The Shame And Blame Game Played By Biden Supporters Has Begun
Biden supporters are already telling us that if we don’t support him as the nominee, we’re effectively voting for Trump.
I’ve seen it all over the media and social media. Let me paraphrase the message for you: “If Biden becomes the nominee and you don’t vote for him, you’re voting for Trump. Now swallow it.”
The sycophantic elite Democrat implores progressives like me to swallow my pride and vote for Biden. Ick. They tell me that if I voted Green Party in 2016, I voted for Trump. No, I did not vote for Trump. “But your vote for Jill Stein was a vote for Trump.”
No. My vote for Jill Stein was a vote for Jill Stein. Had Bernie Sanders been nominated, I would have voted for him. You can’t even say that I’m sexist here. I still voted for a woman. Just not the right woman, am I right?
I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton. I didn’t vote for her because I didn’t believe in her. I didn’t believe she represents my values. I didn’t believe that she represents true progressive values. I noticed how she changed her message over time. I noticed that she was coopting important parts of Bernie’s message. I noticed that she was going to say whatever she needed to say to get elected. But I also noticed that it was the media telling us to vote for her, not my fellow voters. No one I knew at the time told me to vote for her.
Hillary supporters, still stinging and writhing from their terrible loss in 2016, are agitating for us to just accept Joe Biden as the nominee. They seriously believe that Biden can beat Trump. Well, I disagree. I’ve seen Biden and I’m not impressed. Few of his supporters share the same recall I do. Few of them will even acknowledge that Biden worked with Republicans for 40 years to give us the conditions that made Trump president.
Few of the Biden supporters will acknowledge that as vice president, Biden did nothing while Obama launched thousands of drone strikes. Fewer still will acknowledge the millions of foreigners deported under Obama. Fewer still will acknowledge that although Obama made some improvements to the economy, much of what made the economy ripe for recession is still in place. And Biden said nothing when Obama picked his cabinet appointees from a list given to him by the big banks.
Do you still believe that I voted for Trump if I voted for Jill Stein? Do you still believe that it’s my responsibility to help you avoid your suffering under Trump? Yes, there has been some agony, suffering, and handwringing about Trump. But you won’t see it from me. I see the long game at play here.
Trump is the hail mary pass of the GOP. 62 million people voted for Trump to elect him in 2016. Many of them are older Americans who, like me, couldn’t stand to see Hillary “have her turn” at the presidency. Most of them liked what Trump was telling them. In key battleground states that Hillary did not visit, Trump won. It was a contest between two terrible choices and Hillary was betting that Trump would be bad enough that she would win.
But this time, attrition will have its way with those older Americans who voted for Trump. The Millennials are 83 million strong and they are already the largest demographic in America. They are overwhelmingly liberal. And eventually, they will find that there aren’t enough boomers to run the country. And then they will have to run the country for there will be no one else to run it for them.
This demographic shift is what the GOP has seen in their laser focus on the courts since Trump was elected. They are packing the courts because they know this is it for at least a generation. They have been played by the hard Christian right to focus on overturning Roe v Wade, an issue that is not really popular with the Millennials. They have been focused on immigration, knowing that immigrants tend to be more liberal, and they don’t want immigrants taking hold of the government. For a party that stands for the right to life, they sure seem blind to the fact that their policies have given rise to the lowest birthrate in more than 50 years.
The GOP knows that there won’t be another candidate like Trump for at least a generation, maybe even a lifetime. And when Trump is gone, people are going to take a long hard look at the lost weekend spent by the GOP.
Even if Trump wins in November, it will be a pyrrhic victory at best for the GOP. They will tire of defending him. Sure, they have the votes to acquit Trump of impeachment, but as witnesses come forward with more stories, more documents, more pictures, GOP senators will have greater difficulty defending Trump and winning elections at the same time.
If Trump is still in office when the majority of voters are Millennials, there won’t just be a Blue Wave. There will be a Blue Flood. The GOP will be swamped with liberal voters after having been led down a road of unpopular choices and they will have little to show for it.
These are reasons why I’m not worried about another four years of Trump. If Biden is nominated, I’ll vote Green. If Sanders is nominated, I’ll be there, voting by hand with an absentee ballot. I’ll drop it off myself to be sure it gets counted.
I will not be shamed or cajoled into voting for Joe Biden. There is no mystery here. No magic. The elite Democrats who still think they can install the candidate of their choice, strangely still in pursuit of the big money, can sick their dogs at the progressives all they want.
The long game is easy to see. It’s only a matter of time before we see enough progressives and liberals running for office, and they will be willing to change the rules that Biden was not.
So go ahead. Make my day. Nominate Biden if you must.