Biden ‘Finding Himself’ in Trouble Is a Losing Narrative


One of my great peeves, as longtime readers and listeners know, is when the dentist puts his knee on my chest to get leverage to pull a tooth. But that’s not relevant right now.

Another peeve: When bad things happen under Republican presidents, it’s their fault. When bad things happen under Democratic ones, they just happen. 

Republicans pounce” is a subgenre of this phenomenon. As Kevin Williamson puts it: “When a Republican does something stupid or wrong and gets criticized for it the story is that a Republican has done something stupid or wrong. When a Democrat does something stupid or wrong, the story is ‘Republicans pounce!’ on the episode, cynically looking to wring some petty advantage out of the mess.”

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