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Tue Jan 24, 2023, 05:08 PM

Sururbs' moderate voters will remember being duped

By Froma Harrop / Creators.com

There are moderates in the suburbs — Democrats, Republicans and independents — who want federal spending kept in check. They tend to be liberal on social issues but pained over the extremes of the woke. They have respect for various sexual identities but little interest in learning new pronouns. And they overwhelmingly want some access to abortion.

Except for the woke stuff, the Republican House leadership has ignored all of these preferences. Well-heeled suburbia tends to brush off its claims of fiscal propriety as bunk. Its voters are especially unhappy about how a confrontation over the debt ceiling would hurt their portfolios.

I grew up in New York’s 3rd Congressional District, now represented by Republican George Santos. For many of its Democrats in Queens and northern Long Island, voting Republican required ignoring the crazies. The Jan. 6 rioters at the Capitol. The head case who broke into Nancy Pelosi’s house and beat up her husband. The ex-con Solomon Pena, who, after losing his bid to win a seat in the New Mexico legislature, organized a team of hoodlums to shoot bullets into the homes of Democratic politicians.

Pena was nevertheless the Republicans’ anointed candidate. As was George Santos.


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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:28 AM

2. Why not?

Democrats are regularly competitive in suburbs.

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