If Republicans Win in November, It Will Be in Spite of Themselves

Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy may well be the nicest man on the face of the Earth, but he’s a horrible political leader. What’s sad is he’s the best the Republicans in the House of Representatives could come up with for a leader. It’s not that there aren’t people who’d be better (I can think of an easy half dozen); it’s that no one else could get the votes. With that in mind, he’s the guy leading Republicans into the midterm elections. God help us. 

History is on the side of Republicans. If they did nothing, they should sweep back into power just based on what happens to the party of the presidency in its first midterm. Add to that the fact that Joe Biden is wildly unpopular outside of newsrooms and faculty lounges, and you have the makings of a “Republican wave election.” All Republicans have to do is not blow it. 

The problem is this: Republicans excel at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. 

The average Republican voter on the street is better at articulating what the party stands for than its leader is. Throw in idiots like Senator Lindsey Graham inserting themselves into every election across the

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