UPDATE: Amazon is banning books now that are critical of transgenderism. According to the free market theorists at National Review, the entrepreneur should respond soon and build their own Amazon. That’s about as likely to happen as the Republican base going back to being a “center-right” pro-business party of rugged individualists. We’re galloping away from Reaganism now.
How delusional do you have to be to believe this?
“McConnell has it right. He realizes that normalizing crazy theories and excusing Trump’s behavior are not in the best interests of the GOP in the long term. His “long game” involves constructing a party broad enough to compete for votes in states where Trump was never popular, and diverse enough to win constituencies Trump never cared about. McConnell’s political organization will be a safe haven for Republicans, centrists and business organizations who still want to be involved in an outward-looking Republican Party. …
McConnell’s long game involves constructing a GOP broad enough to respond to America’s needs and desires in the coming years. It would encompass cutting-edge ideas and a regionally and ethnically diverse candidate pool capable of speaking to a center-right coalition of Americans. It is difficult to tell what a winning policy portfolio might look like, but McConnell is smart enough to know that it won’t be found looking to the past.”
There isn’t any “long game.”
The Republican base isn’t even where it was a year ago under Trump. Even in the short run, people like Mitch McConnell are either outright dying out or shifting over to the Democrats.
Note: Look at the Harris poll numbers below.