The baby formula shortage in this country is real, and as we’ve previously reported, the Biden White House unsurprisingly has been caught disturbingly flatfooted in response to the crisis. Making matters worse, infuriated families with infant children across America learned this week that pallets of baby formula were seen near a holding facility at the southern border, a stark contrast to the empty shelves one sees when going to the baby formula aisle at grocery and drug stores in many parts of the U.S.
Because this situation makes the Biden administration look even more incompetent with each passing day that there’s a shortage, The Usual Suspects are trying to rush to the rescue in blaming everyone but Biden’s ongoing supply chain crisis for the fact that some women are having to drive hundreds of miles to (hopefully) find baby formula for their children.
One such media figure was MSDNC’s Stephanie Ruhle, one of the network’s leading Democrat apologists, who took to the Twitter machine to blame “an amazing secret oligopoly” and “hugely restrictive regulations” for the crisis.
In response to Ruhle’s tweet, hacktress Bette Midler weighed in with a hot take that she probably now regrets posting. “TRY BREASTFEEDING!” she exclaimed. “It’s free and available on demand”:
TRY BREASTFEEEDING! It’s free and available on demand. https://t.co/15xetgg1ps
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) May 13, 2022
Talk about opening your mouth and inserting your foot.
There are any number of reasons why a mother would have to use baby formula over breast milk, as explained by thousands of them who took Midler to task, including former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany:
Not if you've had a prophylactic double mastectomy… https://t.co/VvyXs9FAqG
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) May 13, 2022
The ignorance of this tweet is overwhelming. There are many mommies undergoing cancer and other medical treatments that would love to breastfeed but they don’t want to harm their infants while fighting for their own lives. https://t.co/5jM4Jb74dF
— Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) May 13, 2022
We switched to formula because our child was starving, still against the advice of our breastfeeding consultant. My wife cried herself to sleep for weeks because she felt bad for giving up. I'm not a woman but I can see exactly what all women need a lot less of, and it's this.
— 케다민전 John F. Ketamine (@PapiHustle) May 13, 2022
This doesn’t work for everybody.
Some never could breastfeed.
Some folks go dry quickly.
Some babies bellies can’t handle breast milk and have to use formula.
Some folks just don’t want to.
This is not the solution you think it is, and it erases so many folks struggles. https://t.co/tBLPajYx2Y
— jinx, the nowhere queen (@PunishedJinx) May 13, 2022
All the grandparents across America who are raising their grandchildren feel so much better!
— Mimi (@MadMimi3) May 13, 2022
Not all mothers can you dumbass. It’s pretty offensive and sad for you to assume they can. I’ve witnessed, firsthand the unjust guilt a new mother feels when they want to breastfeed and aren’t able to. This makes that worse. You’re a terrible human being. https://t.co/3E1fcBj8vl
— whiskeyvice (@whiskeyvice) May 13, 2022
Even some in Bette’s own “woke” fanbase took her to task:
Imagine having a large gay fanbase, many of whom are raising kids in two-dad households, and thinking this is a good suggestion.
— Tim Carvell (@timcarvell) May 13, 2022
And then there was this, so much this:
Learning before tweeting ignorant things and having some compassion is also free and available on demand https://t.co/HMOZxBIPDW
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) May 13, 2022
As it turns out, “learning before tweeting” and “having some compassion” on Twitter are also in short supply in this country, especially when it comes to elitist, out of touch celebrities with way too much time on their hands.