“..you are the Democratic Party’s version of a teabagger..”
In the wake of Super Tuesday, the new hero to many Democrats is the lone voter in Massachusetts who swung a district into the Bernie Sanders column.
I have seen this graphic heralded almost continuously over the past days in my social media feed:
— Josh Thurmond (@joshthurmond) March 2, 2016
The use of coin-flips and Super-Delegates may have helped propel Clinton to the “inevitable” spot. Threats and warnings by party insiders have been used against Sanders’ supporters to keep the troops in-line.
However, the trickery and bullying come with a steep price. A progressive site, Left Wing Nation, is already deriding #NeverHillary liberals who vow they will stay home or vote Republican.
“But, those of you who continue to stand firm and stomp your feet refusing to vote for Clinton if she gets the nomination are selfish. YOU are not a real progressive. YOU do not care about me or my family who will be hurt by the right’s regressive immigration policies. YOU are not even a real Sanders supporter because if you were, you’d listen to him.
No, you are the Democratic Party’s version of a teabagger but frankly, you are worse because you should know better.
I will leave you with this piece of advice: Grow up. Sometimes in life we have to put our own shit aside and do what is right for other people, even when we don’t want to. It’s called being a f*cking adult.
I am not so sure those words of tolerance and inspiration are going to work quite as the author intends.
One of the printable comments negated the questionable logic presented was by Richard Paul:
I don’t care about a party affiliation. As a real progressive, [I] know pragmatism is absolutely important. However, now is not the time for pragmatism. Now is the time to say enough is enough. No more wars. Mass murderers, like Hillary Clinton, should never be allowed a progressive vote. Unless we say enough is enough, and stand by our word, nothing will change.
In fact, arguments along the lines of those presented by Left Wing Nation are likely to fire-up the #NeverHillary voters. Patrick Walker is very progressive one of the co-founders of Revolt Against Plutocracy. He explains that many Democrats are unifying…against Hillary.
What I decidedly am not saying in this article is that all leftists should sing “Kumbaya,” become good Democrats, and stop “hating on” Hillary Clinton. The day I scrawl such indefensible bilge, somebody kindly shoot me.
Granted, I’d actually be delighted to see a huge bunch of us leftists joining hands and singing “Kumbaya.” But only because we’re all basking together in a toasty inner glow—of our common hatred for Hillary. If I have my druthers, we’ll all link arms in a common task: to deprive her of the Democratic nomination. Or failing that (should she outrace the Clown Car and become president), we’ll let her know she’s starting her administration as the most hated and distrusted president in U.S. history—a sentiment publicly confirmed by our “yuuuge” organized protest of her inauguration.
I suspect that if some Bernie supporters sit home if Hillary is the nominee, the ham-handed and thuggish tactics will be a significant contributing factor.DONATE
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