Younger people may have been the deciding factor in many races, and while this fact has humbled the Republican Party, the Republicans will not change because they cannot alienate angry old people, who are the only Americans who reliably support the GOP.
Productivity and the number of jobless people actively looking for work are falling—except among immigrants.
In a country as politically divided as the United States, the indecisive and easily swayed “swing voters”—many of whom are closeted right-wing conservatives to begin with—will always overrule more principled and well-informed voters.
Republicans have railed against Obamacare, the changing of the names of D.C.’s football team and Cleveland’s baseball team, and, most recently, the so-called stolen election of 2020 — all of which turned out to be a whole lot of nothing. What will they rage against next?
No matter what happens in the midterms, or in the next presidential election, we will be living with the grotesque consequences of a right-wing judiciary for decades.
A recent survey revealed that most Americans believe the word “weak” is what best describes Democrats. Clearly, the Democrats don’t exactly project strength—and it isn’t just a marketing problem.
In less than a month, Republicans will likely take over the House of Representatives, and possibly the Senate too. But even if they don’t win, they’ll still win—that is, if the almost 300 GOP election deniers seeking federal and statewide offices have anything to say about it.
With the news that Italy’s next prime minister may be a right-wing Christian nationalist, American conservatives are hoping that similar politics — and an even more extreme leader — will come to power in the United States.