The White House claims that bills passed with zero GOP input or votes, like the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, can still be bipartisan, if polls show support from some Republican voters. Sure, and Joe Biden created the vaccines, too.
America – we have been duped, again.
Just like Barack Obama in 2008, Biden campaigned on a promise to bring the country together and to “work across the aisle.” And, just like Obama, Biden has done nothing of the sort. Instead, he has chosen, from Day One of his administration, to follow a narrow partisan path, embracing policies and rhetoric offensive to Republicans.
It’s intentional, and also unavoidable.
Much has changed in the 13 years since we elected our first Black president. Democrats’ embrace of the politics of division has not. Why would it? Why not turn red against blue, Black against White, Asian against non-Asian, rich against poor, and gay against straight, when it so effectively energizes and turns out voters?
Until voters rise up against Democrats’ identity politics, pitting one group against another will continue the party’s chief strategy.
At the same time, Biden’s Democrats have moved so far to