I usually prefer not to take shots at people who are ostensibly on the same side but this was a bit too much for my taste.
I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) November 14, 2016
Here’s my retweet with wry commentary by First Draft alumna, Southern Beale:
In his dreams he's a pipe fitter from Toledo.
— FULLY VACCINATED (@Litzz11) November 14, 2016
One could even call it a pipe dream.
I am disturbed by all the people who are in denial as to the nativist nature of the Trumpen-proletariat vote. There are even those who naively think they can be reached by criminal justice reform. 2016 was a classic backlash election like those of 1966 and 1968. The average blue-collar Trumper wants African-American defendants to rot in jail.
I am certainly no expert on rural white American voters, but neither are some of those acting as if they are:
Fascinating that white urban Dudebro hipsters are suddenly experts on rural white Americans. #sarcasm
— Shecky (@Adrastosno) November 13, 2016
One more point. I remain unconvinced that Bernie Sanders would have won the general election. I know some of you disagree. Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald has a great piece about the oppo files the GOP assembled on Senator Sanders. It’s one of the few must-read post-election articles I’ve seen. Read Kurt’s piece and draw your own conclusions.
Finally, the Sanders forces are all in for Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota to be the next DNC Chairman. I just tweeted this out:
I like Keith Ellison. He's a non-toxic Berner BUT the DNC needs full-time leadership, not another part-timer like DWS, https://t.co/HcPx13uKGr
— Shecky (@Adrastosno) November 14, 2016
Sorry for the hanging comma. It would also be nice if Senator Sanders would join the party he wants to be led by one of his primary season supporters. Btw, Ellison was one of the first core Berners to support HRC so my problem with him is not based on that. The DNC needs a full-time chairperson who’s acceptable to all factions within the party. Ellison fits the second part of the bill but not the first one. Remember: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was a part-time chair.
I hadn’t planned to post again today but writing is my form of post-election therapy. If you’re in need of therapy, helping others always makes me feel better. That’s why you should consider donating to First Draft’s food pantry fund.