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Coward With Terminal Brain Cancer Jumps Out Of Government-Funded Death Bed To Kill Other Sick People

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The line of Republican cowards attempting to curry favor with Donald Trump stretches out the door, around the building, down the block, through the next door overflow room, and extends up to space, where it circles around the moon like Dr Manhattan. There’s sniveling turdface Ted Cruz, who, among other things, listened to Trump call his wife ugly and his dad a traitor and a murderer. There’s J Crew crewneck used to wipe pig vomit off of a misspelled yield sign Paul Ryan, who Trump has basically played the one-way dozens with for three years. And of course there’s Most Racist Cracker Barrel Manager Ever Jefferson Sessions, who’s remained mute as a Nazi church mouse as Trump continues to drink his milkshake on Twitter every day.

But none of these cowards compare to the cowardice standard exhibited by John McCain; whose cowardice is legion and legendary, massive and magnificent. It’s been only two years since Darth Cheeto — who was then still just Anakin Skyrapist — doubted McCain’s war hero bonafides and added (quite humorously, I must admit) “I like people that weren’t captured.” And now, here’s McCain jumping out of his government-funded death futon to deny government-funded death futons to other sick people, all to support a President who disrespected the fuck out of him and whose only substantive agenda and platform is to erase everything the preceding President did.

Again, Washington is full of cowards. But what makes McCain’s cowardice special is that his whole entire personal and political brand is bravery. Well, “bravery.” You expect people like Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan to be rats. But John McCain has created, attached himself to, and submerged himself in this maverick narrative; that he’s somehow different from the rest of those craven motherfuckers. That he does what he does, but does what he does with integrity. And this story only exists and has been able to persist because he was a bad pilot. His “bravery” is to bravery what Arby’s “roast beef” is to roast beef. Fuck him.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • Alessandro De Medici

    To be honest it wouldn’t have meant anything if he had voted against it. Like one of my favorite bloggers used to comment about the media when it comes to politics, “The only purpose it serves, is to hype events to the point of crisis.” That said, it didn’t really make much sense that he wouldn’t vote, McConnell wouldn’t have dragged him out of bed if he wasn’t near certain that McCain was going to vote for it.

    That said, the most disturbing thing this week is still the Boy Scouts Speech.

    • Tam

      Well as if ” Lock her up” would not have filtered down. You perfectly well know that Hitler Youths were a thing

      • Alessandro De Medici

        Honestly, it wasn’t the kids response that was disturbing to me.

        Lots of people were referring to “Hitler’s Youth”, I get where they’re coming from, but I think it misses the point. What was disturbing about Trump’s speech was that he addressed them just like he addresses a bunch of adults. He wasn’t aware who he was speaking too, he might as well made the same exact speech in Black Israelite convention.

        • Tam

          He is not aware. He only has one setting…. ” deranged” and the same talking point.

        • Hugh Akston

          That’s an angle I haven’t considered honestly thats quite revealing

          But about the black Israelite

          I wonder if they would have done what she did lol

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rkgx_cWE3xc

          • Alessandro De Medici

            There’s a point in his speech, where he’s thanking all of them for “voting” him in office to make america great again.

            How many people, wanting to be stereotyped as pervs, proudly acknowledge the fact that they are Boy Scouts, unless they’re old and trying to act like they’re good fathers?

            • Hugh Akston

              “There’s a point in his speech, where he’s thanking all of them for “voting” him in office to make america great again”

              You lie? Now I’m going to have to listen to the whole speech and not the deranged parts online? Yikes

              “How many people, wanting to be stereotyped as pervs, proudly acknowledge the fact that they are Boy Scouts at 18+, unless they’re old and trying to act like they’re good fathers?”

              Lmao quite a few it seems

              • Alessandro De Medici

                Withholding inappropriate catholic priest joke lol

                • Hugh Akston

                  Speak ya truth

                  • Tam

                    anarchist

                    • Hugh Akston

                      Someone has to start the fire

                    • Tam

                      a task which you have embraced too eagerly

                    • Hugh Akston

                      Someone has to speak the truth round here there aren’t too many of us

                    • Tam

                      Lol. We mainly speak the truth. Just that some truths may not be to your liking

                    • Hugh Akston

                      Lol truth is truth

                    • Tam

                      There are fact and alternative facts and currently alternative fact is winning.

                    • Hugh Akston

                      Yes like cheating is ok provided xyz circumstances smh

                      Yeah ill stay in my corner lol

                    • Tam

                      But we hear that all the time, and it is never a problem when certain persons do it. And we all know you can never stay in your corner, so stop pretending.

                    • Hugh Akston

                      It is never ok when certain persons do it never

                      But yeah I can stay in my corner and you’ll see lol

                    • Tam

                      I’ve heard that 50/11 times already, you enjoy us to much. I am not endorsing that cheating is ok when certain persons do it, I am saying that is how we rationalise it.

                    • Hugh Akston

                      Folks said the same thing about my Facebook lol

                      There shouldn’t be a need for rationalization cheat is cheat and wrong is wrong

                    • Tam

                      Lol. Facebook is surprisingly easy to quit. I am not going to dispute that last sentence.

            • Mary Burrell

              There are many of them 18+ that are active in Boy Scouts.

    • Epsilonicus

      Young Cheetohs of America

    • Val

      It’s not like the Boy Scouts are a liberal organization.

      • Alessandro De Medici

        I don’t know how much I would call it a political organization.

        My little bro did it for a bit, because my dad thought it would look nice on his resume in 4th grade. Most kids who started it drop out by 6th grade, and those who remain are either true-believers or future sociopaths who never got laid.

        • Val

          Lol @ 4th grade resume

          They aren’t directly political but some of their stances align perfectly with Republicans/ Evangelicals.

        • i mean i did it too…*shrug*

          • Alessandro De Medici

            Lol…it’s okay bruh.

        • Uncle Remus

          It is a paramilitary organization that prepares thousands upon thousands of young men for an apocalypse many of us claim to want to prepare for. Making fun of the uniforms or the apparent geekiness is similar to people making fun of folks who learn martial arts, but claim they’re ready to fight heavily armed police.

          Don’t dismiss these folks getting ready for a war many of us don’t even realize is already underway. Get your kids in scouting, in NRA riflery clubs, in martial arts, in 4H (and coding and Jack and Jill and all that other stuff). Get your communities together, folks.

        • Lmao

        • orchid921

          Resume? 4th grade?!! That’s serious!

          • Alessandro De Medici

            Pops wasn’t messing around lol.

      • Gibbous

        I’ve been with Girls Scouts for nearly 40 years. The biggest difference is that the Boy Scouts have to believe in a higher power and troops are generally sponsored by religious institutions – churches, etc.

        Girl Scouts don’t care. God or no god, Girl or just identify as one – you’re in.

    • Hugh Akston

      “McConnell wouldn’t have dragged him out of bed if he wasn’t near certain that McCain was going to vote for it.”

      What is it at this point?

      What do they have on each other?

      Meanwhile the left is crapping on each other

      • Tam

        If you are not progressive enough you will be cut down

      • Alessandro De Medici

        Nothing…

        One thing I realized is how pointless most party politics is for those who aren’t activists or politically active. The only thing they got on each other, is the desire to remain in the majority after 2018.

        • Hugh Akston

          “Nothing”

          Lmao

      • “Meanwhile the left is crapping on each other.”

        You’ve got Bernie Bros thinking they are the base and the future of the party when the base and future of the Democrats has ALWAYS been black women. We need to have this fight to establish that truth.

        • Tam

          Sometimes I think Bernie Bros are detached from reality.

          • King Beauregard

            These days, the only thing that is required to be a “progressive” is to think the rich have it too easy. That’s it. There is nothing about being a “progressive” that implies you will be a white supremacist, or not.

            Bernie Bros would be Republicans except they feel the rich owe them something. But they will change their tune as soon as they’re making enough money that their tax bracket impacts them more than the minimum wage level.

            Such is my boundless respect for the Bernie Bros.

          • doug r

            It cuts into their feelings of self importance if they admit they aren’t the base.

        • Black women are at best 6.5% of the electorate as a whole. The Democrats are at their lowest level since the 1920’s. They’ve been virtually eliminated from power in large swaths of the nation at many different levels. Ourside of a few safe districts the Democratic Party can not win seats by focusing primarily on the interests of black women.

          • doug r

            Black women are the most reliable Democratic voting block and the most active. Hush now before you hurt yourself.

            • At this point that’s like saying you’ve got the best seat on the Titanic. Numbers matter. Focusing on 6.5% of the population at the expense of the other 93.5% isn’t very smart. But if people are happy with how elections have been going for Democrats of late they can continue to make that argument.

          • First, black women are the most consistent Democratic voters. I don’t care about total numbers, but voter loyalty and consistency over time. Your base is who shows up, not a swing group of people who go from voting Obama to 45 in one election cycle.

            Secondly, focusing on black women also will implement policies that Democrats profess to value- living wages, health care, reproductive care, an end to the carceral state, education, etc. A rising tide mostly lifts yachts, as Ta-Nehisi Coates once wrote; the party should not be interested in the political whims of their most privileged. By focusing on the most loyal and vulnerable, we spread the greatest political benefit to all.

            • Turnout drastically decreased among black women from 2012 to 2016.

              “The rate increased among white women, to 66.8% in 2016 from 65.6% in 2012. But it decreased among black women (64.1% in 2016 versus 70.7% in 2012).”

              http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/05/12/black-voter-turnout-fell-in-2016-even-as-a-record-number-of-americans-cast-ballots/

              So the data suggests that black women voters might not be as reliable as some say.

              But again, it really doesn’t matter if every single black female voter voted Democrat if other more numerous sections of the Democratic base are starting to sway in their support.
              And of course geography matters. If tremendous numbers of Black women live in southern Republican states (and they do) then their loyalty to the Democratic party, impressive though it is, doesn’t help the Democrats win national elections or Senate/House/Governor races in the rest of the country.

              If you want to win you have to care about total numbers.

              • “Turnout drastically decreased among black women from 2012 to 2016.”

                First- I appreciate you bringing data and evidence.

                Second, that still does not disprove my claim that black women vote overwhelmingly Democratic and thus are the base. 94% of all black women who did vote went for Clinton (http://www.cnn.com/election/results/exit-polls)

                Third, while the research is not fully settled, many reporters and political scientists argue that the lower black turnout was due to successful voter suppression tactics (https://thinkprogress.org/2016-a-case-study-in-voter-suppression-258b5f90ddcdf).

                “If tremendous numbers of Black women live in southern Republican states (and they do) then their loyalty to the Democratic party, impressive though it is, doesn’t help the Democrats win national elections or Senate/House/Governor races in the rest of the country. If you want to win you have to care about total numbers.”

                This makes me feel you did not read, or did not care to process, what I wrote in my last post.

            • D A

              Parties are about winning. Everything else is secondary. Winning is about numbers and mobilization. The things we value are proxies for what will bring the most people out to vote for us. With the Republicans almost able to convene a constitutional convention how is loyalty and consistency even relevant? How anyone feels who is not voting is of no moment. What the democrats need to warm bodies in polls or they will cease to exist as a meaningful entity. I find all the polls about opinions on issues so frustrating because it is only the ones on election days that matter and the people are not turning our for Democrats on those days.

  • Janelle Doe

    What I’m curious about is when Jeff Session’s going to resign?
    Any bets out here in VSB-land?

    • Tam

      he is not going to. B

      • Janelle Doe

        Ok fired?
        I mean there’s only so many more busses to throw him under, right?

        • Tam

          Maybe. But I think Sessions has a lot of secrets so he may be warned

    • Mary Burrell

      45 is coming for him with a vengeance because he’s not loyal.

      • Tam

        All these things will eventually be 45s undoing. Until then the elfkin is busy reeking havoc across the land

        • Or will extend his reign. By constantly firing people he consolidates power within himself and his family.

          His leaving of key positions vacant, I feel, is a strategic behavior to this end.

          • Tam

            So you are heading towards a Monarchy or Czardom?

            • A constitutional democracy for white people since they aren’t being targeted by the police state and voter suppression laws.

              An illiberal democracy for the rest where the firmament of freedom- education, the franchise, good health, and capital of all sorts- are nearly inaccessible.

              • Tam

                So Civil War part deux?

                • I don’t see one breaking out because people these days accept federal government power a lot more readily than they did in 1861.

                  I just see a hardening of the two Americas- the America that enjoys the full flower of liberty and those who don’t.

          • Janelle Doe

            He already warned us he can pardon

            • Only the guilty can get pardoned. He cannot do so preemptively, and doing so acknowledges the guilt of the pardoned and leaves them vulnerable to subpoenas with immunity since they can’t be retried for crimes.

              Besides, pardons are for federal crimes. From what the leftists on Twitter are saying, it’s going to be the RICO charges coming from NYC that will do him and his family under. No pardon for state level crimes.

              • Val

                Actually a President can pardon people preemptively. Clinton pardoned Mark Rich preemptively.

                • He was indicted though, right? So there still has to be governmental intent to prosecute.

                  • Val

                    As far as I know a President can pardon anyone at anytime. Even before an indictment.

              • Janelle Doe

                Come through NYC. Gotham – the heroic city we didn’t know we’d need.

      • Janelle Doe

        Who ain’t loyal? Orangelittlefinger or Jeff ?

    • Val

      Well, not sure if he will but if he goes Giuliani is waiting in the wings. So, things aren’t going to get better for us.

      • Mary Burrell

        Giuliani is another monster this cabinet is a hydra monster with many heads

        • Val

          Very true, Mary.

      • Janelle Doe

        :-(

      • miss t-lee

        There lies the rub.

      • Gibbous

        I feel like I’ve cursed myself. Just the other day I was saying to a friend of mine, “Funny how we haven’t sen Guiliani in a month of Sundays. He must be using his lawyer senses to stay out of this mess.” And then bloop, up he pops! I’m hoping he’s smart enough to stay out of this. He, probably more than anyone, knows haw far 45 has to fall.

      • UrbanNortheast

        He’s very dirty (rumor is the NY AG is investigating him for Trump-affiliated money laundering crimes) so maybe he wouldn’t be confirmed. (I gotta say “maybe” because up is down under this administration.) I lived in his NYC and the thought of him with federal power is scary AF.

      • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

        Jeff Sessions said that he doesn’t plan on leaving, so if he does go, Trump will fire him. I saw the CNN Nineties’ episode days ago. It certainly showed Giuliani’s extremist policies.

        • Val

          I think Trump is trying to get him to quit now. He prolly doesn’t want the political blow back he will get if he fires him, The Republicans in Congress love them some Sessions.

          • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

            That’s a plausible scenario. Trump knows that he can’t fire him now since many Republicans would criticize him. Trump is an insecure person who wants to be accepted, but his policies are so extreme and anti-human rights that he is literally promoting acts that will cause destruction of our health care systems.

    • Epsilonicus

      He gonna be gone by NYE

    • miss t-lee

      September

  • King Beauregard
    • Hugh Akston

      A lot of those people voted for McCain or supported what happened today

      So I say let them have it

      • King Beauregard

        True … but poor people leaned Hillary overall.

        Also, while almost every Republican in Washington will support attempts to repeal Obamacare, exactly zero Democrats will. I realize there are those who claim the Democrats aren’t worth supporting, but then there are days like today where you see what happens if you DON’T support the Democrats. It’s not a scare tactic, it’s reality.

        • Hugh Akston

          Poor colored people leaned towards Hillary

          When you compare the numbers it wasn’t even close

          The democrats didn’t vote because the republicans made it impossible for them if the republicans give them the opportunity they’ll jump on it…look at how they vote on past nominees

  • thasamiam

    The last paragraph helps describe why I viscerally hate the Bernie Sanders Zealots, the far left nihilists who caped for Jill Stein, and these “dirtbag left” assholes (like the hosts of Chapo Trap House) more than I will ever hate the truly ardent Trump voters/GOP supporters. I know what to expect with the hardcore Trump/GOP voters because they don’t hide their racism or bigotry and will call me a n****r to my face. But Bernie Sanders and his cult of followers built their brand of being the ultimate “progressives” thanks in large part to a fawning white male dominated circle jerk of media and punditry class that encourages this. All while the Black women who have done more work than any other group to shape the modern Democratic Party and bring these progressive policies to the forefront are either ignored or routinely defecated on.

    • Alessandro De Medici

      Hmmm, you think Sanders is racist?

      • Kas

        I think he full enough of his agenda to be indifferent to POC. And my guess is under truth serum, he would say he thinks we are inferior to whites.

        • Tam

          Kasito!!!

          • Kas

            Hey Tamster. What’s the cost of living in your country for a foreigner? Trying to figure out where to move to.

            • Tam

              Expensive. It is getting worse and worse everyday. Vat recently went up by 1% but it seems as if it went up by 33%

              • Kas

                Crosses ganja mountain off my list.

                • Tam

                  Thought you were heading to Canuckstan or JA

                  • Kas

                    JA is too dangerous and Canada is too cold. I was leaning Florida for retirement because it doesn’t have a state tax. But now I feel like I want to retire outside of the u.s.

                    • Tam

                      You could probably liaise with Father Hugh for suggestions.

                    • Hugh Akston

                      Way better outside

                    • PinkRose

                      That’s what I’m planning to do.

                    • doug r

                      Southwest British Columbia climate is the same as Seattle.

                    • Kas

                      Yeah, no. :)

                    • Queen@
                    • Tam

                      I thought Spain was in crisis. It actually sent shock waves through the EU. Further they are super racist in Spain.

                    • Queen@

                      The have incentives for retired expats. I’ve survived racism in America. I’m not sure what Spain offers, but it can’t be worst then this place. I also joined a FB for Black expats in the EU. I’m gonna ask around.

                    • NonyaB?

                      I like Spain. Been there a few times in different cities including Madrid. Don’t know how it got cast as the super-racist that @disqus_vKQB0HuMfu:disqus @cedriclathan:disqus refer to but it ain’t. Any discrimination is more subtle (outright incidents are outliers), nothing near what’s seen in America. Plus, knowing/picking up the language changes the whole game, including eliminating issue of mild xenophobia/tourist fatigue mistaken for racism.

                    • Tam

                      In many ways it stems from Football. African footballers have a particularly horrid time in Spain and Italy. A number of clubs have been sanctioned. Plus I have a friend who visited and she complained about treatment especially among persons who thought she was African.

                    • NonyaB?

                      Soccer fan behaviour is an outlier – I definitely felt better knowing authorities had been taking measures like seizing thousands of fans’ passports to prevent them from traveling to big matches in Europe (especially when the match is in one’s city!). If I could pick a soccer free city, I would! I remember the craziest story: rabid fans in Brazil who decapitated a player and stuck his head on a pike, all during/right after a game.

                    • Tam

                      Not all. Lol. I must defend the sport

                    • cedriclathan

                      All but Spain are intriguing. Spain is supposed to be really racist.

                    • doug r

                      Yeah, we can’t really afford it here either.

                    • Epsilonicus

                      Costa Rica? Panama?

            • doug r

              We sort of welcome refugees here in Canada.

            • NonyaB?

              Hah, I don’t believe you’d move out of the US, Kaswell.

        • King Beauregard

          Slightly different guess: Bernie probably doesn’t think blacks are fundamentally inferior, but he thinks they spend too much time complaining and not enough time in school.

          I can back that up too. Here are some Bernie comments just a couple months before BLM confronted him (they got it in their heads that he might not really be on their side so much, go figure):

          http://socialistworker.org/2015/05/05/sanders-dodge-on-black-lives-matter

          What a guy.

      • thasamiam

        Sanders has shown himself to be someone that believes class is more important than race and thinks that correcting economic disparities will solve racism. He’s also made it clear that his prime focus is addressing the economic anxieties of the white male working class. I don’t believe that he is racist but it’s very clear that not only does he lack an intersectional approach to the issues he advocates, he refuses to learn such an approach. He’s also been at the forefront of saying that the Democratic Party (that he steadfastly refuses to join) should ditch “identity politics” and focus on the needs of “real working people.” We know what that means – stop fighting for civil rights and bend to the will of working class white people who by and large prioritize their bigotry over their economic well being and quality of life.

        • King Beauregard

          Well said. Sanders is probably not a secret Klansman, but neither does he take racism seriously enough, nor does he want to be bothered with it when there are “important” issues to focus on.

          By 1917 standards, he might be racially enlightened. But by 2017 standards he’s decades behind.

        • Queen@

          Here the thing, politics can’t “cure” racism, but economic justice as a form of social justice can level some fields. I was/am a Bernie supporter. The issue with focusing solely on identify politics and not larger broder (class perhaps) categories is tou try to be everything, every niche, that you alienate a lot.

          You focus on the LB, the TandQ aren’t properly embraced. Then you totally alienate the A. Focus on Blacks and you have to segment the African Americans, the Africans, the Carribean conmected with different issues (Haiti for example), and don’t even begin to break down Hispanic, Latino, and Asian.

          But a person in the class of under 40k needs, though experiences/cultural differences, have economic symmetries (overtime pay, healthcare, tax credits).

          • thasamiam

            Economic justice indeed is a form of social justice if everyone is included and has a real voice in participating and shaping it. Race and class is very much intertwined in the country (as well as gender), and most Black folks do see racism through an economic lens. But we also know that our standing in this country isn’t solely about economic disparities and there isn’t a one size fits all solution that would lift us up along with anyone else. Ta-Nehisi Coates rightfully challenged Bernie on the fact that his “revolutionary” policy positions on economics and health care somehow didn’t extend to even consider the idea of reparations for slavery.

            Bernie’s rabid acolytes love to use the New Deal and the more socialist economic systems of Europe to plead the case – yet conveniently ignore and disregard the fact that the New Deal willfully excluded Black people from receiving most its benefits. They ignore that even in socialist countries like Sweden, The Netherlands, and Cuba, Black people are in the bottom of the economic and social ladder. They refuse to acknowledge that much of Europe is having a similar rise in far-right white nationalism (the UK, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, et al) and that many of that continent’s white citizens do not want to share their wealth or resources with the Black and Brown populations in their respective nations.

            As the terrific young political scientist Marcus H. Johnson has said, giving white people more money won’t necessarily make them less racist.

          • thasamiam

            BTW, I truly hate the term “identity politics.” It’s civil rights.

            • Wizznilliam

              Christ…. no wonder you are all over the place. “identity politics” is in NO WAY synonymous to “Civil Rights”.. Where the_hell did you get that definition.

        • cedriclathan

          Unfortunately, the numbers speak for themselves. There just aren’t enough black people to really make a difference even if everyone of us all voted the same. It’s up to our allies to support our cause because, in reality, to most whites, black lives don’t matter, wether they’ll say it out loud or not. At some point we have to find common ground just to gain the strength to push through a partial agenda.

          • NonyaB?

            If most of y’all vote (over 40M BP in US) and convince enough of other POC (Asian, Hispanic, etc) to join, y’all would need little to none of the white vote to sway things.

            • Queen@

              But what are they rallying around besides being POC? Asian are not aligned with the Black issues and plight. Common ground isn’t pigmented.

              • NonyaB?

                Not pigment but as marginalized groups that still don’t have equal access to opportunity, especially as Drumf is even rolling back some of past gains.

                • cedriclathan

                  In our country as long as there’s someone to look down on, they’ll stand with the powers that be. That light skinned Mexican or the Asian woman married to her white man, they’re all just looking for a ticket to the party. It ain’t standing with us.

                • D A

                  I cannot understand the expectation that other ethnic minorities are happy to rally under the same banner as black people. They demonstrably are not. If I may use Salmon Sosa as an analogy, when the alternatives are black solidarity or mercury poisoning then they choose to be poisoned, even when or perhaps especially when, they themselves are black.

                  Even though they are also marginalized they are fine once black people are marginalized more. It was Mahatma Ghandi in South Africa who complained that while he understood that he could not be equal as a coloured it was not right to treat Indians as Blacks! I do not see so much demand for equal opportunity as for a widening of the category of top dog. Guess who is the designated bottom dog?

                  The argument for an economic focus I think is that it appeals to broad self interest and that has a better chance of seeing some progress.

            • cedriclathan

              Yea well some of those other groups you mentioned don’t realize that they’re POC. They just know they ain’t us.

              • NonyaB?

                That’ll be part of the silver lining of Peachy Pol Pot’s reign: He’II remind them that they are.

                • cedriclathan

                  One can only hope. The comic in me say, naw…

          • thasamiam

            “There just aren’t enough black people to really make a difference even if everyone of us all voted the same.”

            I wouldn’t go that far. When Black (and other POC) people turn out strongly, Democrats win. It’s no accident that the Dems have won the popular vote in 6 of the last 7 presidential elections. Furthermore, no Democrat has won white voters in ANY presidential election since 1964.

            Rather than make any sort of real effort to win more Black voters, the GOP has committed to taking away the right to vote from Blacks in particular and other POC in general. Not nearly enough has been said about the fact that 2016 was the first presidential election without the full protections of the Voting Rights Act, and the Republicans have made it clear that they have zero intentions to have free and fair elections going forward.

            This is why fighting voter suppression should be priorities #1-4 for the Democratic Party, especially since it has such a severe impact on their most loyal base. But the Bernie Zealots don’t give a shyte about it because it weakens many of their talking points and platforms.

            • cedriclathan

              Oh, I agree, voter suppression is a huge battle, but, given the numbers, if “they” decided to ever vote only in their best interest and decided to ignore any advances in race relations, we wouldn’t have the numbers to combat whatever they wanted. Thus, the need for reliable allies.

      • doug r

        His broflakes are. Bernie’s more of a wilful ignorance.

    • Val

      Let it go already. Sigh.

      • Tam
      • thasamiam
        • King Beauregard

          I see that a lot too: people who deep down feel that a Trump presidency won’t hurt them personally — just a bunch of abstract strangers — and so they didn’t truly care who won, beyond bragging rights.

        • Val

          Well, for one, Sanders isn’t going to be running again. Second, did you really think that the majority of progressive Whites were true allies? Same goes for the mainstream White Dems btw.

          So, why not focus on a win in the future rather than a loss in the past?

          • Tam

            You are sure about that? Many progressives are pushing the idea of Bernie 2020 and have laid out the case of why he should run again.

            • Val

              He will be 79 by then. It’s pretty unlikely.

              • Tam

                That has not stopped them.

                • Val

                  Trump is the oldest President ever to take office and he was 70 at the time.

                  • Tam

                    I am not disputing but this is common
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA7hn2LD6to

                    • Val

                      We’ll see but even if he wanted to I’m pretty sure the Dems would give him even more he|| than they did last time. Which I’m sure he knows.

                    • Tam

                      That is why I think they want to burn the ish down.

                    • thasamiam

                      They want to take over the Democratic Party and re-center it to exclusively focus on white men and the issues important to them. Which is why I made the statement about the white male circle jerk in the media and punditry class, because 1) Bernie’s base has more than enough allies there who will convince people like Chuck Schumer and Tom Perez that they need to be indulged and placated and 2) many of his rabid acolytes who rail against the “Democratic elites” are themselves rich white boys who are cosplaying as working class socialists.

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                • Val

                  Hopefully he’s just saying that to give himself some extra political clout and bargaining power over the next few years. But, we’ll see.

            • doug r

              Bernie would be what,79? Older than second term Reagan or the current dementia patient.

              • Tam

                To them that does not matter. The Last Great Hope

                • Gibbous

                  The Last Great “White” Hope.

            • Mary Burrell

              He will probably be dead

            • LMNOP

              WHY?? I voted for him in the primaries and all, but maybe we could just get someone *better* for the next elections.

              • Tam

                They believe that he would have won and that he was cheated so a second go will make up ( that is what it boils down to)

                • LMNOP

                  Meanwhile he’d be like 80 for the next elections.

                  • Queen@

                    If Dems take the House, Bernie should run as VP. If he dies in Office, SOTH would be Dem and next in line.

        • Cyndi Simpson

          yeah. except what you said is largely bullshit and the situation is much more complex than that. Apart from that – you nailed it.

          • thasamiam

            What exactly was “bullshit”?

        • JBEV

          Bernie Woulda Won FYI. We’d be talking about paid maternity leave rather than deporting people of color. Sit with that.

          • thasamiam

            Bullshit. If Bernie was so great, why couldn’t he beat a supposedly “unpopular” and “unlikable” Hillary Clinton in the primaries? Particularly when Clinton didn’t attack him with anywhere near the ferocity of which he attacked her. The DNC didn’t convince nearly four million more people to vote for her in the primaries and the damn sure didn’t have anything to do with the fact 75% of Black voters and 65% of Latinx voters nationwide went with Clinton in the Dem primaries. Nobody wins most statewide Democratic primaries if they fare so poorly with Black voters. And Bernie himself was told this repeatedly but decided to go his own way about it.

    • doug r

      Are the dead ender broflakes even aware of how racist they are? Are they even aware?

      • thasamiam

        They don’t care. For them, Bernie Sanders is the Great Progressive Messiah and Savior and no one else will ever be his equal.

    • Well, in my experience, all races, gender identities and $exual orientations have proceeded to mess with my life. What if government actually tried leaving people alone? What a radical idea to let people live as they wish. But unfortunately, people have a bloodlust for control, so here we are.

  • miss t-lee

    All of these Republicans are some hoez.

    • Val

      No lie there.

      • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

        Exactly.

        • Mary Burrell

          Good evening Truth?

          • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

            Good Evening Sister Mary Burrell. I know that you are having a blessed Day.

            • Mary Burrell

              I am thank you.

              • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

                You’re Welcome Sister.

    • LMNOP

      I feel like this is kind of insulting to hoes though.

      • cedriclathan

        ?lol

      • SororSalsa

        Hoez have more integrity. They’re honest about s crewing the public.

        • LMNOP

          Lol

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      • miss t-lee

        not actual women of the night, I was meaning “hoez” as in spineless, scary, muhfuhs. I forget that my Texas slang doesn’t always translate…lol

    • Perfect examples of BITCHASSNIGGAS

      • miss t-lee

        Indeed.

  • Charlito Brown

    “There’s J Crew crewneck used to wipe pig vomit off of a misspelled yield sign Paul Ryan”

    Dag, he doesn’t even get a “with sentience” distinction. ????

  • Love Heals

    So much for expecting someone who’s had recent talks with the grim reaper to speak to a shared humanity, empathy, etc.

    • cedriclathan

      You’d think? But naw…. not an ounce.

      • Love Heals

        Right? Just wth?

  • cysinblack

    His death is impending. Hoping he goes before the Cos because white people.

  • Shott3r

    I just want to comment to say that Anakin Skyrapist is a magnificent turn of phrase.
    Oh, and fuck John McCain.

  • Kim Elmore

    Yes yes yes yes YES!!!!!

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