There's not much he can do to compel cooperation from defectors within his thin Democratic congressional majorities

 There is nothing at all he can do to compel it from Republican adversaries who would rather aggravate than alleviate his burdens

there's not much Biden can do about the heaviest weights depressing his political standing

 party faces the likelihood of a substantial November election defeat that hands the House

Biden and his aides will spend the next seven months trying just the same

It recalls the 1960s-era lament of a beleaguered President Lyndon B. Johnson

 Democrats insist the administration can get politically healthier with better "messaging

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