36:02 PM
From: Neeka
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He's a very enthusiastic conservative, and also a doctor of psychology. His videos are starting to take off and he's making a good living on YT. He recently joined the American Freedom Tour in Jacksonville FL. with DT Jr and others.

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To: D. Long who wrote (751873)10/16/2021 2:37:35 PM
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I hope the Oath Keepers have a hefty bank account and some pro-bono legal help. It is not illegal to be a member of the Oath Keepers.

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From: skinowski10/16/2021 5:06:18 PM
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