Columnist: Biden made huge ‘mistake’ with Mar-A-Lago raid

The consequences of the unprecedented Mar-A-Lago raid are not yet clear. But in the near term, there is a case to be made that the Biden regime miscalculated, badly.

In an incisive column for the Association of Mature American Citizens, author Daniel Berman argues that the raid has damaged the Democrats’ credibility.

“Destruction of faith”

Berman makes a subtle point that you won’t hear from liberal blue checks on Twitter shrieking “no one is above the law”: the raid may have been legal, but that doesn’t mean it was necessary or wise from the standpoint of civic norms.

“Even if the raid was legal, and the documents real, that would have to be weighed against the perception the action was partisan, the destruction of faith in the institution of the FBI, and the tradition of not persecuting political opponents within the American system,” he wrote.

While Dems have long claimed to champion “norms,” they risk coming out of the raid looking like vindictive partisan hypocrites who are willing to take extraordinary steps to settle their score with Trump, Berman argued.

The seemingly trivial nature of the document dispute behind the raid does not help Democrats any, especially after months of sustained “insurrection” rhetoric.

“Even for the MSNBC-watching wine moms of America, the purported audience of the January 6 hearings, misplacing classified material sounds like jay-walking when contrasted with charges of coups, foreign plots, and other intrigues,” Berman wrote.

Did Biden step in it?

As the dust clears from the raid, it’s becoming clear that it has reinvigorated Trump’s “outsider” branding, potentially energizing a Trump 2024 bid.

Trump isn’t waiting, either, to claim the moral high ground against Democrats who are always clutching pearls about democracy. In an interview with Fox News, he said he would commit to doing whatever is necessary to cool tensions.

“Whatever we can do to help — because the temperature has to be brought down in the country. If it isn’t, terrible things are going to happen.”

In the meantime, the DOJ, FBI, and Democrat leaders including vice president Kamala Harris have taken to browbeating Americans who dare to be skeptical that the raid was anything less than 100% justified.

But if this raid doesn’t lead to Trump’s conviction and banishment from politics, as Democrats clearly hope, then they may have just done him a huge favor.

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