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IcyWillow1193 t1_j76wdeb wrote

I don't know how to tell you this, but there is no chance of DC statehood happening in our lifetimes. The GOP uses it as a useful strawman to rile the base up at zero cost, and the last time the Democrats had a meaningful chance to pass it they didn't, despite the obvious benefits. So there's no need for the kind of orchestrated conspiracy you're describing, but plenty of adults who never matured beyond adolescence who think they're "owning the libs" by bashing DC.


vtsandtrooper t1_j77kmfx wrote

Home rule is very much at risk, and the GOP has noticed a lot more 51st pressure becoming popular. If a super majority were to happen it would be passed. They want to begin to stop that momentum. Democrats keep playing checkers while the GOP plays 30 year games to overturn Roe and take over state houses.