It’s time to take off the KID gloves and treat Republicans like the insurrectionist they are…
On top of all of this, voters are frustrated, skeptical, and tired — of covid, of economic hardship, of school closings, of higher prices and stagnant wages, of unaffordable prescription drugs and health care and more. This is not merely about ideology or which two candidates are on the ballot. Without results (and effectively communicating those results), voters will punish the party in power.
Political messaging is generally based on one of two things: Hope or fear. Since President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Democrats have mainly relied on the Obama model of appealing to the hopes of all Americans. Now, with the President’s agenda being squeezed by Republicans — and Democrats who act like Republicans– it is time to change strategy. Hope has failed; fear can and will work.