Thrilho wrote:Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Thrilho wrote:You said it man. Nobody even wants to talk about it because it’s too damn depressing. I just hope that they come out to vote and that the vote hasn’t been fully rigged by November. Lose in November and people are really not gonna want to talk about it.
If the Democrats manage to lose in November despite winning something like 54% of the vote, it's game over. 100%. Republicans will realize they have complete power to continue to rewrite the rules in their favor and will never, ever give it up. It's only a question of how long people will accept it before the whole thing breaks down.
So damn dark but for once I believe your doom boner could be on the money. They have only just begun swinging around that big SCOTUS stick they stole. Never is a long time but I just listened to Dick Durbin on the radio. They were asking him whether he was going to vote against Kavanaugh and he would only say that he’s going to “ask some very tough questions.”
If the people can’t muster a large enough majority to overcome this rigging in these times we cannot count on these chickenhorsefeathers Democrats to take the system back for us at any point in the future.
The main thing I’m counting on this November and in the future is the youth. They’ve been consistently not coming through for us for decades but hopefully their feathers have been ruffled enough by this disgusting president and GOP that we’ll finally see a generation give a horsefeathers about politics before they’re old enough to be voting against higher taxes as their main concern.
I've been trying to avoid the doom-boner but you just start to realize how much they've normalized and how much people just accept it.
The President of the United States is a Russian intelligence asset, they're setting up an office specifically aimed at denaturalizing as many brown people as they can, and they're building concentration camps for children. But the economy hasn't tanked yet and most of it doesn't hurt middle-class white people, so even a big chunk of liberals are incentivized to convince themselves it isn't that bad and maybe Mueller will save us and maybe November will save us.
Once November passes, if they still control the house and senate, they are 100% in the clear. They'll have a Supreme Court that will rubber-stamp the most extreme gerrymandering and voter suppression measures they can come up with. With the level of data-mining and sophistication they've put behind these things, they can literally design the laws specifically to guarantee their victories each round. You can moan all you want about Hillary Clinton's campaign strategies, but Wisconsin would have stayed blue if not for a targeted voter ID law combined with coincidental DMV closures in areas where students or black voters tended to live. That's the playbook everywhere now.
The two things holding them back have been fear of electoral reprisal and fear of the court systems. They're about to have total control of the Supreme Court, something they've been jizzing in their sleep about for decades, and with that they can pass the electoral laws they want without anyone to stop them.
What we've seen so far is a drop in the bucket. I'll be pleasantly surprised if they settle for just deporting 10 million illegal immigrants (lol @ exceptions for dreamers), stripping the social safety net to virtually nothing, reversing gay marriage, and outlawing abortion nationwide (lol @ the idea they'd leave it up to the states once Roe v. Wade is reversed). I'm expecting a full 21st century fascist oligarchy, which includes less mass-murder but plenty of suppression of opposition party, massive corruption, and for-profit prison camps run wild.
In theory, we'd probably eventually see a revolt and the breakdown of the country itself after some number of decades, but global warming will probably kill us all by then anyway.