Last night, Republican Rex Reynolds held AL HD-21, winning by under 6% in a Trump +22 district.
Identity Politics: Damn Democrats and their identity politics! Well, actually… The Economist reports that identity-based politics is a more prevalent phenomenon these days within the GOP. The magazine cites research findings that those who are white, Christian, and male are far more likely to identify as Republican than are those who do not fit those adjectives to identify as Democrats.
Cynthia Nixon and the Future of the Left: The Week predicts that the future of the left will look a lot like moonbat actress Cynthia Nixon (D), this cycle’s primary challenger to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Nixon, the magazine explains, is blending Bernie Sanders’ class-based appeal with an identity politics-focused approaches fitting of the zeitgeist of the ascendent left-wing base.
Making Trade Wars Great Again: Inspired by POTUS’ declaration that trade wars are “easy to win,” The Economist looked into the results of previous attempts by US Presidents at anti-dumping tariffs. Unsurprisingly, the end result was nothing more than a gift to lobbyists who extracted exemptions from the federal government on behalf of their clients. But, something-something drain the swamp.
Suburban Revolt: The very dishonest Washington Post posits a likelihood in-tune observers already know; many traditionally Republican, upper-middle-class suburban voters are set to vote for Democrats this November. Sad!
Outer Suburbs: The failing New York Times reports that Northeastern and Midwestern outer suburbs, frequently cited as the locales set to save the GOP from demographic doom, are dwindling in population. As residential preferences, birth rates, and job centers have changed, many outer-ring suburbs are now experiencing the same demographic problems as Rust Belt cities. This will be a trend to watch on over the next decade….