Back in late 1932, the powerbrokers of the German center-right were engaged in a dance with extremists. They didn’t think much of the far-right, but thought their low-brow energy could be useful in helping them defeat their enemies on the left.
And what’s the worst that could happen? No matter who would be (temporarily) chancellor, Hindenburg (b. 1847) would be president of Germany, and that’s all that really mattered.
Similarly, a lot of Establishment Democrats are reassuring their unquiet thoughts about what they’ve unleashed in their pursuit of power with the idea that the whole point is to make Joe Biden President. And, once he’s in the White House, good old Joe isn’t going to let the extremists go too far. He’ll be right on top of the situation, not letting it get out of hand.
What could possibly go wrong?
By the way, during WWI, they put up a 12 meter tall wooden statue of Hindenburg as a war fundraiser.
I can’t imagine the Democrats erecting a giant idol of Joe, who is a rather human-scale figure.
I could, however, see Democrats building a giant wooden statue of Joe’s Vice President.