loudly-crying-faceYou can either listen up or not, Bernie or Bust people, but here’s the scoop from someone who at one time was sympathetic to your cause. I’ve been a supporter of Bernie Sanders for years. Not just some Johnny Come Lately who jumped on the bandwagon last year. I’ve been a proponent of his ideals because they are mine too. So naturally when he threw his hat in the ring, I was thrilled. Bumper sticker on car? Check. Donations to his campaign? Check. Phone calls for him? Check. etc… I watched him win some. I watched him lose some. When it was all said and done, he came up short. Do I think the DNC made it that much harder for him. Yes. Do I think that was the only reason he didn’t prevail? No.

Now here is the difference between you and me. I’ve been at this game for years. YEARS. You got involved last fall. Am I glad that someone finally spoke to you in terms that made you want to become a part of something? Absolutely. Do I think that because he lost that gives you the right to act like fucking children and try to disrupt a national convention to engage in your collective hissyfit? Absolutely not.

I’m beyond sick and tired of your whining about “I’m not voting for Hillary. She’s evil. Blah blah blah.” Or “I’m voting for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson or (fuck you if you do) Trump.” Any vote for anyone other than Hillary is allowing facism – real, honest to god facism, to waltz in and have it’s way with this country – and don’t you dare try to make the strawman’s argument with me that electing Hillary is the same thing. If you actually believe that for one second, you’re too damn dumb to vote, so don’t.

Now about your relationship with the Democratic Party. Again, this is the first time you’ve bothered to check us out. Things didn’t go your way? Tough shit. That’s life. You don’t like it? You have two options: 1. Take your ball and go home or 2. Do like Bernie and everyone else has said and you become the party. The way it’s structured, you can’t change it from the outside. Infiltrate. Take over. That’s how its going to happen. If you choose to take your ball and go home, well…all I can say is stay the fuck out of my way since we will now have to work that much harder to compensate for your tantrum.

If you choose to stay and fix it from the inside, good. I could use the help. I’ll see you at the next state committee meeting, which are always open to the public and absolutely free. In the meantime, turn your energy towards your local county committee. They could definitely use the help. Don’t have one in your county, well you’re in luck because I know just the people who can start you down that path to fix that…

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One Response to Ok, I’ve had enough of the fucking crybabies.

  1. Jules says:

    Dear WW… thank you from the bottom of my shriveled up heart.

    I appreciate you talking to the #BernieorBust crowd, which I believe is a small percentage of true believers, however they appear to be a tenacious lot.

    I hope your tough love works on them, and perhaps they’ll see that in GA we have long history of picking up the pieces after candidates break our hearts. A long history.

    The battered wreckage left in the wake of many a candidate who seemed so “perfect” so “pure” so “revolutionary” litters thousands of acres of red clay. I have lots of friends from the Dean campaign, the Edwards campaign, Hillary 08, Biden 08, Jackson 88, Bradley 88 and in my case Chisholm 72.

    Sure some folks disappeared from the scene and in most cases we were not at all sorry to see them go. It’s pretty fucking exhausting to constantly have to show your progressive card whenever some pissant wanted to call for it. I was never very good at the oppression olympics, I’m far too privileged, and I recognize that.

    What I want to say, if they are listening “hey, we get it, really we do! You have two choices, join us on the field we’re on, or find another one”. *cough* I should point out our “field” is hard ass concrete.

    Politics isn’t FOR everyone, we endeavor to be inclusive at the meetings, in organizations and party structures but some of you might not be wired to handle the parsing, the compromises, the grind and the hustle.

    I’m not wired to listen to your bullshit, so it’s maybe a good thing if you take your toys and go.