Here’s the problem, you gutless fucks. You had majorities. And I KNOW, okay, but all America sees is that you had majorities and you wasted them. Because that’s what the GOP told them, and you said, “buh buh buh” and couldn’t point to anything you did right, not even with the unwashed hippies holding your arm up for you. You had majorities, and you had Harry Reid, refusing to be mean to Republicans by shoving stuff through. You had majorities, and you had Barack Obama acting like he was already an ex-president and could be gracious and social with these pricks. You had majorities, used them to do some stuff, and then sat back and acted like we should be grateful when we can fucking count.
We can fucking count, out here. We know what 51 means. We know what 257 means. We’re not morons. And all the procedural whatsit you argue today, about ConservaDems and Blue Dogs, doesn’t mean shit. You had it, and we worked hard to give it to you, and we see you calling things impossible which are just very hard, and we get fucking annoyed, because we don’t get to get away with that shit. Not at our jobs and not in our lives.
Now, I’m not excusing the Party of I Hate You or these teabagging excuses for human beings who think education is vaguely homosexual in some sinister way, but I am saying that the lesson we’re all going to take away from this is that America just isn’t a Democratic nation and we should all tack to the right and us hippies should just die in a fire already, which is bullshit. The lesson we should take away from this is that America doesn’t like pussies, doesn’t like whiners and it sure as fuck doesn’t like parties that pretend to be able to do less than they can do just because they don’t want to work that hard or have Chris Matthews call them mean.
What She Said.
You see I fundamentally believe that while some aspects of politics should be civil and certainly could have lived without the hyperventilating that the last Congressional election Fox/MSNBC, and politicians on the right (such as Newt Gingrinch, Michelle Bauchmann, etc) produced, I also believe that a contrast is necessarily. (That’s right, I don’t buy the post-partisan Unity thing.)
In these times, one either supports corporations or one supports the poor and working families; it is really that simple. For the last thirty years, we’ve decided to support the corporations; the reckoning for that has come. The politicians who support continued corporate dominance need to be called on their crazy ideas and their lies about macreconomics and the American budget.
Yes, it’s rude; yes, it’s uncivil. But irrespective of whether one agrees with my opinions about what to do, the facts of the demise of the middle class, the decimation of communities of color, and the marginalization of queers remain. These facts (like which administrations cause deficit, like what the trends are for gay suicides, like the Obama Administration’s deportation policies (coming soon on this blog)) are stubborn things.
Progressive must stop apologizing for the facts and move toward naming names and structures, even if that means culling a few sacred cows.