My grandma votes Republican because she believes in three things: money, strength, and the rule of law. Whether the Republican Party stands for any of those things is beside the point because, to her, and to a lot of other people still, the Republicans represent those values more than the Democrats.
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.
One of Reagan’s “accomplishments” was the introduction of trickle-down economics, which holds that tax cuts for the wealthy pay for themselves by expanding the economy, thus increasing government revenues. But 40 years of research have proven that this has never worked.
The popular image of political violence is that of a downtrodden revolutionary taking up arms against an oppressive government. But oftentimes the instigators of violent conflict are groups that were once in charge but have lost their power and status.
The fact that so many Americans, including liberals, support a pardon for Trump is further evidence that a lot of Americans aren’t interested in justice, unity, or “healing”—they’re just afraid.
Machismo has a lot to do with why some Latinos vote Republican, as research shows that men who are insecure about their manhood tend to vote conservative. But recent attacks on abortion rights threaten to lose the GOP even more Latino voters.