President Joe Biden has already faced calls for his resignation after America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has led to complete chaos as Taliban forces stormed the capital and claimed power.
Yet, as conservative Hollywood actor James Woods recently pointed out, Biden’s resignation or removal would only mean that Vice President Kamala Harris, a “cackling imbecile” as Woods called her, would take over the White House. On Monday, Woods tweeted out a pair of photoshopped images comparing the fall of Saigon, Vietnam with the evacuation of Kabul, Afghanistan. Each featured a clueless-looking Biden watching the events unfold.
This guy is a catastrophe. Even the fluffers of mainstream media can no longer ignore it. The greater tragedy is that we have a cackling imbecile on deck if he resigns. #BidenMustResign pic.twitter.com/g6vrQAavJI
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 16, 2021
Of course, Woods was referring to a circumstance in which Harris would assume the presidency if Biden, for whatever reason, resigned or was removed from office, which has already been floated by at least one Republican member of Congress.
The polls are bad
Newly released polling data suggests that Woods is far from alone in criticizing Biden’s botched handling of the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.
The Trafalgar Group released a poll of likely voters conducted over the weekend, and it shows widespread dissatisfaction over how the administration’s pull-out has been handled so far.
According to the survey, 9.8% of respondents said they disapproved of the way America withdrew, while a whopping 59.5% said they strongly disapproved.
Even among Democrats, a total of 48.2% indicated either disapproval or strong disapproval, with only 39.8% saying they regarded Biden’s troop withdrawal positively.
However, the picture was far bleaker for the president among independent voters, as 65.8% of that group expressed strong disapproval along with 9% who said they disapproved.
Biden bombs speech
Biden addressed the nation in a televised speech on Monday afternoon, although his message appears not to have sat well with a significant number of Americans.
Communications consultant Lee Carter told Fox News that reactions from focus groups who had been assigned to watch the speech were largely negative, including among members of Biden’s own party.
“I think what surprised me the most were how disappointed Democrats were in this speech,” Carter explained. “For the most part when Biden speaks, they give him the benefit of the doubt. In this case, while they did give some credit for what he said, they were really disappointed overall with the message.