John last night:
Democrats just seem like such spineless wimps who never fucking fight for anything they believe in. I’m a Democrat now and more sensitive to language than I once was, so I’m hesitant to call Democratic officials pussies because I know it will result in 20 emails yelling at me for my sexism, but good Christ the Democrats were and still are pussies. It’s enough to make you want to smash your head through your computer monitor when you see them constantly capitulating. Republicans might be crazy, but at least they fucking fight. Whether I am right or wrong, I stand up for what I believe. I’ll put my name, my ass, and my money on the line. So watching people repeatedly cave just makes me have no respect for them whatsoever. Sure there are political realities, but good grief, stand for something. I’m honestly shocked that other than a few jackasses, the Democrats fought the good fight on this latest contraceptives bullshit.
It’s not that Democrats need to make every hill a hill to do die on. On the contrary, we need to recognize that Republicans do do make every hill a hill to die on, and when they choose a particularly disadvantageous hill, Democrats need to show up to do the slaughtering. Fuck the “oh noes, what will the Bishops say”, the “Romney’s quote was taken out of context”, the “we’re still a right-center nation”. When Republicans decide to fight to the death on some issue where their position alienates a wide swath of the population, and excites no one but Villagers and Teahadists, fucking fight them.