In order to insure Trump’s re-election, they’re talking about starting a third party to take the place of the Democratic Party.
At which point I have to roll my eyes. Look. The whole reason Hillary got such preferential treatment by the DNC is that she started out four years before the election seeding her own people into the party hierarchy from the county level on up. The rules got rigged in her favor because she worked at making sure that happened. It’s called politics. Politics is not a purity contest, it’s hard work.
So let me get this straight: These lazy-ass people who were too lazy to get involved with the Democratic Party at the grassroots level, were too lazy to get on county and state party committees, were too lazy to run for DNC delegate offices where they could vote on DNC rules… these lazy slackers are suddenly going to become not-lazy and build an entirely new party from scratch?
I call bullshit. Look, Bernie did damn well considering that he didn’t do any of the homework needed to win a Democratic nomination. But if he *had* done that homework, starting when Clinton did, he probably would have won the nomination and the election. The point being is that politics is hard work, and if you don’t do that hard work, you don’t have a chance to win. And before you say “Donald Trump”, the Tea Party and alt-right did the hard work for Donald Trump, taking over party offices and getting the rules rigged in his favor. That’s why he became the Republican nominee with only 45% of the votes in the Republican primaries.
What the Republican experience shows is that it’s possible for a small group of highly committed people to take over a major political party and get their man elected as President despite the determined opposition of a majority of the party establishment. So why is it that the Tea Party and alt-right can do this with the Republican Party, but the Bernie-bros can’t do this with the Democratic Party? Well… a) laziness, and b) ignorance. They don’t know how politics works, so they can’t fathom the political processes needed to take over a major party. The religious right, Tea Party, and alt-right don’t have that problem. They ran for local school boards etc. starting early on to build a farm team for their brand of politics, and now they dominate the Republican Party.
But that sort of hard work — starting at the grassroots, building a farm team of like-minded candidates, etc. — is way too much effort for the Bernie Bros. They intend to be the Jill Stein of presidential politics — like a groundhog sticking their head out of a hole once every four years, pronouncing four more years of Republican rule, then going back to sleep again until four years later. What a buncha whiny-ass wankers they be.
– Badtux The “Politics is hard work people” Penguin