Quick stop at Salon (I know, I have a problem…), massive case of the eye rolls.
First we’ve got:
A liberal case for Donald Trump: The lesser of two evils is not at all clear in 2016
followed closely by:
Please, FBI — you’re our last hope: The Democratic Party’s future rests upon your probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails
Let’s quickly begin with Walker Bragman……wait, seriously? *returns to Salon and clicks around his author page.* Hmm, “Hillary is only Republican lite”,….ah, here’s “Fine, give the GOP four years,” wonder if he just expects all the Supreme Court justices to be fine and stay in office until 2020 or if he just doesn’t care? Oh, wait. I missed “Hillary supporters present a false choice.” Hmm. Oh god, sorry about that. I got lost in his Salon history consisting of nothing but Hillary hit pieces. Anyway, yeah, his name appears to be Walker Bragman and his is “a liberal case for Donald Trump“:
That said, now that the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is effectively over, with the former secretary of state essentially guaranteed the nomination, many liberals and progressives are preparing, once again, to vote for the lesser of two evils. The choice may not be as clear as some Democrats believe — especially if Democrats can take back the Senate and assure themselves of a check on a GOP House.
Why the living fuck would we be expecting the Democrats to take back the Senate if the Presidential election results in a Donald Trump victory?
Like it or not, the Supreme Court needs to count for much more than anyone willing to concede 4 years to a GOP president is counting it. GOP presidents have had a much stronger hand in shaping the present court, and that court has been horrible for those wish for a political system they can trust. It isn’t all about reproductive rights, although if you honestly think we aren’t one judge away from allowing states to outlaw abortion, and if you really believe that they would stop at just abortion once they won that battle, then I envy you your ignorance supported bliss. The current court gutted the Voting Rights Act. Citizen’s United was their decision. Union cases sit at 4-4 currently. The Supreme Court matters. It may be the most important result of the upcoming election. Yet all of these “Sanders or Bust” or “HRC over my dead body” columns act like it’s no big thing. I don’t get it. Do they just think all the liberal justices are in perfect health? Misogyny based on the ignorant belief that the only reason progressives care about the court is abortion access? Forgetting that a Bernie Sanders presidency would more than likely see the Supreme Court rule every second move he made unconstitutional? Refusing to believe in the third branch of government? I just don’t get it.
Anyway, since any conceivable Trump presidential victory would result in the GOP retaining the House and Senate, I really don’t see the need to read any further. Feel free if you want though. When you’re done, join the rest of us below…..
As we mock H.A. Goodman’s open letter to the FBI. (I’m serious. That’s what it is.) The letter starts right off raising the stakes super high for us readers:
“Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.“
Wait, sorry, wrong letter.
To the Honorable James B. Comey, Jr. and all the good people at the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Yeah, that’s all I can bring myself to quote. I’m sorry, it’s kinda embarrassing, like that time Fonzie got roped into performing a water ski trick over a large fish. The “TL;DR” version? It’s a Bernie supporter who finally realized that the only way Sanders is going to get the Democratic nomination this year is if the FBI indicts Hillary before the convention, so he goes to the FBI, telling them how everyone else thinks they are total jokes who will never move out of their parents basements or get a date, but he respects the FBI as a proud, patriotic, professional organization with VERY LARGE PENISES who should be held up as everything that’s right with America, and oh by the way if you would PLEASE INDICT HILLARY OMG PLEASE PLEASE I’M BEGGING YOU PLEASE!!!!
The saddest thing is that those of you who decide not to read the whole letter will never realize exactly how close my “TL;DR” summary actually is to the original.