I’ve wondered w-ehat purpose political bomb throwers serve; by “bomb throwers” I mean MTG, Boebert, “Gym” Jordan, and on our side, “The Squad” (AOC, etc.), Bernie Sanders, etc.
They tend to come from “safe districts” (very unlikely to lose in the general), are very, very noisy, seek out cameras, but, ultimately, don’t do anything. Their legislative records are all but non-existent, at least in terms of bills signed into law (they may well “introduce” nonsense bills that never see the light of day).
Part of me thinks that all they are doing is taking up space that might otherwise be filled by a more competent politician.
BUT…there is this:
That would be throwing money way. Boebert represents a “solid Republican” district (per Cook Report and just about every reputable political ratings source)
Sorry to say but outside money supporting the Democrat is basically throwing away said money.
It would be FAR better to take that money and give it to a toss-up race.
I know it is far sexier to feel you are a part of “taking down” some camera hungry blowhard but ..not only is the likelihood low, there are far less sexy but important races where said money would make a real difference, like this one.
Overall the Republicans lead the Congressional generic ballot by about 2.5 points, which is bad news since the D’s typically underperform (Democratic districts tend to be super D, R’s not quite as much)