In the past, we at PJ Media wondered in what sense the new website The Bulwark is actually “conserving politics,” as its founder Bill Kristol says it is. As far as our very own Jim Treacher could see, The Bulwark defended a pro-choice (read: pro-infanticide) position, mocked those with pro-life views, and blasted opponents of socialism. That’s a bit strange for a conservative website, is it not?
Well, now they’ve gone and done it again. The website has published piece that gives Joe Biden — the leftist Democrat and former vice president to Barack Obama — campaign advice. As in serious, well-thought-out advice. I kid you not.
You couldn’t have a real beer with Biden (or Trump, for that matter), but the fact that these big, powerful, rich, and very important men flub their words with some regularity probably helps convey that they are guys you could bond with over an ice cream cone, or a Filet O Fish, or a cheeseburger pizza.
Biden’s team should understand that this fact is actually the core of their candidate’s appeal—and he should lean into it, not away from it.
Mair argues that rather than being afraid of Biden’s supposed gaffes, his campaign should embrace them. After all, they only make them “human” in voters’ eyes.
It’s good, solid advice, but why on earth would a supposedly conservative news and opinion website help Joe Biden, of all people, get elected?
The answer is, of course: it wouldn’t. The reason that The Bulwark is doing this is that it’s not actually conservative. It’s anti-Trump. That’s all there is to it.