Purity politics.

/Purity politics.

A certain kind of liberal makes me sick. These people traffic in false equivalencies, always pretending that both nominees are the same, justifying their apathy and not voting or preening about their narcissistic purity as they cast their ballot for a person they know cannot win. I have no problem with anyone who voted for Trump, because they wanted a Trump presidency. I have an enormous problem with anyone who voted for Trump or Stein or Johnson—or who didn’t vote at all—and who now expresses horror about the outcome of this election.  If you don’t like the consequences of your own actions, shut the hell up.

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Of course, there will still be those voters who snarl, “She [Clinton] didn’t earn my vote,” as if somehow their narcissism should override all other considerations in the election. That, however, is not what an election is about. Voters are charged with choosing the best person to lead the country, not the one who appeals the most to their egos.

Newsweek on purity politics.

Dat last line, tho.

We were kind of stunned circa October this year when a US friend came to visit. He’s what we’s consider politically liberal/leftist, definitely not a Trump supporter, but the level of… snarling derision he had for Clinton was kind of confronting. Particularly for us, as non-US citizens, who’s only horse in the US political race was “anyone but Trump, please“.

So much for that, I guess.

2016-11-29T07:53:35+00:00 1st December, 2016|Tags: politics|1 Comment

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  1. inkteller 4th December, 2016 at 10:20 pm

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