For the Nations Sake — Get it Together Voters!
Folk need to step off blaming Obama for the DNC travails. He wasn’t perfect, but compared to Orangina, Obama was Jesus, Jr. It is/was clear that Obama was not THE Dems preferred candidate, but he was the people’s choice — 2x. No doubt that some of the latent racists — modern day Dixiecrats — didn’t embrace him. There were House and Senate Dems who never gave bold voice to President Obama, because they about him, because they knew some folks weren’t ready for a Black president. They, as usual, failed to align and stay unified for and after ACA, which lead to their first mid-term trouncing. They didn’t build, they stayed confused and got fixated on firsts (first Black; first woman), instead of message and messenger. Donna Brazile may be ticked off, but that party has never been consistent, but she has been with them for some time. Be mad, but focus on the real enemy of the state.
Dems shortfalls rest in their sheepishness, no real commitment to fight back and stand on message. They also fall prey to the dues paying process — you gotta earn your leadership in some dated strategy of working through the ranks. The folks who resented Obama thought he didn’t pay his political dues. Those recurring themes contributed to many of the losses they experienced (along with the help of Gerry-mandered districts). As old as Sanders was, his message was fresher and attracted new warriors — just not all were as politically savvy.
Pouting and staying home on Election Day is the most immature act you csn perform in a political battle.
Bernie was not a Democrat, no matter how often he caucuses as a Dem. The Dems crowned HRC as soon as it was clear she wasn’t going to win against Obama—and that wasn’t right. And, given the outrage about the misogyny that is “suddenly” being exposed in Hollywood, we cannot ignore the horrible words, posts, memes, etc. lobbed at the woman presidential candidate. In 2016, people even said that a woman couldn’t be president (“hormonal”; “emotional”; “weak”; etc.). In modern-day America’s psyche, racism and sexism still reign supreme.
HRC had too much real and imagined baggage. Surely she was blindsided by the vitriol coming from the parent of her daughters grown play-date buddy.
I’m sure most people don’t exchange Christmas cards attend weddings of people who stab in the back.
Teachable Moment: When you see evil in people (thoughts and deeds) directed towards others, you, too, can easily be on the receiving end, one day. At some point, your morality and hunanity (if you have either) must rise to the top. You can no longer hold your peace, if you have any principles at all.
Now, the question of the day for Dems is who’s on deck? And the bigger question is what is the state level ground game? Republiteas have been working the state game like chess masters. I respect their game, but I will not respect a party that is so set against the very God they claimed to own. Nor will I respect people who will bite their tongue or stay silent when they see injustice and evil in play amongst their own. Yes, Corker and Flake and a few others spoke out, but they still voted IN (to the party line). How do you condemn evil & lies & immorality & more stuff, yet vote to affirm the very evil, itself?
Folks want to point across the aisles and, meanwhile, These crooks are trying to pick our pockets — including the lint. The very democratic political process has been defiled and they want to give it a slight tap on the hand instead of s full-throated rebuke. Y’all wanna fight each other, while the enemy plots and plans for irreversible domination. They anticipate (even instigate) your disarray.
Our NATIONAL SECURITY has been breached and folk allow the person with the keys is allowed to make copies and share them with his nefarious friends. We have witnessed a string of political advisors, appointees & politicians, who went on real and FAUX news, telling lie after lie to the interviewers and the American people. The REAL news is the over-abundance of lies and selective memory coming from the administration that “won”. When will these liars be held accountable by ALL of the American people?
Carter Page and the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions lied. Former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn lied. Paul Manaforth and his buddy Rick Gates lied (and made a fortune). Sarah Huckabee Sanders lies almost daily— because her boss lies almost daily. But, the RepubliTeaRump party consistently blows the lies off, dismisses them, ignores them, translates them, and/or repeats them. And people buy it, hook, line and sinker. Shame. The world already sees that this administration is not to be trusted, which means they don’t trust America. That is sad and dangerous.
We have seen the worst and the ugliest and the most divisive political campaign season in our modern history. We have seen the America need to get it together.
The truth will find daylight. It always does.