After last Tuesday. the democratic primary is more or less a done deal. Barring an outright miracle (like Sanders winning ALL of California), Hillary Clinton will be the nominee, and I am going to have to vote for her. I am less than thrilled about this, given her comments towards those of us who voted for Sanders in the primary. But I'm going to vote for her anyway, because I can't see leaving every non-straight, non-white protestant I know behind (my kid included), just because I personally am - more or less - immune to most of the effects of a republican victory in November.
So at this point, I have to consider the "Bernie or Bust" crowd to be my enemies. It's not hard to do, between their tantrums and their insistence that four years of pain would do us all a world of good. No, that sort of shit makes me hate them almost as bad as the Clinton supporters who have spent the last 6+ months actively making me hate them, though for very different reasons.
I am uninterested in this big fucking elephant in the living room. I am apathetic towards it entirely. I will go vote the straight democratic ticket, then I will go home and hate the democratic party, from Hillary and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz all the way down to the shitbags that decided to tell me WHAT weeks or months ago. I am doing this because I can tell the difference between "bad" and "worse", not because I have seen the light or failed to notice a rigged election or three. I can look past all of that to see my youngest kid. For whatever reason, the bernie-bots cannot. They would prefer Trump over Clinton, because they are having what amounts to a screeching tantrum.
You may notice that I am in the slightly bizarre position of hating every single faction in an election. I am of course okay with that.
That being said, it's also worth mentioning that where you get elephants, you get lots and lots of elephant poop. One of the mighty stacks of said poop has red hair and a beard. and is snarling at you, saying:
"If you hated on me because I voted for Sanders OR because I am willing to face a few stark realities and vote for Clinton...If that was all it took to call me a "Clinton shill" or a "racist" or "part of the problem", then do not bother trying to reconnect with me following the general election. No, instead you should go find new friends, because I am not nor will be your friend after what's been going on. Not because I'm so terribly butthurt about the election, but because you don't meet my standards of friendship. I have your contempt and you have my hate and so far everyone seems to be happy with the situation. So fuck off."
Or kill me, dirtbags.
(This is being cross-posted at a political board on FB, and more is on the way)