Many—not all, but many—of our country’s plutocrats have signed on to an overarching strategy: manipulate the system so they stay in power and enforce their will, no matter what the majority want.
To that end, they have employed a variety of tactics. Today, I have addressed three of them.
The Gerrymander Gambit:
When You Control the Legislature, Use Contemporary Software to Draw Districts So That You Always Win (or So You Think)
As explained in more detail in the post, this gambit is alive and well. But I think this particular glass is at least half full.
The Abortion Gambit:
Make Sure the Plutocratic Party Gets the Votes of the Most Strongly Anti-Abortion Voters
The Undercount-the-Brown-People Gambit:
Make Undocumented Families and Mixed Status Families Scared Shitless to Fill Out the Census Form
The undercount-the-brown-people gambit appears to be in deep doo-doo.