At this late date, I’m not inclined to vote for any member of the Democratic Party ever again. I don’t like Trump, I didn’t vote for Trump, and I don’t think Trump is a good president. But the alternative is even worse. Case in point: Howard Dean.
You didn’t see the following last Saturday because it was on MSNBC, but Matt Vespa at Townhall did:
“Today, in the 2018 elections, if you vote for a Republican, you’re supporting Donald Trump. This has now become a referendum. If you want to vote for a racist in the White House, then you’d better vote for Republicans. But if you want to vote for the Democrats and really have change, that’s where I think America is going. And I think there’s a lot more decent Americans than there are the kind of people who supported the folks in Charlottesville, and Trump is in the minority, and that’s what the polling shows. So I think this may be the moment that turns America away from the Republican Party, which, frankly, long before Donald Trump, was dog-whistling race, gay rights, immigrants, and Muslims.”
Did you get all that? So if you voted for Trump because you’re tired of political correctness and identity politics and all the other crap you spent 8 years listening to, you’re a racist. You’re irredeemable. You’re — and I don’t normally like to use this word — deplorable.
But if you’re one of the good people and you want everybody to know what a good person you are, you’ll do what Howard Dean says and vote Democrat.
It doesn’t matter which candidates the Democrats put on the ballot. It doesn’t matter what they do or say. You have to vote for them, or Howard Dean and people like him won’t be your friends anymore. You’ll be kicked out of the club. Shunned. You’d better consider the personal consequences, Nazi.
If you’re dumb enough to fall for such bumbling emotional coercion, you deserve the candidates your party keeps pushing on you. Nobody made you guys nominate Hillary Clinton. Nobody made you cheer when the GOP nominated Trump, because you thought she could beat him. Nobody made you alienate everybody who doesn’t march in lockstep with you. And nobody’s making you double down on a bad bet like this.
You did it to yourselves, Democrats. That’s what really hurts.