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Biden calls MAGA Republicans a ‘threat.’ His party spent millions boosting them.

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President Joe Biden attacked MAGA Republicans during his recent speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, labeling the MAGA movement a “threat to American democracy.” However, his party has spent tens of millions of dollars promoting MAGA primary election candidates.

“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent and extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” Biden said, adding that the MAGA movement’s domination of the modern-day GOP is a “threat to this country.”

Biden said it was his “duty to level with” the American people.

“Here – in my view – is what is true: MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution,” Biden said. “They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people.”

“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards,” the president added.

Though the president has sought to raise concerns about the MAGA movement, his Democratic Party has invested heavily in helping boost MAGA candidates in their GOP primary contests. The thinking goes that an “extremist” MAGA candidate will be less desirable for the average voter and therefore easier for a Democrat to beat in the November general election.

In mid-July, Open Secrets reported that Democrats had spent about $44 million on advertising campaigns to elevate what the organization called “far-right” candidates in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, and Maryland.

Though Democrats appear to have seen some success in these states in getting MAGA candidates on the ballot, critics are calling it risky and logically inconsistent.

Political science professor David Niven told Newsweek, “In the past, Democrats would have blanched at the hypocrisy required to nudge forward radical Republicans in primaries while at the same time decrying the threat these candidates represent.”

But things are different now, Niven said.

“Logical consistency is a luxury Democrats now realize they cannot afford,” Niven said.

Rep. Jason Crow, D-Calif., told Politico the plan was a “terrible idea” that “could backfire,” adding that it’s “substantively risky” and “sends the wrong message.”

IT’S THE PRIMETIME ADDRESS THAT SENT SOCIAL MEDIA INTO A TIZZY:: *PRESIDENT BIDEN TAKING AIM AT THE MAGA FACTION OF THE GOP*

“DONALD TRUMP AND THE MAGA REPUBLICANS REPRESENT AN EXTREMISM THAT THREATENS THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF OUR REPUBLIC”

BUT AS BIDEN CALLS ON VOTERS TO FIGHT FOR THE SOUL OF THE NATION, HIS PARTY HAS EMPLOYED DIFFERENT TACTICS: SPENDING NEARLY $44 MILLION DOLLARS BOOSTING AND PROMOTING QUOTE FAR RIGHT CANDIDATES IN KEY RACES – THAT’S ACCORDING TO OPENSECRETS – A GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY FIRM

“THEY PROMOTE AUTHORITARIAN LEADERS AND FAN THE FLAMES OF AUTHORITARIAN VIOLENCE”

SOME DEMOCRATS BELIEVE PROPPING UP PRO-TRUMP CANDIDATES PERCEIVED AS FRINGE IN THE PRIMARIES WILL MAKE FOR AN EASIER RACE TO WIN THIS NOVEMBER

IN STATES LIKE PENNSYLVANIA, ILLINOIS AND MARYLAND – IT WILL BE PUT TO THE TEST. THESE RIGHT WING REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES WERE ESSENTIALLY BACKED BY DEMOCRAT MONEY AND WENT ON TO WIN THE PARTY’S NOMINATION. *NOW THE RACE IS ON*

AND WHILE THESE MANIPULATION EFFORTS HAVE NOT WORKED IN ALL THE PRIMARIES – IT’S A CONTROVERSIAL STRATEGY THAT SOME SAY COULD BACKFIRE FOR DEMOCRATS

“THIS IS A RISKY STRATEGY, IT’S A DANGEROUS STRATEGY… AT A TIME WHERE BIDEN’S APPROVAL RATING IN THE GUTTER”

President Joe Biden attacked MAGA Republicans during his recent speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, labeling the MAGA movement a “threat to American democracy.” However, his party has spent tens of millions of dollars promoting MAGA primary election candidates.

“Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent and extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic,” Biden said, adding that the MAGA movement’s domination of the modern-day GOP is a “threat to this country.”

Biden said it was his “duty to level with” the American people.

“Here – in my view – is what is true: MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution,” Biden said. “They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people.”

“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards,” the president added.

Though the president has sought to raise concerns about the MAGA movement, his Democratic Party has invested heavily in helping boost MAGA candidates in their GOP primary contests. The thinking goes that an “extremist” MAGA candidate will be less desirable for the average voter and therefore easier for a Democrat to beat in the November general election.

In mid-July, Open Secrets reported that Democrats had spent about $44 million on advertising campaigns to elevate what the organization called “far-right” candidates in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, and Maryland.

Though Democrats appear to have seen some success in these states in getting MAGA candidates on the ballot, critics are calling it risky and logically inconsistent.

Political science professor David Niven told Newsweek, “In the past, Democrats would have blanched at the hypocrisy required to nudge forward radical Republicans in primaries while at the same time decrying the threat these candidates represent.”

But things are different now, Niven said.

“Logical consistency is a luxury Democrats now realize they cannot afford,” Niven said.

Rep. Jason Crow, D-Calif., told Politico the plan was a “terrible idea” that “could backfire,” adding that it’s “substantively risky” and “sends the wrong message.”

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