The cruelty of family separation, the concentration camps, the contemptuous way he treated everyone who came to seek help in the United States negates everything he otherwise did, however beneficial.
So what do you suppose Trump’s supporters think when they see AOC and her allies talk about a Trump Accountability Project, essentially a blacklist of Trump supporters, to be shamed at every turn after their president leaves office?
“Theirs is nakedly a campaign of disinformation in the middle of an election. I am sorry to say to some of my readers: If you’re so dumb as to lose all critical judgment every time you hear the word “Russians,” somebody will take advantage of it.”
To put the question another way, how would we respond if a presidential candidate were to announce, “I want to reduce the president’s powers”?
If you do not have means of engagement, you do not have a polity. You have a political arena that serves no one except those who want power.
These remarks might traditionally go in the preface, but I’m happy with current introductory remarks, so we will place them …