Jake Johnson – Blame the Neoliberals: Democrats’ Toxic Ideology Paved the Way for Trump

Congratulations are not in order. Donald Trump’s bigotry, his heinous treatment of women, his authoritarian posturing, his hatred of free speech, and his stupendous ignorance are more than sufficient to make him a figure worthy of unqualified contempt — and now he is president of the United States.

In the coming months, Trump will attempt to impose himself on the country, and the state of the countervailing forces is hardly reassuring; Republicans are abhorrent, and Democrats are feckless.

We’ve long understood the former point; after all, the conservative movement gave birth to Trump. As for the latter: Democrats have no one to blame for their fecklessness but themselves. And their failures as a party created the opening through which Trump has just walked.

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