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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:48 AM

What the Republicans call a "working class" agenda is just a revamped Fox News culture war




https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/what-republicans-call-working-class-agenda-just-revamped-fox-news-culture-war

Political parties often respond to electoral defeat by spending time contemplating, with varying degrees of seriousness and success, why they lost and how they need to change their approach to win in the future. Following President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection, for example, the Republican Party commissioned and published a 100-page report which pinned the blame on Mitt Romney’s weakness with Hispanic voters and called for a more benign policy toward undocumented immigrants. But the party backed off after a revolt by prominent right-wing media commentators, and in 2016, Donald Trump seized the GOP nomination and eventually the presidency with a nativist campaign that both halves of the 2012 Republican ticket criticized as racist.

GOP leaders are trying to avoid a similar scenario in the wake of Trump’s 2020 defeat. They are circulating a memo that seeks to chart the party’s course by keeping it closely aligned with the former president -- and with Fox News.

The document represents another datapoint in the ongoing merger of the right-wing media and Republican politics. Under Presidents Bush and Obama, Fox served as the GOP's communications arm. With Trump's ascent, the feedback loop between the network and the administration gave Fox unrivaled influence. Now, the Republican Party seems to have completely capitulated to the whims of its propagandists.

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), the chair of the arch-conservative Republican Study Committee, writes in the memo that thanks to Trump, the GOP is now “the party supported by most working-class voters.” He calls for a continued embrace of the former president, a rebranding as the “Party of the Working Class,” and a focus on five issue areas he claims will “appeal to working-class voters” and bolster the GOP going into the 2022 midterm elections.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:56 AM

1. WWJF...

Who Would Jesus Fire...
or
What Would Jesus Fire...

That is it.
Their entire 'plan' in a slogan for a hat.

There is no governing philosophy or moral center for them. They seek power for powers' sake only.
They chant 'freedom'...yet they have lost no freedoms at all to date...
They picture themselves as William Wallace...yet they are closer to Eli Wallach.

Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, that horrible thing from Georgia...
Gym Jordan, Louie Gohmert, Kevin McCarthy...

Soulless, evil, hypocrites. All of them.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:26 PM

2. What have the Republicans done lately...

What have the Republicans done lately for the workingclass of the US? An inquiring mind wants to call them to account for their boasting. If they can't demonstrate and prove that they acted in the interests of the working class, which I doubt they can, then it's time to STFU.

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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:35 PM

3. and OMGOSH.....faux noise is just having a bird over DEMOCRATS NOT NEEDING

ANY repubs for passing new spending bills. Just a bird. “and this sure isn’t what the American people voted for” “this isn’t what Joe Biden said how his presidency would conduct business” I can finally watch faux noise for longer then 3 minutes now, not much longer but I love thei tune their singing now days.

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