Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 4
These key suburban populations are mostly white but increasingly diverse, highly educated and relatively affluent. They aren’t scared by immigration; they support it in their own communities—especially with highly skilled immigrants, attracted to work at businesses lured to these suburbs, in many cases, by business-minded Republican politicians. They are repelled by white-grievance politics and culture-war clashes, and concerned about the rise of violent right-wing anti-government plots, like the Jan. 6 insurrection and the thwarted plan to kidnap and execute Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. They used to think of themselves as Republicans, but nowadays the GOP seems disconnected from the things they care about; it talks less about affordable child care or student debt than banning transgender student athletes or making it harder to vote. It’s the inverse of what President Ronald Reagan said in Macomb County all those years ago: They didn’t leave the Republican Party; the Republican Party left them.

...

...the GOP playbook—which often defaults to the tactic of demonizing cities as bastions of out-of-touch liberal elites—has missed an important shift: Suburbs aren’t at war with their cities any longer, and claiming they are has alienated potential Republican voters.


https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/06/18/biden-repu...
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 5
They used to think of themselves as Republicans, but nowadays the GOP seems disconnected from the things they care about; it talks less about affordable child care or student debt than banning transgender student athletes or making it harder to vote.

Wait. When did the Republican Party talk about affordable child care or student debt?

Less, meaning never, maybe?
Print the post Back To Top
No. of Recommendations: 0
"These key suburban populations are mostly white but increasingly diverse, highly educated and relatively affluent. They aren’t scared by immigration; they support it in their own communities—especially with highly skilled immigrants, attracted to work at businesses lured to these suburbs, in many cases, by business-minded Republican politicians"
-------------------------------------------

All of that is true, but there are a whole lot of GQP/Evangelical's who publicly proclaim the
urgent need to stop all immigration not from Nordic countries, while privately hiring all of the
brown skin illegals into their meatpacking plants, landscaping crews, construction sites,
and home remodels. The last thing these hypocrites want is to cut off the flow of cheap, easily
exploitable undocumented labor.

Actions tell a much truer story than words.
Parts of the GQP remind me of the KKK from the 1950's and '60's. These pol's are telling
the GQP base exactly what they want to hear, and they'll able to use their dog whistle words to get elected. But if they start hurting the pocketbooks of Republican businessmen with their words and clumsy efforts, their words might continue, but their actions will quickly stop.
Print the post Back To Top