I’m genuinely puzzled about this mismatch of advertising and reality. Not disingenuous or sardonic.
Some writers claim to see an incipient shift in establishment Repooflican politics, moving toward real FDR-style populism. Industrial policy, limiting immigration, encouraging one-income families. Supposedly some of the existing figures like Rubio and Hawley are moving in this direction.
If this is true, I should be seeing it in the emails from Repooflican sources. Over the years my contributions have placed me on several R mailing lists, both national and state. I don’t see the SLIGHTEST indication of the alleged trend in my inbox. All I see is personal intimate adoration for Lord Trump and his royal entourage, or ZERO TAX ZERO TAX ZERO TAX ZERO TAX.
If the trenders want to make a mark, they need to get their ass in gear on the publicity front.
Of course they could also GET SHIT DONE, but I no longer expect action from politicians. Humans have to GET SHIT DONE on the job and in life. Politicians only make noise. I’d like to hear more interesting noise.