In a one-minute advertisement, the American Action Network did more to expose Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan than any elected Republican politician.
The ad is from the American Action Network, which calls itself a conservative “action tank.” It shows blue-collar workers talking sarcastically about working long hours to pay off the loans of those who went to college but never repaid the debt.
“Biden’s right, you should take my tax dollars to pay off your debts. My family will figure out how to get by with less. What’s most important is we spare college graduates from any extra stress,” a man portraying a landscaper sarcastically says.
The ad, which calls the president’s program a “bailout for rich kids,” is being aired primarily during college football and MLB games.
Unfortunately, while the ad does an exemplary job at exposing the impact of Joe Biden’s student loan “forgiveness” plan, it fails to explain why the plan is so popular with voters.
Joe Biden knows all too well that he is not constitutionally able to unilaterally cancel federal debt; that job belongs to Congress. It’s a hallow political promise told to voters in an effort to mitigate Democrat losses during the midterm elections and improve approval ratings.
While Republicans attempt to point out the illegality of Biden’s plan, they fail to clearly understand their audience. Conservative voters, like their liberal counterparts, desire action from their elected officials. Endless blabbering about numbers and illegality does nothing to alleviate the suffering of most conservative voters in America today.
Beyond the open border, dilapidated economy, and endless wokeness, conservative voters (especially Trump supporters) must largely remain in the closet if they wish to get on with their daily lives unscathed. Liberals, on the other hand, can proudly voice their political affiliation while Democrat politicians work to literally give everyone money; Democrats are buying votes!
What that translates to in the voters’ minds is a political party willing to make bold albeit illegal moves to provide the people with tangible reasons to support them.
Unless Republicans get wise to this fact and stop obsessing over socially conservative measures like abortion, they can very well kiss their midterm momentum (and possibly the 2024 presidential election) goodbye.
Author: Asa McCue