Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes all the way to the bone
All of the attention lately is in the insidious GOP gerrymandering intended to ensure them if retaking the House in 2022, all is not lost. Because when it all comes down to it, it us still a total of 55-70 competitive or highly competitive districts listed in the Cook Political Report. And if they’re smart, the Democrats will have a secret weapon.
And that weapon is the GOP itself. Those districts are competitive for a reason. And that reason is that, despite the GOP’s best efforts, they contain a high propensity of GOP suburban women voters. And even after 5 years, they still hate Trump and Trumpism. So use it against them.
Trump turned flat out, full on racism and xenophobia into an art form for the GOP. And the GOP’s steadfast refusal to jettison Trump after his second straight popular vote defeat, they are now officially the Racist Trump Party.
Which means that the GOP now truly has a Murderers Row, a rogues gallery if characters like Inglorious MTG, Matt Gaetz, Lauren Bobert, Louie Gohmert, Jim Jordan, and Paul Gosar. Every one if them indefensible.
So make the GOP defend them! One if two things will happen in these swing districts in 2022. Either far right Trombies will win primaries, and be in the ballot in November, or moderate, electable GOP conservatives will make the cut. It doesn’t make any difference.
Treat ’em all the same. Run ads in swing districts playing the Trombie’s Greatest shits, forcing Trombie candidates to support their brethren, which will cost them the white suburban women’s vote, or for moderate Republicans to refute the radicals, costing them the base Trombie vote. Win/win.
The GOP is in an untenable position. They can’t win without both wings of the party, but the two sides are totally opposed to each ither. Time to show that divide.
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