Republicans don't believe in democratic governance. They believe in ruling us:
In the 30 years since coming to power here, Republicans have used their initial ascent to power to seal themselves into office as tightly as the pharaohs. Smart commentators have noted how lawless the conservatives are in making substantive decisions, but that’s not the worst of it. The worst of it is how they use their tenure to make it increasingly impossible to oust them.Read it all. Depressing as it is, it's better to know and act from reality, rather than some fantasy that they too value self-government.