Recent polling discloses that Biden’s overall approval rating stands at 39%. When asked if the country is heading the right direction or wrong direction, only 29% of those polled say the right direction.

I am at a loss to understand the thinking of those that comprise either the 39% or the 29%. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with someone who fits in either of those categories. Is 10% inflation something that is moving the country in the right direction? Are gasoline prices at almost $5.00/gallon a positive thing? Are those who think Biden is doing a good job satisfied with the manner in which our southern border is being managed? Has Biden made progress towards healing the divide that exists in our country or has he exacerbated it? Are grocery store shelves empty of baby formula emblematic of progress? Is the huge increase in crime in the major cities of this country a positive thing?

I will state that it was presidential for Biden to go to Buffalo, New York and speak with those families who lost loved ones in the mass shooting. He was obligated to do that. What I find disconcerting is that he didn’t go to Waukesha, Wisconsin to meet with the families of the victims of the Christmas Parade massacre. I suspect that the rationale is that the Buffalo incident involved a white man killing black people. Waukesha was the opposite. A black man killing white people. That storyline doesn’t fit the Democratic playbook or talking points.

I am at a loss to find a policy that has been implemented by Biden that I can say as a result thereof our country has taken a step forward. Perhaps someone who views things from a different perspective can enlighten me.

—John L. Lengemann,
Imlay City