Biden Faces Open Rebellion From His Own Party – Opinion

The Biden administration should be very worried about the news headlines published by mainstream media outlets over the last few days. He can also add rebellion to his woes by overseeing an economy in crisis and exodus.

As my colleague Nick Arama pointed out yesterday, the Democrats are getting extremely frustrated and are now blaming the Biden White House for the party’s woes come November.

“‘He’s Missing the Boat Here’: Democrats Slam Biden Over Flailing Leadership, Lack of Fight on Guns and Abortion,” wrote Mediaite. “Frustrated Democrats express alarm over Biden’s powerlessness,” stated The Hill. “‘Be absolutely furious’: Dems want more from Biden after Highland Park,” said POLITICO.

Even worse things are coming.

From CNN: “After a string of Supreme Court setbacks, Democrats wonder whether Biden White House is capable of urgency moment demands.” It’s just brutal.

Debra Messing got fed up. The former “Will & Grace” star was among dozens of celebrity Democratic supporters and activists who joined a call with White House aides last Monday to discuss the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

According to the three participants on the conference call, the mood was extreme, and was co-organized also by Build Back Better Together.

Messing said she’d gotten Joe Biden elected and wanted to know why she was being asked to do anything at all, yelling that there didn’t even seem a point to voting. Some wondered what was going on.

The participants were sent a follow up email on the afternoon that included basic points to remember and some suggestions for Biden speech clips they could share via TikTok.

This call was made three days following the federal abortion decision. It embodies the widespread frustration of Democrats with Biden. It offers a new window into what many in the President’s party describe as a mismanagement permeating the White House.

Top Democrats complain the President isn’t acting with — or perhaps is even capable of — the urgency the moment demands.

Also, the Washington Post, we get the headline “As some Democrats grow impatient with Biden, alternative voices emerge.” As Nick and others at RedState have previously mentioned, the Democrats are indeed eyeing other politicians outside of Washington who might be able to come in and do cleanup work in 2024. The following is the PostYou had to share.

According to many disillusioned Democrats, America is now in crisis across a number of fronts and Biden appears unable, or unwilling, to react with the appropriate force. Their argument is that the Republicans are changing election rules while the Supreme Court quickly rewrites American laws. This puts democracy at risk. While shootings are common, the Constitution’s right to abortion is now extinct and Democrats will likely lose a lot of votes in the next election.

Biden’s response is often a mix of scolding Republicans, urging Americans to vote Democratic and voicing broad optimism about the country. Some Democrats fear that this could lead to a failure to act in the present moment.
“There is a leadership vacuum right now, and he’s not filling it,” said Adam Jentleson, a Democratic consultant and former top adviser to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid of Nevada. “I sympathize with the argument that there’s very little they can do legislatively. In times of crisis, however, it is the President’s responsibility to lead. And when people are feeling scared and angry and outraged, they look to him for that, and they’re not getting much.”

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

They are well aware of the fact that November isn’t in their favor. The Democrats are ready (some of them openly) to call the Biden administration inefficient, rudderless and lacking energy. At the minimum. This is a fact that they absolutely agree with. Biden speaks in public and sounds old-fashioned.

Both his statements and those of the administration officials are mixed with blame shifting or assertions of ignorance. They aren’t addressing any of the issues facing Americans, and they are losing not just independent voters, but large swaths of their base to the Republican Party.

But that isn’t even the biggest reason why the Democrats are mad. In midterm elections, you can expect shifts of voter loyalty. It’s a historic trend. No, the biggest reason so many Democrats are mad right now is Biden’s inability to even keep his own base energized.

They failed to support abortion as a constitutionally protected right. It is clear that the most active voters in their base will feel depressed and won’t do anything about it.

George H.W. Bush was President. Bush was President, Congressional Republicans ran their midterm campaigns against Bush’s record. Their losses during the midterm elections were partially offset by this. The possibility of seeing something similar happen in the next election cycle is not surprising. Democrats must find ways to revitalize their base. If that means knocking the Biden administration for not being progressive enough, then they’ll do it. They are determined to keep the power they currently have.

It is certain that Biden will be even more vulnerable after November. This could lead to Biden deciding to announce his resignation and allow the party sufficient time to search for a replacement.

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