During this Labor Day week, the traditional start date for fall presidential campaigns, the time is overdue for all Americans to wake up and fully recognize that this is no ordinary election, that one of the candidates represents an unprecedented threat to America, and just how extensive that threat is.
We liberals yearn for instant 'revolution' while holding the ugly political nitty gritty in contempt. We can't even be bothered to show up for a non-presidential election. Instead, we look for a savior who'll turn it all around with a wave of the hand because we consider anything more political than occasional voting beneath us.
There may be implicit arguments involved about what policies might deliver the greatest good for the greatest number, but the core undertaking is about using the democratic process to achieve and maintain political power. And over the past half-century, the Republican Party has played the game well.