Back in my Elgin, Illinois, radio show days, if co-host Allen Skillicorn or super sub Kurt Kozjarek had the temerity to say, “The far left is just as bad as the far right,” I would summarily rain down on them, as Deadshot so aptly put it, “like the Holy Ghost.”
You see, I chalked the 2016 progressive fallout that handed Trump the presidency up to young voters who hadn’t developed the political maturity to handle a difficult loss. But as I’m watching Bernie bro’s react to his second imminent electoral demise, I have to admit, the far left is far worse than I thought.
And it’s beyond disappointing and depressing.
Don’t get me wrong! With the exception of the insipid cancel culture, at least progressives can claim the eminently redeeming quality of that much larger tent. The far right’s faltering foundation is based almost solely upon their irrational fear of that vanishing white privilege.
But the second I start believing progressives are a skosh better, I suddenly realize they really oughtta know better. Had a quarter of the Bernie bro’s and sis’s managed to stop playing video games long enough to find their polling place, Trump would be an afterthought and Bernie would be VP.
And now, after his Super Tuesday surge, my ultra-liberal friends are at it again! Trump and his rabid ilk won’t need to waste a scant nanojoule going after Joe Biden, because with far-left friends like his, who needs enemies?
The bovine excrement I’ve seen hurled at Uncle Joe the past week – by Democrats – is exactly the kind of thing you’d expect from those Brookfield Zoo chimpanzees. But what really frosts my flakes is they have to go back to the 70s to create the kind of purity test that no one could possibly pass.
Who knew today’s progressives were so freakin’ perfect?
And the beyond satirical irony is, with the exception of the strange Tweets and the combover, Bernie is barely better than Trump. Yeah! I said it because someone finally had to say it! I’m no fan of Hillary Clinton, but she was dead on when she wrote:
He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him. He got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney, and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.
I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Please note, my insane progressive brothers and sisters, that I voted for Bernie in 2016 because I thought HE HAD A BETTER CHANCE of beating Donald Trump. Isn’t that a fascinating and suddenly applicable thought?
I’ll say it again, Bernie Sanders is the worst kind of carpetbagger who only called himself a Democrat when it suited his political purposes. And it doesn’t work that way folks! Why on God’s green Earth would Party regulars support a candidate who’s denigrated them every step of the way?
Furthermore, his “platform,” if you can call it that, consists almost solely of impossible platitudes no different than “Mexico will pay for the wall.” Bill Maher accurately noted that Bernie has “an army just like Trump,” but what he failed to say is, like Trump, Bernie rallies that “army” by telling them exactly what they want to hear, which basically amounts to “money for nothing and your chicks for free.”
Hmmm! Who else is particularly prone to that kind of propaganda?
Sanders does have some excellent thoughts in regard to college tuition, infrastructure, climate change, and background checks, but it’s all overshadowed by his unbridled capacity to pander to the worst progressive element.
To make matters worse, Bernie’s utterly in love with the worst kind of leftist regimes. He and Trump certainly do have Russia in common. And sorry Mr. Sanders! Cuba was worse under Fidel, not better. Worse yet, Medicare for all is a multi-trillion-dollar pipe dream that even moderates are terrified of.
Voting machines in prison? Yep. That sounds a lot like “There are very nice people on both sides.”
And what’s the progressive answer? Well…what about AOC? Yeah right! As soon as that post-census Party remap is complete, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez will be utterly shocked to discover her district just disappeared.
So, not only will the revolution not be televised, but it won’t take place if you fervently believe pouting and stomping your feet will do the trick. Barack Obama started the “change,” the Tweeter in Chief is the inevitable backlash, and now the political pendulum needs swing back to the “normal” setting before we can move forward again.
Why is that so difficult to understand?
But it is, because just like it is with Trump supporters, the far-left loves to “reject our reality and substitute their own”. To wit, I just chided a local progressive activist for supporting a blatantly racist candidate, and her beyond bizarre response was that his primary opponent was really a Republican who was endorsed by another Republican.
Really? When this candidate initially approached me about political possibilities, I tried to convince her to run as a Republican and she refused. And that phantom “endorsement” simply doesn’t exist.
The bottom line is, Joe Biden is far better than the lesser of two evils and, if elected, he will surround himself with stellar advisers. If people ask about Joe confusing his wife with his sister, just tell them he was trying to get Southern votes. Conversely, if Donald Trump gets another four years, this country – and the environment – may never recover
Please pull up your big-boy Spiderman underpants and your big-girl Elsa panties and stop throwing this collective hissy fit. Fully support whomever the Democratic nominee will be, and that means laying off Uncle Joe. Because if you don’t, Donald Trump will get to pick the next two, and possibly three, Supreme Court Justices, and if you think life is difficult and you’re being “triggered” now, just wait!
Put more simply, freakin’ grow up!