Kevin M. Kruse @KevinMKruse Historian. Author/editor of White Flight; The New Suburban History; Spaces of the Modern City; Fog of War; One Nation Under God; Fault Lines. May. 14, 2019 1 min read

This is remarkably naive on its own terms, but given that Biden saw how poorly this approach played out during the Obama administration, it's even more so.

In case you -- like the former vice president -- have forgotten how much Obama worked to extend an olive branch to congressional Republicans and how quickly they smacked it away, here's one of my very first threads on the subject:

I should note, that thread in the last tweet is from September 2015 -- before Merrick Garland and everything that's followed.

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