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By Neil Patel, Crisis Magazine, Dec. 23, 2022
A huge chunk of the Republican Party’s Washington establishment is still living in 1995.
The leftward shift of the Democratic Party has provided a huge opportunity for Republicans. People are completely put off by many of the radical policies Democrats are pushing. What a gift this should be for Republicans. So why have they been so thoroughly unable to capitalize?
A huge chunk of the Republican Party’s Washington establishment is still living in 1995. They are thoroughly unable to get their heads around the profound changes in America. As with so many Americans these days, they are defined by their own bubble. The people they know best — corporate America and those in leadership positions — are generally thriving. They haven’t stopped to consider whether the trade, immigration, spending, defense and other policies that define them need an update in light of the country’s current circumstances. The giant wave of political unease in America — even after a reality TV host kicked their door open and took over the living room! — has caused almost zero self-reflection among Republicans. …