When all the major networks called the presidential race for Joe Biden on Saturday, celebrations erupted in cities around the country. But by Monday morning, it was already clear that the victory being celebrated was a largely negative one. Yes, Donald Trump would be removed from the White House, however unwillingly. But facing a likely Republican Senate, much of Biden’s expansive agenda seemed likely to be dead in the water.
As a consequence, we’re told, the most the Democrats could hope for is continued trench warfare. Start with a furious effort to win two Georgia Senate runoffs, which would give Vice President Harris the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.