DO NOT ACCEPT NARRATIVES OF DEMOCRATIC WEAKNESS
Aristotle (again) said it:
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit
The Ds are doing what they want to do. They are doing what they think is best.
Why is this so hard for people to understand and accept?
NOTE Sorry for the all caps in the headline, but the narrative of D weakness is so ubiquitous -- and I've contributed to it -- and so rancid, that I felt I had to shout. Please don't follow my example.
UPDATE And as usual, Arthur got there first.