Election 2023 has come and gone, and after Tuesday, November 7th passed into the rearview mirror in terms of the calendar, Republicans across America should be very worried. While the sitting President Joe Biden remains unpopular and the quality of life in the country continues to decline, Democrats continue to trounce Republicans at the polls in every election cycle. Since 2016 and the election of Donald Trump, the national party has not won any meaningful elections. Millions of illegals have entered the nation through the southern border since Bidens term began, and record levels of inflation have devalued the American dollar and crushed many working families. Internationally, Biden has appeared so weak and inept that enemies of the west have been emboldened to engage in armed warfare. In Europe, Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, and in October 2023 Hamas attacked Israel, igniting yet another conflict in the Middle East.
Despite all these factors, Republicans continue to lose. Plagued by their unpopular positions on issues like abortion and unable to deliver coherent messages in response to Democratic rhetoric painting the party as extremist, they have suffered at the polls and appear unable to achieve any substantial victories. In Virginia and New Jersey, Republicans were trounced in 2023 after making meaningful gains in 2021. Ultimately, the GOP has a poor reputation in the eyes of many voters, and even Republicans have been unmotivated and have not flocked to the polls to support their party.
As the 2024 presidential election nears closer, Vivek Ramaswamy, a Republican candidate, claimed that two of his rival contenders violated the first amendment rights of Americans. Ramaswamy alleged that Ron DeSantis violated the 1st amendment when he ordered the head of Florida’s public colleges to prevent protests in support of Hamas and Palestine. He also pointed out that Nikki Haley alleged that she would end some school’s abilities to be tax exempt if they did not “combat antisemitism”.