Republican Party and Support Dynamics 101
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- === Republican Political goals 2022, 2024
- Republicans and Political Control Strategies
- Republicans Political Control Methodology
- Most Republicans are Anti-Democratic
- Right wing media
- ---- Niche Support Groups
- Budget Hawks - ANTI-Tax-and-Spend - Turn off Stimulus, Free spending
- Rural Military "Volunteers", Bases
- Military, Arms
- Israeli Lobby
- Gun Control Lobby
- White Supremacists and right-wing terrorism
- Energy Lobby - Climate Change Denial
- RED States
- Blue States and Republican Strategies
- Republican Second Tier Leadership - post-Trump
- --- Center/Right
- Mitt Romney
- Mitch McConnell
- --- Right, Hard Core
- --- Regional/State Base
- --- Texas - Keeping or Turning Previously Red States and Republican Strategies
- Arizona - Biden'20 won narrowly
- Utah - Biden'20 won narrowly
- Josh Hawley ??
- Mo Brooks ??
- --- RNC Old Influencers
- Bush Family esp. Jeb Bush, Florida
US Politics Under the Hood -- XFR --
Gaming the System
Structural electoral inequities and huge flaws in our democracy have allowed the Republican elite to game the system. Democrats eg Obama left fighting with hands tied behind their backs.
Control of SCOTUS and Packing
Campaign finance (aka legalized bribery).
Blocking Confirmation of Appointees
=== Republican Political goals 2022, 2024
Get back control of Congress 2022
The 2022 midterms are right around the corner. RNC hope to get one or both branches of Congress to flip to Republican control.
To most Republicans, the mandate is to obstruct and take back the House and Senate in two years. Given their almost-certain unwillingness to work with Biden and help America, the nuclear option must happen.
2024 Regain Presidency
RNC hopes Democrats get really stymied and Harris runs against Trump in 2024 and we have the real possibility of four more years of Trumpian nightmares to come.
Impeach Trump so he loses control of RNC, Can't run in 2024
Republicans and Political Control Strategies
Greased by Wealthy, Trickle down for Masses
Since 1980 Reaganism, pie in the sky republican con game of handing it all over to the wealthiest and waiting forever for that long promised trickle down.
One thread that runs throughout the entire history of the GOP since Reagan was in office: cruelty and enjoyment of it.
Trump and Cruz incited an insurrection. And some of them continue to love him because they like his brand of anarchy. Too bad they don't realize that the anarchy will devour them. Although we wouldn't miss them or their brand of obstructionist "governing".
Republicans like Trump use Mind Control, NLP and Fake-News and Propaganda
Republicans aren’t stupid, they think voters are
Republicans Political Control Methodology
Most Republicans are Anti-Democratic
The anti-democracy wing of the G.O.P. appears to be most of the party. - Paul Krugman, NYT
Right wing media
---- Niche Support Groups
Budget Hawks - ANTI-Tax-and-Spend - Turn off Stimulus, Free spending
Mitt Romney expressed opposition to a new economic relief package, declaring: “We just passed a $900 billion-plus package. Let’s give that some time to be able to influence the economy.”
Rural Military "Volunteers", Bases
Gun Control Lobby
White Supremacists and right-wing terrorism
Bill Clinton presided over peace and prosperity — and still faced scorched-earth opposition and right-wing terrorism. White supremacists aren't satisfied with living well, they insist that others suffer.
At his inauguration Joe Biden said "White Supremacists" along with terrorists must be handled.
Energy Lobby - Climate Change Denial
Republicans like Ted Cruz criticized Biden's rejoining the Paris climate agreement
Red States vital for Republican Domination esp. in Senate
- Pittsburgh is a major oil fracking and industrial area - heavily
Blue States and Republican Strategies
Republican Second Tier Leadership - post-Trump
Romney deserves a lot of credit for standing up to the authoritarians who dominate his party. He was the only Republican senator who voted to convict Donald Trump after the late-2019 impeachment; he congratulated Biden and Harris almost as soon as the election was called.
In the years since he was governor of Massachusetts he has shut himself into the conservative intellectual bubble, and he no longer listens to sensible economic analysis, or knows what it sounds like. - Paul Krugman, NYT
Mitch McConnell waited more than a month to congratulate Biden after the election was called.
--- Right, Hard Core
--- Regional/State Base
--- Texas - Keeping or Turning Previously Red States and Republican Strategies
- Legalizing 11m illegals could help Democrats
- One problem is Texas is chock full of hard right wingers that resent Hispanic immigration and blame for
- Hence the Border Wall!
Texas: Ted Cruz ##- Right, Hard Core Trump
Cruz, a smart man, epitomizes the bad faith Biden will have to contend with.
Ted Cruz has raw ambition and dreams of being the NEXT TRUMP. Ted Cuz wants Trump's militant base to transfer its allegiance to him.
People with fewer and "lesser" credentials than his understand what needs to be done. The problem is that Cruz has some power and isn't shy about using it to hurt others. One thread that runs throughout the entire history of the GOP since Reagan was in office: cruelty and enjoyment of it.
Is Texas a home base - four million Texans voted against his re-election, so it is not a slam-dunk.
But he has spent many years pursuing power by trying to appeal to the worst instincts of the Republican base.
In Jan 2021, he has been among the leading voices joining Trump in pushing the false narrative of a stolen election and bears significant responsibility for the sacking of the Capitol.
Ted Cruz led the govt shutdown in 2013. All it succeeded in doing was to cost our economy $24 billion, deprive people of income and risk defaulting on our US Treasury debt. All just to launch the Ted Cruz brand - moderate Rs hated him for it, while his star rose with the tea party. Cruz is willing to shatter this country to get power.
- Legalizing 11m illegals could help Democrats
- One problem is Florida is chock full of influential hard right wing Cuban emigres that resent other-Hispanic immigration.