When Senator Ted Cruz, who had no role in the state response, headed out on vacation to Cancun during the snowstorm in Texas, Democrats and their media went wild.
Ted Cruz’s explanation for his Cancun trip made things worse – CNN
Ted Cruz’s Cancún Trip: Family Texts Detail His Political Blunder – NY Times
‘Obviously a mistake’: Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar – AP
Biden, who does have an executive role in coping with the storm that has killed dozens, is heading off to the Caribbean.
The media coverage is a little different.
Here’s the AP
Biden arrives in US Virgin Islands to relax between holidays – AP
Yes AP, that’s the story here. President goes on relaxing vacation. Nothing to see here.
See if you can spot the difference.
Joe Biden and family vacation in Virgin Islands for New Year’s – USA Today
The New York Post is less forgiving.
President Biden left the White House Tuesday night for a tropical vacation in St. Croix to ring in the New Year — as much of the country deals with extreme cold and snowfall that has killed at least 65 people and canceled 10,000 flights since Christmas Eve.
The 80-year-old commander in chief will bask in the Caribbean sun near an in-ground pool at a three-bedroom beachfront villa with sweeping views on the largest of the US Virgin Islands.
Meanwhile, travel chaos, widespread power outages and rising deaths caused by single-digit weather continue across the Midwest and East Coast, but especially in Western New York, where at least 32 people died in Buffalo’s Erie County amid more than 4 feet of snow.
When you actually have an executive role and the country is suffering, a vacation is bad timing. But then again, Biden seems to spend half his time in Delaware or calling lids early so it’s not as if he works much anyway. He’ll probably be as engaged from St. Croix as he will in the White House.
But it still highlights the way that media coverage is a straightforward political campaign that would be no different if it were being composed by the Biden administration. And that it has no principles, only cynical double standards. The only thing the media is truly outraged by is the existence of political dissent.
So let’s just conveniently rewrite one of the media’s Ted Cruz stories.
The president deserted his countrymen to vacation in the Caribbean.
Biden sparked outrage on Thursday for flying from Houston to St. Croix for a vacation even as millions of Americans froze because of a huge winter storm.
Thousands of Twitter posts blasted Biden for the ill-timed jaunt. And memes mocking the vacationing politician quickly spread.