Real change in our country has never been easy. The main avenue for its success has always been by pushing, and pushing, and pushing against prevailing standards and power blocks. What may look impossible today becomes less so if pressure continues and expands. The right wing certainly knows this. Today’s liberals/progressives seem not to be up for the long-range struggles.
They could also be wrong. The restrictions on revenue that I-1053 imposes, unconstitutionally in the opinion of many including me (not a lawyer), are so severe that many extremely important and popular programs are being radically diminished or totally eliminated by – guess who? – the Democratic majority. True, they are deeply anguished by having to do this, they wish it were otherwise, but (their) political “acumen” tells them it is the only course to follow if they are to be re-elected.