Opinion | Biden got by with little help from his friends: A Beatles remix


Throughout his first yr in workplace, Biden’s name to our higher angels had a tough time slicing by the din. Perhaps it’s Covid-19, possibly it’s the algorithms that seem to have completely polarized our politics, however Biden’s requires unity and compromise seem to be a candy Beatles tune sung by a nostalgic previous man from a bygone period. And his pals from either side of the aisle have been no help, when he actually wanted anyone.

In 2021 — the primary yr of the Biden presidency — the nation simply appeared to wish to double down on divisiveness. From our incapacity to return collectively to struggle the coronavirus, or unify in protection of our fundamental democratic establishments after Jan. 6, it grew to become clear the nation simply wasn’t in a temper to place the unum again in our pluribus.

Selecting up the place they left off with its eight-year mission to stymie the Obama presidency, the GOP has been very disciplined in not letting Biden discover the tiniest foothold for any bipartisanship. Just like the Blue Meanies in “Yellow Submarine,” they have been out to stymie him at each transfer.

With the Senate tied up at 50-50 and a slim majority within the Home, the president couldn’t even muster a lot unity inside his personal celebration. Apart from success restarting the economic system and in addition the singular triumph of lastly beginning to repair our damaged infrastructure, the Biden agenda stays stalled by gridlock in Congress — and all of the whereas the coronavirus continues to mutate.

So hey, Joe, it’s a tragic music, however we are able to make it higher. In any case, it’s a protracted and winding street. Perhaps one way or the other we would be capable of get again and are available collectively. Biden’s magical thriller tour has simply begun.

Please get pleasure from our very Beatles parody of Joe Biden’s exhausting day’s night time and yr, 2021.