What the Left is doing looks a lot like the Puritan or Prohibitionist mode of behavior transferred to other areas of public policy. We should remember that continued support for Prohibition had seriously hurt the Republicans in the 1932 election. Even Ayn Rand had voted for FDR that year.
The Republicans could really go to town and make significant gains by opposing the Democrat's idiotic technopuritan policies, but that would mean having to give up their own idiotic practice of doing politics as usual.
And I just don't see that happening.
What are your questions on this block of instruction?