A genius ploy from House and Senate Republicans may have dealt the final blow to the growing, leftist campaign for DC statehood.
The leftwing push for statehood, a revolutionary plan that many say contradicts the most cherished of our American ideals, seeks to guarantee the right to representation to 700,000 unrepresented citizens living in Washington, DC. The campaign has gained considerable momentum in recent weeks, with moderate Democrats like Majority Leader Chuck Shumer, acquiescing to this radical demand and recent hearings being scheduled to debate the matter. As of Monday, these events, along with Democratic control of Congress had Republicans on the back foot.
But that was only until Republicans made a genius adjustment to their strategy.
Following DC Mayor, Muriel Bowser’s appearance at a House Oversight Hearing on the DC statehood on Monday, Republican Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota tweeted that DC Statehood was simply a ploy for advancing a leftist agenda, as evidenced by the fact that too many Democrats live there.
The tweet caught on among other Republicans like wildfire, who now feel better-equipped to point to the hyper-partisan, leftist nature of the quest to secure basic representation for citizens who are entitled to it by law.
In monitoring conservative media outlets and statements from Republican Senators and Members of Congress in the 24 hours since Rounds’ tweet, the Daily Orb recorded the usage of the phrase “too many Democrats live there,” on 12 million occasions
In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, expanded on the strategy.
“If we assure the citizens of Washington, DC the most basic, nonpartisan principle of democracy, by assuring them representation in Congress, that means Democrats will have more power, and that could mean more radical aims like their votes actually counting in major elections.”
Crippled by this setback, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser addressed a crowd of her leftist supporters on Wednesday.
“My dear comrades, this is nothing but a blip in our decades-long battle to defeat corporate America on behalf of the proletariat’s best interest. What happened this week is the class struggle, and we will continue fighting for this basic, apolitical, nonpartisan right to representation guaranteed to us by the Constitution!”