In the last presidential cycle the Democratic establishment backed Hillary who loved to pussyfoot around with the Wall Street crowd instead of Bernie who forever railed against Wall Street. This debacle has lead to the “election” of one who pretended to be a friend of the little people that were far away from Wall Street.
Vested interests are always the enemies of the future. Show me oil and show me coal.
The Wall Street/GOP/Trump/White Privilege kleptocracy has far more affinity for Russian oligarchs than it does for American social Democrats. Thus you can see from whence emanates the resistance to the Mueller probe.
Politics is the art of pandering to the primitive ego — thus the volatile nature of the beast.
Because politics is war by other means, both are seen as fearful and ugly when viewed close up.
Where can anti Trump moderate Republicans land once their pet trickledown economic theory has bombed so badly in Kansas?
Since life is an endless series of backlashes (the universal law of probability balance in action), if American democracy should manage to survive the Trump/GOP/Russia attack, pluralistic democracy will undoubtedly end up taking a huge leap forward.
Those who pray not so much for their daily bread as they do for their daily deception may not get far in life, but as they say ignorance is bliss. Yah, MAGA.
America is the only democracy in the world where losing by three millions votes is counted as a victory.