The Democrats’ civil war has already begun

The Democrats’ civil war has already begun

There is, as our presumptive and somewhat presumptuous president Malaprop told us on Sunday, a time to plant and a time for the other thing. There is a time for healing, and a time for massing your advisers in a garden centre and taking your enemies to court for stealing the election. A time for introducing your granddaughter as your dead son, and a time for calling upon the endorsement of ‘General Stanley McGeneral’.

As it is written in the Book of Roger McGuinn, ‘To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.’ Turn, turn, turn: Now it is time for the Democrats to turn on each other before their triumph is certain.

Within hours of Biden claiming victory, the Democratic left was trading Twitter snark with the centrists. The fanaticism and fellow-traveling of the wokist horde is one reason why this election was so close. It is also crucial to the Democrats’ failure to flip the Senate and, it appears, to grow their lead in the House.

The voters who lacked the stomach for another four years of Donald Trump split their votes to prevent the Democrats from enacting the policies Biden campaigned on. This habit infuriates politicians because it thwarts their desire to impose their programs on the rest of us, and it elicits the contempt of the media, which has its own ideas about what’s good for the plebs. But it is eminently sensible.