This entry is kind of a sequel—or a coda, if you prefer—to last Wednesday's rambling examination of why the so-called two-party system in the United States should die. Yes like Part I, it's kinda long-winded, so buckle in and read it if you dare.
What a drag it is getting old: I had a pretty good angle in mind for this post, but I seem to have forgotten it. Fortunately, Eleanor Goldfield inspired me with something she said in this week's Common Censored podcast. (Oops, sorry, that should be Eleanor Fucking Goldfield.)
About an hour in, instead of answering an earnest question from a listener as usual, Lee Camp reads a recent comment, posted in tortured English, about how he and Goldfield criticize Clintonites, Democrats, and liberals in general but do not criticize Donald Trump as frequently or forcefully, and concluding they must be Trump fans (or at least Trump apologists). The discussion winds its way to Goldfield reminding listeners that those millions of votes in 2016 Jill Stein and Gary Johnson allegedly "stole" from Hillary Clinton were not hers to begin with, similar to the way nobody is stealing the Supreme Court nomination from Judge Brett Kavanaugh because it isn't his yet.
Goldfield also invites the Clintonites to STFU about 2016 and Russiagate so they can turn their attention to the horrific policies the current administration is implementing—often with help from Democrats in Congress. Democrats, she adds, should furthermore quit kvetching about Ralph Nader "stealing" all those predestined Gore votes in 2000.
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