Ok, fine. More politics-schmolitics. With special apologies to my Twitter followers who already saw some version of this rant.
There's this story, Social Media-Powered Berniecrats Try to Move the Party Left by Emma Grey Ellis. It sounds like good news to a Bernie Sanders supporter like me. A Tea Party for Democrats, and potential Democrats on the Left. Great.
When you're equal but opposite of a group with a fucking perfect name like "The Tea Party", you've got to have a name that really captures something visceral for Americans. Something that crystallizes meaning in one short burst, maybe including a clever little play on words. Something fun that the media will be aching to talk about, just so they can speak the name of your organization. Something that will inspire cosplay and other activities that will draw more attention to your movement. Right? Now, that it's been done, it seems so obvious.
Oh. It's Justice Democrats.
Hang on. I know that Know Nothing was taken, but so was "Do Nothing"? How about "Oops! We just crapped ourselves"?
Nothing - and I mean nothing - sounds more like "We don't care about bringing anyone in outside our little circle jerk" than "Justice Democrats". It's branding suicide.
So, no, much as I support the ideas this group is likely putting forward, as much as our goals are likely aligned, I will not be offering my support, time or money to this group. Because my money would be put to better use having it set on fire in my living room. Because my time could more productively be spent trying to teach my cat to blow me.
This is what the Left does every time. They step up to the plate when they're needed. They send their best batter to the plate. Then they fucking bunt.
Fuck this shit. I hate the Left so fucking much!