Michael Steele understands the MAGA Republican psychology. Losing elections may be fatal for the Republican Party, but MAGA is playing the long game of building from the party’s destruction.
Michael Steele has a point.
Yesterday Republicans lost the mayorship of two more cities. Newsweek characterized it as follows.
Republicans suffered two dramatic urban reversals on Tuesday when they lost the mayoralties of Jacksonville—previously the largest GOP-controlled city—and Colorado Springs.
In the Jacksonville runoff election, former TV anchor Donna Deegan beat Republican Daniel Davis, gaining 52 percent of the vote, while in Colorado Springs ex-Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams lost to independent candidate Yemi Mobolade by double digits.
The results mean Republicans govern none of the 12 most populous cities in the United States, and only five of the 40 most populous, in a sign of their growing disconnect from urban America.
While Republicans continue to lose with MAGA candidates, which gives the impression that eventually, the Republican politicians will see the light, the former Chair of the Republican Party sees it differently. He appeared on MSNBC last night with Stephanie Ruhle with a prescient statement.
“All of these little races are adding up to to a lot of losses,” Michael Steele said. “But they don’t see it that way. This is not so much in the traditional sense of winning and losing. This is about how you, over time, amass a degree of power that forces your will in your way on the general populace. And we’ve already begun to see some of the effects of that. So, you know, I think we need to be careful instead of looking at this as a balls and strikes kind of game. The Trump people are playing longball here. They’re not trying to win it all in one election cycle. They have systematically taken control of the RNC. They’ve systematically taken control of boards of elections and school boards across the country. Look at the big picture and understand exactly what’s happening. Instead of focusing on one little horse race, not diminishing what just happened in Florida. But just recognize they’re not as put out as you may think they should be because that’s a loss and a longer game of winning, and that from them is the end game.”
Michael nails it.
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I saw Michael make this point on the 11th hour last night, and what he said has been rolling around in my head all day. Searching the net, trying to get a better grasp of this, I have only found you. Thank you for addressing it. Do you think you could get an interview with Michael to expand on the republican long game?
Egberto Willies says
I will try.