I heard two pretty great points made today by someone I don’t normally have much respect for.
#1. Rank and file democrats have developed an almost Stockholm Syndrome relationship with their party. In spite of decades of doing absolutely nothing for or actively undermining the middle class, the rank and file still love the party and seem to draw tighter with it with each passing scandal and revelation. The DNC has effectively sold the idea “at least we care, unlike those terrible Republicans,” and that’s now sufficient for their voting base – even in spite of the DNC’s decades of failure to do anything for them.
#2. Trump has been a public attention whore for over 30 years. It was his marketing strategy for his businesses. We’ve watched his shows, read his books, and seen him interviewed by every news outlet on the planet. We knew everything there was to know about him prior to this election. Not once in the prior 30 years was he ever labeled a racist, bigot, or “dangerous.” In fact, he was well known as left of center. Now, suddenly, everyone wants to act like he’s the spawn of Hitler because… they don’t even know. He’s racist. Is he? Quote it. They can’t. Bigot? Quote it. They can’t. What makes him more dangerous than the proven war monger that has some kind of vendetta with Russia? They don’t know.