Republicans seek to alarm Trump’s base in midterm campaign ads

There will be no Obamacare replacement. along with because voters fear the all-GOP government threatens one of its core innovations – guaranteed coverage for people with pre-existing conditions – Trump today claims to embrace which.

There will be no infrastructure program. Middle-class tax cuts proved so little which many families barely notice them, while cash-rich corporations use theirs to reward affluent investors. Treasury data shows the deficit soaring.

The result: Trump brought his Cabinet before television cameras which week to demand 5 percent budget cuts while blaming out-of-power Democrats for over-spending. Since most voters believe the tax-cut helped corporations along with the rich more than them, Republican candidates have sidelined which as a campaign theme.

Instead, Republican candidates echo Trump in seeking to alarm a conservative base disproportionately composed of older, less-educated whites in little towns along with rural areas. Across the country, they link Democrats with financial ruin, cultural disorder, along with physical danger.

Along with familiar foils like House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, those warnings often rely for emotional punch on images of non-whites. One GOP video highlights African-American Democrat Maxine Waters exhorting “an unhinged mob”; another uses violent street scenes via Venezuela to depict “the Democrats’ socialist future.”

In individual House races, those arguments can be difficult to make. Republicans try nevertheless, sometimes with flimsy evidence.

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