President Trump was about one thing….
It cost him his job….
President Joe Biden has given people the hope that their government IS about THEM….
Most Americans like the Biden way….
And Republicans yet again seem unsure of how to fight back.
They have themselves to blame, in large measure.
A tweet before Biden’s address Wednesday night has stuck with me. It came from Gregg Nunziata, a former GOP Senate aide.
“Zero Trump fans will agree, but the radical lurch to the left we are witnessing is wholly attributable to Trump’s choices,” Nunziata said. “A modicum of responsibility and none of this would be happening. Hope triggering the Left was worth it to everyone. It only cost trillions, and worse.”
Whatever one thinks of Biden’s proposals, Nunziata has a point about former president Donald Trump’s role in laying the groundwork. I’ve written before about how Trump paved the way for Biden’s ambitious agenda by making the GOP revolve around him rather than any preexisting policy goals or defined ideology.
When Trump did try to guide it in a specific direction, he failed to deliver on things such as infrastructure, withdrawal from the Middle East and other priorities that might be easier for his Democratic successor to achieve. And in the meantime, Trump bulldozed whatever principled stands Republicans might attempt to make on things such as government spending.
That might be one of the most demonstrable and significant shifts in American politics in the Trump era….
This feeling that Democrats are in for loses come next years midterms COULD be true….
Or could be a grossly wrong if Biden keeps his approval strong and Republicans are seen as just kissing loser Trump and not helping things get better….