When it comes to running effective campaigns Democrats have long had the upper hand on Republicans.
The Left has long been better organized, more adept with technology, and they obviously control the national narrative thanks to the lapdog Fake News Media.
But Laura Ingraham is now calling for Republicans to use this Democrat campaign tactic against them.
Outside of the state of Florida, Republicans nationwide are still licking their wounds after greatly underperforming in the Midterms.
Despite being projected ahead of Election Day to win a significant House majority, and possibly the Senate as well, Republicans are now on track to barely win the House majority and the best they can hope for in the Senate is yet another tie that gives Democrats the majority thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote in the upper chamber.
Clearly, all Republicans – from the establishment to the Trump wing of the GOP, as well – have plenty of soul searching to do, and the Party needs a major reset ahead of 2024.
As far as Fox News’ Laura Ingraham is concerned, though, no matter how the Party moves forward, Republicans need to start working to beat Democrats at their own game.
“Now a lot of finger pointing continues tonight in the Republican Party,” Ingraham said. “Here at the Angle we’re less concerned about the finger pointing, about the past. We’re more concerned about how to get better results in the future.”
It’s no secret that Democrats take full advantage of states that allow ballot harvesting and mass mail-in voting.
They spend months building up an advantage with early and absentee ballots, while Republicans gamble that they’ll be able to turn out more voters on Election Day to wipe out the deficit.
And as everyone can plainly see, that strategy hasn’t served the GOP well at all.
Which is why Ingraham is calling for Republicans to begin taking advantage of election laws in the exact same way Democrats do.
“Ballot harvesting is basically when a third party, often political ops, can collect and bring in ballots for a voter,” she explained. “So, why the heck aren’t the Republicans better at it?”
Furthermore, Ingraham believes that whomever the Republican Party’s next leader is must be able to lay the groundwork now to run a more sophisticated campaign in 2024.
“Whoever is in charge, will have to lay out the groundwork now for a far more sophisticated campaign in 2024,” Ingraham continued. “If you want to lead the Republican Party you need to be able to answer tough questions.”
On top of that, the Fox News host also ripped Republicans for complaining about Democrats’ utilization of ballot harvesting when it’s legal in dozens of states, and could be utilized to defeat Democrats, as well.
“First, we can complain about it, and we do, even in some Republican states, ballot harvesting is legal in certain circumstances,” Ingraham stated. “In fact, it’s legal in dozens of states.”
“You gotta hand it to them, the Democrats know how to game the system,” she noted. “But, until Republicans can change election laws, they need to beat the Democrats at their own game.”
There’s no doubt that Republicans – the politicians, consultants, campaign operatives, volunteers, political action committees, voters, and everyone in between – have to change how they approach elections.
The days of simply waiting until the final stretch of the campaign, and then flooding crowded airwaves with cookie cutter commercials about issues like inflation or taxes, are long gone.
These days, in order to defeat the Democrat machine, every Republican is going to have to roll up their sleeves, pound the pavement, and burn up phone lines to get the job done.
And while they’re at it, they should certainly take Laura Ingraham’s advice and turn the tables on Democrats for once.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.