The left lost. It needs to stop making excuses: Daily Bullshit, November 24-25, 2016

Horse race

It appears that the left will do anything, even spend millions of dollars,[1] to avoid facing up to the reasons it lost this election.[2]

And all I can say is that after fifteen years of unemployment, the more the left yammers on about white and male privilege, the less I feel it. This is not a left I considered myself a part of; it is a left that couldn’t care less about making it possible for me to find work. Which is to say that not only does it not care about me as a human being in the slightest, but given the lethal effects of the neoliberal economic policy with which it is complicit,[3] it would be quite happy for me to die.

I know you’re all worried about the alleged fascism of Donald Trump and his incoming administration. But I’m already feeling the effects of fascism, a fascism you find quite acceptable in insisting on Hillary Clinton. So all you leftists can go to the same hell to which I condemn the right.

Joe Uchill, “Left’s new argument: Hillary didn’t lose,” Hill, November 23, 2016, http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/307388-lefts-new-argument-hillary-didnt-lose

Zach Montellaro, “Jill Stein files for recount in Wisconsin,” Politico, November 25, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/jill-stein-recount-effort-231829


  1. [1]Zach Montellaro, “Jill Stein files for recount in Wisconsin,” Politico, November 25, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/jill-stein-recount-effort-231829
  2. [2]Joe Uchill, “Left’s new argument: Hillary didn’t lose,” Hill, November 23, 2016, http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/307388-lefts-new-argument-hillary-didnt-lose
  3. [3]Juan Cole, “Why the White Working Class Rebelled: Neoliberalism Is Killing Them (Literally),” Truthdig, November 9, 2016, Why the White Working Class Rebelled: Neoliberalism Is Killing Them (Literally); Gina Kolata, “Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds,” New York Times, November 2, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/health/death-rates-rising-for-middle-aged-white-americans-study-finds.html; Paul Krugman, “Heartland of Darkness,” New York Times, November 4, 2015, http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/heartland-of-darkness/; Paul Krugman, “Despair, American Style,” New York Times, November 9, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/09/opinion/despair-american-style.html; Josh Zumbrun, “The Economic Roots of the Climbing Death Rate for Middle-Aged Whites,” Wall Street Journal, November 3, 2015, http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/11/03/the-economic-roots-of-the-climbing-death-rate-for-middle-aged-whites/

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