They talk and behave like one or more of the below:
(1) That they are talking only to the GOP Base
(2) That they will never face an honest election again
(3) That they believe that the American people will accept their wrongdoing
All of the above relate to items they cannot control.
They can hope and calculate the GOP Base can vote in sufficient numbers to keep them in office
They can hope and calculate that Trump’s cheating operation will succeed and eliminate any uncertainty of victory in November (thus permitting the appearance of superior GOP strength)
They can hope that those who are not Trumpers/GOP Base are simply too distracted, demoralized or disinterested to stop them
I believe that they are wrong on all counts, otherwise they would not have been doing any “explaining” at all.
GOP politicians have developed a technique of projecting strength(s) they may not have. It’s part of the Game. They have also developed an appreciation of being able to go full-blown RWNJ in the past weeks.
(1) No need to be subtle
(2) Makes Democrats get more pessimistic and gloomy