President Biden is losing support left and right.
Now, he’s bleeding support from a key constituency, Black voters. According to W. Mondale Robinson, the founder of the Atlanta-based Black Male Voter Project, frustration with President Biden is at an “all-time high.”
He remembers the exact moment his optimism that President Biden would be different began to fade: when Democrats in May said they were willing to significantly weaken a policing-reform bill to get Republican support.
More disappointments followed. Robinson was dismayed that Biden did not push for changes to the filibuster to enact a $15 minimum wage. He was upset that the president did not try to halt a raft of voting restrictions passed by Georgia’s GOP-led legislature.
“I think the frustration is at an all-time high, and Biden can’t go to Georgia or any other Black state in the South and say, ‘This is what we delivered in 2021,’ ” said Robinson, whose group believes it reached 1.2 million Black men in Georgia. “Black men are pissed off about the nothingness that has happened. . . . Does it make the work harder? It makes the work damn near impossible.” (WaPo)
According to WaPo, other minority groups who helped Biden secure a win are also disenchanted after “unfulfilled promises and dwindling hope for meaningful change.”
President Biden’s sinking approval rating has also caused Democrats to start panicking about their slim majorities in Congress. As we head into midterm elections Republicans are ready to pounce on Biden’s endless stream of crises and take down weak Democrats.