The inexcusable hypocrisy of #VoteBlueNoMatterWho


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez barely begins to demonstrate the absolute sheer hypocrisy of #VoteBlueNoMatterWho:

At some point, you really have to say, this is not okay:

And it never gets better with the Democratic Party’s status quo.

What happened when Barack Obama embraced and extended George W. Bush’s policies, the wars, the war crimes, the neoliberalism, the domestic spying?[1] The answer here is not limited to the crimes themselves. It lies in a bipartisan embrace and extension of criminality, a criminality directed not merely at the Global South, but domestically, at everyone who is not wealthy, white, and male. It lies not in a system of “checks and balances” where the opposition calls out ruling party misdeeds, but rather where the opposition embraces those misdeeds on the assumption that they will have their turn in power.

Fig. 1. Downloaded from Twitter on March 3, 2020, posted by a non-public user, probably on March 2.

Blessed by both parties, these crimes are now beyond challenge. But we’re supposed to be “civil.”

And oh yeah, #VoteBlueNoMatterWho.

  1. [1]David Benfell, “Barack Obama’s legacy,” Irregular Bullshit, January 10, 2017,; Cornel West, “Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama,” Guardian, January 9, 2017,

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