"It's a republic, not a democracy!"
The right keeps spouting that claim--and progressive objections have been weak.
At some point I really am going to do Part Two of my exploration of how the display of a supposedly empathetic personality became, for liberal Democrats, a key presidential attribute. . . .
But not today!
The right-wing “it’s a republic, not a democracy” trope just won’t go away. Liberal responses to it are always tricky. The issue involves some uncomf…