It’s possible he’s not stupid AND he has zero impulse control. That seems most likely. He’s good at subverting the few things he does think out.
But Democrats have quintupled down on Russia. For them, it’s a battle for existence. They were completely exposed, and it’s going to take a lot of “Russia!” to keep that conversation about their profound corruption from taking place.
And Atcheson is also right that this party much prefers losing than giving up its donorship buffet. That’s why they do nothing to correct the course to get more votes. They’re relying completely on their corporate media allies to keep the illusion going. So far it’s working, to the great shame of rank and file Democrats.