Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gives voice to what I think is a disturbing and undeniable truth. No matter what happens with Trump, if we manage to get him impeached or otherwise removed from office, it will not change the fact that such a large percentage of the population is willing to support someone like him and are prone to his demagoguery.
He can stay, he can go. He can be impeached, or voted out in 2020.
But removing Trump will not remove the infrastructure of an entire party that embraced him; the dark money that funded him; the online radicalization that drummed his army; nor the racism he amplified+reanimated.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 24, 2019
I don’t know about AOC’s proposed solution here. Talking to our political opponents, it seems to me, holds little hope of success. I do not propose a better solution, unfortunately, because I don’t have one. But let’s not be pollyannaish about this. It’s going to be a long, difficult slog to fight this scourge and it’s going to get very ugly in the process. Strap in, folks. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.