What you are witnessing is the end game of the grand plan laid out by the Powell memo almost fifty years ago. Conservative forces diligently chipped away at government institutions for decades. They privatized every service they got their hands on. They deregulated, lowered and eliminated taxes. They forced the democrats, their only rival, to move their own ideology to the right. These things were done with one thing in mind.
They knew that the nations demographics were changing. That soon white men would no longer be able exercise control over the USA at the ballot box. The end game was to be implemented in 2016. An all out effort to control the executive and legislative branch was begun. The GOP coordinated with any and all funding entities, both domestic and foreign. This election was to be the republicans magnum opus, for they knew that in just a few short years, maybe as soon as 2020, they would never win another national election, or the House cycle.
What you are witnessing now is the final mad dash. This has now turned into a smash and grab operation. On their way out the door the GOP is filling pillowcases with all the cash they can get their hands on. And the final part of their plan is now painfully obvious. They have now packed the federal appellate courts with “fellow travelers” that will slow down or stop any and all efforts to reverse the fascist policies they have rushed to implement in the last few years.
Only bold leadership and an equally bold agenda with stop this great American sell out. I’m not holding my breath for the current incarnation of the Democratic Party to do anything about this.