Cracks in the liberal coalition are starting to erupt in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, as Fox News reports, with left-wing actress Debra Messing recently declaring her exasperation with the Biden administration during a conference call on the topic with several White House aides.
The outlet cited CNN in noting that Messing and other progressive celebrities included in the conversation wondered aloud what the purpose of the call even was, given the high court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which ended recognition of a federal right to abortion and sent the issue back to the states.
According to Edward-Isaac Dovere of CNN, Messing asserted that she and other like her played a pivotal role in propelling Biden into office and that in the wake of Dobbs, she no longer saw much point in voting at all.
Though Biden aides reportedly sent follow-up emails and talking point suggestions to be used by those who participated in the call, but given the outrage expressed by Messing and others, it was far from clear that their cooperation would be forthcoming.
The conference call kerfuffle is, as Fox News noted, just one of numerous recent reports of growing unease among the left wing of the Democrat Party with what they view as Biden’s unnecessarily timid approach to a range of crises.
Indeed, CNN reported that multiple party leaders privately slammed Biden’s reaction to the Dobbs ruling, saying that he “stood int eh foyer of the White House, squinting through his remarks from a teleprompter…making only vague promises of action because he and his aides hadn’t decided on more.”
One member of Congress had an especially scathing take on the current state of the administration, declaring Biden’s White House to be “rudderless, aimless and hopeless.”
As The Hill reported, the burgeoning dissatisfaction with Biden is not confined to the coastal elites, as a recent survey conducted by Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll revealed that a shocking 71% of all respondents stated that the commander in chief should not seek a second term in office, and only 30% of Democrats indicated that they would support him in a 2024 primary contest.
Though Biden and his team really should read the writing on the wall and realize that once they lose celebrity lockstep liberals, re-election may already be a lost cause, but for conservative voters who clearly see just how unpopular the president is, the stubbornness with which he keeps pledging to mount one more campaign is nothing but good news.