Since the presidential election of 2016 in which Donald Trump achieved a miraculous upset victory of Hillary Clinton and placed a Republican in the White House for the first time since 2007, Republicans across the nation have struggled in nearly every subsequent election. In 2018, the party was trounced in the Trump midterms after it had enjoyed a “trifecta majority” in the federal government (controlled the House of Representatives, Senate, and Presidency) and failed to enact any meaningful policies to further a conservative agenda. In 2020, Trump was defeated in a closely contested election, and in 2022 the party failed miserably in the midterms. While Republicans did retake control of the House of Representatives after earning a very slim majority, they underperformed majorly during a cycle in which many experts had predicted a huge “red wave”. Things have not changed for the GOP in 2023; the party was trounced in Virginia and New Jersey after making gains in both states in 2021.
Ultimately, the Republican party remains unappealing and unenticing to a majority of Americans. While Democrats continue to promote a radical progressive spending agenda that has crippled the American economy and allow the southern border to be “open” as millions of foreign migrants continue to enter the nation. Republicans continue to prove they are not much better than their adversaries. In early October, Kevin McCarthy was removed from the speakership in the House of Representatives, the first time such an event has occurred in American history. While Democrats continue to pilot America towards destruction, Republicans have shown they are dysfunctional and unable to govern in any way, for better or worse.
A major issue that Democrats have championed is their “climate agenda”. Progressives seek to promote “green” alternatives to energy at any detrimental economic cost. In Michigan, Democrats enacted legislation that aims to ban the sale of gas-powered cars in the state and make it “carbon neutral” by 2040.