Republican Party Letting It's Freak Flag Fly - Will It Cost Them The Mid Term Elections ?
Category: Op/EdBy: john-russell • 3 weeks ago • 94 comments
This is a brand new Washington Post /ABC News poll. The far left of the graph represents last Nov , the dot in the middle represents last February, and the numbers on the far right represent today. Since Nov (6 months) there has been an 11 pt swing in favor of the Democrats. There has been an 8 pt swing in favor of the Democrats in the past 3 months. What has happened in the past 6 months? The Republicans have ramped up their culture war themes and in the process revealed and emphasized the freak and crazy personalities in their ranks. Taylor Greene, Gaetz, Cauthorn, Bobert, Texas Gov Abbott, Tucker Carlson, Gosar, Trump Jr, JD Vance, Mike Lindell, Donald Trump himself, Ginni Thomas, and frankly, countless others across the country, have become the public face of the Republican Party, and the American people are recoiling in horror.
Never in the history of the United States have we seen one of the two major political parties put forth such an array of crackpot, weirdo, dishonest, freaks as its national spokespeople. The party leadership doesnt stop them because leadership knows that these people represent the base of the party's voters. To rebuke a Matt Gaetz or a Tucker Carlson could cause an unknown amount of GOP voters to revolt and maybe stay home in November, so Kevin McCarthy and McConnell stay silent.
Do the American people want transgender people harassed and ostracized the way the GOP party does? There seems to be no evidence of that? Do the American people want to end abortion rights the way the Republicans do? No. Do the American people want to punish Disney World? Of course not.
A recent flash poll taken by a "centrist" cable news host showed 92% of 27,000 respondents saying that the Republicans have gone farther to the right than the Democrats have gone to the left. No doubt much of that 92% response represents objection to the GOP freak show we see in media every single day.
The Washington Post poll also shows President Biden gaining 5 points in his approval rating since February , going from 37% then to 42% now.