The Biden Administration is hapless and pathetic.
There most recent brilliant strategy to fight against MAGA was to try and appropriate the term itself.
The Biden Administration was hoping to fire up its base by creating the derogatory term “Ultra-MAGA.”
Apparently calling MAGA voters extremists didn’t work for them, so they improvised.
As it turns out, this isn’t working for them either…
The MAGA crowd has responded by embracing the term, much like many of them did after Hillary Clinton labeled them “deplorables.”
The democrats just never learn…
— Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) May 13, 2022
The Washington Post has the ridiculous origin of “Ultra-MAGA:”
Last Wednesday, during a speech on the economy, President Biden coined a new phrase — “ultra MAGA.”
“Let me tell you about this ultra MAGA agenda,” Biden said, using former president Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan — “Make America Great Again” — as a pejorative. “It’s extreme, as most MAGA things are.”
Then, in the subsequent days, Biden and his team continued to hammer Republicans in aggressive terms, attacking them as “MAGA” and “ultra MAGA.” Biden even dismissed his predecessor at one point as “the great MAGA king.”
It took scant time for Republicans to gleefully seize on the moniker as their own, triumphantly elevating it as a brand worthy of celebration. “I am ultra MAGA, and I’m proud of it,” said Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the No. 3 House Republican, after a reporter Wednesday noted that she was “being called ultra MAGA.”
WTF ‘ULTRA MAGA?’: “When you fixate on bogeyman politics, it only really works when the bogeyman is around,” DEMOCRATIC strategist Chris Kofinis said. “It does not work when you are the president and you are the party in control.” https://t.co/xf8A3cbBPX
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) May 14, 2022
NBC News has more on the hilarious response from republicans:
“Ultra MAGA.” “MAGA King.” President Joe Biden, who dodged the words “Donald Trump” for more than a year, has suddenly integrated the Trump political movement into his daily lexicon.
While the White House is employing the tactic purposefully, it doesn’t mean it’s about to engage in culture wars.
Instead, Biden is attempting what on its face seems unthinkable: Knock the GOP on its heels by tying its message to a policy platform issued by a relatively obscure Florida senator, Rick Scott. They’re doing it with a term Republicans embrace – they’re already selling it on merchandise and fundraising off it – with the GOP already predicting it’ll backfire, and Scott’s political operation saying it couldn’t be happier.
“It’s hilarious. They’re highlighting their single biggest vulnerability,” said Curt Anderson, a top political adviser and founder of the firm OnMessage Inc., which consults for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and numerous senators and candidates. “It’s almost like they are trying to harm themselves.”
This is the democrats’ brilliant strategy for this year’s midterms?
This proves one thing for sure.
The democrats are far more obsessed with President Donald Trump than the MAGA crowd is!
It took 6 months of research for Democrats to come up with “Ultra MAGA”.
They really thought this was a good idea 😂 pic.twitter.com/7b1AZYS1yD
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 13, 2022
They spent six months researching and the best they could come up with was “ultra MAGA” https://t.co/QVrOkMdHFp
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 13, 2022
We went from Deporables to Ultra MAGA in just a few short years.
— Kari Lake for AZ Governor (@KariLake) May 12, 2022
I am an Ultra MAGA voter who plans to vote for The Great MAGA King in 2024.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) May 12, 2022
I never called myself MAGA. Didn’t like the sound of it and I’m not Republican. But this new thing, Ultra MAGA, sounds sexy and strong. Are they still accepting members?
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) May 13, 2022
If I’m “Ultra-MAGA”, that means I’m standing with cops, military vets, blue collar workers, farmers, patriots, and other people that love this country and stand for the flag and its freedoms.
I’d say I’m in good company.
— Zeek Arkham (@ZeekArkham) May 13, 2022
They spent six months figuring out that he should say “ULTRA MAGA”? Best con since Saira Rao. https://t.co/N52RI6XPoy
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 13, 2022
My pronouns are Ultra/MAGA
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) May 13, 2022
You can’t investigate me just because I choose the King of the Ultra MAGA over the Grand Wizard of the Mules.
— Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) May 13, 2022
Good morning to everyone especially my fellow Ultra MAGAs!
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) May 12, 2022
Under President Donald J. Trump:
The border was ULTRA secure.
Americans 401K’s were ULTRA high.
Store shelves were ULTRA stocked.
Inflation was ULTRA low.
So yes, I’m ULTRA MAGA!
— JR Majewski for Congress (@JRMajewski) May 12, 2022