Former President Barack Obama has some advice for Joe Biden.

First, don’t expect overtures to Republicans in Congress to produce bipartisan cooperation; they won’t.

Second, don’t expect voters to notice if you do anything right. When a policy succeeds, shout it from the rooftops.

And third, don’t expect any help from the purportedly liberal media; they’re part of the problem as much as the solution.

The 44th president has disclaimed any intent to kibitz as No. 46 prepares for the White House. “He doesn’t need my advice,” Obama said last week.

But in his surprisingly confessional 768-page memoir, “A Promised Land,” and in interviews he has given to promote it, Obama has offered plenty of advice nonetheless, mostly by detailing his own mistakes.

Start with bipartisanship, the lofty theme that made Obama president. Thanks to the bitter polarization of the two political parties, he writes, it turned out not to be possible in 2009.

“There was a pervasive nostalgia in Washington, both before I was elected and during my presidency, for a bygone era of bipartisan cooperation,” he writes. But Republican leaders “didn’t want compromise and consensus. They wanted war.”

In one passage that Biden should read carefully, Obama writes frankly about how his desire for bipartisanship slowed down passage of his health care bill in 2010.

“I think that there is a way to reach out and not be a sap,” Obama told NPR. “If (Senate Republican leader) Mitch McConnell or others are refusing to cooperate, at some point you’ve got to take it to the court of public opinion.”

“The challenge that I discovered ... is that an obstructionist strategy oftentimes is not punished by voters in the polls,” he warned.

Another of his rookie mistakes, he writes, was expecting voters to notice his successes.

Tax cut

In 2009, Obama enacted a middle-class tax cut — but instead of sending taxpayers a check, he took his economists’ advice and merely reduced tax withholding, making the tax cut almost invisible.

“Surveys showed that the majority of Americans believed that I’d raised rather than lowered their taxes,” he complains in his memoir.

And another tip: The media — especially social media — are a big part of the problem.

“You have a situation in which large swaths of the country genuinely believe that the Democratic Party is a front for a pedophile ring,” he said in an interview with The Atlantic, referring to the conspiracy theory peddled by adherents of the internet-based QAnon movement. “I don’t hold the tech companies entirely responsible, because this predates social media. It was already there.”

“The First Amendment doesn’t require private companies to provide a platform for any view that is out there,” he added. “At the end of the day, we’re going to have to find a combination of government regulations and corporate practices that address this, because it’s going to get worse.”

Biden has said he wants changes in the 1996 law that gives online platforms broad immunity from liability for user-generated content. But the traditional media won’t give Biden an easy ride, either, Obama warns.

Can anyone fix all these problems with modern democracy?

Biden may be the right person to try, if for no other reason than, when it comes to temperament, he is the anti-Obama — an old-fashioned politician, not a chilly post-modern policy wonk.

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