The Democratic majority was ratfucked.
In politics a ‘ratfuck’ is a dirty deed done dirt cheap.
You can trace the term back as far as Edmund Wilson’s The Twenties.
It was used decades later in All the President’s Men – the story of how Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal and brought about the resignation of Richard Nixon.
They quoted Donald Segretti – an operative tied to Nixon’s reelection campaign – as using the colorful term to describe political sabotage and the early shenanigans of seamy strategists linked to the burglars who bungled the Watergate break-in.
The operatives who quite legally changed the complexion of Congress worked in a far more sophisticated fashion.