I’m torn on the issue.
I legitimately haven’t made up my mind. I’m feeling cross-pressured.
On the one hand, Lindsey Graham is vowing there will be a return to the Tea Party era if Republicans retain control of the Senate. Lindsey Graham and three other Republican senators who were just reelected – Tillis, Collins and Cornyn – are also working with Chuck Schumer on another amnesty bill. On the other hand, Republican control of the Senate would preserve the filibuster and thwart Joe Biden’s agenda.
“Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden
Republicans are preparing to reembrace their inner deficit hawks after greenlighting big spending bills under President Trump.
GOP senators say they expect to refocus on curbing the nation’s debt and reforming entitlement programs starting in 2021, as the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the debt has surpassed the size of the American economy.
“I think that’s kind of getting back to our DNA. … I think spending, entitlement reform, growth and the economy are all things that we’re going to have to be focused on next year, and, yeah, I would expect you’ll hear a lot more about that,” said Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 Senate Republican. ..,
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is poised to become the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee if Republicans maintain their majority. He said he wants to create a new commission to propose ways to reduce the deficit and address the country’s debt. …”
“Amnesty advocates behind the American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC) are billing an event this week with six Senate and House Republicans as part of a broader effort to engage with elected Democrats and the pro-amnesty community, from corporate donors to the open borders lobby, on “building bipartisanship on immigration reform.”
On Thursday, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Susan Collins (R-ME), and John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Will Hurd (R-TX) are to participate in an ABIC event alongside Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Chris Coons (D-DE). The group’s website said the event is about “building bipartisanship on immigration reform” arguing that effort “is more important than ever.” It encourages attendees to hear “from elected leaders on the path forward in 2021.” …”
Do you see my predicament?
As a social conservative and economic populist, I resent the fact that immigration is being used by the GOP as a wedge issue. When I vote on the basis of immigration, I repeatedly turn around and see that the GOP is doing things like pushing for more immigration when in power!
We don’t have clarity on the issue.
There is absolute clarity in the GOP caucus on tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, on MIGA, on welfare for the military, on old men occupying space and engaging in grandstanding and token gestures and doing nothing about any pressing issue facing the nation for years on end. At best, there might be tepid support in the Senate from outliers with ambitions for higher office on taking on Big Tech censorship or restricting immigration or any of the National Populist issues.
Note: Ryan Girdusky makes a good point about how Jared and Brad Parscale ran Trump’s campaign into the ground in Appalachia. There was a uniform decline in his 2016 margin with White voters across Appalachia. He also declined in Staten Island in New York City.