If that happens, you can kiss labor laws, environmental laws and maybe even universal health care good bye.
The stakes really are that high, which is why Democrats need to start fighting back against the Republican insurgency with everything they have.
Like guerrilla armies throughout history, today's Republicans are successful because they break all the rules of the game and have a clear endgame.
The only way Democrats can beat them is to have a clear endgame themselves and fight tooth and nail to achieve it.
The future is at stake, and right now the Republicans in Congress are trying to strangle it.