Abolishing the senate is nutso. And a permanent solution to a current trend that may not continue into 2050 as is postulated.
What makes sense to me, is the abolishment or some sort of significant material change to the electoral college, as it does put far too much weight in the hands of a few states with close to a 50/50 rural/urban population. These are the battleground states, and they are battleground states because they don’t have a large enough urban population to overcome the rural votes.
Making the election a straight popular vote makes sense, as the president directly effects the lives of each citizen, and the republicans in California deserve as much say as the democrats in Alabama.
Removing the electoral college (or changing the rules to force states to split votes in some way) will be balanced out by the fact that the Senate will always give states equal say.
And I am not saying this because I am a liberal, I am saying it because preserving the identities of states and states rights should be left up to the equal representation of senators, and not the president.
But, getting rid of the Senate is insane. It is a check on power that should be kept.
I also forsee, with the tonal shift in the GOP, that they may never win back the House. If they lose the suburban vote, that is it for them.