Republican voters are Republicans. They vote for Republicans because they want Republican policy. They are not Democrats-in-waiting. They are not temporarily embarrassed liberals. They are the petite bourgeoisie, the willing handmaidens of fascism, the craven and bloodsoaked base of the Republican party who would wade through an ocean of blood to cut their taxes by 1%. You cannot win them. You will never win them. Faced with the choice between a real Republican and a Republican-lite, they will go with the real thing every time. They fucking hate you, guys. Centrists, moderate Dems: they hate you, if anything, MORE than they hate the Sanders Left. Sanders is more popular among Republicans than almost any other Dem. They still hate him, of course, but they have a wary respect for him: here’s a man who has principles and sticks to them. Mainstream Dems are just empty suits, mouthing platitudes about equality while supporting the same gang of corporate and financial criminals who brought us to this precipice.
Capitalism is why there are six empty houses in this country for every homeless person but thousands still freeze to death. Capitalism is why we waste 40 percent of our food while children die of starvation. Capitalism is why 200 species went extinct today. Capitalism is why we’re all going to war for oil under the North Pole. Capitalism is why your kid is going to die in a water riot.