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Talking heads, don’t try to overthink this moment

Are Democrats all going socialist? No. Do we welcome Democratic Socialists into our party. Yes. Did we like Bernie Sanders ideas? Yes. Did we like the way Bernie Sanders let his inner narcissist out in 2016? No.

Do we like Conor Lamb? Yes. Do we like Doug Jones? Yes. Do we like Heidi Heitcamp? Well, her constituents do. We can count on her for some important votes.

We are not all going all “knit your own sandals”. Are some of us going more left and “let’s all go in this together because that way we have more negotiating power and can force bulk discounts”? Yes.

This is the God’s honest truth: there is the Democratic Party and then there is the Nationalist Republican Party. There’s more variety and spirit in the Democratic Party right now. It’s energized, it’s forward thinking and it’s pissed off and taking names.

I personally welcome our democratic socialist overlords as long as they are actual Democrats and want to bring new ideas to the table.

They aren’t going to take over the party but so what if there are more of them if what America really wants is Finnish baby boxes, Medicare for All, affordable higher education and giving working people more ability to control their lives?

That’s a bad thing?

“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

George Bernard Shaw

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And now a reminder and Public Service Announcement to those of you who are playing whack-a-mole with those online harassers who want to intimidate you and drown out your voice:

They don’t know you. So what if they think you’re fat, ugly, <fill in the blank>. They only say that sh*t because women, especially, are conditioned to take it personally. So don’t. Because…

The internet is the great equalizer. You can say whatever you like and express any political opinion and get your own blog and no one can shut you up. You control the horizontal and the vertical. If some asshole troll starts to harass you, you can block them or vote them off the island or…

Play with them before you eat them. The great thing about the Internet is you have a grace period to come back with some devastating, humiliating, witty response that will make them run for their mommies. Double down on it and don’t let up. Channel your inner Michael Avenatti and take the MFers on. They think liberals are soft and squishy. Show them that you’re not and don’t be afraid because…

In the end, we’re all just little black pixels on a display. Their little black pixels cannot hurt you. They don’t have the energy to get off their sofas to come get you so don’t let them get under your skin. You have as much power as they do. Even more. Eat red meat, take some heads, roar, do it again and again and Don’t. Back. Down.

Now, I want each one of you go out there and bring me 100 scalps of some dissed Republican Nazis and Russian Vodka infused Bernie Bros.

Sound good?

(Amnesty to all the Trumpers who are coming out of their psychogenic fugue states and are wondering what the hell just happened to them. Give them some online chocolate and tell them they’ll feel better soon)

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I like where Brian is going with this:

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