Category: us politics

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Hey, so this whole thing about Trump apparently now thinking that being critical of his administration means you must hate America?

Well guess what: 

So he thinks critiquing the government is the same as hating the country, unless the government happens to have a black man in charge at the time.

So yeah, he’s a total racist dickhead. 

As if the standard racist white nationalist “go back where you came from then” troll-logic idiocy wasn’t enough of a fucking clue.

Really looking forward to the notes I’m gonna get on this one…

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At this point my patience threshold for politics has long since been crossed so I’m at the point now of issuing the blanket statement that:

If in twenty-fucking-nineteen you still legitimately support the Presidency of Donald Trump, the potential premiership of Boris Johnson, or the idea of a No Deal Brexit you are either a moron or a psychopath.

Trump Accuses Iran in Explosions That Crippled…

Trump Accuses Iran in Explosions That Crippled Oil Tankers:

Opinion polling sagging?

Upcoming re-election bid not making you feel confident?

Try Launching a War in the Middle-East!

Launching a War in the Middle-East: Because You’re Just Not Enough of a Cunt Already!

Sanders Supporters Would Vote for Trump Over B…

Sanders Supporters Would Vote for Trump Over Buttigieg, Warren, Harris:

The poll found that 51 percent of Sanders supporters who voted in 2016 voted for Hillary Clinton while 7 percent voted for Trump and 23 percent voted for a third-party candidate. Nineteen percent of his supporters did not vote.

Of Buttigieg’s supporters who were polled, 100 percent said they would vote for Sanders if he clinched the Democratic nomination, while 79 percent of Sanders’s supporters said they would vote for the South Bend, Ind., mayor. Twenty-one percent who support Sanders said they would vote for Trump over Buttigieg, according to Forbes.

Director of Emerson Polling Spencer Kimball said of the results that “while still early in the nominating process, it looks like Mayor Pete is the candidate capturing voters’ imagination; the numbers had him at 0 percent in mid-February, 3 percent in March and now at 9 percent in April.”

Also, 26 percent of those who support Sanders said they would vote for Trump over Warren, 18 percent said they would vote for Trump over O’Rourke, and 17 percent said they would vote for Trump over Harris.

So yeah forgive me if I don’t cede the authority on who the truly progressive people are in politics to fans of Bernie Sanders when large numbers of them pull this kind of shit if they don’t get their own way.

You don’t get to be the barometer of progressivism if over a fucking quarter of you would willingly vote for Trump than another Democratic candidate, even one as progressive as Elizabeth Warren.

This is why the smug parade of Sanders fans bugs me. Because I know so many of them would do this shit. Their line that Sanders fans had nothing to do with Trump winning is objectively bullshit and the fact that anywhere from 17% to 26% of them would vote for Trump over a different Democratic nominee shows that nobody should be taking them seriously as the arbiter of progressive values if they’d willingly sell the country out to a fucking regressive fascist again if they don’t get their way.

Buttigieg surges to third place in new Iowa po…

Buttigieg surges to third place in new Iowa poll:

Hell yeah!

Look I’m not American so I can’t directly donate to or vote for Mayor Pete so all I can do is cheerlead for him and encourage others to check him out.

I did buy his book though, just gotta wait for it to be delivered.

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Brexit coming down to a hysterical knife-edge in the UK, and now in the US Robert Mueller has just handed in his completed report on his investigation into Russian collusion by the Trump campaign.

So I guess I’m not going to be getting much fucking rest this week am I?

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Not even gonna lie, watching Pete Buttigieg run for President and speak the way he does makes me legit annoyed that I’m not legally allowed to donate money to his campaign since I’m not a US citizen.

Seriously, I love this guy more and more the more I see him.

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Repeat after me:

  • Joe Biden is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Bernie Sanders is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Beto O’Rourke is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Cory Booker is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Pete Buttigieg is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Julian Castro is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Jay Inslee is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • John Hickenlooper is a good candidate with some negative points. But he’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Elizabeth Warren is a good candidate with some negative points. But she’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Kamala Harris is a good candidate with some negative points. But she’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Any other Democrat running is a good candidate with some negative points. But they’d be infinitely better than Trump.
  • Any other Democrat not yet running is a good candidate with some negative points. But they’d be infinitely better than Trump.

There is no perfect politician no matter how much you personally like them and just because they appeal to you more than another candidate does at the moment doesn’t mean that is enough for them to win the Presidency.

The primary process is long. Democratic voters really need to stop aligning with blind loyalty to one person this early and actually keep a halfway open mind to let other candidates make their case.

“They did a thing I don’t like once so I refuse to ever vote for them ever,” is the opposite of helpful.

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You know speaking personally it might actually be a good thing that Bernie is running for President again.

Because now I have an excuse to tune out of the entire primary process because I know it’s going to end up going exactly the same fucking way it did last time. 

Where Bernie loses to an eminently qualified woman but his ‘Bernie Bros’ spend the rest of the entire actual Presidential campaign screaming about evil ‘establishment conspiracies’ and gleefully joining in with Trump and the right-wing’s drummed up bullshit non-scandal ‘scandals’ about whichever woman wins the nomination until eventually Trump wins a second term because the entire media ends up too into the “is she just terrible?” game for the sake of generating buzz and viewership.

I hope you “true progressive” Bernie fans enjoy 4 more years of America’s slide towards regressive authoritarian fascism.

And no, I don’t care to hear in the notes all about how evil everyone but Bernie is, so kindly shove off if you’re thinking of ranting about it.

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I don’t like to be the type of person who only supports someone because they share some part of their identity with me, and largely I’m not.

But sometimes it creeps in. And I know he’s the outsider of outside shots and hasn’t formally announced a candidacy yet… but as an openly gay man I can’t help but find myself hoping that Pete Buttigieg does well for himself in the 2020 Democratic primary.

I know he’s going to get pushed into the background in a field that currently includes people like Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris and will likely also include Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.

And I know he hasn’t actually begun a campaign yet and is still in the exploratory committee stage.

But i can’t help it.

I wanna see him do well.