The One Party reigns supreme. From SLL contributor William Gudal:
The 2022 Mid Term Election has all the appearances of being America’s final election. The 2022 elections made one thing clear: the United States is now a one-party country and absent a zeitgeist event will stay that way. It was impossible for the Republican Party to lose the 2022 Congressional elections, but lose they did. There existed more public dissatisfaction with the status quo than at any time since the Great Depression yet what does the electorate do? In collective Stockholm Syndrome absurdity they return to office the exact politicians they blamed for their misery.
The Republican leadership totally failed to capitalize. They lost the Senate and ended with a pitifully slim majority in the House. The larger interests that control all Washington decision making have achieved their long sought goal and have now completely eliminated any meaningful opposition. It is far easier to control one party rather than have to contend with the messiness of two parties. The inept Republicans will play their assigned role perfectly: create the appearance of opposition. Perhaps the suddenly thinkable next final step will be to drop the pretense and eliminate the silliness of any opposition, as in the Chinese model.