Last summer, congressional candidate Kim Klacik released a campaign video that featured her walking along the streets of Baltimore. The ad, entitled, Black Lives Don’t Matter to Democrats, quickly went viral in conservative circles.
After the disastrous presidency of Donald Trump, it can be easy to forget that Kamala Harris is the country’s first female Vice President. The anchors of Fox News, however, have not forgotten about her gender.
As of right now, despite all of his troubles, Donald Trump is still he figurehead of the Republican party. In order to stay there, however, he is not only going to need to avoid trouble, he is going to have prove he can get Republicans elected.
When she began her political career, Elise Stefanik painted herself as a moderate Republican. Like many other Republicans, though, she became much more extreme in the age of Trump.
When Liz Cheney fought back against Donald Trump, the New York Rep. took advantage of the moment, becoming the Chair of the House Republican Congress. With her extremism paying off handsomely, Stefanik doesn’t plan on stopping now. According to the Daily Beast, she is partnering on an event with QAnon conspiracy theorist Scott Presler.
California has suffered through the Coronavirus over the last year and a half. And due to a quirk in the recall system, Republicans have a shot at taking over the governor’s office.
The chief candidate for the GOP is Larry Elder, a businessman and radio host. Elder has made countless offensive comments in the past that don’t seem to represent the will of most Californians.
At this moment, the delta variant of COVID-19 is devastating areas in the South East portion of the United States. Not surprisingly, many of these states are led by Republicans.
But while those Republican voters want Donald Trump to get credit for the vaccine, they aren’t interested in taking it. Steve Scalise, the number 2 Republican in congress, waited 7 months to get vaccinated. Now the Louisiana Republican is saying people should be shamed into getting vaxxed.
When the January insurrection happened, everyone realized how disgraceful it was. But as time has gone by, Republican lawmakers and pundits have begun to try to gaslight Americans on the seriousness of the event.
Republicans largely said the right thing following the events of the January 6th insurrection. They called fr the people who participated in the riots to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The Southern region of the United States largely votes for Republican politicians. And with the GOP now being the party of Trump, those lawmakers are fine with putting their constituents in danger to spare the former president’s feelings.
Donald Trump needs something to do. Thanks to an investigation by New York State, his business career is in shambles. He’d love to be president again, but has to wait 3 more years to even run.
And in order to be the candidate in 2024, Trump has to keep his control over the Republican party. Right now, it is going pretty well and the GOP has essentially ceded power to the former president.
Back in 2016, the GOP ceded the Republican party to Donald Trump and they have never gotten it back. As a result, the new faces of the party are people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert.
A tiny percentage of Republican lawmakers have tried to push back against the Trump takeover. Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney are two of those members. Both are sitting on the 1/6 panel studying the insurrection.
Democrats celebrated in early January when Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff were elected to the US Senate. Those elections gave Liberals a majority in the house and senate to go along with the White House.
As horrible as the events of 1/6 were, the vast majority of Republican lawmakers would like people to forget about it. A select few GOP congresspeople were willing to investigate the matter.
Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney both accepted Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to participate in the 1/6 panel. And for their service to their country, they were branded “Pelosi Republicans.”
Despite the best efforts of Republicans, there was a hearing on the 1/6 insurrection on the Capitol today. The GOP lawmakers, of course, were trying to prevent the hearing because it made them look incredibly bad.
It has been pretty obvious, over the past few weeks, that the GOP has no interest in looking into the events of January 6th. Rather than taking a congressional panel seriously, Kevin McCarthy tried to make a sideshow of it by putting Trump sycophants like Jim Banks and Jim Jordan on it.
Republicans today have a proclivity for unashamedly comparing anything that inconveniences them to Nazi Germany. The most obvious example of this phenomenon is Marjorie Taylor Greene.
The Georgia congressman likened COVID-19 restrictions to the treatment of German Jews in the 1930’s. When she had the opportunity to walk her comments back, she doubled down. Eventually she visited a Holocaust Museum and apologized for her words.
Shortly after the COVID vaccines came out, some lawmakers rushed out to get them. And by mid-May, 219 Democratic congresspeople asked, 100% of them, said they had gotten their shot.
The numbers looked much different for Republicans. Only 45% of GOP house members polled, 95 of 211, said they’d been vaccinated.
There are some Republican governors, like Ron DeSantis or Kristi Noem, that don’t seem to care if their constituents die of COVID. Many other GOP governors, like Jim Justice, Mike DeWine, Charlie Baker and Asa Hutchinson have pushed hard to get their followers vaccinated.
One unfortunate consequence of Donald Trump winning in 2016, is that the Republican party is now running inexperienced and incompetent candidates in numerous states. And many of these candidates are winning.
When Joe Biden was running for office, he said that he would work to benefit all Americans whether they voted for him or not. He has already passed a stimulus package that helped millions of Republican families.