Doug Gordon

Republicans Are on a Crash Course With Trump With No Off-Ramp

Nikki Haley's entrance into the 2024 race this week gives Donald Trump his first, but likely not last, opponent. And she, along with likely candidates Ron DeSantis, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Tim Scott, and the elite donor class within the Republican Party, want the public to believe such a scenario is possible. But the truth of the matter is the Republican Party is on an 18-month-long slow-motion crash course with Donald Trump, with no off-ramp.

Trump Did the Crime, Biden May Do the Time

While the Jan. 6 committee has done a masterful job in laying out the numerous federal crimes Trump committed in his desperate attempt to hold on to power — from conspiracy to defraud the government to obstructing an official proceeding to inciting a rebellion to witness tampering — the committee is virtually powerless to hold Trump accountable for his actions.

Democrats Post-Roe Message to Voters Is Bad

To win, Democrats must replicate the Republican strategy. Democrats need to drop the generic vote blue and "everything will be OK" message and make an explicit pact with voters: If you reward us with an even bigger majority, Democrats will get rid of the filibuster and end senators Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema's unlimited veto power over an agenda the vast majority of Americans support.