We are currently on course for permanent Republican minority rule. If Republicans succeed in their plot to rig elections across the country in their favor, it will be impossible for Dems to ever win federal majorities again despite representing far more of the population. We will no longer be be living in a democracy and there will not be an electoral path back from this place.
Democrats have the opportunity now to stop this by passing voting rights legislation, but it seems they will not be able to because a few senators think maintaining a procedural Jim Crow relic is more important than democracy. At this point I have accepted that Democrats will not protect us from what is coming.
It is now likely that the American people will need to take mass political action to resist Fascist minority rule in the coming years if we are to have any chance at living in democracy. The people were always intended to be the final safeguard on democracy. This is certainly not an ideal solution, but it seems it may be our only one left.
I’m getting pretty sick of articles talking as if Republicans succeeding in rigging elections to lock dems out of power permanently would simply be game over and we should all just throw our hands up because there is nothing we can do. There is always something we can do.
The vast majority of Americans who opposed January 6th will stand in opposition to the second coup Republicans are currently carrying out across the country through their coordinated attempts to cheat our democracy. It does not matter whether its participants wear a viking helmet or a suit and tie, an attack on democracy is an attack on democracy.