Siegel was a classic illustration of Irving Kristol’s definition of a neoconservative as a liberal who has been mugged by reality.
Hillary Clinton thought a good way to defeat Trump in 2016 was to call half of his supporters deplorable.
Liberals see themselves, now more than ever, as defenders of democracy against the threat posed by Trump and his supporters. But their overriding goal is to run the country as they sincerely believe it ought to be run, something their benighted opponents are too backward to understand.
Clive Crook Bloomberg 13 maj 2023
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