The following scenario is a conservative depiction of what voters can expect if GOP MAGAs gain a majority position in the US House of Representatives, post the November 2022 elections:
GOP MAGAs supporters of the defeated ex-president have started making demands on GOP MAGA lawmakers if they gain a majority position in the US Congress, like exacting retribution against everyone on the GOP MAGA defeated ex-president’s enemies list. In most cases the GOP MAGA voters are basing their commands on lies like the 2020 election was stolen from their leader by fraudulent means by the Democratic Party POTUS Joe Biden, that the ex-president’s trusted associates like the VP Mike Pence and the Justice Department’s head Mr. Bill Barr failed to do their jobs to keep their leader in power, that the US congressional GOP MAGA leaders like the US Senator Mitch McConnell and others serving on the January 6 insurrection committee hearings have not been sufficiently loyal, that the FBI overreached and planted evidence for political partisan reasons when they executed a search warrant for classified documents at the defeated ex-president’s Florida home in August of 2022, that the US Department of Justice has been conducting a partisan witch-hunt investigation into the alleged wrongdoings by the GOP ex-president, that Dr. Anthony Fauci, who served presidents from both sides of the aisle for 5 decades, deliberately misled the American peoples regarding the serious nature of the COVID pandemic from 2020-2022. These examples are just the tip of the iceberg.
Whatever time is left to conduct the people’s business will be from the old, tried and true GOP playbook. Americans can count on them to attempt the extension of the 2017 GOP tax cuts for mostly rich folks, along with the frequent threats of government shutdowns if Democrats dare to hold them to task over what’s in the best interests of ALL Americans, as in GOP lawmakers trying to dismantle entitlement programs like social security, Medicare, and Obamacare.
GOP MAGA elected officials are well aware of the reality that they can’t win most elections without the full-throated support of these GOP MAGA ex-president’s followers. Fortuitously, they have the numbers even as a minority to make demands. The GOP MAGA corporate dark money donors know that they can’t achieve their major goals such as the reduction of taxes on corporations, the ending of government oversight, the elimination of social safety net programs like social security and Medicare, etc., unless these GOP MAGA voters elect GOP representatives in sufficient numbers.
Thus, these GOP MAGA supporters of the GOP MAGA defeated US ex-president will get their way with the amplification of culture wars, the furtherance of a national religion that reflects their beliefs, an escalation in hateful rhetoric and hate crimes against minority communities, the erosion of rights, an increase in political violence based on the demonization of political opponents and against those who simply do their jobs to protect our US democracy, like poll workers and election officials, the use of military power against lawful, peaceful protesters, an antipathy towards the concept of truth, the denial of facts based on science regarding issues on climate change and the spread of COVID, the total disdain towards news reports from media outlets other than FOX TV news and other right-wing media outlets, that amplify their far right, conservative viewpoints, etc. Over the next few years, and as a result of GOP MAGA voters being convinced of the lie that when their candidates lose, it’s because US elections are riddled with fraud, that the USA will be morphing into a Fascist/ authoritarian state where the individuals’ right to have their votes counted for the intended candidate, unencumbered from trumped up obstacles, in a fair, safe and secure election, will become a memory of the past.
A number of GOP MAGA congressional lawmakers will be taking on the pro-Russian sentiments as demonstrated by the ex-president during his four years in office and beyond, even if this stance is counter to US national security interests. For example, the GOP MAGA congressional minority leader, Kevin McCarthy has already publicly floated his intent to restrict further military and financial assistance to support Ukraine’s fight in defense of its territory against Russia’s unprovoked invasion and brutal attacks when he becomes the majority leader in the US Congress.
As per a recent Salon op-ed piece, “What will a GOP majority actually do? Almost nothing — but in the worst possible way” by Heather Digby Parton:
“They (GOP MAGA congressional lawmakers) are driven by revenge and have already made clear they plan to begin broad “investigations” into various Democratic officials and affiliates, including Hunter Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci. Various members have stated they may seek to impeach the secretary of state, the secretary of education, the attorney general and the head of Homeland Security, as well as President Biden and VP Harris.
“Presumptive Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is trying to soft-pedal all this investigation-impeachment zeal, but as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene more or less told New York Times reporter Robert Draper, either he does what she wants or she’ll sic the rabid GOP base on him. She filed articles of impeachment against Biden the day after his inauguration. In fact, she’s already filed 5 of them.”
“If they win the majority in next month’s midterm elections, they’ll vote to extend the Trump tax cuts and offer more to corporations. That goes without saying. Joe Biden will veto any such bill but voting for tax cuts is a Republican religious ritual.”
“They’ve been signaling that they plan to run one of their standard plays and hold the government debt ceiling hostage to force the elimination of numerous Biden programs and fulfill their long-standing goal of destroying Social Security and Medicare.”
“Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell recently addressed the likely consequences of gambling with government default under the current economic circumstances, and let’s just say they are dire. Such a move might not just destroy the creditworthiness of the U.S. treasury, but “might accidentally blow up every other financial market on Earth too… Boom, financial crisis.” It’s not as if the global economy is especially healthy at the moment as it recovers from the pandemic shock and struggles with the ripple effects of war in Ukraine. Playing these games is the height of irresponsibility. But that’s how the Republican Party has done business for the past 25 years.”
“If that were not enough, they’re also planning to re-run one of the great moments in “If he’s for it, I’m against it” foreign policy sophistry of the past quarter-century. Kevin McCarthy has suggested that his party not only plans to hold the debt ceiling hostage, but support for Ukraine as well. Apparently, Republicans intend to refuse more military aid to Ukraine because — despite the massive unaccountable sums the U.S. spends on its own military.”