The Republicans are not interested in navel gazing after their crushing defeat at the hands of Obama, they are more interested in cheating their way back into power at the expense of democracy. As it was ever thus.
Conservatives forces have never been truly ‘ok’ with democracy. They talk a big game when it comes to ‘freedom’ or ‘liberty’ but there isn’t so much of a iota of democracy in those terms.
Every step of the way to a more democratic America, conservatives have fought hard to stop it.
Women, African Americans, and so on. Why let any of these groups vote at all? It’s against God’s will and so forth.
So it is no great surprise that making it easier for people to vote on election day is not high on the agenda of Republicans.
And typically who is it that Republicans try their best to obstruct from voting? Or exclude from Congressional district boundaries? You guessed it: minorities. Poor people (no longer a minority). City dwellers.
This contempt for democracy is often couched in terms such as ‘voter fraud’ or other such BS.
Now, we have four more years of a House of Reps controlled by people who essentially cheated to stay in power.
And who tried really hard to prevent or discourage America voting for a black president.
Where do you go from here if you have been living in a Fox induced bubble and you hate poor people and minorities voting?
Don’t act surprised. You know what’s coming. This is.
“The arc of the moral Universe is long, but it bends toward justice”, said Dr King. And he is clearly right.
But justice can be swiftly taken away. Democracy can be taken away. Your vote can be taken away.