Media turn on Biden after election bill defeat, year one failures: 'Epic losing streak'; 'Biden is failing'

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President Joe Biden promised to be a unifying leader who would restore political norms and work together with all Americans to heal the country in a time of political toxicity. But one year into his term, the president has done nothing of the sort, managing only to further anger his opponents and disappoint his allies — and now it appears he has lost favor among some of his most ardent supporters, the mainstream news media.

Several left-leaning news outlets published reports and opinion columns in recent days slamming the president in response to the apparent defeat of his sweeping plans to overhaul U. S. elections. The failure, they argued, was par for the course for Biden's first year.

"Biden closes out Year 1 on an epic losing streak," Axios' Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei wrote Friday in a blistering review of the president's floundering leadership.

"In the two months since signing the $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law, President Biden has by almost every measure bombed big time on the things that matter most. Biden, who marks one year in office next Thursday, has never been less popular nationally, after personally lobbying his party and the public on Build Back Better and voting rights — and failing," they argued.

"It's rare for a president to be at odds with Republicans, moderate Democrats, and liberal Democrats — all at once," they added. "But that's where Biden finds himself at the start of an election year that many Democrats believe will result in the loss of the House and maybe the Senate."

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius said Thursday, "Biden is failing politically, and not just because of Republican obstruction."

Ignatius went on to highlight the stalling of Biden's election overhaul legislation as well as his struggles to pass a full version of his Build Back Better social spending package as examples of the president's ineffective leadership even at a time when Democrats control every lever of federal power.

As such, he argued that Biden must stop singularly blaming Republican opposition for the consistent defeat of his political agenda and start looking in the mirror instead.

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