By Tony Perkins
If you thought your week was bad, Joe Biden’s was worse. The president, who is bleeding support with every empty produce aisle, has had his share of awful days. Still, his PR team probably wouldn’t have chosen to spend his one-year anniversary in office next Thursday spinning a trifecta of defeats. In a matter of hours, Biden witnessed the end of the private employer vaccine mandate at the Supreme Court — followed, that same afternoon, by a death blow to two of the Left’s signature priorities: the crusade to end the Senate filibuster and his raging attempt to takeover U.S. elections.
After 12 months of self-inflicted wounds, it was the embarrassing cap to an already dismal first year. With his agenda in tatters and public confidence at new lows, the path forward is anything but clear. “He’s just not up to the job of being president,” Jim Geraghty argues. Others, like David Brooks, say it’s time to sideline the extremist voices and find some middle ground. “Today is the day for Biden to begin revamping his presidency in a more centrist direction. There’s no path forward for a leftist agenda.”
And yet, even the president himself seems in denial on that fact, telling reporters when the election bill went down in flames that “As long as I’m in the White House, as long as I’m engaged at all, I’m going to be fighting… Like every other major civil rights bill that came along, if we miss the first time, we can come back and try it a second time.”