The link is an opinion piece, but one that reflects the progressive mood of the country. Progressives are motivated by Trump to get things right again. They started to accomplish some of that in the 2018 elections. And if things go as they should, we’ll get back to where we once belonged (and should belong again) in 2020 assuming Putin and Trump don’t work together again.
The essay has several interesting thoughts. I find this paragraph very interesting.
And yet I wonder today if I and others drew the wrong lesson from his (Obama’s) election. Maybe the deep, systemic changes that so many yearn for couldn’t come through his temperate, “No Drama Obama” approach. Maybe real change only comes through chaos and crisis – Trump’s leadership style.
If that’s the case, I think it would reflect against Biden and more toward Warren and Harris.
Also this one:
It was hard enough for some white Americans to accept a black president. Accepting one who also pushed through dramatic, systemic political change may have been impossible.
The Trumplash, though, has forced us to face questions about ourselves that we can no longer avoid. Pundits say the nation’s “essence” and “soul” are now at stake. One said the sight of Trump “leading a white mob in a chant about sending a black congresswoman ‘home’ will be featured in history books for decades to come.”
I don’t say this op-ed has all the answers. It raises some interesting ideas, though. And I don’t think all of them are just in the writer’s imagination.