Don’t Take Advice From People Who Hate You

Just stop it. They hate you. They always have, they always will, and they’re not going to change:

To recap, the last two Democratic presidents were Bill Clinton, the best Republican president we’ve ever had, and Barack Obama, whose signature piece of legislation was Mitt Romney’s healthcare plan. Republicans impeached the former and despised the latter mostly for being black and having the temerity to exist in the world and occasionally speak to other black people.

In response to Clinton, the Republicans staged a minor coup in the state of Florida and the SCOTUS and elected George W. Bush, who lied America into an illegal war, botched every single part of the response to 9/11, cut rich people’s taxes to bankrupt the country, and instituted a degree of executive authority that undermined American democracy.

In response to Obama — a man who, again, was slightly to the right of Dwight David Eisenhower — the GOP nominated a rapist whose white supremacist goons do fascism on a daily basis at the border.

And today’s august journalism is full of dire pronouncements that if we don’t do all that over again Republicans will think we’re MEAN? I … just bite it, already.

We could not have tried any harder to suck up, honestly, and the GOP still acted like it was a personal affront to hear of the existence of nonwhite non-Republicans. They’re the party of white suburban women mad that somebody spoke Spanish at the store or was named anything other that Margaret Mary and I just cannot anymore. We have to appeal to them? We have to stop making them feel “othered?”

We don’t, actually. We just have to turn out more Democrats to vote at the statehouse levels and the Senate. In the face of gerrymandering, voter suppression, general anti-democratic nonsense all “we” have to do to get them past this awful feeling that they are not the majority anymore is to show them, definitively, that they aren’t.

Oh, is that hostile? Will that turn off a NYT columnist or someone who casually uses the word “colored” or thinks the problem with the Midwest’s manufacturing collapse is “Hispanics?” TOO BAD SO SAD, because if the choice is between your feelings (I’m sorry, your “deeply held patriotic beliefs”) and someone else’s existence, we choose the living and damn the torpedoes.

So you go ahead and feel disrespected. You go ahead and feel we’re being divisive, Republicans. You go ahead and feel like we’re making people feel like strangers in “their” country because they thought they owned something literally designed to be ownerless but for the lives it contains. You go right ahead and call us mean. We tried it your way. We did our best.

You responded with Trump, so me and mine, from now on, will serve the Lord.

A.

One thought on “Don’t Take Advice From People Who Hate You

  1. Bob Michaelson says:

    “Bill Clinton, the best Republican president we’ve ever had” — maybe if you added the qualifier “in the modern era.” But in no way was Billy anywhere as good as Lincoln.

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