Democrats and Republicans have different weaknesses leading to midterm results in 2022
If the midterms are a preview for the 2024 election, we are the edge of seeing both sides set themselves on fire, historically, right before our very eyes. Fightingkneeling testand a president who was twice impeached for leading the Republican Party has the support of congressional Republicans underwater by 25 points. The rift between progressives and moderates, frustration with the lack of leadership from the White House, and Texting doesn’t work left President Biden with 41% approval rating and 51% of Democrats are open to another candidate replace the President of the United States at the top of the ticket.
Can you really blame the voters for having a higher opinion one day at DMV than those entrusted with making laws and protecting our fragile Democracy? Not if you’ve been introduced to Marjorie Taylor Greene or had the pleasure of watching Kyrsten Sinema give her best impressions of an unregistered lobbyist. The system is damaged. The game is cheat. It was one of the few things that came out of Donald Trump’s mouth with a piece of truth attached.
Don’t get me wrong: Democrats and Republicans don’t get sick the same way. One side is no memory and no disciplineuse culture war combined with Soviet-style disinformation as the guiding strategy to regain power. Echo chambers in the right-wing media easily misinform and indoctrinate viewers with a combination of nationalism, racism, and the kind of scare tactics that could drive the former Chairman of the Commission Republican National Committee Lee Atwater resurrected only to give up his legacy once again. Republicans don’t just accept Atwater’s Southern Strategy, they injected steroids into it and turned it into gospel.
Trump may be more immoral, dishonest, and dangerous than an ex-girlfriend raging with the passwords of your social media accounts, but like many in the Republican Party, he’s totally in the right. in it for yourself, so loyalty is a one-way street. history ended in awkward fashion. Donald Trump owns the Republican Party. After his 2016 victory, Trump remade the party in his own image, rendering dissidents or those who questioned his conduct as disloyal, unpatriotic and unworthy. hold office.
Take, for example, Congresswoman Nancy Mace. Mace was outspoken on January 6, criticizing President Trump for his role in the uprising, while also confirming Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. A year later, she shamelessly stood outside Trump Tower, praising the former president (who put her life in danger on January 6) in a videos on social networks, practically begging for his favor. What good is it to win an election if it means sacrificing your honor and self-esteem?
Famous Lindsey Graham speak before the 2016 election, “If we nominate Trump, we’ll be destroyed … and we’ll deserve it.” Really know in advance. Hours after insurgents stormed the Capitol and threatened the lives of elected officials, Graham talks about Trump, “Trump and I, we had a hell of a ride. I hate it this way. I hate it like this,” he said. “All I can say is count me. Enough is enough.”
But like a moth plunging into the fire of depravity, Graham went to Mar-a-Lago saddened by the adoration of a man who nearly got him killed. That’s like surviving the first two Friday the 13th movie just to knock on Jason Voorhees’ door, to make sure you get a part in the third. It makes no sense, it reveals, and precisely the sick behavior that is all too familiar in Washington.
While not nearly as incorruptible as their Republican counterparts, the Democrats have an equally devastating weakness that prevents them from winning consistently. The Democratic Party is not only especially bad at texting and inspire capable voters with a resounding message, Democrats are also held hostage by Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, two corporate Democrats who believe they only need to say the phrase ““ bipartisan” is enough, we won’t be able to see them perform any less than senators and others as about to be hired at a high-paying lobbying firm K Street.
It’s not just Manchin and Sinema’s hire-for-hire behavior that shows how unprepared Democrats are for the bright light. That’s how Biden’s infrastructure plan has purportedly generated a $3 trillion bill. Who ever tried to convince someone to buy something by starting with a big price tag? Leading with the price tag, rather than how it will improve Americans’ lives makes no sense. Each representative unit should have had five short policies that were repeated ad nauseam. Instead, voters are unaware of the infrastructure or Build back better Coverage makes it easy for the Republican Party to divide and dominate the message.
Ultimately, Democrats were able to pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, but only after progressive institutions bounced back. placate moderation and separate the physical infrastructure bill from Build Back Better. How did the moderators respond? By treating Build Back Better like a camp counselor in a horror movie and killing it in dramatic fashion.
Democrats like Sinema and Manchin publicly profit from their constituentswhen Republican buy and sell stocks with little or no consequences. Our political landscape betrays the dignity of the most powerful nation in the world. It doesn’t have to be this way. In a two-party system where it is so bad that one party is morally bankrupt, we can’t have a second party struggling to get to this moment in history.
If we have any hope of maintaining our democracy, we need our politics to be like Pursuit of happiness, Not a horror movie where the Negro dies first.
So what is the reason that Democrats and Republicans are less than a year away from midterms? A complete and utter disaster. A fire of epic proportions. A thriller where the group keeps making rookie mistakes like splitting up or going into scary basements. I can shed light on how unprepared our political parties are for the next crisis, but the 2020 election should be a warning to all Americans. The system was up and running for the time being. But next time maybe we won’t be so lucky.
If Republicans can’t end their cult support of Trump and Democrats can’t stop their inability to deliver a winning message, then we’re headed for darker days, the kind of conflict that framers of concern. This is not a horror movie; that’s real life. That’s the scariest part.
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