Over the last two years, both parties – Democrats and Republicans – have been mostly concerned about “putting down, degrading and humiliating the other party,” writes Joseph Epstein in the WSJ.
Since Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 presidential election, the Democrats have been seeking a way to nullify Mr. Trump’s victory.
(Trump) and the Republicans, meanwhile, have done all they can to ensure that the Democrats are never viewed as anything other than pettifogging, obstructionist, malignant—to use one of our president’s favorite words—creeps.
From the Democrats we hear that “the American people” want to have an unredacted version of the Mueller report, that “the American people” need the past six (or is it 10?) years of Donald Trump’s tax returns made public, that “the American people” deserve to have former White House counsel Don McGahn, former special counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General William Barr testify before Congress.
Across the aisle, the Republicans confidently inform us that “the American people” aren’t interested in any of these things, that instead “the American people” are interested in health care, the economy and immigration—the bread and butter, the really serious issues of the day.
Though all Democrats and a vast number of independents of a liberal bent claim that they will vote for anyone against Mr. Trump, all the two dozen Democrats who have announced their presidential candidacies seem so dim, so thin, so impressively unpresidential. Might it be because the only question of the least interest about all of these candidates is whether they can defeat Mr. Trump?
Next to this question, intelligence, temperament, gravity and all the other qualities one looks for in an American president have been set aside. The actual policies of the Democratic Party candidates are finally negligible.
Wresting Power from Trump the Only Policy that Matters
The forthcoming election figures to be not in the least about what is best for “the American people,” but whether power can be wrested from Donald Trump or if he can retain it for another rocky four-year ride. Although to be sure many would say that defeating Mr. Trump is in itself what is best for “the American people”—the only policy that truly matters.
Role of Government vs. Private Sector
The upcoming election will have far-reaching consequences for “the American People.”
Sharply Defined Policies
One party supports free market capitalism, liberty, and self-sufficiency, under the umbrella of a nonintrusive government.
The opposing party looks for an activist government that supports higher taxes, more regulation, and more social welfare.
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