The democrats have a (terrible) plan and I’m watching a LOT of people already falling for it. I see where the narrative is going, so let’s try to crush that early.
So, as most of you know, the House Republicans just recently showed their ass and passed the American Healthcare Act. At least 97.3% of the likely audience for Angry Black HoeMo can reach a general agreement on how evil and utterly shitty the republican party is, so I can save that rant for another day. You know why we’re here…democrats.
Before democrats & liberals go all in on suckling at their party’s tit behind this AHCA mess, let’s be perfectly clear that the democratic party wanted this to happen. Full-stop. No ifs, ands or buts about it. The very minute that the AHCA passed, note how democratic representatives reacted:
Add to that, this spiel from Nancy Pelosi:
Pelosi on the “spontaneous” singing today. pic.twitter.com/UsJtuMtYuY
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) May 4, 2017
This…isn’t the reaction of a party that’s in touch with the people it purports to serve. And more so, this isn’t the reaction of reasonable humans who know that this sewer of a country just took a big step towards making (already inadequate) access to healthcare exponentially worse for millions.
Never mind that democratic representatives could’ve done a hell of a lot more to fight this bill. Their reactions to the AHCA’s passage have been less outrage and determination to fight for constituents who stand to be ruined by this legislation, and more celebratory that they feel this has secured them the majority for 2018. That’s what they’re truly about, here…securing votes and keeping their jobs + regaining the majority. The democratic party is toothless in the political game. This is mostly because they’re as complicit in white supremacy as republicans, but also because they have no identity or core message beyond “The republicans are worse than us!” From same-sex marriage, to Trans rights, to immigration, to labor & employment issues, every political position they take is in response to republicans and trying to get more votes than them so they can keep their jobs. They’re playing a team sport and they wanna win. Dassit.
Now, I know some people might respond by saying that getting the majority is the first step to getting things done, but a few things to consider:
1) Last time democrats had the majority, they scoffed at single payer and bound us to insurance companies, in the first place (and bear in mind that, even with the ACA, decent healthcare is still inaccessible for most people…also bear in mind, health insurance is not interchangable with health care)
2) Nancy Pelosi has already been asked about single payer on the democratic party platform in 2018 and she gave a resounding No
3) Democrats are spineless, as a general practice
The juxtaposition of how democrats constantly cower and back away from putting up a real fight against republicans (which I’ve discussed before), and their total lack of an identity beyond being less bad than the opposition, is nothing short of amusing. Their entire image is wrapped around being the less shitty option, but they can only express that passively, by sitting on their hands and playing nice while allowing the GOP to run roughshod. Granted, a key part of why democrats are passive is because they’re active participants in white supremacy & capitalism, but this is amusing, all the same.
And just to be clear, the onus for this shit show of a bill falls on the GOP, first and foremost and they deserve to be properly dragged for it (including losing their jobs). I just need people to understand that we’re not likely to see some magic fix if democrats get congressional majority back.
…OK, sure…100% down to get the republicans out…but, I mean…WTF is putting more of you spineless hacks in their place supposed to do? https://t.co/ceexoIwpAf
— Let Him Eat Cakes (@angryblackhoemo) May 4, 2017
…and yes, if…democrats are weak as fuck, so we can’t be too sure. Most of ‘Murica was certain Donald Trump wouldn’t make it past the primaries, so… ?☕️
P.S. Two words: Term. Limits.
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