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Response to elehhhhna (Reply #190)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 07:58 PM

218. What are you talking about?

I didn't say a thing about who you should vote for. I said Sarandon has never supported Democrats, at least not this century.

Do you think Dick Cheney is suddenly going to start voting Democrat? How about Newt Gingrich? You could make pleas to stop attacking them, and it would make as much sense as your devotion to six-mansions Sarandon.

I get you believe anyone who supported Bernie in 2016 should never be criticized. That isn't the purpose of this site and it isn't a basis for unity. It's a call to impose permanent division, to suppress all speech that does not promote one politician and anyone with any relation to him. You are free to spend your entire life trapped in the 2016 primary, permanently attached to allegiances from that era. You and your friends can continue value those allegiances over whether someone voted Democrat in the 2016 GE, 2012, 2008, 2004, or 2000. What you have no right to impose those values on others. I have no obligation to "unify" around Sarandon or the rest of the third party voters who helped put Trump in office. If any of them choose to work to get Democratic candidates elected, I welcome their participation. But to insist that those who continue to oppose the Democratic party and Democratic voters are somehow allies is absurd. Besides, I've seen enough of those people on social media to know they are every bit as racist and misogynist as the Tiki torch crowd, and they don't try to hide it. Why would anyone with a conscience want to unify with that? There is a reason they chose Trump, even if only indirectly. He reflects their values. If you want to be taken in by their cynical use of leftist buzzwords, that's your problem. The Club for Growth does the same thing now. They love to denounce "corporate" this and that. Do you really think they mean it? Seriously. People let themselves get conned way too easily. Talk is cheap. Actions matter.

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