- Oct 25, 2017
Speaking as a fellow Warren supporter and as someone who doesn't disagree with a lot of your points here...So, I'ma say it....the whole "Why won't she just not talk about issue XYZ" annoys the fuck out of me. Literally a few days ago, the former governor of Vermont said some of the exact same things about Bernie. But, it wasn't "Oh noes why is he saying something during a primary?" But, Hillary comes out and says something....and suddenly it's going hurt the feelings of the Bernie Bros so we shouldn't say it. There is a constant expectation, typically put only on women, that they somehow must be constantly concerned with fragile male egos. And it's bullshit. Especially since it's always, always a 1 way street. No one ever is concerned about how the Warren/Amy supporters feel with the constant online bullshit thrown at them. It's always we gotta worry about the loudest assholes in the room. Because there is this pervasive idea that women have to be the uniters. They have to be willing to take lumps to make sure that everyone else is okay. Warren should have let it go what Bernie did because Bernie got upset. It's this subtle vein of sexism that runs through politics, specifically, but literally everything else. In Hillary's own words from that interview....
Also, let's be real, it doesn't matter what Hillary says or does. It's going to piss someone off anyway. If she did that on purpose, it's fucking cut throat and I love it, because, like it or not, she has a pretty dang large following still within the party. And if Bernie wants to win, he actually has to win over some of these folks. And with his campaign seemingly learning no lessons from 2016......good luck with that.
Yes, it's unfair and bullshit that we hope Hillary to shut the hell up in an election year. She has a right to speak up and has every right to be bitter and call out the problems that happened in 2016.
However, unfair as it is, Hillary just so happens to be that one person in politics that a ton of people dislike inherently (and we all know why that's the case and why it's unfair to her). Any time she says anything about anyone, it will inevitably cause a stir. Especially if she opts to speak up on heated topics like Bernie, even if/when she's totally right.
But considering what all is happening in the country right now and just how high and seemingly apocalyptic the stakes are in this particular election year, I also think there's value in recognizing that a lot of folks- even those who respect and admire Hillary- do not want any more drama and mass inter-party tension happening this year.
I know you love talking about the 2008 primary and seem to enjoy the drama that's been going on here. But a lot of others aren't and it's just causing a lot of unnecessary stress in a very heated time. That's at least why I'm personally not particularly enthused to see Hillary poke the bear again.