The midterm elections are less than six months away and the Associated Press seems to want their readers to believe the Republicans are unfairly “attacking” President Biden and the Democrats over a host of issues:
Republicans aiming to retake control of Congress have blamed Democrats for high inflation, expensive gas, migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and violent crime. Now, the baby formula shortage is becoming the GOP's latest attack on President Biden. https://t.co/fkT12bGRGq
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 14, 2022
Ah, “journalism”! It can’t possibly be because Biden and the Dems (the party in full control) are to blame for any of that — it must be Republican pouncing that’s making the problems worse.
Joe Biden, just an elderly bystander to events in this country happening around him. Give the guy a break already. https://t.co/iJ4UbjOFMD
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 14, 2022
Come on, GOP, stop victimizing the POTUS!
The @AP is shocked, shocked to discover accountability in the electoral casino.
If the parties were reversed, this would read "GOP faces difficult election in explaining inflation, shortages, gas prices, crime …" https://t.co/Z1ObUXvcqg
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) May 14, 2022
There is absolutely no doubt that would be the case.
In other words, Republicans keep highlighting problems that voters are concerned with and the government controlled by Democrats is not sufficiently addressing? https://t.co/RWONyr7CvT
— AG (@AGHamilton29) May 14, 2022
It’s not just Republicans blaming Democrats – have you seen Biden’s approval ratings or the generic ballot lately?
This is what happens when you win the WH, House, and Senate on the promise of “competent leadership” but can’t change a lightbulb without falling down the stairs. https://t.co/7ijA51Y5Lr
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) May 14, 2022
There’s a whole lotta pouncing going on, according to the AP:
Republicans aiming to retake control of Congress have already sharpened a message centering around blaming Democrats for high inflation, expensive gas, migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and violent crime in some cities.
But GOP leaders landed on an issue this week that it hopes could prove even more potent: tying President Joe Biden to a shortage in baby formula.
Parents are suddenly running into bare supermarket and pharmacy shelves in part because of ongoing supply disruptions and a recent safety recall. But in an election year that was already shaping up to be rocky for Democrats, Republicans sense that the shortage could prove to be an especially tangible way to argue that Biden is incapable of quickly solving problems confronting the U.S.
The person who is proving over and over that “Biden is incapable of solving problems” is Biden.
Which party controls the House Senate and Presidency?
— Andrew Wagner (@andrewwagner) May 14, 2022
and every major city
— Hear No Evil/See No Evil (@R2D21014) May 14, 2022
But don’t anybody dare blame Dems for all the problems in the country.
But thankfully he still has the AP covering for him.
— Cardlebark (@thall419) May 14, 2022
"Republicans are blaming the Party that has a majority in Congress and a President in the White House" is a newsworthy take. https://t.co/jlPYUA6Kjc
— PolitiFact Bias (@PolitiFactBias) May 14, 2022
The AP couldn’t possibly be more predictable.