Ultimately, you the reader must be the judge. But the writer makes a persuasive case that Democrats cannot count on a simple wave election in 2018. And why not?
The reason, says the writer, is that America's problems go deeper than mere electoral politics.
To a large extent I agree with this assessment. However, the picture -- though dire -- may not be as hopeless as it appears. Or perhaps more accurately, the problem is not as complex as it appears.
For as readers here know, America did not vote for the Republican far-right the way the media has made it appear. With nine methods of vote suppression at work, it became impossible for unwitting Democrats to win.
Where, then, does the direction finder point? It points certainly in the direction of a corporatized media with deep ties to the profit system, a system whose health depends on friendly politicians of both parties.
This time of ours, then, is a moment of opportunity. For those who have the strength and ingenuity to help create a new vision for America, there is a wonderful chance to create a new framework of justice and economic success for all.
There Will Be No Blue Wave in 2018 Says Salon Writer