Opinion | Tim Ryan shows Democrats how to beat MAGA candidates in debate

Ohio is a solid red state that former President Donald Trump won by eight points in 2020. However, Democrat Tim Ryan is primarily tied to Trump’s fawning leader J.D. Vance in the US Senate race.

how is that possible? Well, consider Ryan’s performance in his debate with Vance on Monday where the moderate Democrat gave a tutorial in tearing down a MAGA henchman.

It’s sure to spread quickly, Ryan rip Vance for being Trump’s shoe licker (well, he used stronger language):

Contrary to Republican claims that Democrats are lenient with crime, Ryan also offended Vance. Strengthen Legal Defense Fund for the Rebels Who Assault the Police at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. “Can you imagine a man saying from one side of his mouth he was a supporter of the policeman, and from the other side of his mouth raising money to the rebels who were beating up the Capitol Police?” Rayan announce.

He connected Ryan Vance not only to Trump, but also to the entire vocal band that now dominates the Republican Party. “You’re hanging out with Lindsey Graham, who wants a national abortion ban. You’re hanging out with Marjorie Taylor Green, the most reclusive politician ever in America,” Ryan He said. “This is a dangerous group!”

The overall impression from Ryan’s performance was that Vance is a light-weight and lightweight he owes to the extremes. Ryan took charge of Vance for his non-profit organization aimed at combating opioid addiction, which did nothing of the sort. He went to Vance to ridicule his support for Ukraine. As Ryan said, “If JD had his way, [Vladimir] Putin will be through Ukraine at this point. He will go to Poland.

when having an abortion, Ryan attacked Vance as endorsement of a national ban on abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest. And rather than engage in a meaningless argument about third-trimester abortions (which happen rarely, and in fact always because of a serious health problem), he reiterated that women should be able to make their own choices.

Yes, Vance was a very poor candidate long before the debate. And yes, Vance’s stiff and uncomfortable presence suggests that form isn’t his strong suit. However, Ryan’s performance should be a mandatory show for the Democratic contenders. They should pay attention to Ryan’s tone and behavior. He knocked down his opponent over and over again without looking bad. His tone was more suspicious (Do you believe this man?) out of anger. Ryan seems like a normal guy. He seemed quite relaxed, often standing with one hand in his pocket. His character fully reinforced his message that he was part of the “exhausted middle class,” as he put it.

Ryan still has his work to do, especially since current Republican Governor Mike DeWine has a solid lead at the top of the rankings. But he’s running a more competitive race in a red state that’s a better fit for his constituents than any Democrat in recent memory.

The Democrats cannot consider them to be left-wing creatures in the National Party. In this regard, Ryan is not afraid to criticize the president or the vice president. And he has set himself apart from Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) rather than foolishly seeking his endorsement.

Interestingly, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WU) will appear at the Cleveland City Club on November 1 for a chat with PBS Newshour’s Judy Woodruff. If she’s looking to keep MAGA sycophants out of office, she might consider endorsing Ryan’s hardline defense, pro-Ukrainian. If MAGA fanatics can’t win Ohio, it may be time for the party to correct its course.