Poor Joe Biden.
Less than a week after the best political news for Democrats in months—the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and generating mountains of money and voter motivation for the blue team—the same court handed the president what is technically a win—siding with the administration that Biden can end the Trump-era policy forcing migrants seeking asylum in the United States to remain in Mexico—but it’s a serious political loser.
This is just the latest unfortunate victory for the 46th president. It’s a string that runs all the way back to January 2021 when Democrats unexpectedly took control of the Senate following a matched set of surprise wins in Georgia’s Senate runoffs. The victories for Jon Osoff (by 1.2 points) and Raphael Warnock (by 2.1 points) would have been almost unimaginable at the time Biden secured his presidential victory two months prior.