Only one in five Americans think the country is headed in the right direction — and I am one of them.
Not because President Joe Biden is doing a good job — we’re in a recession, and I don’t think America has seen a more impotent president in a century — but because voters and leaders are quietly pulling the country from the brink and setting boundaries, literally and figuratively.
Although heated rhetoric In the media, the risk of rule by extremists, or outright civil war, is zero and down.
It may not seem like that, as we approach campaign season.
But keep in mind: Last week, the Biden administration revealed that it would resume construction on a “wall” on the US southern border in Arizona.
The White House has tried to claim that it was filling in the holes left by the Trump administration, but those holes only exist because Joe Biden halted construction when he took office. Democrats are finally feeling the heavy cost of illegal immigration, and they’re acting accordingly.
This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) traveled to Taiwan, defying both the Chinese Communist Party and the Biden administration. It was a departure from Pelosi’s usual stance of trying to be more accommodating to America’s enemies, and it won her rare praise from Republicans. It is true that Pelosi has Criticize Mainland system for decades, but rarely have they been so bold. It took Trump to break the pro-China consensus, but Pelosi took that bipartisan stance.
Back home, in the Michigan primary, pro-Israel Liberal Democratic Representative Haley Stevens defeated fellow Democratic Representative Andy Levine, who challenged her after redrawing his district’s borders to include more Republicans. Despite being Jewish, Levin has been a vocal critic of Israel with support from left-wing groups.
Stevens, though not Jewish, has drawn support from pro-Israel groups, which indicates that the anti-Israel stance is now waning, despite the best of the “band” efforts.
President Biden’s trip to Israel last month was largely successful because he abandoned his campaign promises and followed the policies of his predecessor. Last year, the Biden administration would hardly have said the phrase “Abraham Accords,” yet Biden has now embraced the initiative.
He also halted plans to open a special consulate for the Palestinians in Jerusalem, which would have divided the city. He made it clear that he would support a military strike on Iran – even as a last resort.
The Saudis did not play a large role in expanding oil production, so Biden and his allies in Congress agreed to accept some measure of domestic fossil fuel production to lower current prices.
This is the essence of the bargain to pass the so-called “law of reducing inflation”: it will not reduce inflation, but it will sought Oil and gas leasing, pipeline completion in the state of Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). Expect more realism with rising heating bills and electricity shortages looming.
More convergence: This week, Biden announced another executive order on abortion. But the real action was in Kansas, of all places, where voters defeated Tuesday’s referendum to remove abortion rights from the state constitution. This was seen as a victory for the pro-choice side, but it also indicated that the procession of atrocities prophesied by liberals after Raw vs. Wade Reversed in June will not happen. It was a vindication of the conservative notion that nations would eventually find their way forward.
We have not resolved contentious issues such as abortion, but we have confined discussions to narrower margins.
Biden’s attempt at gun control, for example, failed to ban anything, and echoed “red flag” laws already adopted in the Florida Republican.
Likewise on health care: Democrats failed to pass Medicare for All, but Republicans couldn’t repeal Obamacare. Instead, they ended the most constitutionally offensive part: the “individual mandate.” Between the two, a mixed policy may appear.
The January 6 commission remains divisive. Democrats use it to portray President Trump – and Republicans in general – as a threat to “democracy,” even though few Democrats accepted the outcome of Trump’s 2016 election victory.
However, the hearings also reinforced the principle that riots are an unacceptable way to achieve political goals — something Democrats easily forgot during the summer of 2020, when many rescued or joined the rioters in the streets.
Today, Democrats are running as fast as they possibly can from “defunding the police,” as voters even in left-wing strongholds like San Francisco are revolting against “progressive” attorney generals. The same San Francisco electorate also called out the most “wake up” local school board member.
Despite the polarization of our political leaders, there is a convergence afoot that rejects the extremes of the debate in favor of common sense. Whether it’s because of or in spite of Biden, that’s very good for America.
Joel Pollack is Breitbart News’ traveling editor and host Breitbart News Sunday At Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the last e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. his last book, red november, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He was awarded the 2018 Robert Novak Alumni Fellowship for Journalism. Follow him on Twitter at Tweet embed.