Tuesday's Bloodbath Looks Like A Bloody Lake
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Tuesday’s Blue bloodbath never materialized.
Democrats won big in Pennsylvania, maybe Arizona, but the take-away isn’t that Americans rejected the Republican Party’s politics of hatred, they rejected a Republican Party’s hatred of America.
Republicans hate us, and that hatred works in elections only when you’re trying to win over white, heterosexual, Christian Nationalists. Unfortunately for Republicans, that’s not who Americans are. The GOP can only win pushing such voluminous bigotry in outliers like Florida or Georgia where Republicans put together a state of the art voter suppression ground game.
Again, hatred can be a winning political message, so long as Republicans remember not to hate EVERYONE at the same time.
I’m all in on hate, and I believe in the politics of scapegoating because it’s precisely what gets Americans off the couch and to the polls in a nation where voting isn’t mandatory.
I never cast a ballot because I loved a candidate. I vote to make the other guy suffer, and anyone who says different is lying.
Republicans get that. What they forgot in 2022 is you’re supposed to scapegoat one specific group, not everyone. Isolate a small minority outnumbered by hundreds of millions of blood thirsty Americans salivating over the prospect of terrifying a tiny, close knit community.
I can’t believe I have to remind Republicans that when you persecute a handful of people you win big; but persecute practically everyone and you, well, end up with how the Republicans did Tuesday night.
Once upon a time, Republicans were judicious in their scapegoating and it paid huge dividends.
In the late 1930s, Republicans scapegoated Jews and while that didn’t win them big national elections, Americans knew you could trust the GOP to scapegoat one frightened minority at a time.
Then in the late 1940s, it was no longer the Jews it was the Communists, and Republicans parlayed that into winning the House and Senate.
Then in the early 1960s Republicans learned to scapegoat the blacks which set the stage for Nixon and eventually Reagan who in the 80s made the big pivot to scapegoating the poor, primarily those living on the streets and can’t vote.
All of this, smart and responsible American politics.
By the mid 90s, Newt Gingrich was scapegoating welfare cheats. In the late 90s Republicans got serious about scapegoating abortion doctors. In the early 2000s Republicans scapegoated gays who wanted to marry.
This is how you win. Keep the American people guessing who this year’s scapegoat is going to be, and so long as it’s not my people you’ve got my vote.
But then Trump came along. He said, “Sure, I’ll scapegoat Muslims and Mexicans for ya, but here’s a better idea. Let’s scapegoat everyone at the same time!”
And so the modern Republican Party was born.
By the time last Tuesday rolled along, Republicans were way too greedy, as is their nature, when it comes to bigotry, prejudice and hatred.
And it makes me sad for them.
It wasn’t good enough for Republicans to persecute one scapegoat at a time. NO. This new breed of Republican needed to persecute them all so there would be none left for the Democrats.
(There is still one scapegoat left for Democrats, more on that repulsive minority of simpletons in a second.)
What Republicans failed to recognize is that the unintended consequence to despising all of humanity is it reeks of equality. And for Republicans, equality is off brand.
The enemies of woke now look a little too woke.
By scapegoating everyone you come across as inclusive.
Again, I don’t mean to beat up on Republicans. I know they genuinely hate all the minorities they scapegoat, but it appears to the ordinary voter that they’re caving into the PC Police by trying to be more tolerant in their anti-tolerance.
Again, I don’t for one second doubt the GOP’s genuine prejudice against blacks, the LGBTQ community, Muslims and Jews. I think their bigotry comes from the heart and they are being honest with the American people.
All Republicans are really suffering from is an image problem.
The sheer volume of races, religions and sexualities Republicans detest makes it appear to a low information voter that Republicans are attempting to be a big tent party with plenty of room for every minority in America to be persecuted against.
This leaves Republicans with what I worry will turn out to be a fatal identity problem.
If Republicans hate everyone, then who are they for?
Unless the GOP leadership conducts an honest post mortem that examines why they did so poorly on Tuesday, I worry it’s only a matter of time until Republicans start hating illiterate white racists, and then, alas, the party’s over.
This serves as a tremendous opening for Democrats.
Democrats can grab scapegoating from the GOP and win big in 2024 so long as they remember to apply bigotry and intolerance judiciously.
Democrats should identify one minority, and only one minority, and then demonize them all the way through Election Day.
And that rodent-like minority to scapegoat is the billionaire.
Billionaires are the cause of all Climate Change, war, poverty, income inequality, unaffordable health care, gigantic credit card and student loan debt as well as massive housing shortages.
Democrats can win big by campaigning on a promise to use the Internal Revenue Service to tax these rats out of existence.
Exterminate all billionaires, rewrite our tax code with extreme prejudice.
I detest them, we all do. But most of us are afraid to say that in polite company.
Say it. I hate billionaires.
Trust me, we would all be saying it every day out loud if billionaires didn’t control the media, the banks, and our minds.
I can’t stand their music, their refusal to blend in and their dangerously inbred cultural laziness.
Billionaires are taking jobs from us by sending them overseas.
They are all criminals, and wherever they move—there goes the neighborhood.
Billionaires destroy our schools, refuse to pay taxes and worst of all they refuse to stop having kids.
Billionaires are the enemy within.
Rewrite the tax code and Exterminate them.
Granted, it’s going to be a heavy lift convincing Democrats to turn their backs on billionaires since they’re owned by them.
So, this may not happen by 2024.
In the meantime, I urge all Americans to spit in their food.
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