“Federal government to cancel up $20,000 in federal student loans” : Joe Biden goes dark brandon
According to Biden, the federal government will cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loans for millions of debtors. While the internet’s reaction to this story was predictable, the White House’s response was not.
The White House’s official Twitter account chastised Republican legislators who had recently criticised the government’s student loan forgiveness plan. The White House singled out Republicans such as Reps. in a series of tweets. In their online culture war with Republicans over the past several years, Democrats have prioritised policy victories over partisan heated arguments.
While the merits of that comparison are debatable, it remains an unusual strategy for a Democratic Party that appears to have tried to stick to the Obama-era “when they go low, we go high” mantra. Instead of confronting Republicans in their online culture war in recent years, Democrats have focused on policy victories rather than partisan shouting matches.