President Biden’s new attack on Republicans was reportedly based on research sponsored by liberals. Biden has constantly referred to his political adversaries as “ultra-MAGA,” a term for former President Trump’s 2016 campaign message “Make America Great Again.”
From lawmakers to the former president himself, the name has quickly gained traction. As per The Washington Post, the “ultra-MAGA” message comes from a six-month research initiative led by top Biden ally Anita Dunn at the leftist Center for American Progress Action Fund.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that Hart Research and the Global Strategy Group’s poll and focus group analysis, ‘MAGA‘ was already regarded poorly by Americans — even more poorly than other words like ‘Trump Republicans”.
“In key states, more than twice as many people stated they would be less probable than more inclined to vote for a ‘MAGA Republican.’ The characterization also touched on widespread voter consensus that the Republican Party had become more extremist and authority in recent years, as per the data.
CAP Action Fund president and executive director Navin Nayak told the Washington Post that all of that radicalism gets absorbed in that image.
Nayak explained that they were not attempting to coin a new term. They identify themselves in this manner.
Democrats’ efforts to identify themselves on social media were derived from critics.
Jerry Dunleavy of the Washington Examiner asked that however, kudos to the experts who were able to cash these checks. Psaki added that Biden came up with this all by himself radio host Dana Loesch observed, referencing statements made by departing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who said the “ultra-MAGA” talking point was a Biden creation.
“What is the Democratic establishment’s issue? They believe that spending more money on experts and better messaging will solve all the problems, while fully rejecting fundamental improvements”. Mark Hemingway, a senior writer at RealClearInvestigations, replied. “It’s no wonder the Afghanistan withdrawal went as it did if this took Biden 6 months,” Free Beacon blogger Drew Holden joked. Former Trump advisor Stephen Miller tweeted, “Perhaps it would have been preferable if Democrats had spent those six months protecting American children from going starving because we are out of formula.”
After the leaked Supreme Court drafting ruling signaling the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Biden debuted the term last week by attacking conservatives in particular.
“This MAGA movement is really the most aggressive political group that’s arisen in American history, in recent American history,” Biden told journalists on Wednesday, describing Sen. Rick Scott’s legislative proposal as the “ultra-MAGA agenda.”
During talks about surging inflation on Tuesday, Biden repeated his “ultra-MAGA” message.
“Look, the basic truth is this: right now, Americans have a choice between two paths that reflect two very distinct sets of beliefs,” Biden stated.
My approach lowers prices for working Americans, gives the workers well-deserved raises, lowers the deficit to historic lows, and guarantees that big corporations and the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share of taxes. The ultra-MAGA plan put forward by congressional Republicans would increase taxes on working Americans, lower worker revenue, jeopardize sacred programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and give tax cuts to big corporations and wealthy individuals, just as they did the last time they were in authority.”
At a high-dollar Democratic fundraiser in Chicago, he likewise utilized focus group terminology. The White House immediately embraced Trump’s new motto, with Psaki calling it “the president’s term” and Biden adding “a little extra pop” to MAGA.
“Whether tomorrow or in the days and weeks ahead. You will all start hearing him speak more about his worry about ultra-MAGA Republicans and their plan,” Psaki told reporters.
Journalists were quick to discount the new slogan, comparing it to the Biden administration’s “Putin’s Price Hike” messaging, which sought to blame inflationary pressures and the cost of gas on Russia’s assault on Ukraine regardless of the fact that both were increasing months before the war.
Media critics have claimed that the “Putin’s Price Hike” campaign was failing to connect with Americans, citing polls that show voters blaming Biden’s policies more than Russia for the country’s economic troubles.
Reaction Of Republicans To Biden’s “Ultra-MAGA”
The White House is using the technique on purpose, but that doesn’t imply it’s about to get into a culture war. Biden, on the other hand, is trying the almost impossible: Put the GOP on notice by attaching its message to a policy platform issued by Rick Scott, a relatively unknown Florida senator. They’re using it as a term that Republicans love — they’re now selling it on t-shirts and using that to raise money – and the GOP has been forecasting it will backfire, while Scott’s political organization is overjoyed.
“It’s just hilarious.” Curt Anderson, a senior political strategist and founder of OnMessage Inc., who consults for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and other senators and candidates, said that it was hilarious that they were emphasizing their single largest weakness. It’s almost as though they’re attempting self-harm.”
It makes little difference to the White House whether it is mocked by Republicans or not.
“There’s really good, data-driven evidence suggesting the phrase ‘MAGA’ repels swing voters,” as per a source familiar with White House policy.
According to the source, the Center for American Progress and other Democrats did the research over a six-month period.
According to White House officials, MAGA is an unambiguous slogan that quickly conveys “extremism” to Republicans’ own core, and that’s how Democrats aim to portray Republicans during the midterm elections.
“Whether it’s raising taxes on working families, picking a fight with Mickey Mouse, or banning books, the Republican plan put forward by Congress is extreme,” said Kate Berner, a White House official. “The President believes it is critical to call those schemes out for what they are: extreme and ultra MAGA and to contrast them with his strategy.”
Even Democratic analysts concede that Biden’s policy is risky, despite his party’s desire for him to be more aggressive with Republicans. While the White House notes that Americans’ biggest worries are inflation, and rising energy, and food prices, Americans blame the White House squarely for inflation and higher gas prices.
Painting Republicans’ broader agenda as extreme, on the other hand, may coincide with Democrats’ arguments against the Supreme Court’s impending plan to remove abortion protections.
A few red states have considered a variety of more limited reproductive rights regulations. For example, in Louisiana, a panel recommended, then delayed, considering a new rule that would allow women to be tried for murder if they seek an abortion.