How Will President Biden Govern?

Not well, if he keeps talking the way he does:

Mr. Biden’s rhetoric in particular has been more condemning than unifying. He was right to blame Mr. Trump for contributing to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, but comparing Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz to Joseph Goebbels is Trump-like excess.

His speech writers seem infused with woke ideology, as they cast the riot and most other events in the language of identity politics.

Mr. Biden’s early legislative priorities also seem odd given that he has no great election mandate and a narrowly divided Congress.

Ron Klain, his new White House chief of staff, described the top priorities as addressing four “overlapping and compounding crises”—Covid, the economy, climate and racial justice. The rhetoric of “crisis” is the familiar progressive trope to scare the public into accepting radical change.

With a dollop, of course, of “hope” thrown in.

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