Maybe you’ve noticed a few things about our nation's current political landscape.
Nobody complains more about being marginalized than conservatives.
Nobody complains more about their voices being unheard than conservatives.
Nobody demands to “take our country back” more than conservatives.
Nobody claims to be “real Americans”, and vilifies opponents for “hating America” more than conservatives.
Nobody howls about “rigged elections” more than conservatives.
Nobody believes Trump’s Big Lie about a stolen election more than conservatives. This will encourage the radical Right to deny the results of every election they lose.
But what are the facts, besides the obvious one that Biden won the election?
The facts tell us who really are the truly marginalized Americans in our so-called representative democratic republic.
They are not conservatives. And they are not the minority.
The majority of Americans voted for the Democrat in 7 of the last 8 presidential elections.
Through wild and convoluted gerrymandering, Republicans have been in the majority in the House of Representatives for four of the past six congresses, despite the fact Democrats have won more total votes in four of the six past midterm elections.
50 Democratic Senators represent 40 million more Americans than the 50 Republican Senators.
The Electoral College has a built in bias for mostly white conservative rural states.
These facts tell us who actually are the marginalized victims of disproportionate, unfair and reduced representation in our government.
Blacks, other minorities, women, and Democrats.
It’s no coincidence, or quirk of demographics, that the Republican Party and its elected officials are overwhelmingly conservative white men.
No wonder their fear of democracy and equality drives the radical Right into fits of lies, false accusations, demonization, and denials of election results.
To hold power they STILL need to cheat, suppress voter rights and seize partisan control of elections.
Elections are rigged all right. In favor of Republicans.