I think it is less about having to remain silent, and more about "let's don't completely trash each other as we have a common foe".
So, air "your" grievances as mature adults... behind closed doors if possible... in public if necessary... but not to the point where "we" undermine each other so much that Trump gets a 2nd Term.
You, DT, know my view on this next election (sad and as disappointing as it is).
Still there is "hope".
Trump so obviously flaunts his disdain for our democracy that the Democratic candidates... "hopefuls"... need to keep their eye on the proverbial prize.
You know the old proverb, A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush sitting on a pile of dog s***.
Sorry... that last part probably made nonsense.
I know. My frustration is more with the voters than the politicians.
AOC can certainly do a better job of playing the long game. She is just a freshman though. She has a lot of attention on her and it’s a tough line of when to use that to advantage. I really don’t think Pelosi or Biden have bad intentions, just they are better and more jaded in how the game is played.
AOC and the squad has the freshmen issue and wanting to do something now. The squad is like the tea party wing, but republicans do tend to follow the party line better. Like a generational issue, it’s a different approach. So I’m not mad they are getting pulled aside and told how it is. The attacks like the one trump did today are gross, and even though I don’t think within the party it is about race, it becomes about race quickly when criticism happens.
Bernie is older, but has been an outsider so long he’s not used to working in the party either.
Fact is though the actual voters that turn out tend to skew older, so they will respond better to the Pelosi and Biden style.
Personally I haven’t figured out where to lump in Harris and Warren and how well they would do.
I would like it if more democrats that are polling poorly would just drop out. So at least we can have a debate with everyone on the same stage. And acting in a way that can help pick the best choice not tearing each other down.
Like I said my biggest problem is with the idea we have to wait because it upsets people. The ideas of who it’s ok to upset. I know the “rules”. The rules are just s***ty and I have a lot of frustration and anger and hurt I’m dealing with.
You all here at tfs are mostly fine reasonable people, I’m not mad at anyone here. I’m just at a point where I’m tired and feeling oppressed in a way I can’t fight against. It’s sad but I’m happy my Jay is obviously a straight while male, he gets the benefit of the doubt in ways I don’t. In ways that make his s***show of situation better. I couldn’t imagine dealing with his issues if he were brown like me. And I know it sounds racist as f***, but at least I know somethings are easier because he’s white and not “scary” to people.
Sorry if I’m ranting. I do understand what y’all are saying. Addressing things in private is probably best, but sometimes it’s just hard to bid your time. So I get the impatient, especially with the squad and how a lot of POC behaves in the workplace... get in and work to get your job done fast and done well, because you most likely won’t get the benefit of the doubt so if things go sideways, you may not have the job long enough to fix it. Like
Pelosi I’m old and jaded and know the rules, so I play the long game but it’s exhausting. And I vent here to you guys. I’ll fall in line and vote blue, because as things stand today it’s a better option than what we have on the red side. And staying home is not an option for me, too much at stake. Me and my family are not in a statistically good position to ride it out.