As it stands right now, the Democratic Party is going out of its way to alienate a lot of middle Americans who still matter greatly in states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Donald Trump’s radical presidency has created a backlash so great as to render his adversaries virtually unelectable.

The irony is that the same people who warn us that the whole point of terrorism was to get America to overreact, thereby radicalizing erstwhile moderates, are essentially making the same mistake in domestic politics. Trump has the first mover advantage. Their entire brand is premised on (over)reacting to him.

Trump couldn’t have scripted this any better if he tried.