Friday, December 22, 2017

Actual advice to Republicans

If you want it to be something less than a total bloodbath, do something popular. 2018 will be a terrible midterm for Republicans (inshallah) because they are only pushing the stuff that the public really hates. Maybe they feel like they have no choice. Those entitlements won't cut themselves!

There were elements of Trump's platform that most Americans would probably favor, like a big financial commitment to infrastructure. But those are not the things the Administration has really pushed. And if he did, the people around Trump would probably change the proposal, ostensibly so that the Republicans in Congress would like it, in a way that would make it terribly unpopular with the general public.

Instead, I bet Trump will just bash immigrants. It seems like whenever he craves popularity, he falls back on catering to his racist base.