A Sell Out Of Many Colors


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I ran into a former coworker and fellow newspaper guy a couple days ago and he brought up how mean people are during this political season. I told him how a person who normally likes my work, and is a Bernie Sanders supporter, called me an imbecile a couple days ago (she’s accused me before of having her in mind when I wrote something, but I never have until today). My friend mentioned how he got called all sorts of vile and vulgar names for liking something…and he’s a movie reviewer (people don’t like chicks in Ghostbusters, ya’ll).

Usually it’s Republicans who are trying to compete with each other on who can be the most vulgar and hateful. Earlier today a conservative troll I know posted a joke about Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne, because conservatives think that’s timely and funny (1976 called. They want their vulgarity back). Same goon was upset Ivanka Trump didn’t clap aggressively enough every time Hillary Clinton was insulted at the RNC. Man, Republicans can be such hateful and intolerant creatures.

And so can progressives. We like to believe we’re above Republicans. We have empathy, care about the environment, the good in government, science, and we recycle. But lately they’re letting their freak out a bit too much…and not in the good way one would normally let a freak get out.

They’re freaking out over Bernie Sanders not winning the nomination. Yeah, the system wasn’t in his favor, but the guy didn’t actually stand a chance of getting the nomination. They’re so angry they may not vote for Clinton and allow an ignorant buffoon like Trump to win the presidency.

Bernie’s campaign is over, but the campaign for the causes he pushed is not. Someone else will pick up that mantle and eventually all those crazy impossible things Bernie believed in are going to become reality. But that could all be lost if his supporters sit on their ass, stay home, vote Green, Libertarian, or even worse, Trump. And don’t say not voting for Hillary isn’t a vote for Trump. You’re supposed to be from the intelligent segment of society so stop saying B.S. that’s not true just to cover your rancor and bitterness. It’s time for you to grow up.

Sarah Silverman told the Bernie supporters on Monday night they’re being ridiculous. She’s right. If you can allow Trump to become president then you weren’t serious about any of the issues Bernie campaigned on. You’re a faker. You may not like Hillary and believe she’s a part of the Wall Street machine, but what do you think Trump is a part of? Which one can you live with better? How about the candidate who believes in climate change, science, civil rights, equal rights, health care, black lives, child care, women rights, minimum wage increase, equal pay, and can tell you the three branches of government?

You don’t always get every little thing you want, especially the first time you’re eligible to vote. I was in my forties before I voted for a candidate I actually believed in, and even that wasn’t “everything” I wanted. Hell, I waited over forty years for the New Orleans Saints to win a Super Bowl. I’m still waiting on the Cubs to win the World Series or even go. Be patient and stop acting like spoiled insects.

Another horrible person I know posted how Bernie supporters should join the Trump Train. If you are a Bernie supporter and you’re even considering voting for Trump, you were never honest about you stood for and you don’t really believe in anything.

How many ways do you want to be like a Republican? You’re already insulting people who disagree with you and soon you’re not going to have any friends left on Facebook. Now you’re willing to sell out your principles and send your country down the river.

You’re being ridiculous.

Creative Notes: I’m using my regular laptop to post this cartoon. I don’t have internet access for a few days and I’ve been sponging at places that offer free wifi. Tonight I took my Surface Pro and laptop to Sheetz, where the coffee and deli is awesome. The service is very friendly. The place is clean. Their internet is extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemly slow when uploading a file.

I drew on the Surface Pro, and posted the cartoon with my laptop, as using a keyboard is easier than tapping out each letter individually with a pen. My keyboard cover for the Surface Pro arrives tomorrow. Now I just need the internet people to put me back on the grid.

I hope you enjoyed me getting back to a longer blog….especially your Berners.

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6 comments

  1. The way I look at it, voting for Hillary is basically telling the DNC that it’s okay to be corrupt. If we let them get away with it this time, they’ll think they can do it every time. You’re perfectly welcome to vote for Hillary if you want to, but as a registered Independent voter, I don’t owe my vote to the Democratic Party, and in light of their blatant cheating, they’re not getting it.

    #GreenIsTheNewBlue

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  2. Summary: fight for the causes, but not this year because somehow this Republican is worse than Bush, Cheney, McCain, Palin, Romney and whoever his vp would have been. You would be saying the same thing if it was Jeb because you and every Democrat (and republican) say the same thing every year. Don’t vote 3rd party or the other guy wins. How bout you tell us when it’s ok to vote for what we believe in. That’s how democracy works right?

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  3. The ‘bad guys’ at the DNC got caught looking for FACTS to use against Bernie…when they should have been neutral.
    The GOP regularly creates blatant lies against their opponents (and each other) and rely on fabricated falsehoods to create hate, fear, and anger.
    The difference between the two parties is the Grand Canyon.
    I voted for Bernie originally because I feel Hillary is a little close to the “big banks”, but if you allow apathy or minor disappointment to contribute to a psychopath being elected, I feel sorry for you.

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  4. It’s too close. A vote not cast for Clinton may help elect an ignorant, childish, bigoted bully for a four-year term in charge of this country. Anyone who thinks that’s better than Clinton is being way too purist. In politics you never get everything you want, but Clinton’s a hell of a lot closer– read all the Bernie parts of the party platform.

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    1. Most here are Nationals and Orioles fans. I was raised in Elgin, Illinois until I was ten-years-old. So I was a Cubs fan before I knew there were even other teams. It’s weird that the they were the only Chicago team to really stick to me. My football team is the New Orleans Saints.

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