I can’t think of a more patriotic thing to do in America than to arrange one’s digits in a vulgar fashion to tell elected officials to stick-it when justified. Before you clutch your pearls in deep distaste or dial the NSA, realize that in the past YOU have engaged in the same UNLIKABLE act…that is unless you happen to have supported George W.Bush.
I’ll keep turning green in the face saying it; The current primary cycle has to be the most important in generations. Not ONLY because we have what has to be the most destructive GOP led senate in history but because on the Left we have “marginal “,contestable, leadership. Undoubtedly; our POTUS has been stymied in anything he has attempted to do by the GOP senate ( This post won’t be a declaration of why I oppose him) and he has handed it with great humor, intelligence and dignity –his greatest assets have been his LIKABILITY and his vision of hope.
I find incredibly confounding that today the overwhelming majority of HIS supporters are turning their backs on LIKABILITY, something that in itself is meaningless, and the transformative message of hope, in mindless support of one of the most UNLIKABLE and anti-hope Democrat candidates. Curious that the same phenomenon is mirrored on the Right of the political spectrum.
Not only are the two party front runners UNLIKABLE but increasingly their base has joined them in the political sewers. For the right this has never been much of a problem, rampant racism, misogyny, hate mongering are just the membership prerequisites. Now the left, things get interesting. The party of lofty ideals has taken a lot of the right’s tone—they resort to the very tactics, voter fraud, Astroturfing, paid trolls–they object from the right. One of the most villainous is the manipulation of others that engage in dissent. They claim that “WE” are handing the nation to right-wingers if we don’t capitulate to the corrupt left. Imagine that! the party of so called hopeful progressives has become the party of “Incrementalist” neocons.
Is it any wonder that so many of “US” are becoming unlikable and telling them to stick-it?
* “WE, “US” denotes People like me that are no longer supporters of the current Democratic party–not necessarily those that comment on this website.