Taking a moment this Memorial Day to remember the sacrifices of the members of Congress who were temporarily inconvenienced on January 6 and now literally believed they served in a war— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) May 31, 2021
Democracy itself is imperiled.
The threat is coming from the Electoral College, the Senate and the states controlling their own elections. The threat is coming from the Constitution which puts Democrats at a structural disadvantage due to the toxicity of their brand in rural states dominated by White working class voters. Joe Manchin is more powerful than Joe Biden and the Democratic majority in Congress.
In their wisdom, the Founders created a system in which Wyoming would have the same power in the Senate as millions of coastal shitlib urbanites in California, DC wouldn’t be a state and freedom of speech and the right to bear arms would be protected by the First Amendment and Second Amendment. You have no idea how frustrating these constitutional obstacles to their power are for progressive activists.