Today Joe Biden Became the Weakest President in US History
The weakest president in living memory
Years ago when I was living in sin and dreaming of becoming rich, I was a big fan of Robert Greene’s books: The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, etc.
I hadn’t looked at the books in a long time, but during the Trump administration, I paged through the Power book again and realized Trump was simply implementing Greene’s work as we watched. Some of Trump’s most obvious applications of the 48 laws.
As you read these laws, you will picture Trump carrying them out in your mind, just see:
Court attention at all cost
Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit
Infection: Avoid the unhappy and unlucky
Use selective honesty and generosity to disarm your victim
Do not build fortresses to protect yourself—isolation is dangerous
Don’t commit to anyone
Play on people’s need to believe to create a cult like following
Enter action with boldness
Make your accomplishments seem effortless
Control the options: get others to play with the cards you deal
Play to people’s fantasies
Be royal in your fashion: act like a king to be treated like one
Disdain things you cannot have: ignoring them is the best revenge
Create compelling spectacles
Stir up waters to catch fish
Avoid stepping into a great man’s shoes
Never appear too perfect
Some of these laws could have been chapter titles in The Art of the Deal. (I think some were.)
I pulled the book off the shelf tonight because I believe Joe Biden today became the weakest president in my lifetime, for sure, but possibly the weakest of all time. America has never seen a bigger loser in the White House. Never.
In the past 48 hours, Joe Biden was snubbed by Stacy Abrams and Mitch McConnell, criticized for co-opting blackness by Al Sharpton, and criticized by Dick Durbin all over a speech that even his few supporters described as a disaster.
Then, today, the voting bill, in support of which that terrible speech was angrily delivered, got blown up by Democrat Senators Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchen.
Only hours after that embarrassment, the Supreme Court slapped down Biden’s vaccine mandate as an attempt to circumvent Congress and the Constitution.
These losses did not come as Biden rode a wave of popularity and victories. His infrastructure bill was killed just before Christmas, and his approval rating is dismal 33 percent—below the line of demarcation from which sitting presidents never again rise to at least 50 percent.
Adding insult to injury, Biden is in the middle of an ongoing shade war with his Vice President Kamala Harris who took a meeting with Hillary Clinton in which the two apparently discussed running against Biden in 2024.