No Fooling the Voters

Few politicians say things that immortalize their words. Abraham Lincoln was a notable exception.

The 16th president’s comment about fooling voters resonates today: ” You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”


That wise statement is becoming increasingly evident as we head into the 2024 presidential election. In addition to the latest polling by The New York Times and Siena College, which shows President Biden leaking significantly from his base of Black, Hispanic, and especially young voters. Another poll gives the reason behind the leakage.

An ABC News/Ipsos survey finds that more than 75 percent of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Only 25 percent think we’re headed in the right direction. One wonders where that 25 percent are getting their information. Don’t they see higher prices for gas, food, and mortgage rates since Biden took office, or are they wedded to him as one might be wedded to a cult leader (Trump?) about whom no negative information or facts will be believed?

Even worse news for Democrats is the response to

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