To the OP, as I have posted MANY times, this is ALL on us, not on a particular POTUS or party. Trump is a symptom, not an affliction. You want a nice and convenient thing to blame. In other words you want a scapegoat. You are in fine company...on all sides. Is The American Dream/Way coming to an end? It feels like it, for no other reason than this group of sheeple are being bred for embracing idiocy (actually infantilism) rather than waking up and smelling the coffee. Let's use the original Tea Party incarnation as an example. I have read here that the movement began before we actually saw it in action but what I am talking about is the movement that started right after Obamacare was passed. There was a HUGE group of traditional, mainstream Americans who recognized the Federal government was going where it was not designed to go. And so the demonstrations that reflected Middle Americans and not academician snowflakes, disenfranchised minorities, tree-huggers, unionists, or alt-right skinhead types. They wanted their government and fellow countrymen to wake up. What happened next is best described (although not entirely) as a "movement hijack." A bunch of ambitious, probably well connected (financially speaking) persons decided to "lead" the movement. And those middle Americans saw these "leaders" as nothing more than more-of-the-same. And so they went back and did what they were used to doing, which is nothing substantive. As an aside, I was one of the persons who got to vote Eric Cantor out of office. It got a LOT of press. And what exactly happened as a result? The easiest answer is....we have Nancy Pelosi 2.0. In other words, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. But to the real point, if what you and I see is wrong, we make "efforts" to make things correct, and after we find out the efforts only lead to the status quo we go back to doing nothing, isn't that an indictment on our skills? I was, and still am, a Never Trumper and not for what you want to embrace. What you want to demonize is somewhat valid but you are really missing the salient point: we wanted a white knight to go in and clean up the mess that WE made. And what that means is we wanted (read voted) for a strong POTUS and not the limited one the US Constitution defined. There are some things he can and probably will get a chance to accomplish that are noble (necessary?) but once we decide the only viable vehicle we have at our disposal is to vote in strong POTUS candidates rather than the traditional ones, the truly malevolent ones WILL manifest. And again, they will manifest because of US. You want to put a face on this mess and Trump is as good a "demon" as there is for "your side". Just let me say if you do not recognize the real demon in all this - US - then what you are doing is being righteous and ignorant. And like I said, you are in fine company...on all sides.