What I learned from taking part in the Tax March over the weekend was striking enough that it feels worth repeating: there's a substantial group of citizens, not so much usual protesters but newcomers to active dissent, whom the Cheato's blatant, lazy, greed simply repulses.
If Democrats don't carry this message front and center, in every aspect of campaigns for the House and Senate in 2018, they'll be missing a real opportunity to broaden their appeal.
Professor Stephen Walt is demonstrating how to talk about this in the unlikely arena of foreign policy.
It's not hard to make these points, because they are simply true. Sure, political junkies may consider them too obvious to be worth mentioning and cynics may just dismiss Trump's greed as the way of Washington and elite capitalism. But there are lots of people who care and who want something better. Tell them they have a right to object to kleptocracy and you unleash a force. Offer them candidates who credibly propose a better way, and they just might buy it.