No one knows what’s going on, including the president himself. Each public appearance just exacerbates all the chaos. Biden and his staff are constantly reacting. Concepts like leadership and planning may as well come from another world.
Even the most brilliant people would have a hard time keeping everything in order in such a chaotic environment, and the Biden team is not full of bright minds. That’s not just a conservative complaint. The Democrat base is getting restless, and the fissures are now bursting into the open, with the Biden Administration going weapons hot in reaction.
“Huddling with top advisers who called in from the White House, Joe Biden announced at the start of the conversation that he wanted to advocate for codifying Roe into law, a spot he so far refused to take. This enraged many Democrats.”
“But Biden kept his decision to himself until 3 days later, during a press conference in Madrid, when he unleashed the carefully constructed words he and his administration had perfected just a moment before, condemning the “outrageous conduct” of the Supreme Court and demanding that “an exception to the filibuster be made to deal with the Supreme Court decision be allowed.”
“But for many Democrats, it was simply too little and late — just one more case of Biden and his team struggling to come up with a powerful abortion rights policy in the two weeks since Roe v. Wade passed away. “
There are some more sections of the Post’s story that merit attention, but the overall tone is one of “the Biden administration was 1) late on issues and 2) not willing to go ‘all the way’ on policy.”
The White House is now between a rock and a hard place on both issues, which stem from a frustrated Democratic base that sees no sign of improvement. In that light, the administration is trapped. They’ve pandered and kowtowed to extremists for so long that they’re now beholden to them. How can you tell people who admire Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a brainy giant that you do not have the authority to provide them with what they desire?