I got upset years ago when I read that creationists had figured the way to get their agenda taught would be to get their people on the local school boards and that is what happened.
The TP and repubs and Koch brothers realized get control of 1 state at a time and you can get your agenda without stirring up the whole country…..
Just watching House C-span as a fat Texan rep was touting a bill to stop controlling air pollution from cement factories as we couldn’t afford it; on facebook a posting how Kansas wants to stop considering domestic violence a crime because of police expense; Choice no longer available or made difficult.
Just a small but rabid percentage of our population has focused on getting their people elected and scaring the hell out of everybody else.
Scream and shout if you like, but if we are not as serious and committed as in 2008 regardless how we feel about the current status, then we are just stupid.