There is both a policy imperative and a moral/constitutional imperative to bury the Republican brand for at least a generation. And yet, the only brand Democratic candidates put forward is their own personal brand.
In the case of a narcissist it’s not always easy to tell lies from bullshit–but they are always intended to build power and get recognition.
Even in a pandemic, the work of a propogandist is never done.
In How Democracies Die, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt examine the fact that democracies increasingly die long, slow deaths at the hands of elected leaders (Hitler, Chavez, Erdogan) who subvert the very processes and institutions that brought them to power.
BEYOND THE LAW The President’s lawyers argued that the idea of removing a President for abuse of power is “a made up theory. . . newly invented [and] ill-defined.”
FULL DISCLOSURE: I have no idea how to live well in the cultural and political morass that has emerged in America.