Murkowski and Collins have indicated they won’t vote to confirm anybody before inauguration. That means there’s a very small margin of error here.
They probably lose Romney too... does that spell doom?
Yeah I can't see Romney voting to confirm whoever Trump nominates at this stage of the game.
Hopefully enough in the GOP realize that maintaining some semblance of fairness and keeping the country stable is far more important than gaining a false political win.
Because nobody will win if the USA sinks to third-world status.
A tad bit dramatic.
I don't think so. Turkey destabilized very quickly under a sneaky despot in Erdogan. We're seeing the same here. Protests and riots gave been the second-biggest story of the year, trailing only covid. Already they are gathering outside the court.
Things can get much, much worse.
A sledgehammer to democracy? The right wants less government, not more. And for all the Hitler/Nazi talk, Trump has been criticized most for not taking enough action with COVID-19.
I think conservatives are well aware of the left's anger. What I don't think is clear is why the left is so angry.
Yep. Nailed it. It has always confused me about the correlation between Trump and Nazi Germany. I think the primary conflation of people is the association of "right" and "authoritarianism." Those are two completely different metrics.
If you look at a political spectrum, authoritarianism and libertarianism are the polar opposites and describe government involvement. Left vs Right is SUPPOSED to be an economic scale of Communism vs Capitalism.
If your argument is that Trump is a Nazi and is going to enact martial law to force everyone to bow to him, you'd have to make the argument that he wants a monumental amount of government involvement, which just doesn't match reality of his policies and actions.