One in ten Bernie Sanders busters voted for Trump. Millions more voted third party. Then there’s the rest that just stayed home. You can throw out Russia, throw out Comey…throw out the Trumpists – it was the blind obstinacy and entitlement of these fuckfaces that ultimately cost Hillary Clinton the election. Fine. They made their choice and choices have consequences. A craven, paranoiac, soulless lunatic is now the leader of the free world due to their action or inaction. They have lost their moral high ground. They are not allowed to comment on single payer health insurance for all, immigration, support for the rights of the vulnerable and oppressed, free college, the rise of white supremacy, the NFL protests, the government’s abandonment of Puerto Rico…or Harvey Weinstein. They gave up that right on election day when, in essence, they voted for Trump. Whether they pulled the lever for him or not – they voted for him.
Today, Donald Trump signed an executive order which will dismantle a key element of Obamacare, allowing healthy people to opt out of their insurance for cheaper options, leaving the very sick to pick up the tab.
A far cry from the pipe dream of single payer.
Susan Sarandon tweets her support for the victims of Harvey Weinstein, yet she helped a self-admitted sexual predator reach the highest office in the land. She has no right.
Huge respect for @AshleyJudd and all the women who broke their silence for the article on Harvey Weinstein. Brave.
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) October 7, 2017
Now, I know some of you say we talk too much about the Bernie or busters, at The Z Review, that we should look forward into the future and try to bridge the divide between the so-called ‘progressives’ and ‘neoliberals’ – I say nay. If there is to be closure, if there is to be progress, first there must be accountability, and thus far there has been none on the part of busters….zip…zero…zilch. In fact, I’ve heard far more Republicans lamenting this administration and their part in its inception than any acknowledgement of responsibility from either Bernie Sanders or his parrot brained devotees. If anything, they are only more intractable…unrepentant. Hillary was an evil shill, a Wall Street stooge, a murderer. She was just as bad as Trump.
Just as bad as a man who bragged about sexual assault…who sides with white supremacists over peaceful protestors…who lets Puerto Rico twist in the wind…who signs executive orders that will impact negatively upon our nation’s health or the future of young ‘dreamers’…who guts the EPA…who threatens our very existence with his lunatic provocations of North Korea.
Yeah…Hillary was just as bad.
Bernie or busters are worse than Trumpists, because they ostensibly espouse a progressive ideology. They are not rural rubes — this only makes them twice as ignorant and infuriating. Donald Trump’s fans have a congenital affliction – they were born with limited capacity. In other words, they’ve got shit for brains. Busters, on the other hand, should know better. Unfortunately, their purist, pork belly, artisanal, kale fart obtuseness blinds them to the realities of life. They have siloed themselves in their echo chambers. Well, fuck you, Sunshine. Life is messy…you can detox after the war has been won – and there is a war…and it’s not with us ‘neoliberals’.
Now, here’s what you can do to redeem yourselves, busters – go out and vote in 2018. And, when I mean vote – not for some third party candidate who can’t win…vote for the Democrats in your district. Let’s get a foothold before we ask for perfection. Until then, bow your heads in shame – you don’t get out of the dunce’s corner or get to weigh in on the issues of the day until we get a majority in congress.