The BernieBros and their parroting of Republican smears, their refusal to embrace all the good Clinton's done or accept political reality, was bad. It worked against our chances of avoiding the coming Trump/Teapublican authored demise of America.
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.Yup.
~ Joseph Goebbels
The 48% of Americans who did NOT vote damaged us as it has in all the past elections when they’ve stayed home.
The media, going off about how Clinton was essentially a lock, assuredly created a sense of No-Worries-I-Can-Stay Home complacency.
Then there are the Clinton supporters who thought "if everyone just stops buying into the 30 years of Republican lies, smears and loony conspiracy theories and looks at the truth of her career and abilities, she'll win in a landslide and be the best!" Yup. That was me. I was being Pragmatic Woman with a giant dose of fairy dust hope.
C’mon now, is blaming each other REALLY helpful? Does it change anything? It does no fucking good to throw the blame stick around at each other. We all hold a piece of it. All of us.
Like Joe Hill said, ”Don't mourn, organize!”
Let's look at the real villains in all this.
- Voter suppression.
- Closing polling places.
- States where the Teapublicans gerrymandered the fuck outta their districts.
“It’s undeniable that there is an effect [from new voting laws]. The people that enact these laws know what they’re doing,” said Gerry Hebert, the director of voting rights and redistricting at the Campaign Legal Center. (source)So, looka here, we’re in for a long hard slog that’ll make the Bush years look like a late spring walk on Nantasket. Join the American Civil Liberties Union (I just did). Donate to Planned Parenthood and/or become a clinic escort. Send some doughage to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Grab your checkbook and send to EarthJustice because, as they say:
Tomorrow Felicity and I are going to the Love Rally on the Boston Common. If you're in the area, it'd be awesome to see you there.True and lasting change happens when the power of the law is on your side.
That is why the earth needs a good lawyer.
Fasten your seatbelts, its going to be a bumpy four years!