The teeth gnashing is because the left hates having to compete on the merits of their ideas.
I find the above graphic so interesting. John Hinderaker comments on the puzzling reaction to the Roe decision. Even at the state level, the United States has far more pro-abortion laws than Europe. Whence comes all the leftist gnashing of teeth?
For all their wailing about “our democracy,” the last thing liberals want is the actual give and take of a democracy, which usually entails compromise. I think that is the key reason for the Left’s hysteria over Dobbs. For liberals, having to argue, to persuade, to run for office, to participate in the messy work of democracy where you don’t always win, is a step backward. They had everything going their way, and now…this.