Ultimately, this decision is not what the majority of the country wanted. That is fact. In fact, most of the country is not as right wing as the GOP. The distribution of people lends to far more power to the GOP and their fair right causes. Eventually that will correct itself, through ballots, or through force.
I don’t think it will. Republicans will always have an advantage in US elections, in the Senate due to the larger number of lesser populated red states. The electoral college too, and when the GOP get into power in a swing state they gerrymander much better than the Democrats. Plus all the other work denying urban communities the right to vote. So whilst the majority of the country wants abortion rights the majority of the country that gets to vote doesn’t.
The Democrats are still playing politics like it’s last century. They need to realise their opponent is far nastier than them and they need to get nasty too.
100% this. We've had Republicans say flat out that the opposition is the enemy of the people, but Democrats always stop short.
And the reason is twofold: Democrats, in general are an effete, rudderless bunch. There is a wishywashy coalition of neoliberals, old-school Republicans, progressives, Democratic Socialists, progressives, and the "woke" crowd. Republicans have been much better at channeling their Christocapitalist vision for America and their hard work is paying off. So the 'liberals' have no vision. They need to drop the equality-nuance mantra and start using the rhetoric, tone, and emotional charges Republicans have perfected. Nothing wrong with saying Amy Coney Barrett is an enemy of the American people.
The other reason is the systemic issues that you called out--super red states get a disproportionately strong voice in the country, and thanks to GOP policies they are increasingly out of touch with how most Americans live their lives. The game is, ironically, rigged against the typical American--one who is for abortion rights, for gay marriage, for campaign finance regulations, for lower taxes and less regulation, but with a strong safety net. Seeing this game through leads to mass calamity to unify the country, or a peaceful allowance for states to stop supporting one another and for them to go their separate ways.