We are facing some very, very bad things in this country.
The government depends on our belief in their legitimacy to enable them to force us to do what they want us to do. Ultimately, at the point of a gun.
Don't believe me? Quit paying your taxes for awhile. The guy who shows up to arrest you will have a gun on his hip.
Their problem is that Americans are becoming less and less convinced of the government's legitimacy. It's extremely obvious, even to those who are barely paying attention, that the people "in charge" of this country are running it for their own benefit, either financially or ideologically.
Now, most of the Republicans aren't trying very hard to change the system to fit their ideological beliefs. They don't think that the government should have much to say about a "free-market" system. That being said, the Republicans in Washington are desperate to hold on to their well-paid positions, their power and all of their perks.
The Democrats - now they are a different story. There are no more "moderate" Democrats in power. They are all radicals of the 1960's Leftist/Communist bent. Every one of them. No? Name one who isn't. I'll wait. And they want nothing more than to "transform" America into the Socialist utopia of their dreams.
And, now that the Democrats have the Presidency, the Democrats in Congress are ceding all power to Obama and doing everything that they can to assist him in the "fundamental transformation" of America into a Socialist dictatorship. Stalin, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot...Obama. Leftists always need a figurehead to worship.
Again, their problem is that the American people are seeing how badly the politicians are screwing everything up. More and more people are waking up and seeing the mess the politicians are making of this country.
10 or 15 years ago, the Democrats could count on the virtual monopoly that their allies in the mainstream media had to shape public opinion. But now TV news outlets - NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN - are hemorrhaging viewers. And all of the major newspapers (left-wing, all) have a fraction of their former readers.
The Democrats/Left are losing control of the narrative. Their "boiling frog" method of slowly, incrementally instituting their Socialist agenda no longer works because too many people are getting their news from other sources and are noticing how badly this country is being screwed up.
And now they are desperate. They have a Communist President in office, they control the Senate and the House is controlled by a bunch of Republicans who are more interested in their own well-being than in what's good for this country.
The Democrat radicals know that their time is now. They will never get this chance again. It's time to go "all-in".
Everything that the Democrats have done in the past 4 years harms this country. Everything! There are two possibilities:
a) They are all really stupid and don't understand how their policies hurt this country, or
b) They are tearing this country apart on purpose.
All you need to know is that, Karl Marx, the "Father of Communism" stated that to implement Socialism, the existing system had to be destroyed.
The Soviet Union, China, Cuba, Cambodia, Uganda - they all implemented Marx's ideas. And 150 million people were murdered by their own governments to bring on their Leftist vision of Utopia.
The Democrats know that they have to implement Marx's ideas now. Before too many people gain the will to resist them.