I have followed the retarded protests that have been happening to President-Elect Donald Trump with more than a little cringe. Kind of hard to argue that this is more than a little pathetic. All the people who said that Trump needed to accept losing are screaming, rioting, and even making a petition that has millions of signatures for the Electoral College to put Hillary in the White House, all while Trump has started some genuinely good ideas, like rolling back the proxy war with Russia in Syria. No joke, the whole deal with Russia and Hillary’s saber-rattling with them to cover her ass with WikiLeaks scared the fuck out of me. If nothing else, I’m glad that we have a candidate who wants to ease the tension.
But I am now looking at what is happening to the Democrats and I can’t help but think that this could be a VERY good thing. The reality is that this election wasn’t Trump sweeping the nation. He got a vote amount in the same range as typical Republican candidates. The thing that got him victory was the fact that Hillary got so much fewer votes than she was expecting. And there’s a reason for this. Because she is this election’s version of Mitt Romney. In 2012, the Republican polling numbers were abysmal. Same this time. And despite all the claims that it was about Hillary having a vagina, the reality is that both candidates were despised for the same reason – they are unrepentant corporate tools who have no charisma. It’s too easy to hate what they represented.
“So, what does this have to do with the protests and riots?” you ask. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to 2008. After the sweeping success of Barack Obama, a candidate who inspired people and had lots of charisma to match, there was something of a civil war within the Republican party. It was called the Tea Party. I can already hear some of you groaning. Yeah, the Tea Party had some of the cringiest things you can imagine, along with pundits who became easy fodder for comedians. However, let’s look at the effect they had on the party. In no uncertain terms, the Tea Party gutted the Republican party from within. They destroyed so many of the old guard Republican candidates in primaries and while it was a difficult transition, the result has been a conservative counter-culture that is now maligned as the “alt-right.” It led to some very charismatic Republican candidates. I don’t agree with these people, but I can’t deny their charisma. Part of me would have loved to see a debate between Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. Unlike Trump, Cruz was eloquent and has a sharp tongue. Trump almost never got into all the WikiLeaks stuff and the corruption, but I guarantee you that Cruz would have broken her back with it, over and over again. It’s honestly for the best that we got a centrist in hardcore conservative clothing to win the election.
The point of all of this is that I genuinely believe that it’s time for the Democrats to have their own version of the Tea Party. It’s time for us to start an internal political revolution to gut this party of the corporate tools who have infested it and bring what was supposed to be the left’s answer to the right back into the left where it belongs. The Democratic Party has become so twisted by moneyed interest that they are now right of center. That needs to stop. All these people protesting need to come together and begin our own version of the Tea Party, because if they don’t, then you can guarantee that 2020 will go to Trump again. We need to mix things up, and it needs to happen right fucking now.
We need to get rid of these establishment Democrats. As many as we can. Let’s get some candidates in there who are fresh faces with bright ideas. We need candidates who can promote things in the vein of Bernie Sanders. His message resonated with people, and for good reason. Instead of propping up the same broken candidates who nobody likes, let’s get some fresh blood in.
For example, there is a woman that I would actually like to see as the first female President. Not Elizabeth Warren. Fuck that pathetic sellout. She sold her soul to the devil, and for what? Nothing. Hey, Sanders did that too. Funny how that works. Another reason the party needs to be changed. If the only thing they can do (since they can’t inspire confidence and get booed at their own acceptance ceremony) is threaten and blackmail people in the party to play ball, then these people aren’t worth anything. The woman that I am genuinely hoping I get to see making a run for the Oval Office is Tulsi Gabbard. Back in the primaries, I was hoping that Sanders would be picking her as VP, grooming her the Presidency after him. She’s got a fantastic track record, military service, and doesn’t have ANY of the baggage the bulk of the party does. All these idiots can say that the reason I didn’t want Hillary in there is because she’s a woman. Let me shit on that idea by promoting a woman who would be utterly fantastic at the job.
There is a golden opportunity to reform the party with candidates who aren’t barely left or just right of center, and I say that NOW is the time to take it. Strike while the iron’s hot. Let’s get some fresh blood who are genuinely progressive, but NOT in the modern terms. This ties into something else that needs to happen – the SJWs have got to go! While we are busy arguing about pronouns, the liberals who aren’t part of all this drama are rolling their eyes. Party loyalty is dying while we have these same stupid debates about gender and BLM and pronouns. Nobody cares about the person who identifies themselves as an Apache Helicopter and has the pronouns phe/per/pheper. The SJW mentality was, quite correctly, rejected in this election. People didn’t care about the crybullies and their talking points. People see that for the stupid bullshit that it is, and if this party is to have ANY legitimacy in the future, this group and their tearful bullshit have to go back to whatever corner of Tumblr or Twitter from whence they came. While they are complaining about someone who was identified the wrong way, we could be fighting for ACTUAL universal healthcare or environmental regulation that does real good. Maybe throw some money to research for cures for diseases now that our over-prescribing of medications is breeding superbugs. The social justice crowd needs to be cast out of our current political discourse if there will ever be any real progress made towards the things that truly matter. But hey, maybe I’m wrong. Let’s ask Occupy how fighting for Native American rain dance rights worked out for them.
We have a golden opportunity to reform the party, but only if we can trim the cancer from it and rally to push forward people who are genuinely worthy. And let’s not get sidetracked by the people bitching about being “misgendered.” But that’s just what I think. Let’s not let all this protesting energy go to waste. Not like what happened with Occupy. Though, that was mainly because they didn’t expel the SJW cancer before it was far too late.
Until next time, a quote,
“You know why people don’t like liberals? Because they lose. If liberals are so fucking awesome, why do they lose so god-damned always?” – Will McAvoy, The Newsroom