The roof is collapsing.
The Biden administration has spent the weekend throwing itself a pity party in the media. The White House was caught off guard by the explosion of violence between Hamas and Israel.
President Biden’s White House is stuck in a split-screen reality — spiraling war threats overseas and spiraling political problems at home. Both are horror shows for re-election.
Why it matters: Top officials believe Biden has been at his best in managing the early days of the Israeli-Hamas war. But they privately concede things have never been worse politically since the 80-year-old took office. …
But the White House knows the war will likely widen. One Biden insider said about the war: “The most pessimistic scenario is the most likely outcome.” …
Genocide Joe is being compared to Jimmy Carter.
On the foreign policy front, President Biden’s re-election bid is playing out similarly to that of the last Democratic president who failed to win a second term: Jimmy Carter.
Why it matters: Three destabilizing overseas crises have taken place during Biden’s presidency: The chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and now, the prospect of a regional war in the Middle East. …
Between the lines: Like Carter, Biden faces softening support from a key part of the Democratic coalition: young, progressive voters.
After Biden offered stalwart support for the Jewish state in the aftermath of the attack, a wave of stories reported Arab and Muslim Americans threatening to withhold their support for the president after backing him in 2020.
It’s hard to balance both factions within the Biden coalition, given the enormity of their differences. The clear majority of Democrats are pro-Israel and recoil from equivocation over terrorism, but in a close race, Biden will need to turn out some left-wing voters who have been critical of his support for Israel’s military campaign in Gaza.
Biden also faces the prospect of losing some progressives to independent candidate Cornel West. …
Young Democrats are not Standing With Israel.
Just wait until the United States itself is sucked into a regional war in the Middle East over our unwavering support for Israel. They are leaking that is the most likely scenario.
Note: As for Trump, he is vowing to unequivocally Stand With Israel and finish the war. The GOP is also Standing With Israel until the end.