Good advice

David Sirota says something I’ve been thinking for a while. It’s really disorienting to hear career Democrats talk as if it’s just some game — because to them, it is. They’ve blocked out a career path that requires them to think a certain way, dictated by the culture in which they operate. They think in strategies and policies, not emotion — and certainly not the effect these things have on real people and their actual lives. And, as Sirota points out, it can be really infuriating:

The facts are painfully apparent. Though hundreds — if not thousands — of people in D.C. are professionally paid to pretend these facts require debate and analysis and parsing and speculation and press releases and pithy Tweets and Sunday Show roundtables and C-SPAN symposia and to-camera cable-TV rants and lengthy thousand-page books, they don’t require any of that. The facts are simple. The facts are obvious. The facts are undeniable to anyone not paid fistfulls of sweaty money to lie or sensationalize:

1. The Democratic Party shit on its base with its policies, as noted above.

2. This demoralized the Democratic base, which responded by not turning out to vote. As CBS News notes, “Hispanics, African Americans, union members and young people were among the many core Democratic groups that turned out in large numbers in the 2008 elections (but) turnout among these groups dropped off substantially, even below their previous midterm levels.”

3. In cause-and-effect style, the result of all this was, as the Washington Post reports, a freshman congressional class that is primarily made up of angry white lunatic-conservative assholes.

So yes, all of you who are wasting all of our time pretending this isn’t the basic point-A-to-point-B story of the election — and there are a lot of you out there — please, if not for me, then for everyone else: Go fuck yourself.

We’ve got lives to lead, we’ve got struggles to struggle through, we’ve got bills to pay – in short, we’ve got to get through the shit you’ve created and continue to create. And clearly, as you bitch about the alleged scourge of those evil election-losing liberals – as you whine and wail and cry from the cocktail and hors d’oeuvre paradise of TV studios and green rooms and congressional offices and party fundraising events, you’ve made clear you don’t give a shit about reality.

Knowing that, I’ll just reiterate my one succinct request: All I ask is that as you continue your hard work to prop up the kleptocracy, as you continue to clog our last remaining democratic conduits with your viscous rhetorical shit bombs, please, do us all a favor and for the love of whatever god you worship – please just stop wasting our damn time and go fuck yourself.

5 thoughts on “Good advice

  1. and women. Can we not forget women? I’m a little tired of constantly having to suggest to the menz that they, in Abigail Adam’s polite words, remember the women. The drop off rate for women choosing not to vote Dem this time was huge. I think we all know why.

  2. The people who didn’t show up to vote were Clinton supporters. And that’s what happens when you chose to disenfranchise the majority of voters in a primary because the chosen candidate isn’t sufficiently beholden to Wall Street – they don’t show up to vote because they’ve learned their vote doesn’t matter to you.

    Sirota was part and parcel of shoving Obama down our throat, so put it as directly as possible – david, go fuck yourself. You’re part of the problem.

  3. Yeah, right, Lori…you’d think that Hillary wasn’t herself a candidate of Wall Street. And, that she wouldn’t have pursued the same policies as Obama did.

    But, keep those delusions alive…I’m sure that you will be more than happy with an Obama-Clinton ticket come 2012.


  4. And that’s also what happens when you run on a platform of righting the wrongs (illegal war, illegal wiretaping, torture, and the destruction of America’s civil rights) and once in office you double down.

    Obama’s a fucking war criminal.

    That’s why he’ll never see my vote (or volunteer work) again.

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