Viewing the world through the prism of the GOP, Politico announced President Joe Biden’s speech to Congress Wednesday night, where he presented a sweeping, optimistic view for America’s rebound from Covid-19, was a big win…for Republicans. Pushing the absurd storyline that Biden’s speech hurt him because it highlighted his agenda (he’s been trying to keep it hidden?), Politico declared the GOP had seized the night. Or, as its headline announced, “Biden Gives Republicans What They’ve Been Waiting For.”
That is some tortured logic. Especially considering that people who watched Biden’s First 100 Days speech loved it, as he outlined new initiatives for cheaper childcare, smoother roads, faster internet, and promised to combat climate change.