Just replace Cruz with Trump in this cartoon. Stop it. Please!
Joy Ann Reid of MSNBC was just talking about the way divisiveness among liberals is keeping us from coming together to fight the Trump administration and take back Congress and the Senate.
She is right. I’ve seen way too much animosity and hatred between groups of liberals on social media and the comments sections of political articles.
I’ve seen some Bernie Sanders purists who hate the DNC and Hillary Clinton even more than they hate the GOP. I’ve seen them embrace and spread crackpot conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton that seem indistinguishable from fake news coming from the alt-right. Indeed, many of these anti-establishment liberals even voted for Trump as a vote against Clinton (all that mattered to them is he’s anti-establishment too and wants to tear everything down).
I’ve also seen some Clinton supporters bash and vilify people who supported Sanders, blaming their failure to vote last November (or god forbid, even vote for Trump) for Trump winning the election (even though the Electoral College, Russian collusion, fake ads, voter suppression, rich oligarchs, and Fox News probably had a lot more to do with his win than a few disgruntled Hillary-haters). They have their own crackpot conspiracy theories about Sanders, which I won’t bother repeating here.
Neither group listens to the other point of view or tries to find common ground. They act no different than Trump’s base, who refuse to listen to reason or facts.
Liberals (and even centrists and never-Trump conservatives) must stop the infighting immediately. Our democracy is in grave danger and our planet may be on the chopping block too, if there is nuclear war. I don’t care who you supported or voted for last November — both Bernie and Hillary lost the election. It matters not one iota now. The divisiveness among us is undermining our ability to fight back against the real enemy which is the one holding all the cards right now.
We can all agree that things are really bad and Trump is a clear and present danger. We can all agree this travesty of a presidency must end before something really terrible happens. So it makes me scratch my head whenever I see people hating on each other over whether Bernie or Hillary was the better candidate. This is about America’s future — not American Idol!
So please stop it now. Let’s come together and find common ground, which I suspect there’s a lot more of than our differences.