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This experience should haunt Democrats as they pursue a byzantine investigation into Trump's alleged Russian ties. In a world that still hasn't recovered from the 2008 crash, most voters simply do not care about geopolitical conspiracy theories; they want politics that will make a difference to their own lives. And the Democrats can't offer that either: whatever its merits, the Russian probe offers a distraction from the fact that the mainstream offers no ideological alternative to Trumpism. After all, if Trump is impeached, the country is left with Mike Pence, and then after him a catalogue of further monstrosities, degenerating and without end. Even if the collusion narrative is true--and it's become so vast and convoluted it seems unlikely to prove Trump's undoing--this is not the terrain on which modern conservatism should be fought. Political change doesn't come out of Senate hearings; it comes from the people, and people are far more receptive to good progressive policies than they are to shrieking about treason.
by generic on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 11:25:36 AM EST
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