Someone in media/film writing I follow on Twitter retweeted the following statement from a person I'll not name here. It's the perfect summary of the centrist, big donation-dependent wing of the Democratic Party (who think they've become a little more liberal because Tom Perez, who talks a good game about the party's future and unity, was elected DNC head over Keith Ellison) and the contempt they still hold for the more progressive (i.e. Bernie Sanders supporting) membership.
Democrats are your friend who'll die single, waiting for a person too perfect to exist.
Republicans are the guy who fucks whoever is there.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
bridges don’t burn
guards appear at each end
to restrict travel to those
whose friendly faces are instant visas
don’t want to ruin what’s left of life
regretting futures that don’t include me
and, perhaps, never did
Friday, February 17, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
From an article on Slate.com: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2017/02/the_democrats_are_leading_the_resistance_from_behind.html
Millions of people marched against Donald Trump the day after he was inaugurated. Republican members of Congress can’t hold town halls without being set upon by protesters hassling them about their agenda or the blind eye they turn to Trump. Resistance groups are gathering massive support online; the ACLU will never want for money again; the courts have blocked Trump’s order restricting travel into the United States. As Republicans put the Affordable Care Act on the chopping block, regular people are mustering a moral language for defending it that Democratic politicians have been loath to employ. Constituents have a powerful ability to find the right defense for something dear to them when someone is trying to take that thing away. Maybe the job of Democrats at the top isn’t to draw up a message in a focus group. Maybe it’s to follow those people on the ground expressing it already.