Listen, I’m pissed because the stakes are so high. Anyone who’s paying attention to how the Democrats are engaging with the world has got to find it strange. Anyone who needs the Democrats to step up to the plate has got to be pissed.
I’m sure it would be just great if all the people at the more liberal end of the spectrum just left the state and you could just focus on your imaginary ideal white, rural, conservative Christian voter who would be all about voting for Democratic candidates if only there weren’t so many goddamn Democrats in the state. (But, then, y’all don’t listen to the rural folks anyway. Do you think they don’t notice that?)
Here’s the deal: we get that for you this is just politics. Like a never-ending chess game, you move this pawn there, they move that piece somewhere, and at the end of the day, whoever seems to have control of the board wins, for that day. But there are a lot of us in this state, who can’t just pick up and move just because the TNDP doesn’t like us, who need Democrats to watch out for us. We need jobs. We need basic protections. We need not to be poisoned. We need our babies to make it to their first birthdays and beyond. We need you to fight for us.
And you’re embarrassed by us. You wish we’d just go away. Or accept the tiny bit you’d maybe give because it’s a tiny bit more than Republicans would (at least on purpose).
And, I, at least, and I think others, can’t do that because the stakes are so high for us.
We get that. I’m not sure the TNDP does.