I commented in that diary, but this is going up as a diary because commenting in it again provides the diarist with attention that he or she has lost all rights to for the rest of his or her time here.
The most common tactic employed by Obama supporters, when deflecting criticism away from the president, is to play the race card. But that ploy only resonates with a very small segment of American voters today. It has been so overplayed it has lost its credibility.Yeah. That claim only resonates with people of color, people who give two shits about what happens to people of color, and people who understand that there are some shoes you can't walk in, and you have to trust the people on the long hard road to describe it to you. "The ploy" only resonates with people who read a fucking newspaper once in a while, or have ever read a fucking Shaun King diary, or have ever worked a campaign in the inner city.
What is more important, and what has been clearly illustrated by the responses posted in the comment section of his diary, is that many minority Democrats truly want white voters to leave.You could have saved us all a lot of time by making the headline of yesterday's diary "Progressives are Leaving the Party Because Blacks Want them Gone."
This was the point when I though to myself: Surely nobody who rec'd this complete and utter piece of shit has ever had a thought so disconnected from reality. I see names on there I recognize. These are not new people or sockpuppets. Did the diarist edit and add this two hours in?
So let me tell you something about what I (as a white person in the Democratic party) have to say about this INSANELY RACIST SHIT. EVERY PROGRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENT since the day we as a nation began the journey of recognizing that people of color were actually human people would have been IMPOSSIBLE without their role in the progressive movement. There is EXACTLY one group of people in this country that want white progressives and progressives of color to go their separate ways, and this is not the place to advocate their viewpoints. Go ahead and accuse me of clapping louder, or telling you to 'love it or leave it.' Tell the world I'm censoring you. Call me a conservacog or a neolliberal or whatever the fuck dumb college sophomore shit you've got to say.
But do it elsewhere. Fuck off. Fuck off and never come back. Not because you're progressive (I'm a progressive). Not becauase you're a populist (I'm a populist). But because you are an insufferable ignorant asshole who--if you have ever contributed ANYTHING MEANINGFUL HERE - blew through that balance and into the red in a SPECTACULAR FASHION.
I'm a white man and I'm a gay man. I don't know what the other diarist is and I don't care. I will not read this shit here. Never again. I will burn every HR I have on anyone and everyone who repeats it or supports it, and I'll stop when they ban me.
Censorship is the wrong policy for the DKos; the last purge of populists created a lot of ill will, and at a time when there is so much anger being directed at the Democratic Party, it is foolish to try to intimidate a large segment of Democratic voters.The purge of populists? If the word 'populist' was even USED here more than ten times a month sixty+ days ago, I'll eat my FUCKING hat. Apparently there's still enough 'populists' around here to HUMILIATE this site by rec-listing complete REDSTATE FREE REPUBLIC BULLSHIT.
I'll tell you what I DO remember. I remember the mini-purge and MASSIVE self exile of some of the most committed progressives I've ever had the pleasure of interacting with.... and that came about when this community--via flawed moderation--passively supported FAR LESS RACIST BULLSHIT THAN THIS.
Not this time.
I speak for nobody but myself, but I speak.
AND FUCK. YOU.
I might have spelled half these words wrong. I'm not shouting with my caps lock key, I'm shouting at my dining room table.
If you have any self awareness or decency AT ALL - you'll delete that piece of shit on your way out the door, and I hope the people who pushed it up the rec list start READING SHIT instead of uprating a few keywords and headlines.
If administration decides this is a flameout and I'm a goner, so be it. I can think of no other acceptable reaction to what I read today than the one I'm having right now, and I'm fine with getting kicked out of town if the sheriff disagrees with me.