They almost ALWAYS Do….
Critical race theory. Migrants at the border. Election fraud. A COVID-19 lab leak. Urban crime and calls to defund the police.
On its surface, the Republicans’ nascent campaign strategy features a multipronged message attacking President Biden and Democrats on a host of dissimilar issues. At its center, however, lies the common theme of race, a thorny issue that has proved successful in animating the GOP base under the Trump administration.
It now stands at the core of GOP efforts to flip the House in next year’s midterms.
Democrats are bracing for attacks while accusing Republicans of employing scare tactics at the expense of minorities.
“They’re going to absolutely use that playbook from the 1980s and try to scare the mess out of their voters. And they’re going to use Black and brown people as the foil. There’s just no question about that,” said Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Texas), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. “It was successful for [former President] Trump, but it’s always worked for them, before Trump.”
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) sees a similar trend, saying that racially charged attacks have wormed their way into discussions on even the most unrelated topics.
“We can be having a debate about anything in Ways and Means relating to tax and they will bring in the border and immigration, and the invasion of children. It’s all wrapped around fear and hate,” said Doggett, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee.