by Shelt Garner
Now, let me be clear — barring something totally unexpected, what I propose isn’t going to happen. My continued fears about America either turning into an autocracy or having a civil war around 2024 – 2025 remain in place. But the book How Democracies Die, suggests if we were really serious about saving American democracy, we would seriously contemplate a 2024 Unity Ticket.
At the moment, that Unity Ticket would be Cheney / AOC 2024. If Mike Pence wasn’t such a fucking coward, I would put him at the top of such a hypothetical ticket.
And there would be a lot of problems with such a Unity Ticket, no matter what. Just because Twitter liberals would spooge their pants at such an idea, doesn’t mean the woke Democratic base would be all that thrilled. But the whole point of a United Ticket would be everyone would be unhappy for the common good of at least punting the possibility of autocracy or civil war down the road one more presidential political cycle.
But even if you could find the gumption of doing a Unity Ticket, you would have to get past Bannon’s planned “administrative coup” he wants to pull off in 2024.
So why even entertain such an idea to begin with?
Because it’s right there in front of us. If we really, really want to protect our birthright as Americans — that of at least wanting to live in a democracy, even if we live in a “constitutional republic” — a Unity Ticket is a quick and easy way to do so. You would have to have some sort of power sharing agreement in place that would make the Federal government act extremely schizophrenia, but, again, you would be saving the American democracy. Maybe allowing it to survive long enough for us to figure out how to fix the rot at its core we’re currently living through at the moment.
But for any of this to happen, something big would have to change. Biden would have to decide not to run. Enough Democrats would have to stop worrying about their pronouns long enough to sit up and take notice about how dire our situation is at the moment.
So, lulz, I don’t really expect this to happen. It’s just a daydream. It’s something that makes sense on paper, but is unlikely to ever, ever happen.