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The mood of the nation is dark.
You can see it in the University of Michigan consumer confidence index, which plunged to 70.3 in August, down 11.0 points from July. That’s down to levels not seen since the Great Recession.
The gloom is apparent in retail sales, which slid more than one percent in July from the prior month, the second drop in the past three months.
It’s also showing up in President Joe Biden’s collapsing approval ratings, which have turned negative; that’s not shocking given that 61% of the nation thinks we are on the wrong track, according to Real Clear Politics.
Imagine – the country is profoundly discouraged even as the stock market hits new highs, jobs are plentiful and consumers are wealthier than ever before.
This is unprecedented, but hardly surprising. President Biden is failing, and everyone knows it. They also know his decline will hurt this country. It already has.
The arrogance of our feckless president led to our humiliating exit from Afghanistan, defeated by a band of illiterate fanatics. Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of