Democrats about to be crushed: What will it mean?
The Democrats are about to get walloped. This is about to happen despite the Republicans running on NOTHING POSITIVE at all!
This is how I see it (your opinions may vary).
The reason for this is obvious: the Democrats don't offer anything (the Obama strategy).
Their entire re-election strategy is "We aren't as bad/crazy as the other guy."
Meanwhile, Republicans have learned from the Democrats how to craft their message so that it sounds like they care about working class people, without actually giving a sh*t (i.e. the Democrats of the 80's and 90's).
The Democrats have played this tune for far too long. No one believes them anymore.
Even the eternal optimists and the gullible are no longer falling for it.
At the same time, the DNC leadership is so arrogant in their corrupt bubbles, that they have absolutely no fear at all of their voting base. This arrogance is not entirely misplaced. The Dems have increasingly moved their base to the suburban, middle-class voter that doesn't want radical change. So a do-nothing party is acceptable to a large part of the voting base.
On the other side, the Republicans think that they are hearing something new. So they actually ARE falling for it.
The Republicans have the additional advantage of having a voter base built upon hatred of "the other side". GOP voters don't really want anything from their party except to cause pain and discomfort for who they view as the enemy. This is much more easily achievable, because it largely means causing distress amongst working class people (even amongst Republican voters that increasingly lack self-awareness).
Going all the way back to the 70's, the GOP has been a far more effective opposition party than the ruling party. Mostly because their rhetoric is focused on a fictional past than it is on a vision of the future.
The primary issues that the GOP is running on is culture war issues.
Thus a Republican sweep means culture war grievance politics 24/7.
They will look to "undo" the Biden Administration, eventhough the Biden Administration didn't really do anything. So their actions will be mostly symbolic at first.
The concrete actions will be total deference to their corporate masters. Which means more gutting of environmental laws, worker safety laws, consumer protection laws, more tax cuts for the wealthy, and slashing what little is left of the safety net.
Since all of that has been done over and over again for the least 50 years, there really isn't much left to do that won't be increasingly unpopular with everyone outside of the Republican base.
So we can expect the 2nd Trump Administration to start off unpopular and quickly get more unpopular. We all saw in his first term that he didn't care about anything but campaigning.
The Democrats will continue to pretend to oppose the Republicans with symbolic actions, while trying to prevent a voter revolt in the base by playing IDPolitics 24/7. This exactly why people increasingly hate the Dems.
The media will continue its effort to silo voters and distract them from the real issues.
This will all work, just like it always has...until reality intrudes.
And that reality is an economic crash, which is getting closer and closer.
The American people aren't stupid, but we are very lazy thinkers.
The average American doesn't think for himself/herself unless he/she has absolutely no other choice.
In this End Of Empire era, the days of lazy thinking is quickly coming to an end.
Once that crash happens then things will quickly escalate and get unpredictable.