Morning Greatness: 71 Percent Say America Is on Wrong Track

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on 46 agenda today:

  • 7am: Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and public health officials
  • 7:30am: The President greets with The Right Honorable Boris Johnson, M.P., Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and His Excellency António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations
  • 8am: The President attends the COP26 Opening Session
  • 9am: The President delivers the COP26 Leader Statement
  • 10:30am: The President attends an event on action and solidarity
  • 12pm: The President participates in a bilateral meeting with His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia
  • 2:45: The President attends a reception hosted by The Right Honorable Boris Johnson, M.P., Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Two minutes of hate:

A new poll from NBC News reveals that 3 out 4 Americans (71%) say the country is on the wrong track. That’s an astounding figure. Why the country is on the wrong track, we don’t know, but the dissatisfaction is not limited to Republicans because almost half of Democrats are sour on the country’s direction. Perhaps these folks aren’t getting all the Scooby snacks promised to them during the campaign season. “What people voted for was stability and calm,” said Democratic pollster Peter Hart. “And what they got was instability and chaos.” Empty grocery shelves, inflation, skyrocketing gas prices, and no Christmas presents available for purchase is but a small cost for no mean tweets. More than half (54%) of respondents said they disapproved of Biden’s performance.

The Democrats are still trying to get an “infrastructure” bill passed and Biden is confident the legislation will pass by the end of this week.

“I believe we will pass my Build Back Better plan and I believe we will pass the infrastructure bill. Combined, they have $900 billion … in dealing with climate and resilience and it’s the largest investment in the history of the world that’s ever occurred. And it’s going to pass, in my view. But we’ll see, we’ll see,” Biden told reporters on Sunday during a press conference in Rome after a two-day Group of 20 (G20) summit.

“I believe we’ll see by the end of next week at home that it’s passed,” Biden added.

The progressive social program monstrosity will pass via budget reconciliation, when the Senate and the House hammer out the different versions on their bills and do so without any Republican support. We’ll see if this plays out as Biden predicts.

Secretary of State Tony Blinken appeared on a Sunday morning snuff show to dodge a question about whether the U.S. would defend Taiwan against an invasion by China. A Democrat operative masquerading as a journalist asked Blinken, “Has the U.S. committed directly to the Taiwanese government that it will come to Taiwan’s defense if China invades?” To which Blinken responded, “There is no change in our policy. We’ve had a long standing commitment … pursuant to the Taiwan Relations Act to make sure that Taiwan has the means to defend itself and we stand by that.”

Finally, the blue check short bus on Twitter was absolutely hysterical when a story surfaced that a Southwest pilot uttered the phrase, “Let’s go, Brandon” over the intercom during a flight. An Associated Press reporter was on board the flight, and reported her outrage. “We’re heading east at about 107 or 108 mph,” the pilot said, according to a clip of the incident caught on TikTok. “Clear visibility, mostly clear skies, about 77 degrees. Thanks for coming out, flying Southwest Airlines, welcome home and let’s go Brandon.”

The reporter was so upset, she pulled a Mohammad Atta and expected the crew to let her in the cockpit.

Southwest is investigating the situation. I’m old enough to remember when elected officials, Hollywood court jesters and progressive snowflakes were publicly threatening to bomb the Trump White House, assassinate Trump, proclaimed “fuck Trump,” posted a picture of a severed Trump head, and wore vaginas as hats to protest Trump but suddenly, the office of the presidency is so pristine that there can be no dissent.

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Bernie Sanders ‘working’ to get progressive items in Biden spending plan
Biden signs highway funding extension
Biden apologizes for being late to G20 press conference: ‘We were playing with elevators’
Blinken Refuses To Say Whether Or Not The U.S. Would Defend Taiwan If Invaded By China
Blinken on Iran nuclear deal: ‘We still believe diplomacy is the best path forward’
Roughly 7 in 10 know ‘just some,’ little or nothing about spending packages: poll
Billionaire Mega-Donor At Center Of Hunter Biden Art Sales Raises Ethics Concerns
54% disapprove of Biden job performance, 71% say US heading in the wrong direction: poll
US border agents in Texas have seized nearly $1 million worth of cocaine

Civil unrest:
Southwest launches investigation into pilot reportedly using anti-Biden phrase on flight
Plan to replace Minneapolis PD worries many Black residents
Kyle Rittenhouse will argue self-defense. Experts say proving the argument to a jury isn’t easy.
Colin Kaepernick Compares Playing In The NFL To Being A Slave
NYT Writes Off Crimes That Hurt Dems Electorally As Mere ‘Local’ Stories
Florida woman claims cop told her she needed permit for Halloween costume
Apparent murder-suicide leaves 2 kids, 2 adults dead in Colorado
Ibram X. Kendi backtracks after tweeting on study some say undermines his white privilege narrative
Man with knife injures 17 people on Tokyo train, starts fire
2 dead, over 10 injured at backyard Halloween party in Illinois: Police

Coronavirus news:
Psaki tests positive for Covid, last saw Biden Tuesday
Maryland man faces 20 years in prison for scheme involving fake Moderna COVID-19 website
American Airlines cancels hundreds of weekend flights

Other morsels:
Six states will vote on 24 ballot measures in Tuesday’s elections
Supreme Court to hear case on New York’s gun permit law
Republicans Lead NBC News Poll By Double Digits In Major Issues
Most American Parents Unaware China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar are Major Donors to US Universities
US soldier seeks financial help to bring home cat he saved overseas

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!

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About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

Photo: ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 30: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) with U.S. President Joe Biden during the G20 summit on October 30, 2021 in Rome, Italy. The G20 (or Group of Twenty) is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries plus the European Union. It was founded in 1999 in response to several world economic crises. Italy currently holds the Presidency of the G20 and this year's summit will focus on three broad, interconnected pillars of action: People, Planet, Prosperity. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - Pool/Getty Images)