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Just_Vote_Dem

(2,802 posts)
Wed Jun 7, 2023, 07:14 PM Jun 2023

Opinion:Biden has a theory of MAGA that just might be working

Interesting opinion article from the Washington Post

https://archive.is/mYFY8
or
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/06/04/biden-debt-limit-maga-republicans-2024/

Biden is operating from a largely unappreciated theory of MAGA, and in some ways, it’s working.

...Biden’s theory of MAGA helps explain this outcome. Biden ran in 2020 on the idea that the country faced an existential threat from the far right, highlighting white supremacy, political violence and President Donald Trump’s unprecedented attacks on democracy. This year’s reelection launch highlighted the assault on the Capitol and cast “MAGA extremists” as a threat to American “freedom.”

However, in promising to restore “the soul of the nation” in the face of this threat, Biden has continually distinguished between MAGA Republicans and more conventional ones. This approach has been criticized by those of us who see much of the GOP as extreme and dangerous — after all, many elected Republicans helped whitewash Trump’s insurrection — and think Biden’s characterization of non-MAGA Republicans plays down that broader threat.

But Biden’s reading served him well in the debt limit standoff. Contrary to much criticism, Bidenworld believes that refusing to negotiate at the outset was key: It forced Republicans to offer their own budget, which created an opening to attack the savage spending cuts in it.

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Opinion:Biden has a theory of MAGA that just might be working (Original Post) Just_Vote_Dem Jun 2023 OP
Underestimate Dark Brandon, and suffer the consequences... ProudMNDemocrat Jun 2023 #1
Nailed it!! DARK BRANDON is not a mama jama you want to mess with. PortTack Jun 2023 #2
Mahalo, this is what Larry O'Donnel Cha Jun 2023 #3
Dark Brandon NowISeetheLight Jun 2023 #4

ProudMNDemocrat

(16,783 posts)
1. Underestimate Dark Brandon, and suffer the consequences...
Wed Jun 7, 2023, 07:17 PM
Jun 2023

Joe continues to run circles around the Congressional MAGATs and not even breaking a sweat.

Go Joe!

PortTack

(32,755 posts)
2. Nailed it!! DARK BRANDON is not a mama jama you want to mess with.
Wed Jun 7, 2023, 09:25 PM
Jun 2023

He lets them twist themselves into a pretzel, then lowers the hammer! Wham..flying into a thousand little pieces

Cha

(297,154 posts)
3. Mahalo, this is what Larry O'Donnel
Wed Jun 7, 2023, 09:37 PM
Jun 2023

was saying, too. About the Debt Ceiling Negotiations.

When Biden Launched his Campaign Video on April 25, 2019.. I had such strong feelings.. that this was the guy who could do it~

NowISeetheLight

(3,943 posts)
4. Dark Brandon
Wed Jun 7, 2023, 10:50 PM
Jun 2023

Recognizes there are "moderate Republicans". They may support fiscal restraint but also support social liberalism (like I used too). These voters are ripe to move to the Democrat given the radical right antics. I believe there are a lot more "moderates" out there in both parties. They are the real majority.

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