Rachel Maddow showed that Republicans had become the party of jailing librarians, banning books, and eliminating school desegregation.
Whatever your politics, let you agree with what these Republicans and Republican governors and Republican legislatures are doing in the states. You can always see, right? That’s not exactly an exciting national platform that Republican candidates will be eager to run for the White House next year, is it? Like jailing librarians, banning abortion, banning these books, undoing desegregation in schools, getting rid of child labor laws, right? It doesn’t matter who the standard bearer will be, either Donald Trump or someone else who has this record of current models of Republican governance to fall back on.
And it doesn’t matter, you know, who their standard bearer will be, whether it’s Trump or not. Regardless of how unpopular and extremist how they govern in the states they control, the only hope they have of retaking the White House next year, regaining control of the executive branch, to take over the presidency in 2024. The only thing under their control, the only thing you can control as a country as a whole, the political climate of the country, the only thing they can do on their own is the economy.
Rachel Maddow then discussed the Republican motivation for triggering a default, namely that a default could be their only hope of winning back the White House in 2024.
Given the way they govern in the states, Republicans must hope for economic collapse when they return to the White House in 2024. Anything that forces them to rely on their own agenda could doom them to defeat.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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