Thursday, December 8, 2016

No, the White Working Class Man Will Never Save the Democratic Party

I am so sick and tired of all this fucking shit about how Democratic politicians have to reach out and embrace the very poisonous snakes of the white working class men who have been trying to kill us for decades. (No names; you motherfuckers know who you are.)

That we have to "embrace" their "cultural values."  Those would be the "cultural values" of racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, right-wing violence, domestic terrorism, greed, freakazoid religion and stupidity.

In other words, the entire platform of the Republican Party.

We've been here before.  Whenever the repugs steal elections from the Democratic Party, the response is always "we have to become more like repugs!"  Democratic candidates who campaign like repugs Are. Not. Democrats.  They. Are. Repugs.

And somebody's missing from this equation.  A whole lot of somebodys.  Working class African-Americans.  Working class Hispanics. Working class white women.  Working class immigrants.  Working class Muslims.  Working class LGBTI people.

Together, we vastly outnumber those white men who think an imbecilic game show con artist is going to bring back coal jobs.

The repugs were able to steal the 2016 election because the Democratic Party did not do enough to stop repugs from suppressing the vote and preventing all those non-white, non-male, non-christian, non-straight non-rich Democratic voters from voting.

Whining to white male repugs that we understand their racism, misogyny, homophobia, religion and stupidity is not going to gain a single white working class vote.  And it sure as fuck is not going to get a single suppressed Democratic voter to the polls and voting.

Forget the working class white man.  He abandoned the Democratic Party the instant the Democratic Party noticed that black people and brown people and female people and gay people are human beings with rights the full equal of any white man.

Let's work with the voters who have proven their loyalty.  The voters whose rights have been stolen by the repugs.  The voters who gave us President Barack Obama and thus millions of auto industry jobs, a 4.5 percent unemployment rate, hundreds of billions of dollars in infrastructure and oh yeah, an Affordable Care Act that has saved countless lives, hundreds of rural hospitals and their communities, and by the way Medicare and Medicaid.

Let's dance with the ones that brung us.

Working class white men are not anyone who will prove an asset in any way to the Democratic Party. They've abandoned us, and it's far past time that we abandon them to the repugs who will laugh as them as they die of trumpism.

Good riddance.

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