I’m sick of this bullshit. I’m sick of seeing hard fought progress and reform won by dogged and determined people being continuously undermined and outright destroyed by petulant, selfish and egotistical narcissists who do absolutely nothing but trash and destroy everything just because they didn’t get everything they wanted in record time or their pet issue(s) didn’t come first. I’m sick of seeing people and organizations (like Cecile Richards and Planned Parenthood) who have doggedly worked and fought for decades to finally get a seat at the table only to be smeared as establishment sellouts just for having a seat at the table. I’m sick of seeing people who insist on being willfully ignorant of basic civics and how government works, stunningly myopic of the bigger picture or the greater good, and outright refuse to even consider coalition building, still being catered to like customers at a high end day spa because they’re the either loudest voices in the room or are adept with or active on social media — even if they’re using it to promote laughingly biased fake news. And I’m sick of seeing these nihilistic purists lecture everyone else on how to fight the power and then turn around to crucify someone who does just that because of a fucking technicality. Which is what Sen. Booker’s vote on the Klobuchar amendment was, a technicality. Saying that does not diminish how serious an issue prescription drug costs are. It doesn’t belittle how important it is to so many Americans for whom affordability is directly tied to quality of life, and for some the difference between life and eventual death.
Bernie and his cult tried to win Black voters by relentlessly trying to sell them that he “marched with MLK” in the early ’60’s to the point where damn near every photo posted on social media that had a white man with dark hair and glasses within the vicinity of Dr. King was circled as being Bernie Sanders himself. Of course all of them turned out to be fake. Most Black voters were justifiably insulted by the methods his campaign used to get their support, were very turned off by his rabid cult of worshippers, and made Sanders pay dearly for it in losing the Dem nomination by nearly 4 million votes (and 359 pledged delegates) because 75% of Black voters nationwide chose Hillary Clinton over Sanders and 65% of Latinx voters did the same. That really angered his cult, who made it clear that if Sanders didn’t get the nomination then fuck civil rights, fuck gender equality, fuck all of that — it’s all “identity politics” that only the “elites” care about and they don’t matter anyway; only the “economic anxiety” of “real working-class Americans” matters (read: white males easily baited by racist and sexist dog whistles) and the Democrats have to get with the program and win them over in order to start their “progressive revolution”.