Lindsey Graham Throws Joe Biden a Lifeline Because the GOP Has Learned Nothing

Lindsey Graham Throws Joe Biden a Lifeline Because the GOP Has Learned Nothing
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With Joe Biden in the midst of the biggest scandal of his presidency, one that threatens to end his probable reelection bid, you’d hope his political opposition could rally around sending one of the worst presidents in American history into permanent retirement.

But who am I kidding? This is the Republican Party we are talking about so we get Lindsey Graham doing this song and dance, throwing a flailing Biden a lifeline when he needs it the most.

Well, if Graham knows Biden and can’t imagine there’s anything sinister going on, then that’s the end of the issue, I suppose. We might as well shutter the special counsel and never get answers to basic questions like why the Penn Biden Center office was being searched or how the president took home classified documents as a US Senator, something that should have been impossible given protocol.

Apparently, Graham isn’t the least bit curious about any of that because he’s too busy pining for the political environment of the mid-’90s, where senators were cordial colleagues who left politics at the water’s edge. Unfortunately for the South Carolina senator, the calendar says that it’s January of 2023, and any eye toward giving Biden a pass will never be met with any reciprocity.

In fact, Biden’s DOJ is still doing everything it can to charge Donald Trump with any number of crimes. Unilateral disarmament never works. It only gets one annihilated. Because Graham holds a safe seat in a red state, though, he feels none of that pressure. Perhaps he should?

What makes Graham’s handwaving away of Biden’s criminality ironic is that he is a state-level representative for the Trump campaign in South Carolina. You’d think that would cause him to take some pause before he comes diving in to take a bullet for Biden, the president he ostensibly wants to defeat. But I guess not.

And on that topic, what in the world is Trump doing still palling around with Graham? How can he run as someone who is going to drain the swamp when he’s scheduling rallies with one of the swampiest members of the GOP? It’s clear Graham isn’t going to be willing to fight the good fight anyway so why not dump him?

This is the modern Republican Party. Most of its members have learned absolutely nothing from the take-no-prisoners approach that the Democratic Party has deployed over the last decade. Instead, they keep thinking that if they just bend the knee a little further, things will suddenly revert to a time when there was a Blockbuster in every city. It’s frustrating to watch politicians who claim to be the opposition continually show no killer instinct. Meanwhile, Democrats just keep landing blows.

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