@whisperwatch – An argument I’m hearing among the left after this 2016 election concerns moving on and “uniting” before knowing what the fck happened. People are trying to shepherd folk away from spending serious time analyzing what went wrong and which decisions made by which people/politicians caused “President Trump” (bleh!)
There’s nothing futile about pinpointing what went wrong and attempting to make people understand how their head-in-the-sand reactions to facts caused it. We can’t paper over how this came to be with shallow unity. Shallow unity isn’t a long term fix and is easily broken with the slightest challenge.
I say this because people are still walking around here making excuses for why the unsinkable Hillary Clinton sunk on her maiden voyage as a general election candidate.
Just like I complained early last month in an article discussing “psychic” predictions from the media, I will again take the opportunity to implore the mainstream elitist punditry class to shut the fck up. Just. Shut. Up.
Since the 2016 primary coverage began…in 2015… know-nothing pundits have made psychic predictions and multiple proclamations about who would be the eventual nominee for each party. And we have repeatedly watched those predictions turn into dust right before our eyes.
@whisperwatch – On MSNBC years ago, a very interesting conversation happened without warning between Al Sharpton and Cornel West. Each man had his own opinions about the future direction of the African-American community at the time. But Sharpton and West started to argue over whether criticisms for “the state of the black community” should be leveled against President Barack Obama or whether the finger should be pointed at Democrats who’ve been in Congress — some of them for decades.
Don’t ask me to defend Bernie Sanders from the “psychic” predictions of media pundits who are little more than pseudo-psychics. I have long since grown tired of the mystical machinations of the corporate media — who didn’t see Sanders being successful in the first place — now decreeing to the public what he will or won’t be able to accomplish in the weeks going forward.
Don’t ask me if I’ll vote for Hillary Clinton in the general if she’s the nominee because I won’t give you an answer. This media-driven question is one I wholeheartedly reject because no matter how I answer, I lose as a democratic voter.
@whisperwatch – Have Democrats been so beaten down by hateful rhetoric and diabolical behavior from a Republican congress that they have forgotten how to fight for a better America?
Listen to Bernie Sanders and rapper Killer Mike have an in-depth, no-bullsh!t discussion about politics, economics and social justice.
This podcast was recorded as the news was breaking about Bernie Sanders and the DNC at odds over data.
Telling your Democratic allies that they have no choice but to vote for Hillary Clinton is a losing argument and tantamount to shooting yourselves in the foot.