Sir Humphrey: We run a civilized, aristocratic government machine, temporized by occasional general elections. Since 1832 we have been gradually excluding the voter from government. Now we’ve got them to a point where they just vote once every five years for which bunch of buffoons try to interfere with our policies and you’re willing to throw that all away?Yes Prime Minister: Power to the People 1988
The Biden administration is only a week old and we’ve seen Unions that endorsed him, the National Guard, sick Americans and even the State of New Mexico that supported him thrown under the bus.
We have also seen some “conservative” shocked SHOCKED at moves that have enabled China, backed away from optimistic cries on COVID and has made a target of are gone.
It’s taken less than a week.
I’d blame Biden but given that he has to have a person telling him via an earpiece to salute marine guards (and is not able manage that instead repeating what he hears) anyone stupid enough to believe that his guy is in charge deserves to be ruled by such a man, if they were being ruled by such a man. That’s why I (and you) should never say: “Joe Biden did ‘x'” and instead should say: “The Biden ADMINSTRATION did X” because Joe Biden is no more running this country than he is running his twitter account.
A lot of scales are dropping from people to whom it might just now be occurring that when you put in power an administration that doesn’t have to worry about being elected is that they don’t have to worry about what voters, even voters who supported them, think as they were not necessary for their election and won’t be necessary for re-election
And as Sarah Hoyt who has lived under an actual repressive regime put it :
What are you going to do, Vote him out?
Expect it to get a lot worse because the people who engineered the robbery of 74 million Americans of their franchise is didn’t do it simply because they didn’t like Donald Trump, they wanted the power and riches that power brings and intend to take it for themselves and those who they serve even if it meant the end of the American republic.
Unexpectedly of course.