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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #48)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:01 PM

49. I think that now is the time for mature adults to set aside their hurt feelings.

It's probably the same as you would have felt if some of the other candidates had won.
I think that now is the time for mature adults to set aside their hurt feelings and move on.

But if those were your feelings if, say, Sanders or Warren or Pete were the nominee,
I wouldn't be so self-indulgent or selfish. However, I can state that for the supporters of candidates other than Biden, their "disappointment" is certainly understandable... nevertheless, enough time has passed and it's time to get over it. Or at least fake the fuck out of it, and get on board (or just shut up about it until we're safely in the White House!)

All I'm trying to say is that the constant moaning... and groaning... and whining... and griping... and belly-aching serves no good purpose. That type of behavior is counterproductive and it deserves to be dismissed and ridiculed and discouraged.

How does it help our cause for anyone to continually be expressing sadness and regret that Biden is our party's nominee? How does it motivate people when they hear such overwrought distress such as "I'll vote for him, but..."; or "I guess we'll have to settle..."; or "he's the lesser of two evils..."; or "we're stuck with him..."; or "he's doesn't excite me", etc. etc.

All those things are just a few of the back-handed, passive-aggressive insults and smears that we keep hearing from people who demand that their feelings be respected.

I would not be similarly dismissive of them.
Really? Is that so? Then why all the pouting and why be so "dismissive" of our party's nominee? Why all the reluctant and begrudging "support"?

People need to ask themselves: What's more important? Being able to continually express disappointment and regret? Or getting people motivated to get out and vote for Biden?

This is all very Sarandonesque in my opinion. All these veiled insults and negative comments that are cloaked with "I'm just disappointed, you must respect my feelings" are toxic and harmful. The lessons of the past are already being forgotten (or willfully ignored).

Here's the thing: The overt expressions of "regret" and continued nitpicking and words of disappointment (and having to "settle'') only serve to create an atmosphere of negativity. That negativity generates apathy. Apathy discourages voter turnout. Low voter turnout gives Republicans a chance to steal the elections.

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