The American Principles Project (APP), a U.S. conservative group that has analyzed the Republican Party’s defeat in the 2020 election, concluded that to win again in 2024, it must fight “awakeningism” and embrace the MAGA movement; Fox News reported.
The conservative group’s report, titled “MAGA after 2020: How the GOP can win again and save America”, analyses the causes of the last defeat to determine strategies for the next election that will help the Republican Party win.
The APP believes that the GOP can succeed by tackling issues that are popular with conservatives, ranging from the family to policies that address the anti-left agenda, especially the fight against Big Tech and gender ideology, and control of the “deep state.”
However, several voices within the Republican Party believe that if the GOP embraces change and lets go of Trump’s hand, they can win the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election.
One of those who voiced criticism of Trump was Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) who was voted out of her House Republican leadership post on 12 May. Cheney is also one of 10 Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching Trump for the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
Following her removal from office the Cheney declared that she would do “everything possible to keep the former president out of the Oval Office,” and has called for the GOP to distance itself from Trump, particularly his claims of voter fraud in 2020.
But according to a National Pulse report, her husband’s law firm has offices in Shanghai and Beijing and has collaborated with companies that the U.S. State Department has described as “tools” of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with links to the People’s Liberation Army. There may be more reasons than Cheney raises for distancing Trump from the Republican Party.
But the APP is warning that the arguments of other conservative and Republican groups who believe that the key to success includes surface-level improvements such as recruiting more diverse candidates, increasing fundraising, and attacking Democrats for embracing socialism. Instead, he thinks the GOP needs to address a key challenge: confronting “wokeism.”
Woke is a term driven by the socialist agenda, which has been gaining ground and claims to address social problems, injustice, inequality, and prejudice but hides globalist interests.
“Donald Trump intuitively recognized this and was perhaps the first major political figure to significantly confront wokeism, which is precisely why he won in 2016, and still came within 43,000 votes of winning in 2020, despite the unprecedented hostility he faced,” the report said.
“This, if nothing else, should be a sign that the GOP’s future must involve embracing and building on the Make America Great Again movement begun by Trump, not rejecting or pivoting away from it.” the conservative group said in its analysis.
To fight wokeism and secure victory in the election, APP puts forward four key points: secure elections, rebuild the American family, fight “woke-captured institutions,” and affirm America’s caring nature.
It calls for fighting what it describes as a “new electoral regime” of mass mail-in voting and ballot harvesting. Of the institutions, the APP group names, as captured by Woke, includes the mainstream media, big tech companies, academia, and agencies such as the Justice Department and the Pentagon.
On rebuilding the family, the report reaffirms the family as a political force and warns that “the GOP cannot win without family-oriented voters.”
According to APP, “wokeism” is based on the premise that the world is divided into “privileged and marginalised” identity groups, primarily along with racial or sexual identities.
It argues this can be reversed by focusing intensely on the perceived power imbalance between these identity groups that seek to disempower those with “oppressive” characteristics (white, male, traditional sexuality, etc.) and that give preferential treatment to those with “oppressed” characteristics (minority, female, LGBTQ, etc.).
“Republicans must firmly reject the woke project to divide and conquer America through identity politics and instead advance a vision of America as fundamentally good, appealing to the values that all Americans share in common,” the report concludes.