Bust, I think we can pretty safely said. I've been away for a couple of days, but just to keep my self-appointed task of reporting on the inevitable failure of right wing protests and marches complete, I want to show a couple of representative pictures from this week's "Pittsburgh or Paris" march in Washington, D.C., which was financed by the Republican party and promoted in the media by Donald Trump himself (not that he showed up, of course; he went to play golf instead.) So, take a look:
Democrats have paid a massive price (and the American people have paid it with them) for refusing to totally give up their commitment to the welfare of the American people, but what is the choice? If Democrats were to give themselves over to the same hateful behavior as Republicans, they could win back a lot of the stupid, self destructive crackers that keep Republicans in office, but only at the price of becoming no better than Trump and Bannon and Ryan. What good would that do us? Instead, in the absence of a middle path that anyone can discern, we wait for these evil people to die off, and pray that the black and brown people who are replacing them will be at least a tiny bit higher up on the scale of moral evolution.