It's to Joe Biden's Credit That He Doesn't Care About the Drama-Critic Habits of the Elite Political Press

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Photo credit: Alberto Pezzali - Getty Images
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It is to the president’s credit that he really doesn’t seem to care very much about the drama-critic aspects of the elite political press. That frees him up to do what he wants. This, of course, occasionally means he’s free to make compromises and decisions that drive me and many others up the wall. But that’s the way he rolls, and it’s far too late for him to change now, even though he seems to have made a profound turn towards FDR in terms of his belief in the federal government’s ability to help its citizens. The upside of this trait is that he can hang his predecessor out to dry in front of the entire world. From CBS News:

He went further in remarks shortly afterward, taking the unusual step of apologizing for Mr. Trump. "I guess I shouldn't apologize, but I do apologize for the fact that the United States, in the last administration, pulled out of the Paris Accord and put us sort of behind the eight ball," he said at another opening day event. In his address, Mr. Biden sought to stress that human-caused damage to the climate was already taking a devastating toll on people through natural disasters, and it could only be addressed if nations come together. "Worse is yet to come if we fail to seize this moment," the president said, promising that the U.S. would lead by example, not words.

Yes, elsewhere, Senator Joe Manchin (D-Anthracite) is mucking things up again in his own distinctive way. And elements of the elite political press are measuring his presidency for a shroud because it seems like they have nothing else to cover. And the Supreme Court increasingly looks like one of those big black cloud beasts from science fiction. But this president insists that there’s a dry path through all the raindrops, and if he can have a little fun along the way, who am I to deny him a skip-step or two?

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