Do the Democrats use fear as a technique to play out a Zizekian 'forced choice' of democracy to ensure the 'correct' neoliberal candidate?
According to Something Different they are. Read the argument here.
'in order to speak of simulacra, it is necessary for the heterogeneous series to be really internalized in the system, comprised or complicated in the chaos. Their difference must be inclusive' Gilles Deleuze