At some point, normal people are going to NOT want to be associated with this kind of filth.
If the Democrats can preserve any shred of integrity, then they will get those voters. If they cave on it based on some absurd bullshit view of, “The other guys do bad stuff, so we need to do it too to compete!” then everything is fucked.
Principles fucking matter, people. There’s no point in “winning” if you need to become the bad guys to do so. This is what I’ve tried to tell GOP folks before they became whatever the fuck they are now.