On Friday morning, House Republicans received a sobering reminder of who is the most powerful politician in America.
The United States hasn’t elected a woman President yet, but make no mistake, Nancy Pelosi wields as much power (if not more) than President Biden.
Few if any other politicians could pass a favored and massive infrastructure package only a couple of days after Democrats suffered shocking electoral rebukes across the country. Not only did Speaker Pelosi manage that, but a mere two weeks later, she made sure to pass Build Back Better!
No one should be surprised at Pelosi ushering in a massive social spending scheme despite bitter internecine warfare among members of her own party.
We should not forget that this is the same House Speaker who managed to impeach President Trump twice.
The first impeachment was over a phone call to the President of Ukraine the transcript of which was made available to the public! Nancy Pelosi is a master strategist. Republicans ignore this stark reality at their own peril.
While the GOP has much to be optimistic about in the midterm elections, Republican strategists should not ignore the fact that Donald Trump will not be on the ballot in 2022. There are many voters identifying as “Republicans” who never cast a vote before in their lives, but specifically registered to vote for President Trump.
They are hardly inclined to show up at the polls if he is not a candidate. Anyone doubting the down ballot benefits provided by Donald Trump should look at the runoff elections in Georgia.
New “Trump voters” are not traditional GOP Party loyalists. They are far less likely to interpret the infrastructure bill as an acceptable “compromise”, especially when it is followed by the passage of a juggernaut of wasteful spending ironically called “Build Back Better.”
The bill passed on Friday doesn’t help or protect the middle class and barely pretends to. It is a colossal spending behemoth that could potentially add trillions of dollars to the deficit while increasing taxes on the middle class.
While Democrats are not likely to hold onto to their House Majority, Democrats might be spared the record-breaking electoral catastrophe many are predicting.
Nancy Pelosi is playing the long game. She will pass bills making America a weaker country and Democratic interest groups stronger. Losing House seats has never been something she cared about much.
Gerrymandering will be used with devastating effect in preventing seats from going to the Republican column.
In New York, Democrats are aggressively advancing a redistricting plan that would likely eliminate five GOP congressional seats. A similar playbook is being utilized by Democrats in the rest of the country as well.
The Pelosi Game Plan is obvious and could prove surprisingly effective at saving seats that the GOP should win handily. Democrats are still in the Majority; Pelosi will make sure that the House will pass bills appeasing the radical left and rewarding their donors.
Speaker Pelosi will gaslight Republicans as being against working- and middle-class families.
Many Republican candidates running in vulnerable or swing districts, will take the bait and respond by parroting useless platitudes against “socialism” while disseminating meaningless talking points from groups like the Chamber of Commerce which are now aligned with Democrats.
Voters who supported Donald Trump will show up in 2022 if they see Republicans in Congress fighting for them.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has proven to have stronger political instincts than many gave him credit for when he assumed his role. While Pelosi got her pound of flesh (twice) by impeaching President Trump, McCarthy and his team used this to pick up Congressional seats by energizing Trump voters.
Unlike his predecessor, Kevin McCarthy has also shown himself to be a far more worthy adversary to Pelosi and her machinations.
He has also always been known as a pragmatist who can achieve consensus behind the scenes, traits that may serve him well as a House Speaker.
But right now, McCarthy must eschew the desire to build bridges and work with Democrats, because Pelosi has made it clear that the bridges will be burned in short order.
For Pelosi, compromise is a means meant only to be used to divide Republicans and make it easier to pass monstrous spending bills.
Republicans must be careful to avoid divisive primaries. For all the talk about “stopping the squad” by voting for infrastructure, I think it’s obvious that Nancy Pelosi knew she had the votes to pass “Build Back Better" separately on the night the infrastructure bill was passed.
House Republicans stand to make historic gains in the 2022 midterm elections. They will retake the majority in impressive fashion as long as they can maintain unity and stay on offense against the radical left agenda.
Nicholas Chamberas has advised good government advocacy groups, elected officials and political candidates on public policy matters as well as having served as a senior adviser on several prominent New York City campaigns. He holds a degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor. Read Nicholas Chamberas Reports — More Here
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