THERE'S ONLY ONE REASONABLE APPROACH TO FASCISM--DISOBEDIENCE!
The bottom line is that not losing as badly as predicted against the lunatic fringe is nothing the celebrate. Democrats, if they are to save themselves and even the nation, need to do some serious reflection.
The Tyrant appeals to the Cult's vision of the world in which "those people" are rendered impotent and the real citizens can make society great. A great society is one in which the Cult are the privileged, the first in line. They lift the tyrant because they believe he will lift them in turn.
Bullying at the interpersonal level aligns well with organized mobs, demagoguery and authoritarianism. We can't let the mobs bully the nation into fascism.
...where would you want to be dropped? Would you want to be dropped in another Texas where you would be neglected, abused, lied to and trafficked with impunity? Or would you rather find yourself among civilized and decent human beings who will empathize with your plight and try to help you the best they can?
The Republican Party is no longer the vehicle for the Conservative Movement. It is now the vanguard for American Fascism. This may be a divisive statement, but it is true, and it does need to be said.