Progressives Move Country Right
Since DJT’s election I’ve heard plenty of protests.
Well deserved, given the racism and misogyny that so frequently spews from his mouth… or wherever.
But I am also angered by the number of protesters who didn’t even bother to vote.
Or who voted third-party.
Or who depressed the progressive electorate via nonstop Hillary-hating posts to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…
Complete with charges that were almost entirely made up. Maybe they didn’t know that their talking points largely came courtesy right-wing organizations, and were filled with mistruths.
Left moves us right
Thanks to the lunatic left, we will now be governed by the radical right.
Complete with a misogynistic racist “Chief Strategist,” normalizing racism and sexism and inspiring hate crimes.
Looks like we can look forward to a right-wing Supreme Court for a generation. And a right-wing SCOTUS has, by tradition, bolstered the corrupting influence of big money in politics — that drowns out citizen speech. A SCOTUS that also aids and abets dangerous climate change.
Some of my friends and family may lose medical care.
Gee, thanks swing-state progressives who voted for Stein by the same margin that Hillary Clinton lost those states.
Liberal circular firing squad
I’ve quoted Kevin Baker before, and I’ll quote him again. He was a Sanders supporter who came to worry:
What is arguably the most successful left campaign in the nation’s history (Bernie Sanders) stands in danger of being undone by an infantile fraction of its own supporters.
… the growing desire of some in the (Sanders) campaign, both on its periphery and at its core, to walk away from the real prospect of building left power by refusing to work with allies and potential allies in the Democratic Party — all these now threaten the campaign’s potential to bring lasting change to American politics.
I’m with him.
And I’m still with her.