So, Bernie Sanders, who still isn’t really a Democrat, tweeted this today:
This is bad strategy. Like, in the not-successful, really sucky, we don’t get House back, Trump gets re-elected way. Do we need to dig through tweets from Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan and other prominent Republicans during the Obama years? They never did this.
Sure, Ted Cruz went after other Republicans, but he was loathed as a result, which is his own party couldn’t rally behind him against an unhinged reality TV host. And Cruz at least focused most of his ire on Democrats and the left. He also constantly harkened back to the Reagan “Golden Years.” Sanders would be hard pressed to name one Democratic president he likes.
This is just bad messaging. Republicans control all branches of government. They aren’t going to attack themselves. Nor are they going to blame themselves for the inevitable disasters resulting from their “unified government.” So, can we expect the next four years to consist of both the right and left saying how much Democrats suck? How does that lead to victory of any kind?
This isn’t to suggest that the Democratic party shouldn’t change into a non-having-its-ass-kicked party. I’m all in favor of that. But focus on the positives of the party. I know Sanders believes Trump’s only in office because he didn’t win the nomination but this is petty and pointless.
Oh, and this was the first response to his tweet.
This is the platform for the Justice Democrats, the folks who are working to ensure a second Trump term. It’s not even really a political platform. It’s more like something scribbled onto the rolling paper of a joint. It’s so stupid and fantastical, it makes you want to french kiss Ayn Rand’s corpse.
Making Nice with Nazis…
“Oh my god, there are Nazis marching in the streets!”
“Well, don’t punch them!”
“OK, well, I’m going to publicly identify them!”
“Wait, that might endanger their lives!”
“Are you kidding me? We’re talking about flippin’ Nazis! Oh fine, I’ll privately contact their employers.”
“What? You would deprive a Nazi of their livelihood? Would you like someone to do that to you because you’re gay and were at a Pride parade! Or were black and talking to a Jewish person about fried chicken?”
“That is so completely not the same thing.”
“I am fine with minorities existing. Why can’t you tolerate Nazis?”
“OK, I think now you want me punch to *you*.”
Posted by Stephen Robinson on August 15, 2017 in Political Theatre, Social Commentary
Tags: charlottesville, Nazis, trump