BLUE WAVE: It's Time for the Media to Show Some Respect for Non-MAGA Types
Even as the Republican Party can't manage to call out violence and an armed insurrection, the media continues to equate the Left's policy ideas with the extremism on the Right. ENOUGH.
Democrats held the Senate! It was finalized right before 10 PM Saturday night. What an incredible achievement in what the media told us would be a “red tsunami” year, and there’s still the Warnock/Walker run off in Georgia.
The Democrats won due to a number of factors, and it’s not all Trump. In fact, if we look deeper, Trump is just the current poster child of the toxic Republican brand.
Their ideas themselves are being rebuked.
The idea that women shouldn’t have freedom over their own bodies and should be forced to submit to a panel of local government officials to request medical care wasn’t appealing. The idea that we should shun and humiliate and harm trans children wasn’t appealing. The idea that we should ban books that tell our history, the history of the Holocaust, the history of slavery, - wasn’t appealing. The idea that we shouldn’t count votes anymore, but just give in to the neo-Fascism of simulated democracy run by autocrats and reinforced by the media oligarchs wasn’t appealing. The idea that predominantly Black cities shouldn’t get their votes counted was not appealing. The idea that we should ignore climate change was not appealing. The idea that children should be subjected to being gunned down in their schools because Republicans get a lot of help from the NRA was not appealing.
All of these “ideas” are negative. The only policy proposals we have heard from Republicans this cycle were to sunset all legislation every five years, which would include Medicare and Social Security, and to pass a federal abortion ban.
Conservative reaction to the actual BLUE WAVE? Women should be forced to get married by guys just running around and putting a ring on it.
“Democrat policies are designed to keep women single,” Fox News’s Jesse Watters said. “Single women and voters under 40 have been captured by Democrats. So, we need these ladies to get married. And it’s time to fall in love and just settle down. Guys, go put a ring on it.”
Democratic Attorney General and Governor-elect of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro summed it up when he said of his white nationalist, January 6th opponent Doug Mastriano, “This guy loves to talk a big game about freedom, right? Let me tell you something. It’s not freedom to tell women what they’re allowed to do with their bodies. That’s not freedom. It’s not freedom to tell our children what books they’re allowed to read… It sure as hell isn’t freedom to say you can go vote but he gets to pick the winner.”
Republicans campaigned on crime, while running arguably a top criminal organization in the country, literally led by a criminal. They campaigned on election security while repeatedly voting against actual election security (if they really believed elections were being stolen, they would have voted to pass election security) and trying to rig elections for their own party through partisan maps, purging and challenging voters, suing to have votes not counted for obscure reasons.
These are not serious policies people.
Republicans are not about ideas or policies anymore. They are about amassing more power for their party and their donors. That’s why their tax cuts for the rich are their singular biggest policy achievement.
Through all of the violence inspired by their own rhetoric, including the horrific attack on Paul Pelosi and the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, Republicans haven’t managed to even appear responsible. They don’t even bother putting on an act anymore. So it’s really odd that the media continues to paint the “Left” as extremists on par with Trump/DeSantis Republicans, even after getting their really out of touch takes handed back to them in an epic burn that is way underappreciated.
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