January 31, 2023

There are moderates in the suburbs – Democrats, Republicans and Independents – who want Washington’s spending to be kept under control. You tend to be liberal on social issues but are distressed at the extremes of the awakened. They have respect for different sexual identities but little interest in learning new pronouns. And they overwhelmingly want some access to abortion.

Except for the bright ones, the Republican House leadership has ignored all of these preferences. Well-heeled suburbs tend to dismiss their claims of tax decency as nonsense. Their constituents are particularly unhappy about how a confrontation over the debt ceiling would hurt their portfolios.


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