David Rauschenberger MUG

I believe those residing on the right side of the fence are better politically educated and less polluted by a biased and calculated media. And I’m surprised that “The Squad” matters much at all to anyone, with two dozen contenders vying to face President Donald Trump.

The average media life span of Trump’s “outrageous” statements is less than a week. The next horror is just around the corner. But I have to hand it to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the warm-up act. Their plight of “women of color” and message of economic destruction seem quite resilient!

And that might not be because of the righteous indignation and hate on the left. It might be a cold calculation by Trump and those who advise him.

I remember Rush Limbaugh speaking of how the left’s political expertise was dividing and conquering Republicans by just standing out of the way of the infighting.

“Gangs” and “Squads” are nothing new. Moderate Dems and RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) have given way to radicals on the left controlling the political narrative. And there’s a split of epic proportions, but not because the radicals are all that dangerous. I just think those on the hard left are pushing for a reckoning in their party. That reckoning might result in a cakewalk for Donald Trump in 2020.

I don’t think the women of The Squad actually control the narrative. I think they are being played by Trump and may, unwittingly, tank the Democratic nominee for president.

Some believe they are key players in the game. But they’re a sideshow, sucking all the oxygen out of the room.

Nobody intelligent believes these four freshwomen will move up through the hierarchy of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House. The ladies could, however, have a profound effect on the selection of the nominee for the 2020 matchup with Trump.

Focus on left-wing media darlings like CNN’s Jim Acosta and MSNBC’s cast of characters. They could facilitate the second-greatest presidential defeat their party has experienced in my lifetime by focusing on The Squad to the detriment of actual candidates with their hats in the ring.

Democrats owning and defining racism may become a double-edged sword.

The Squad may survive the 2020 election, but at what cost? So what if every Republican not disavowing Trump is branded a racist by them. Trump will be president. And I’m good with that. What’s that old adage about “sticks and stones”? Think …

— Rauschenberger, an accountant, lives in Orange City. Send email to drausch@bellsouth.net or info@beacononlinenews.com.