The optics on these moves, of course, are absolutely horrendous. They lay bare the putrid reality of the rotting corpse of a once-venerable political party that now has total contempt for both the legitimacy of its opposition and democracy itself. But members of this party simply don’t care how bad their actions look. To the contrary, they’re perfectly willing to flaunt them. They are hellbent on maintaining their power, at any and all costs, no matter what destruction they leave in their wake.