The GOP is trying desperately to make the midterm elections about culture wars – largely because it’s the only way they can win. They’ve released clear plans of what they want to do if they regain power – which also spell out how their policies will make life miserable for anyone who isn’t one of their mega donors – and they know how largely unpopular their party is, which is why they’ve ramped up voter suppression laws across the country. Unfortunately for them, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Madison Cawthorn – two of the most demented voices in the GOP are also two of the most seen in the news – and so Democrats running this year would do well to make sure that they stay the face of the entire party.
Donald Trump also remains a factor, as the media continues to tease his political comeback and he’s meddling in primaries against candidates he doesn’t see as sufficiently loyal – even going so far as to ask an enemy nation for help out in the open – no longer bothering to hide his close ties with the Kremlin. The problem is, despite Trump’s confused mental state and the GOP’s desperate attempt to remove the Kremlin stink from their ranks, the former guy’s not even the only one who emulates Russia. Sen. Kevin Cramer stood by the former guy – echoing his demand that Putin drop any dirt he happens to have on the Biden family.
Cramer tried to play both sides – saying he doubted that Putin had any such information in his hands – but the gist of the remark couldn’t have been clearer – if Cramer and his party could stand to benefit with help from America’s enemies, why shouldn’t they? A number of other Republican senators like Lindsey Graham have distanced themselves from this remark – but – it’s yet another issue for Democratic candidates to push – would they accept help from a hostile foreign national if offered? It needs to be asked of each Republican candidate from now until November, right along with whether they feel the 2020 election was legitimately won.
James Sullivan is the assistant editor of Brain World Magazine and an advocate of science-based policy making