A familiar story. Dems only do offense and Republicans only do defense.
Congressional Democrats are betting that a coordinated offense is their best defense against the coming Republican investigative onslaught.
Democrats on Capitol Hill, at the White House, in agencies and in outside political groups are gearing up to do battle with the Republican committee chairs probing all corners of the Biden administration as well as the Biden family’s financial dealings…
Their plans include launching sustained attacks against the two Republicans expected to lead the most aggressive probes: Oversight Chairman James Comer of Kentucky and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio, who is also leading the new so-called weaponization of government subcommittee with a wide investigative mandate. Meanwhile, outside groups are planning to bring the fight local and visit more than a dozen Biden-leaning congressional districts to go after vulnerable Republicans involved in the investigations.
The Dems only do offense these days. It’s been a while since the situation was bad enough that they even felt they had to do defense.
Faced with Biden scandals, they found George Santos and made him the face of the GOP. The House GOP tried to go after Rep. Ilhan Omar and the Dems united behind the Islamist antisemite while Republican House members from Rep. Nancy Mace to Rep. Matt Gaetz decided to defend Omar’s presence.
Democrats have a strategy and it’s China’s wolf warrior strategy. Go hard all the time. Always attack, never defend. It helps to have a $12 billion media array in your corner and virtually every national institution as well. This just means that Republicans are the insurgents, but rarely act like it. In power, they have no idea what to do, out of power, they scramble and cry about fairness. Republicans are divided over even the most common sense things, like booting Omar off committees, while the Left has united the Democrats.
General Patton had some thoughts on that, “I don’t want any messages saying ‘I’m holding my position.’ We’re not holding a goddamned thing. We’re advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding anything except the enemy’s balls. We’re going to hold him by his balls and we’re going to kick him in the ass; twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all the time. Our plan of operation is to advance and keep on advancing. We’re going to go through the enemy like shit through a tinhorn.”
The Left follows Patton’s strategy. Conservatives, not so much, too many of them are too busy fighting a perpetual civil war because it’s easier, safer and more profitable than fighting the Left.