Sometimes, anyway. It turns out that having much of the Democratic Party, including (and especially) the normies, yelling at Democrats to codify abortion rights actually works (boldface mine):
President Joe Biden gave his strongest response yet to the U.S. Supreme Court’s radical decision to end federal abortion protections Thursday, endorsing a carve out from the filibuster for protecting abortion rights and the right to privacy.
“I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade into law. And the way to do that is to make sure that the Congress votes to do that and if the filibuster gets in the way, it’s like voting rights, it should be … an exception … to the filibuster for this action to deal with the Supreme Court decision,” Biden said in remarks at a press conference in Madrid, Spain, where he is attending the NATO summit. He added that he would support making an exception to the filibuster to protect the right to privacy, which could extend existing protections for contraception and marriage equality Justice Clarence Thomas threatened in his concurrence on the abortion case.
So we’re clear, that’s actually a reversal by Biden, not that moderate Democrats or the pundit class will ever admit that (can’t admit the Dirty Fucking Hippies, who apparently are now the majority of the country, got it right).
Pressure works. It’s amazing what can happen when Democrats stop fanboi/fangrrling over Democratic politicians, and, instead, expect them to do the shit they promised.
Baby steps all around, but still some minor good news.