The GOP Needs a New Movement

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021 12:01 AM

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In 2010, we saw one of the most significant shifts in American politics. During the first midterm of President Barack Obama’s first term, the GOP seemed to have found a new identity for their candidates running throughout the country. What was that identity? It had a simple layout. This new breed of Republicans consisted of anti-establishment, small government, libertarian-Esque conservatives that prioritized lowering the national deficit, cutting governmental regulation and spending, and fighting against socialistic policies such as the proposed ‘Obamacare’ that the then administration was trying to get passed. This movement was named the Tea Party Movement, and it worked. Because of this new identity, the Democratic Party suffered some of the most significant losses in decades. The GOP stifled most of Obama’s proposed policies both in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. The movement, as well, birthed some of the most influential politicians in the modern conservative era, such as Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Ron Johnson. 

So in 2022,

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