Background Briefing: August 24, 2021
Biden’s Poll Numbers Are Down, But Likely to be Back in a Month or So
We begin with President Biden’s approval rating taking a hit from the Afghan withdrawal and the resurgence of Covid and speak with Robert Kuttner, the co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect who was formerly a chief investigator for the Senate Banking Committee and a columnist for Business Week for 20 years. He joins us to discuss his article at The American Prospect “How Much Trouble Is Biden In?” and following Biden’s White House announcements today on progress with the infrastructure bills and voting rights and that 70,700 Westerners and Afghans have been evacuated from Kabul since August 14, the president’s ratings are likely to look better in a month or so. But if voting rights are not protected, Biden could still be popular but the Republicans, aided by the Supreme Court, will be able to steal the 2022 election in what would be the beginning of the end of American democracy.
Without the Glue of Resistance to Foreign Occupiers, The Taliban Could Soon Dissolve