The problem is that one of our two major political parties has ceased good-faith participation in the democratic process. The vast instances of violence, disinformation, racism, incompetence, grifting and corruption in the GOP is overwhelming.
Only one party fomented a bloody insurrection and even after that voted in large numbers (139 House Republicans, a two-thirds majority) to overturn the will of the voters in the 2020 election. Only one party promotes a web of conspiracy theories in place of facts. Only one party is trying to restrict voting and discredit elections. Only one party fetishizes guns to compensate for their weak, cowardly males. Only one party appeals to racism and bigotry, stoking fear — of immigrants, of POC, of women, gays and other sexual minorities, of muslims, jews, liberals, etc, etc.
Against that quarter-century of ruin, what we are living through today is just a continuation of the GOP’s direction for the past 30 years: the appeals to white nationalism, the sabotage of the functions of government, the routine embrace of disinformation, stoking the fiction of election fraud and the “big lie,” and the steady degradation of democracy.
Now, it seems, that degradation is accelerating.
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