The Dems have been neutered as a force since the late 60s riots and Vietnam killed LBJ's Great Society sales job. As the author said, we're living in NixonLand now and have been since 1969 when the squares rejected the freaks at the polls.
I agree with this, but you wouldn't know it by listening to the typical republican who not only denies how far to the right we've drifted, they'll whine until the cows come home about how liberals are messing things up and how the liberals dominate the media and education and it has to be stopped before the US descends further in to ruin. They think even now, the problem is those damn liberals. Hell, who are the liberals in government ? There's Bernie Sanders. Ummm,...who else ?