President Joe Biden ran for president, in part, on the idea of being a national unifier — someone who could work across the aisle and strike a bipartisan compromise. But that’s not at all the way he’s governing. The media is fine with it. They’re rooting for routing Republicans.
Let’s recall Biden’s speech at his party’s national convention in 2020. “But while I will be a Democratic candidate, I will be an American president. I will work as hard for those who didn’t support me as I will for those who did. That’s the job of a president. To represent all of us, not just our base or our party. This is not a partisan moment. This must be an American moment.”
Twenty years ago, in a similar situation, Democrats inside the news media insisted George W. Bush was going to need to govern as a moderate. Winning by a whisker means he had zero mandate to do anything. They wanted