STOP YELLING OVER ELIJAH CUMMINGS AND SHOW SOME GODDAMNED RESPECT
“Bernie basically fed us a bunch of Mountain Dew and now he wants us to go to bed," Iowa delegate Chris Laursentold the Des Moines Register. "It’s not going to happen.”
Yeah, no shit. First Sanders delegates (against his express wishes, and to his palpable, obvious dismay) tried to drown out convention chair Marcia Fudge -- a nice-looking black Congresswoman from Ohio who had the temerity to say the words "Hillary Clinton" -- but they were told to have some respect and she'd show them the same.
It didn't work.
And just minutes ago, the same Sanders delegates -- a loud fucking cohort of them -- chanted through almost all of Congressman Elijah Cummings's speech about his sharecropper parents and how to make progress. (Video here.) "NO TPP," they shouted, over and over, and besides wishing I knew when TPP became the litmus test for progressives, I'd also like to know why those Sanders delegates think they know more about "fair" trade than THE MAN WHO WAS TALKING ABOUT HIS PARENTS BEING SHARECROPPERS, WHILE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT IT.
Elijah Cummings! Wonkette's legislative badass of the year! THAT Elijah Cummings! A fuckin' HERO!
I like Bernie. Every Wonker does, it is the law. But some of his delegates are being horrifying, and if you want to talk about "privilege" (which, face it, I usually don't!) then the white children drowning out the black lady congressman and the black congressman need to take a look in the fucking mirror.
It's not funny, it's not cute, and if YOUR democracy "looks like" this, go be a fucking Trumpkin and you can be the anti-democratic authoritarian you so clearly wish to be while shouting down your fucking betters. You know you want to, you fucking little pricks.
Rebecca Schoenkopf is the owner, publisher, and editrix of Wonkette. She is a nice lady, SHUT UP YUH HUH. She is very tired with this fucking nonsense all of the time, and it would be terrific if you sent money to keep this bitch afloat. She is on maternity leave until 2033.