For Republicans, ‘Disaster’ Is the Message because the Outrage Machine Ramps Up


Last week, Ms. Omar was the target of Republican outrage after posting a tweet that appeared to equate Israeli and US actions with human rights abuses by Hamas and the Taliban. California minority representative Kevin McCarthy called the tweet anti-Semitic – despite not mentioning Jews or Judaism – and threatened an attempt to remove Ms. Omar from the foreign affairs committee, a move they have yet to take.

Republicans also urge that the push by some progressive Democrats to “weaken the police” has resulted directly in a very real rise in urban crime in the country.

It can be difficult to keep up with all of this disaster. On Tuesday, minutes after MP Michael McCaul, the senior Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, warned of Moscow’s aggressive cyberattacks and a looming Russian stranglehold on Europe’s electricity supply, Mr Scalise said, “I don’t know if Vice-President Harris understands Die The crisis is not in Europe, but on America’s southern border, and you and President Biden created it. “

There are plans to put together some Republican policy proposals. Mr. McCarthy has established seven task forces: jobs and the economy; Big Tech Censorship; the “future of American freedoms”; Energy, climate and environmental protection; American Security; “Healthy future”; and china. Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who heads the Big Tech Task Force, said it would take the panels a year to come up with legislative and policy responses for the midterm elections.

“The goal is to be ready on the first day,” she said, should Republicans recapture the majority.

Right now, even Republicans who have been critical of their leaders say they have time to formulate an agenda that goes beyond the indignation machinery they are zealously feeding. Rep. Chip Roy, Republican of Texas, noted that Newt Gingrich’s treaty with America did not come into existence until September 1994, two months before the sweeping Republican mid-term election.

“There are differences day and night between Republicans and Democrats, say on border security, where we pretty much agree that we need to secure the border and I think they don’t care,” he said. “We’re watching small businesses that can’t hire people because they pay people more to not work. We pretty much agree on these important differences. Bringing it all together thematically and how you communicate it to the American people, I think that’s something you are working on. “

As for the Democrats, most just don’t believe the crisis talk will work, aside from right-wing media clicks and Facebook algorithms driven by outrage over things like Dr. Seuss’ legacy lives on in ceasing to publish works that include outrageous racial and ethnic stereotypes or Hasbro’s switch to a gender-neutral brand name for its iconic plastic toy now known as Potato Head.