Republicans Don’t Get It

Article author: 
Julie Kelly
Article publisher: 
American Greatness
Article date: 
26 August 2022
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 

... As I explained here, not only did [Mitch] McConnell intentionally leave the Capitol largely unguarded [on January 6], he warned of the irreparable damage to the republic if his Senate Republican colleagues demanded an audit of contested states—the "official proceeding" actually taking place when the building was breached. McConnell later cooed to a reporter that he had prevailed that day....

Political prisoners languish in a special jail for January 6 defendants, a hellscape located in the shadow of McConnell’s throne on Capitol Hill. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s prosecutors ruthlessly seek years in prison for nonviolent offenders, adding domestic terror sentencing enhancements in an escalation of the regime’s war on terror against the Right.

The January 6 select committee has made a mockery of itself while failing to sway public opinion....

Following a brief outburst after the FB'’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, congressional Republicans have gone back to radio silence....

Fear and impotence paralyze Republican Party leaders as well as those aspiring to hold leadership positions in a potential Republican majority. If the party doesn’t blow it, that is....

As Victor Davis Hanson observed this week:

the left-wing playbook is based on two pillars: the FBI raid on Donald Trump's home, the January 6 ‘insurrection’ investigation—and selective daily leaking about both. Between the raid and the star-chamber House inquiry, we are supposed to forget unaffordable gas and food, dangerous U.S. cities, over 3 million people swarming the border, and the Afghanistan debacle. Yet if the Republicans advance a coherent national plan of action to restore a pre-Biden America, if Donald Trump will focus positively on national issues and not take the bait to obsess on the wrongs done to him, and if grass-roots conservatives this time around prepare to preempt massive left-wing vote harvesting, they will achieve their blowout.


Yes, Republicans Are Blowing the Midterms - If Republicans resort to business as usual, then they will once again do what they do best: lose a winnable election, by Eric Lendrum, American Greatness, 25 August 2022:

...  Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory . . . Again

Up to now, it was common knowledge that the Republican Party was destined to crush the Democrats in a decisive landslide this November in both houses of Congress. After all, it is the historical midterm pattern that has proven itself time and time again; with just four exceptions since the Civil War, the president’s party always loses seats in a midterm election. Both the Senate and the House seemed ripe for the taking....

It’s Not the Economy, Stupid

What could possibly be the reason for such a devastating reversal of fortune for the opposition party? In a word: messaging.

In recent weeks, the GOP just couldn’t help but revert to its default favorite topic: The economy....

It’s (Still) the Culture, Stupid

Beyond the empirical evidence showing that key economic factors are reversing course and thus becoming useless as campaign attack points, the fact of the matter remains that economic talking points are, quite simply, snooze-inducing....

A Winnable War

Unlike gas prices, the Left’s obsession with race-baiting and its desire to mutilate and indoctrinate children are ills that will not go away on their own. Thus, these issues are never-ending gold mines for Republicans. Conservative candidates who do not make the culture war the centerpieces of their campaigns for all offices will deserve the losses they serve up for themselves....

If Republicans roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty, and tackle head-on the messy and stomach-churning social issues that actually drive up voter enthusiasm, they will be well rewarded in November. But if they insist on resorting to business as usual, then they will once again do what they do best: lose a winnable election, and do more for a Democratic president than his own party ever could.

GOP’s Midterm Momentum Loss Shows Economics Not Enough—Base Must Be Motivated By Immigration Patriotism, Opposition To Anti-White CRT, VDare, 27 August 2022.