Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Political Purity? How About... The Republican Party is the Party of Death

I’ll try to keep this brief.  I’m a Bernie Sanders voter.  I think he’s the ideal progressive candidate I’ve always been looking for, and I think he’s represented his progressive values in Vermont and in the Senate extremely well in his 40 year career.  I’ll be sharing these views with those around me and urge them to vote for him in the Democratic primary.

I also think that the Republicans are the craziest bunch of politicians I’ve ever seen in my life.  Crazier than Bush and his cronies.  I think if we play any role in electing one of these clowns, we can watch our country die.

I do believe it’s literally a matter of life or death.  Am I being melodramatic?  Hell no.  I think the Republican Party is the party of death.  

Iraq and Afghanistan wars?  Death.

Fighting gun regulations?  Death.

Fighting health care access?  Death.

Fighting environmental regulation?  Death.

Rounding up Muslims?  Refusing refugees?  Death and death.

Gutting labor rights?  Eliminating minimum wage?  More death.

And on and on and on.  I could go on all night, and you would be here all night.  I think it’s evidence enough watching Donald Trump controlling the course of the party right now and every other candidate grovel at his feet, trying to be as crazy as him to get votes.  I think it’s evidence enough seeing the thousands of bleating sheep at his rallies cheer on his bloodlust, and then beating up those that dare to oppose him.

These people genuinely frighten me.  These candidates make me think that the soul of our country is on the edge of the abyss; an abyss that if we went down we couldn’t come back from.

So when I hear the following:

”I would never vote for Hilary Clinton.”


”She’s the lesser of two evils.”


”She’s no better than the Republicans.”


”I’d rather sit out the election than vote for Hilary.”

I only have one thing to say,

Screw you and your selfish ass.

If you would rather watch the country burn than vote for Hilary Clinton, screw you.  If you demand Political Purity from our candidates or if you demand the Perfect Candidate over a Good Candidate, screw you.  If your political selfishness is more important than the common good, you don’t belong in my Democratic Party.

The member of my Democratic Party votes for Bernie, or Hillary, or O’Malley without question.  My Democratic Party recognizes that the common good resulting from one of them being president without question.  My party sees the danger of a Trump, Carson, Cruz, Rubio, Bush, or any other Republican President to the stability and safety of this country.

We have the incredible privilege and luck of choosing from three incredible candidates.  Don’t let your personal values blind you to the needs of the common people and the needs of this country.

Bernie Sanders is my candidate of choice, and I will do everything I can to help him win the primary.  I will vote for him in the general election should he win the Democratic party primary.  I also guarantee you I will vote for Hillary Clinton if she wins the primary.

And you better goddamn do that too.

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