Trump is already preparing an offensive. Therefore he's so nice to the Russians; he stopped the "sanctions" as well had the Russian "spy" agencies have a meeting with Pompeo in D.C. (What for?) He's also not doing anything to prevent the Russians to interfere in the coming elections. Thus in other words he is asking the Russians to help him again to "win"
Is this country really so blind that they don't realize that they voted for an "mob" boss con-man, who knows all the tricks of the "street" mob in order to get out from under the rule of law. Yes that is the only education Trump got and is using now. America is totally "blind" about what this guy is up to: DICTATORSHIP is his goal.
People on street corners or at the mall would lead better than the self serving group currently in power.
I have little hope for the midterms. The D party is being handed the easiest possible path but our ineffective and completely out of touch party may or may not make any proper steps towards advancing their agenda.
My intense hope is that the national unhappiness with Republicans ways leads to record numbers of voters in '18 and again in '20. Not the standard "We have voted every single time for the last 40 years" voters but a fabulous mix of young and old who never thought their opinions counted. We need a voting revolution where it is taken back into the hands of individuals.
Campaign finance and the electoral college need fixed. Most people saying this isn't working perhaps I should do what I can. That would help drastically.
Tony you are correct; I've not seen any strong DNC actions as well an "real leadership" in who they will push as their candidate in 2020. For 2018 midterm I've not seen where they will take action and how.
However about your last points (which I strongly support), I see no progress at all as long as the "system" loves corruption by the 1%, like Trump who has paid back his "donors", thus this game is here to stay , because the "donors" were rewarded and they will support Trump and his cronies to the bitter end.