The Democratic Party has been focusing its 2018 election strategy on criticizing Trump and doubled down on that strategy the other day:
"Congressional Democrats on Monday debuted their campaign platform, “A Better Deal for Our Democracy,” which takes aim at the White House’s “Drain the Swamp” initiative. The minority party intends to paint the Trump administration as the “most corrupt administration in modern times,” citing ethics and corruption scandals weathered by cabinet members."
Democrats, who have lost the entire federal government and 2/3 of all state governments, are frightened of the left wing insurgency headed by Bernie Sanders that has brought millions of young people into the political process and are actively trying to stamp it out and seem incapable of considering a strategy that doesn't include their groveling before the ruling class.
Chris Hedges, the Pulitzer prize winning former New York Times reporter who has become a firebrand Leftist, wrote this about the Democrats the other day:
"Yet the party steadfastly refuses to address the social inequality that led to the election of Trump and the insurgency by Bernie Sanders. It is deaf, dumb and blind to the very real economic suffering that plagues over half the country. It will not fight to pay workers a living wage. It will not defy the pharmaceutical and insurance industries to provide Medicare for all. It will not curb the voracious appetite of the military that is disemboweling the country and promoting the prosecution of futile and costly foreign wars. It will not restore our lost civil liberties, including the right to privacy, freedom from government surveillance, and due process. It will not get corporate and dark money out of politics. It will not demilitarize our police and reform a prison system that has 25 percent of the world’s prisoners although the United States has only 5 percent of the world’s population. It plays to the margins, especially in election seasons, refusing to address substantive political and social problems and instead focusing on narrow cultural issues like gay rights, abortion and gun control in our peculiar species of anti-politics."
Incidentally, in the article the quote is from Hedges warns about the potential for an economic collapse owing largely to the fact that the rise of stock prices and earnings since the 2008 recession has been fueled entirely by government debt -- "quantitative easing" means printing money and putting it into the economy by selling it as government bonds, which we the people have to pay the interest on with our taxes -- while the broader economy and wages have gone nowhere.
Remember that Barak Obama was the first president in US history to never oversee a single year of 3 percent growth, and it's remained well under 3 percent under Trump. The increase since 2008 that's reflected in stock prices has all gone straight into rich peoples' pockets. The economy goes nowhere because we the people don't feel like spending what little we have left and that's apparently fine with Democrats. Their attitude seems to be, I'm doing well and those unimportant people who have bills to worry about can go to hell.
The whole system has got to go.