The Democrats loved it several years ago when Harry Reid invoked the nuclear option to get judges pushed through. When McConnell took advantage of the rule to get SCOTUS justices the Democrats howled."Potential consequences"
You mean like the elites exploiting the common citizen for their own ends? You know, the exact society we live in now? Your statement is basically "We better not try something else because we might get exactly what we have right now and that would be horrible". The coup in our government already happened. We're ruled by multinational techno giants with unelected leaders. Radio, tv and the web are highly politically weaponized modern day. What world are you living in?
Literally the only government that makes any sense is a big government with a strong leader that can put a stop to this sort of thing. When you have Nancy Pelosi's and Mitch McConnel's and their ilk running around, it's inevitable that they are bought off. It's too easy for lobby groups to get to them.
During the days of the Fairness Doctrine, the Kennedy and LBJ administrations weaponized it, making it so that it became too expensive and burdensome for many media outlets to even have any type of political commentary. Times changed when the Nixon administration took full advantage of the rule to the chagrin of the Dems.
You would cream your shorts if your leader was the one that strangled social media, but the day it wasn’t your party in charge it would automatically suck. That’s because nobody thinks ahead more then a minute or two.