Politico reports Biden is ‘finally’ going to stop ‘trying to work with GOP’ and instead go on ‘attack’

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A recent Politico piece reported that President Joe Biden is "finally" rethinking efforts to reach across the aisle and work with Republican lawmakers because of their "obstructionism."

On Sunday, Politico’s John Lemire began his piece declaring, "The fever didn’t break. And for the Biden White House, efforts at bipartisanship have finally taken a backseat."

Apparently, Biden has been trying hard for bipartisanship, so much so that Democrats have been annoyed. "To the frustration of many Democrats and some of his closest advisers," Lemire continued, "President Joe Biden has steadfastly spent more than a year in office insisting on trying to work across the aisle with Republicans."

Lemire assessed that Biden’s efforts for government unity have "produced some notable legislative successes. But it’s also been colored by a fair dose of in-your-face GOP obstructionism."

"Now, more than a year later, Biden no longer believes that most Republicans will eventually drop their fealty to Donald Trump and show a willingness to engage. He himself admitted he was wrong," Lemire stated, claiming Republicans have revealed themselves to be too MAGA or, Biden's new focus-group tested phrase, "Ultra MAGA."

"To many Democrats, the admission was long overdue. Even some in Biden’s orbit had been urging a far more aggressive response, according to four White House officials and Democrats close to the White House," Lemire added.

"Much of the communications staff, including just-departed press secretary Jen Psaki, advised a more aggressive stance," he reported.

Lemire also noted that Biden’s wife urged him to get away from the bipartisanship. "And first lady Jill Biden told confidants that she was urging her husband to be less scripted and more on the offensive."

According to the author, Biden has also recently claimed, "he no longer recognizes the GOP, which he now views as an existential threat to the... (Read more)