uspol, complaining 

Reminder that complaining about Democrats not getting stuff done isn't useful. 1 asshole and one justifiably right wing Democrat are the problem (please primary Kyrsten Sinema and remember that the alternative to Joe Manchin is worse than him), most of the party is trying to do good things and are a hell of a lot better than Republicans even if they're not perfect. If you want them to actually get things done, you have to actually vote for them so we don't have a split Senate.

uspol, complaining 

Furthermore, not voting for Democrats because they're not perfect, or leaving the country (something most can't do), is a position of *extreme* privilege that enables political violence against less fortunate people who will be hurt by the horrible things Republicans will do or not having enough Democratic support to eg. pass climate bills, or student debt relief, etc. For the millionth time: Democrats aren't the problem, even if they're not perfect. Now go vote for them.

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uspol, complaining 

Anyways, rant over. Going to make a donation to one of the local groups that works to elect Democrats in Georgia now.

uspol, complaining 

@sam I agree, but that's partially because the Georgia Democratic Party gets it in a way that the party as a whole does not

uspol, complaining 

@james How so? I mean, I may disagree with the party's large neo-liberal wing, but at a national level they're trying really hard to push reforms to voting, the filibuster, climate, student loan debt, etc. I don't have any particular loyalty to the party, and there are plenty of things I disagree with too, but in general they seem to be pushing pretty hard for all the right things and gearing up to go on the war path before the midterms next year.

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