I am constantly asked if I’d support the Dem nominee. Could you imagine if I said I wouldn’t?
Yet Biden’s camp is on TV threatening to help Trump if they don’t get exactly what they want.
This is profoundly irresponsible on all ends. Our country is not a game. Get it together. https://t.co/weMGOCi89O
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 7, 2020
At some point, you really have to say, this is not okay:
Every time I think of what Biden did to Anita Hill, I get a pit in my stomach. I got a similar feeling last night watching his surrogate dismiss and ’splain at my good friend and inspiration @ninaturner and reading the horrible smears by Biden supporters on Twitter. https://t.co/dGt3gKSeAH
— Heather Gautney (@HeatherGautney) March 7, 2020
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? 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.”
The reason so much of the electorate have rejected leftist politics is because of the tone policing.
We are expected to play nice when policy is LITERALLY KILLING people by the tens—hundreds of thousands.
We are supposed to be civil while the powerful decimate us.
— Red Berets Medicare for All🧶💯🏩 (@RedBeretsM4All) March 6, 2020
And oh yeah, #VoteBlueNoMatterWho.
- David Benfell, “Barack Obama’s legacy,” Irregular Bullshit, January 10, 2017, https://disunitedstates.com/2017/01/10/barack-obamas-legacy-daily-bullshit-january-9-10-2017-early/; Cornel West, “Pity the sad legacy of Barack Obama,” Guardian, January 9, 2017, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/09/barack-obama-legacy-presidency↩