Heading toward November, Republicans are beginning to worry about momentum loss as they are poised to take back the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. In recent polling, they have lost ground, winning fewer seats than suspected for a majority in the House and are favored to lose a chance to take the majority back in the Senate yet again to Democrats.
For some odd reason, Republicans have gone on the defense as if they are the ones that need to explain away the failures of the Biden administration and the failing economy rather than the controlling party of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.
This has been a constant problem with Republicans throughout the years. No longer are they concentrating on blaming the failed economic, social and foreign policy of the Democratic Party during the midst of a recessionary collapse, but instead attacking their party members as "too extreme" or "unelectable."
Instead of going on the offense by letting the American people know that the Democrats' approach of embracing globalism, elitism and tribalism is failing the country, Republicans have instead decided to defend their flaws. Donald Trump is not the president, but Democrats bring him up because mentioning a polarizing figure is the only strategy that Republicans keep falling for, even if Trump is a more popular figure than Joe Biden.
Simple metrics make it easy to see a victorious path for Republicans nationwide. A continuance of Democratic leadership spells out even further failure for the country.
A declining presidential approval, a generic Republican congressional favoritism, and midterm momentum amid one of the most unpopular administrations in American history should all be aspects Republicans need to focus on. But instead, Republicans are allowing themselves to be painted as extremist, 'semi-fascists' instead of going on the offensive.
Going toward the midterm elections, the GOP needs a renewal. It is far past the due date for an entirely different movement within the party, their candidates, and their voters, but a simple shift in focus and renewed energy is needed for them to win.
On issues such as abortion, approach the polarizing talking point head-on as the Arizonan Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate Blake Masters did. He did not go on the defense about being called "anti-woman" because he disagreed with the morality of abortion.
Instead, Masters painted his opponent, Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Kelly, as being more extreme on abortion than any country's approach to the issue other than North Korea. Not only did Masters not have to defend his position on such a polarizing policy, but he chose to attack his opponent's extremist position in a picturesque campaign strategy.
Tactics such as the one used by Masters need to be a blueprint for the renewed approach to winning over independent swing voters come November. With September being the last month that will have primaries, Republicans will soon have their set nominees to align for an attempt at a late push for majorities in Congress.
Republicans have got to unite in a populist approach to a victorious strategy. Identify issues that mean the most to independent Americans, formulate conservative solutions as solvency for problems created by Democrats, then sell them to voters.
Do not go on the defense, but go full air-raid on offense. Dominate in keeping the pressure on the party that controls the White House and Congress itself, and win. That is the path forward for the GOP.
Kenny Cody is a conservative writer and activist from Northeast Tennessee. Read Kenny Cody's Reports — More Here.
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