A few more words about the election.
Human beings do not like to be pushed around. They don’t like to be sneered at. They don’t like to be treated as “less than.” They like to be treated as equals, and they don’t like to be treated as stupid and pointlessly reactionary. They don’t like to be treated as jungle animals, and they don’t like to be treated as knuckle-dragging cavemen.
When either side does this, there’s going to be some considerable pushback.
I saw this happen for the first time in 1968. George Wallace was the explicitly racist governor of Alabama. He told the voters he would do anything to keep the University of Alabama from being integrated. He actually for a few minutes stood in the door of the admissions office at Alabama to keep federal marshals from registering a black woman student.