If you wanted to destroy the opposing political party – not just defeat it – what would you do?
Youd probably look to take away its source of funding while finding ways to dramatically increase yours, such as destroying labor unions while legalizing unlimited corporate contributions as free speech. Youd try to marginalize and delegitimize its leader by claiming he was not born in the US. Youd try to destroy its local organizers (ACORN). And knowing that most disputes will end up in court, youd try to stack the courts with your own appointees while blocking the other partys.
When the other party is in power, youd try to block any attempts to improve the economy through filibusters. Youd try to destroy confidence in any media outlets that dont support your point of view by eliminating the Fairness Doctrine and defunding public broadcasting. Youd try to eliminate as many regulations as possible, so when you regained power you could do whatever you want. And youd try to destroy public confidence in a government run by the other party.
When your party is in power, youd try to change the rules to favor your candidates. Youd try to redraw the congressional and legislative districts so you could get more candidates elected. And youd try to suppress voting blocs that tend to vote for the other partys candidates through voter suppression efforts such as those being pushed through Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Finally, to ensure your party’s future dominance, youd try to control our schools so you could teach your own version of history and pseudoscience by rewriting textbooks such as those published in Texas.
If you think that I’m being paranoid, that these events are coincidental, or that both parties do the same things, you simply havent been paying attention.