The GOP has done absolutely nothing, so this is their brilliant solution: Run as a “firewall against Socialism.”— Rural American (@MiaVendetta110) April 29, 2019
Hey, why don’t you guys just build the ACTUAL wall and stop importing third world immigrants who vote for socialism? That sounds like a much better plan to me @GOP. pic.twitter.com/8nukD7RlsV
“ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — In this scruffy, high-desert town encircled by prairies and potato farms, Sen. Cory Gardner drew shouts of approval last week for his message that Democrats are shoving the country toward socialism.
“That’s not what government is or what it should be,” he told about 200 Alamosa County Republicans at a barbecue fundraiser in a National Guard armory. “We have to stand up and fight. Are you going to join me in this fight?”
For Gardner and other Republicans making the same pitch , including President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the key question is whether it will attract moderate voters, not just their conservative stalwarts. Based on interviews with over three dozen Coloradans last week from Denver’s suburbs south to this town in the flat San Luis Valley, the argument has yet to take root, though the GOP has 18 months to sell it before Election Day 2020. …”
The GOP is going to save us from “socialism.”
If we have affordable health care, investment in infrastructure and student loan debt relief for Millennials, we will become Venezeula instead of more like all other Western countries.
“A significant majority of Americans would favor a wealth tax on the nation’s 75,000 richest families to pay for a new higher education initiative put forward by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that would make state and community colleges tuition-free and pay off most existing student loan debts, according to poll released Monday.
In the latest Hill-HarrisX survey, 64 percent of registered voters said that they would support such a plan.
(The poll did not attach Warren’s name to the proposal, and instead summarized its provisions.)
The Massachusetts senator has been making new policy provisions the cornerstone of her campaign to become the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nominee. …”
The only people who oppose this are conservatives. The rest of the country supports tax hikes on multinational corporations and student loan debt relief by an overwhelming margin. The GOP can only forestall this from happening by running on fake “social issues” and then duping their voters into believing every four years that they really gave it their best shot but the Democrats stopped them.
“Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said over the weekend that Congress will not approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) unless President Trump lifts tariffs on steel and aluminum, paving the way for the two other countries to nix their retaliatory tariffs. “If these tariffs aren’t lifted, USMCA is dead. There is no appetite in Congress to debate USMCA with these tariffs in place,” Grassley wrote Sunday in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece.
Trump, who campaigned heavily on renegotiating trade deals, is pushing for Congress to approve the USMCA, an updated version of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). …”
The moral of the story: the GOP establishment couldn’t accept Blompf’s victory in the 2016 election. Blompf sold out to the GOP donor class in exchange for protection from the Russia conspiracy hoax, shelved the MAGA agenda that got him elected and chose instead to push the Koch Brothers and Sheldon Adelson agenda of tax cuts and Israel’s wish list.
The GOP Congress blocked the MAGA agenda and used Blompf for two years to pass their own wildly unpopular agenda while encouraging him to run in 2020 against “socialism.” Having played with fire, they are now about to reap the whirlwind as the “conservative-populist coalition” crumbles.