While I certainly regret Democrats voting against lower priced drugs, this article suggests that ideological purity is the route to paradise. There is no functioning democracy without compromise. And that is what has happened. Both the far right and far left see compromise as an unacceptable evil.
This equals to gridlock that leads to ruthless demagogues like Trump to exploit. But the real gridlock leading to a Trump takeover is that since Regan’s Southern strategy most of America’s lowbrows have migrated to a single party, giving the like minded lowest of lowbrows, “billionaire” Trump, an opening to totally destroy liberal democracy Putin style.