This comment was too great not to crib - a poster from WSWS commenting on the Dems “capitulation” to Trump on the wall:
"To clear up any misconceptions: Democrats are not stupid, they are not weak, and they are not cowardly. If those lib/progs would intently focus on what Democrats actually ‘do’, as opposed to what they ‘wish’ they would do (if they weren’t so cowardly and weak), they would understand and see what the Democrats truly ‘are’.
If you allow yourself to look at the relevant evidence you’ll see that the Democrats fervently desire, and zealously advocate an increasingly nightmarish reality an aggressively, criminally violent, interventionist foreign policy and a constantly growing authoritarian-surveillance state at home.
Today, and with as much detestable enthusiasm as the Republicans bring to the task, the Democrats seek to enrich and empower the ruling class still more as they simultaneously oppress, brutalize, impoverish and murder those who are not members of the ruling class.
The Democrats will oppress, brutalize, impoverish and murder those who are not the ruling class, BUT – since they are mercifully not crazy, not like those frothing, sputtering, Neanderthal Republicans – the Democrats will know exactly what they’re doing every step of the way. But in their hearts, the Democrats actually know these are horrible things to do, but, well, ya see, they just can’t help it. They’re weak.
That’s really the typical ‘liberal/progressive’ argument isn’t it? Gosh, the Democrats would really and truly LOVE to do the right thing, “but, well, ya see, they just can’t help it. They’re weak.” They’re cowards. They’re inept.
This brings up another point. If many liberals and progressives continue to support Democrats because they choose to see the Democrats not as evil, but rather as weak, inept, or cowardly, I have to question their continuing support of weakness, ineptness, and cowardice, as if these are justifiable or admirable attributes of our so-called representatives [emphasis mine]. Obviously, Democratic politicians are none of these things, they are evil opportunists like their Republican counterparts, but still, is claiming weakness or ineptness of character any better? Of course not."