Just as most of us - like it or not - assumed that Hillary would carry the day back in November, we must, as you say, do battle with "cunning, intelligence [and] study." Republicans and the Trumpsters are nothing if not cunning which they apply with intelligence and study. They must NOT be underestimated.
Republicans have been working
us for several years going back at least to W's first campaign, and
which was sharply accelerated after Obama's first election. They smartly
worked at state and local levels, taking advantage of redistricting by
gerrymandering congressional districts in their favor.
they have achieved their ultimate goal have wrested control of the WH
and both houses of congress along with a large % of state houses and
state legislatures. They now have carte blanche to put forward their
agendas at all levels.
Democrats fucked up royally.
A lot of it had to do with complacency, or perhaps more accurately,
laziness. With Obama in the WH and a democratic congress, we all came to
believe that we were off on a progressive joy ride. Little did we
realize just how effectively the Reps were eroding Obama's support which
resulted in the disaster of the 2010 midterm elections which saw a Rep
takeover of the House and winning many races at the state and local
level which effectively shoved a knife into the heart of progressives.
The rest is history as we are all too sadly aware.
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