This is the state of play into 2020. Democrats have decided to blast through their own historic norms and go straight to radical socialism on the economic front and nihilist social policy. They are, in multiple states, rushing to expand abortion laws to include infanticide immediately after birth while declaring a border wall immoral.
They are championing wealth confiscation and massive income taxes, which would actually be paid by upper income professionals, not the billionaires the left claims. Why? Billionaires mostly play the capital gains tax rate, not the income tax rate.
Howard Schultz, the leftwing billionaire running for President, has some pretty convincing polling that a significant portion of Democrats would rather go with an independent centrist than a progressive Democrat like Elizabeth Warren or Kamal Harris. From radical social policy to radical economics, Americans are not as quite ready for the revolution as the left thinks.
The Democrats’ twisting of morality to oppose a secure border while supporting infanticide is a disgusting turn of events. But it also shows a path forward — federalism. The Democrats are doing what they are doing because they are increasingly convinced the GOP is going to lock in a long term conservative majority. So they are laying state level ground work for abortion rights.
We can be outraged by what they are doing and how they are doing it, but we should at least be willing to encourage their embrace of federalism and we should at least be optimistic the left foresees a continued, if not strengthened, conservative coalition on the Supreme Court.