The signs are all there.
Consider this rather naive piece. “More Bad Polls For Joe Biden – Will Democrats Ever Learn?” Learn what? That one should sit on one’s opportunities until they’ve evaporated, as the Republicans do? Truly, if anyone in this country knows the value of political hegemony, however brief its tenure might appear, it’s the Democrats’ strategists.
Being old, I remember many old things. One is a slice from an original Star Trek episode: “Errand of Mercy.” In that episode the Enterprise has come to “Organia,” a seemingly bucolic planet, just as a full-scale war has broken out between the UFP and the Klingons. Toward the end of the episode, Kirk and Spock are confronting Coor, the commander of the Klingon fleet that has arrived to subjugate Organia:
COOR: So, you are here. You will be interested in knowing that a Federation fleet is on its way here at the moment. Our fleet is preparing to meet them.
KIRK: Checkmate, Commander.
COOR: Shall we wait and see the results before you kill me?
KIRK: I don’t intend to kill you unless I have to.
COOR: Sentimentality, mercy. The emotions of peace. Your weakness, Captain Kirk. The Klingon Empire shall win. Think of it, as we sit here, in space above us the destiny of the galaxy will be decided for the next ten thousand years. Can I offer you a drink? We can toast the victory of the Klingon fleet.
SPOCK: You may be premature. There are many possibilities.
COOR: Today we conquer. If some day we are defeated, well, war has its fortunes good and bad.
From the above, Coor understands that power is to be used. It cannot be conserved. He who has power must use it or lose it. Indeed, not to use it guarantees that it will be lost all the more quickly. The Democrats understand that, too.
The Democrats are moving as swiftly as possible to build socialist institutions that will serve them as impregnable bastions. Should the next election or two go against them, as is often the case when they’ve managed to ram home one of their major strokes against freedom and Constitutional governance – remember what happened after they passed ObamaCare? – the designs of those bastions would eventually reinstall them at the top. Even if they should be compelled to wait a decade or more, they would have succeeded in centralizing key powers of national control in agencies whose very existence would render them predisposed toward the Left and its aims.
Contrast this attitude with the GOP’s endlessly repeated “Not until we’re stronger” chant, and the lassitude it induces both in their officeholders and their supporters.
The kinder assumption is that the Republican Party’s strategists don’t understand power. If that’s incorrect, then they don’t intend that it be used to further their party’s supposed aims. Draw from that whatever conclusions you prefer.