With inflation down, unemployment down, and the economy looking like it’s on the way to a soft landing that will keep us out of a recession, President Joe Biden is still in a really tough spot for an incumbent facing re-election.
There are a lot of reasons for this, but one of the biggest is the right-wing media’s constant drumming of the idea that Biden is dirty. That’s the political equation that explains Thursday’s news.
In Washington, the House Republicans kept trying to pin the blame on Biden with an impeachment investigation hearing that didn’t include any proof of his wrongdoing. Meanwhile, in Arizona, the White House had a different take on the situation, calling the MAGA Republicans a “direct threat to democracy” and saying they need to be stopped.