From the article ...
Four years ago, the rank inadequacy of the Lindsey Grahams and Scott Walkers and Jeb Bushes who tumbled into the pastures of Iowa made great sport for snickering campaign journalists, myself included.
We dubbed the field of governors, senators, and congressgoons who couldn't beat a game-show host the "Clown Car," and laughed at what many of us thought was the long-overdue collapse of the Republican Party. The joke turned out to be on us.
The GOP error was epic in scale.
The Republicans sent twice the usual number of suspects into the buzz saw of a Throw the Bums Out movement they never understood, creating the comic pretext for the Clown Car: twice the canned quips, twice the empty promises, double the rage, frustration, and eye rolls.
Nobody will want to hear this, but Democrats are repeating the error. The sense of déjà vu is palpable.
It might and should still work out, according to the polls.
But a double catastrophe seems a lot less impossible than it did even a year ago.
Lose to Donald Trump once, shame on the voters.
Lose to him twice?
It's glue-factory time for the Democratic Party, and another black eye for America, which is fast turning its electoral system into a slapstick reality show.
This is why Taibbi is about the best in the business.
He's not afraid to be critical of himself and the media industry he's a part of ...
And, most importantly, he's right.