Stage 5 of Dem grief

Steve has chronicled press coverage suggesting the Democrats’ discomfort — most recently, in “Democrats are panicking” — with President Biden’s pending renomination as their presidential candidate. All things considered, the Democrats would prefer to have some face other than Biden’s surgically altered mask representing the party. However, they are stuck with him.

Alex Thompson is the national political correspondent for Axios. This morning Thompson turns up with “Trials reveal depths of Bidens’ family tragedy.” You have got to be kidding me. What about us?

Thompson’s rendition of the Biden story as a family tragedy suggests to me that Democrats have moved on from denial, anger, bargaining, and depression. They are stuck with him (and Kamala Harris). Thompson invites us to experience pity, terror, and catharsis as the predicate of acceptance.

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