White House Goes Weapons Hot on the Democrat Base as Divisions Explode Into the Open – Opinion

The Biden Administration has, to my mind, been the incoherentest and most disjointed administration of modern times. That qualifier was not recorded prior. Press consternation over the “chaos” inside the former Trump administration seems laughably quaint now, as the current White House sets records for staff turnover.

No one seems to know what’s going on, and that includes the president himself. Each public appearance only adds to the dysfunction. Biden’s handlers and he are always reacting. Leadership and forethought seem foreign concepts.

In such an environment even the most brilliant minds might have trouble keeping it together. The Biden administration certainly isn’t full of bright minds. That’s not just a complaint from the right, either. The Democrat base is becoming more restless and divisions are now exploding openly, with the White House launching a flurry of attacks in response.

Biden, in a tussle with top aides (including some from the White House), stated at the start of the call that it was his intention to support ending the Senate filibuster and codifying. Roe He signed the bill into law. This was a move that he had previously refused to accept, which angered many Democrats.

But Biden kept his decision private until three days later when, during a news conference in Madrid, he deployed the carefully crafted language he and his team had perfected just moments before, denouncing the “outrageous behavior of the Supreme Court” and calling for “an exception to the filibuster for this action to deal with the Supreme Court decision.”

For many Democrats, however, it was too little and too late — just one more example over the two weeks in which Biden and his team struggled to come up with a muscular plan of action on abortion rights, even though the Supreme Court ruling had been presaged two months earlier with the leak of a draft opinion.

There are a few more pieces of the Post’s article that are worthy of discussion, but the general theme revolves around the Biden administration being 1) consistently tardy on issues and 2) unwilling to go “all the way” on policy.

These complaints are from a Democrat base who is tired of losing and sees more on the horizon. The White House seems stuck in a bind between two rock and one hard place. The White House has been courting and bowing to radicals so much that they now owe them. How do you tell people who see Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as an intellectual giant that you simply don’t have the power to give them what they want?

The White House’s message that Republicans are a “threat to democracy” hasn’t helped either. When you tell your voters that the other side isn’t just wrong but is dangerous, you build up an expectation that everything is on the table to defeat them. Boundaries are no longer respected, and Biden certainly isn’t going to get credit for their existence.

The Democrat base is lashing out at the White House, but the White House is back.

White House officials defend the urgency of Biden’s response and the actions he has taken on abortion, which they argue are in step with mainstream opinion. “The president has been showing his deep outrage as an American and executing his bold plan — which is the product of months of hard work — ever since this decision was handed down,” White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said in a statement Saturday.

“Joe Biden’s goal in responding to DobbsSome activists have been out of touch with mainstream Democratic Party members for years. This is why it won’t satisfy them. 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 campaign,” she said.

Underdelivering and overpromising is an awful political strategy. It eventually catches up to any politician who attempts it. There’s a reason first mid-terms are so historically bad for new presidents. Reality of the US constitution quickly dampens the excitement at assuming office. Ironically Kate Bedingfield made the derogatory comment about Democrat activists and is currently leaving the White House.

It’s like witnessing a slow-motion car accident. You know how it ends but you just can’t look away, and every moment has you cringing. This is how it can be fixed. The simple answer is that it doesn’t. The man at the top is senile, the base he relies on is angry, and those around him wouldn’t know a coherent message if it punched them in the face. It only gets worse.

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