It feels like the day Trump won the 2016 election all over again and I'm sad.
Voters do like that rhetoric... when it aligns with a simple, rose-tinted, (xenophobic) solution. See: “build the wall”.This campaign has made me realize that progressives need to message better. Ultimately, I don't think Bernie would have survived the moderate and establishment consolidation no matter what he did, but I became very frustrated with the buzz words like "revolution" and "we are fighting the political establishment." The latter is true, but I'm not sure how many voters actually give a fuck about that kind of rhetoric. I think Bernie needed to do a better job of zooming in and talking about the practicality of progressivism. He talks in such broad strokes that people mistakenly think that his policies are pie in the sky when that's not really true.
I always have nagging doubts about how much Bernie wanted to win, given his refusal to adjust. And that's a problem to me. I'm incredibly frustrated with the left not taking the politics part of activism seriously.
This has been happening the entire thread and it’s like PopJustice’s own little version of the media created Bernie bro narrative. I’m annoyed that the mods bought into it but I hope @Sanctuary keeps speaking truth.
Guess it eventually really is over.
Stevens and Ginsburg don’t have another four years in them so that’s reason enough for me to vote for Biden. We could have a 7-2 conservative majority court otherwise and then everything really will be fucked for decades to come.