The party has spent the first month of the Biden administration rewriting electoral laws to suppress minority votes, denying the truth of Trump’s capitol rebellion, raging against vaccine passports and trampling science with the state’s inauguration Given which causes unnecessary epidemics.
Threatening the consequences for McConnell’s big business also coincided with Trumpian, as no one thinks that the GOP – or Cantukian, who has built a career defending corporate cash in politics – suddenly turned into an Occupy Wall Street activist Used to be. Yet it was a hit for a minority leader known for the long game, with the veteran senator well aware that it would hit the headlines in the conservative media and trump his faith with Trump’s base voters Can help.
The party’s strategy reflects the views of many of its activist base voters – among whom Trump is popular as a spectator who has been completely bought into the former president’s lies about being stolen in the last election. But it is unclear whether the Trump-style ruckus is proving to be an effective counter to Biden, as he rushes to make a lasting liberal impression on the social policy echoing Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson.
Trump is still ruling the G.O.P.
By making a pilgrimage to Mar-a-Lago soon after Trump left the White House, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy sent a signal that he believed Make America Great Again fans in his favor in the 2022 congressional elections. Had a passport.
But it is an open question if this is a winning message among Trump’s antics among deserted suburban voters among the GOP. Populism drove Trump into power. But now that he is not in the White House, ad hoc appeals to his base are doing little to make coherent rhetoric and philosophical choices for Biden’s large governmental power. The party lacks the kind of conservative doctrine and clear program that swept Newton Gingrich’s speaker’s gavel in the 1994 midterm election, or a clear message that helped George W. Bush win the White House in 2000.
It is not that Republicans do not have good goals. When the former president’s tough immigration policies were changed, Biden was initially flat-robed amidst the increase of child migrants on the border. The issue is where the president has significant weaknesses according to the election. But Getz voter coverage, GOP voter suppression coverage and heart-breaking testimony at the trial of George Floyd’s death have thwarted Republican efforts to keep Biden on immigration.
Just as the GOP has left Biden a clear area to claim credit for any economic recovery by opposing the Kovid relief bill, there is a chance that its constraints on infrastructure may become an obligation. There is no indication, for example, that Republicans have an alternative plan to help the many elderly and disabled Americans who need home health care – which the president is targeting under his expanded definition of “infrastructure.” . It may also be a risk to oppose the increase in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% after big businesses wind up during Trump’s years.
Trump’s influence is nationwide
The warriors of Republican culture are not just walking in Washington. Governors around the country – including many hoping to woo Trump’s flock to the 2024 White House – are also hunting headlines, attempting to use the fight that has been waged over voter suppression to their advantage.
Rejecting criticism of Georgia’s restrictive voting rights law, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp essentially cut a page from Trump’s playbook when dealing with the downfall of Major League Baseball, which this summer’s All-Star Game from Atlanta Was pulling In a resizing exercise, he blamed Democrats for the backlash for legislation passed by the Republican-controlled legislature, alleging that Georges “worked hard” by baseball to move the game for their “lies” about the law. “Was paid. Denver
Formerly sure to be an echo for the GOP, Kemp argued that the move was the product of “canceled culture”, a favorite catch phrase of the former president, as a defense whenever he attempted to stop the culture’s wars. Used. In the fire.
Attempting to defy criticism for his role in legislation that would make it harder for disproportionately black Americans to vote, Kemp and other Republicans have suggested that the community is now paying an economic price as a result of corporate activism over voting rights is. The Georgia governor said the country should explain the move to MLB, which means “the cancellation of culture and partisan activists is coming to your business. They are coming to your hometown for your sport or event, And they are coming to cancel everything from the game how you make a living, and they will do nothing to silence all of us. “
South Dakota Village. Christie Noam, another Trump acolyte, tied MLB’s action to political correctness when football and basketball stars demonstrated in support of last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, tied at the time of his arrest following George Floyd’s death Had happened. By a Minneapolis police officer.
Noam wrote in a recent tweet linking the hashtag #GetokeGoGoBroke, “Like @nfl and @nba before, @mlb is being used and bullied by the most radical liberal groups in this country.”
After boycotting corporations speaking on voting rights this past weekend for Republicans, Trump weighed in with an equal joke of “woke” corporations during an interview with Newsmax on Tuesday: “They’re awake and for us Not a good country. The wok is not good, “Trump said when asked for his opinion on the MLB’s decision.
“Try to boycott them. Texas will teach them a lesson, that I can tell you. Let them try it,” Trump told Newsmax. “Look, this is crazy that is going on, it shouldn’t happen, obviously these companies should stay out of it, because they excite all the people and people are not happy with it.”
The former president said, “If Republican conservatives ever get together, they will boycott corporations that criticize the law, and” these companies that are above all of this, you will find they will be back very quickly. Right now, the liberals, the radical left, the Democrats, they play a very tough game. “
His comments were reminiscent that the former president does not just meet the Republican Party – he has changed the way politics operates, a lasting legacy and a set of tactics that the GOP is not willing to give up any time soon.