They're not stupid. They are not being duped. They are not the victims of FoxNoise misinformation. They are Fascists. We need to recognize them as such.
The future of democratic progress is in the hands of a party rung by Joe Biden and being manipulated by Joe Manchin. Yeah. That's not a good sign.
Its turn away from governing to the cynical exercise of power and obstruction is an intentional, strategic decision made by its elite and exercised by those who do the work of the institution. So long as this strategy works, it is unreasonable to believe that we'll see any significant changes to how the party functions going forward.
A parable of politics gone horribly wrong. Not that anything like this could happen in real life. But if it did, and your shoes ended up pissy, it's probably your own damn fault!