Generally, a desperate move of Republicans is to argue that “both sides are just as bad!” whenever they get to the point that they can no longer defend their candidate or their candidate’s awful positions. We’re currently seeing this happen with not just a few Republican voters – but the messaging apparatus of the party at large – as not one but at least three or four of their senate candidates – have taken terrible positions and proven themselves guilty of incredible hypocrisy.
Now the only talking point Republicans have is that they deserve control of the Senate – even though they spent the last eight years proving why they don’t – which is why you should blindly vote for the Republican candidates in your respective state.
Fortunately, the Democrats aren’t letting this slide. On Tuesday, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre clearly laid out the fundamental difference between Democrats and MAGA Republicans: “When a Democrat says something racist or anti-Semitic, we hold them accountable. When a MAGA Republican says something racist or anti-Semitic, they are embraced by cheering crowds.”
Up until Donald Trump’s candidacy, candidates in both parties tried to denounce despicable behavior like this, even if it was only for the bad press it gave them, but now there’s only one side that openly supports it, as for Republicans it’s a political tool and they know it. This is why we need to work to defeat them in November and beyond.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making