There is little to nothing that Biden can do about the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe, but his lack of rage is being perceived by the left as a form of apostasy.
This is not about inflation or high gas prices. The writers of these think pieces could not possibly care less about those issues.
This is being driven almost entirely by what they perceive as Biden’s lack of action following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe vs. Wade.
There is not much Biden really can do about the decision, but his lack of outrage is turning the left against him.
I first heard this idea advanced by conservative Twitter star Stephen L. Miller, aka @Redsteeze, but I fully concur.
Biden blew his response to their sacred religion of Roe. It's over.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 11, 2022
It was his delayed non reaction to Dobbs. That was the green light to dump him. https://t.co/uaw3HgCN6I
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 10, 2022
Miller recently wrote at the Washington Examiner:
Despite having a six-week heads-up via a leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s decision, the Democratic Party appeared caught completely off foot by the Dobbs ruling, which effectively overturned Roe v. Wade.
With abortion laws now the purview of the states, there is also growing consternation in progressive media circles. They fear that President Joe Biden’s tepid response to the ruling, which centered on his offering a brief statement and then boarding an airplane and flying out of the country, has been inadequate at best. Biden mustered some anger at the NATO summit in Spain, but policy-wise, he has conceded there’s not much the White House will do…
As far as Biden is concerned, his administration has gone from insider whispers of an aged out-of-touch president, who some party outsiders are already placing seeds to replace in 2024 (hello, California Gov. Gavin Newsom), to loud shouts and flat-out revolt.
For confirmation of this line of thinking, look no further than this recent piece by Rebecca Traister in NY Magazine:
Joe Biden’s Dobbs Response Has Been Breathtakingly Awful Why can’t the president show some fight?
This weekend, the Washington Post published an article that chronicled the lumbering strategy of Joe Biden’s administration in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. The story describes how, rather than ringing every alarm available, rather than taking every opportunity to signal that we are in a moment of national emergency, the president is instead pointing a vilifying finger — not at the Republican Party (no, he referred to them as his “friends” in his news conference on Friday), but at the very people who have been fighting with every fiber of their being to keep abortion access a reality. Joe Biden is talking tough to the activists.
As the White House’s departing communications director, Kate Bedingfield, said in a statement conveying her boss’s attitude toward those pushing him to act more aggressively in response to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “Joe Biden’s goal in responding to Dobbs is not to satisfy some activists who have been consistently out of step with the mainstream of the Democratic Party. It’s to deliver help to women who are in danger and assemble a broad-based coalition to defend a woman’s right to choose now, just as he assembled such a coalition to win during the 2020 election.”
The statement was breathtaking in its awfulness, including its emphasis on coalition-building in service of Joe Biden’s election, emphasis that served to dismiss the advocates who have themselves been a key part of electing Democrats over generations.
Biden can do little to nothing about the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe, but the left perceives his lack of rage as a form of apostasy.
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