Instead of trying to win over voters by putting forward the best thinking in the marketplace of ideas, Democrats use government to make people do what they want them to do. If the people do not, the Dems use their intermittent control of government brute force and their perpetual control of "deep state" bureaucracies to go after their enemies.
The only thing Dems have done while in power, other than wreck the economy and create inflation, is to use their law enforcement goons to go after their enemies.
They go from the Russian hoax/Mueller investigation to a series of impeachments of Trump, to the Jan. 6 show "hearings" and throwing people in jail with no charges for months over the "insurrection." They want to send FBI agents to local school board meetings in case some parent dares to disagree with their draconian policies.