I’m going to answer this one.
The “metastory” of Joe Biden’s first year in office is that he has managed to drop to a 30% approval rating with White voters, a 28% approval rating with Independent voters and is currently above water in only 7 out of 50 states. He is underwater in states like Illinois and New York.
So, that’s the metastory. How do you fail so badly as a Democratic president that you would decisively lose to Donald Trump in 2024? How did Joe Biden become so unpopular that Oregon and Colorado are swing states? A political collapse like this hasn’t been seen since the 1970s and 1980s. Back in the 1970s and 1980s, the main issues were inflation and gas prices and black crime and White backlash against cultural degeneration and defeat in a foreign war and disgrace on the world stage.
“Journalists” aren’t picking up on this because the two parties have been divided for so long that it seems like the stalemate would go on forever. Inflation could be breaking the gridlock.