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Craig Shirley: The Dark Poem Poe Did Not Write

You can’t say it’s the same old same old in Joe Biden’s America.

Because, every day the mood of the country gets worse. And worse. And worse. It is always midnight in Joe Biden’s America. Gloomy, dank and cold. Morale has bottomed out. Think of a depressing Edgar Allan Poe poem. You feel worse after having read it. Once upon a midnight dreary.

This is Joe Biden’s America. Depression overcomes one and all when reminded of the person occupying the once esteemed office of the President. Hmm, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and Joe Biden? We have reached the End of History.

According to Gallup, only 39 percent of respondents say they are extremely proud to be Americans. And, a record 67 percent say they are not. Poll after poll shows America is on the wrong track, wages are down, debt is up. A record 50 percent say American morals are bad and 78 percent say they are getting worse.

Everything that is supposed to be going up is going down. And everything that is supposed to be going down is going up. Gas prices. Groceries. Baby formula is still scarce. It’s just that the liberal media is covering up the story.

We used to read about these problems in Third World countries. But, come to think of it, America is a third world country now.

We are witnessing America’s last days and Joe Biden is the dark catalyst.

No longer proud to be American; who would have thought?

People are unhappy, even downright rude. Drivers are selfish and bad-mannered on the road. Road rage is up. In the stores it is the same; those at the checkout are rude, that is if you have human contact now that self-checkout has displaced jobs. Shoppers are rude to each other and won’t make eye contact.

People use obscenities in place of the noun “president,” when describing Biden.

The cities have become cesspools of human garbage. No decent person wants to go there. The stock market continues to dwindle downward, downward. No one is investing in the future - illegals (and I mean illegals, not those who follow the rules and try to make their way legally, into this country) are streaming over the border with impunity. Suicides are up. Education is down.

Nothing is going right. Everything is going wrong. A president can have much of that effect on the people of America. Ronald Reagan made Americans feel happy, proud and content.

Joe Biden makes them feel miserable, sad, apprehensive and fearful of the future. He replicates an Old Testament pestilence, going through towns, destroying life and livelihood. Or is Biden akin to Oyzis, the Greek god who spreads misery and pain? He refuses to give Secret Service protection to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, despite threats against his life. What could he be thinking? One blanches at the darkness of his soul.

Biden is a physical, moral and spiritual coward.

And, American morale? Shall be lifted---Nevermore!

The deconstructionist Left is happy that the rest of America is sad.

Of the redeeming characteristics that other presidents have had, Biden has none. He is a pathological liar, he is a systemic cheat, and as often as we pray for our country, we see the futility in praying for him, as was common for previous presidents - regardless of party. We knew they had the best intentions for America - regardless of Party. The egocentrism of Biden leads to the worst intentions for us.

Only this, and nothing more.

Historian and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley is the author of Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All; Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America; December 1941: 31 Days That Changed America and Saved the World; Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan; Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980; Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative; Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington's Mother; April 1945: The Hinge of History, as well as many articles and essays on politics and the conservative movement.

  • impeachment inquiry

  • Joe Biden presidency

  • inflation

  • American Dream

  • Trust in government

  • Chairman James Comer

  • Government shutdown

  • House Freedom Caucus – Main Street Caucus plan

  • Mitch McConnell

  • federal budget

  • national debt

  • federal spending

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