@IronMan Bernie is not in my top three choices of people on the stage, but he's not a communist. Putting in the mind of Americans that any Democratic candidates are communists is a great way to not turn out our voters. Don't do that.
Socialism isn't Communism.
Democratic Socialism definitely isn't.
@AgentHill @IronMan Although what you both point out here is absolutely correct, you just KNOW that during the general, anyone who even thinks of espousing "Democratic Socialism" is going to painted as a communist, true or not. There will be yet another whole voter category that will be instilled with fear (those who hid under their desks in school during he "air raid" drills). Although we may KNOW it's not the same thing, a wide swath of Americans just buy the propaganda.
No matter who the nominee is, they will be painted by the opposition as some scary thing or another. Socialist is 2020's emails right now. Like Hunter was for Biden just a couple of weeks ago. If another frontrunner emerges, they'll dig up some other lie.
I'm not letting it stop me. Nor should anyone.
@AgentHill @IronMan It’s disappointing to see big-name resisters on the birdsite doing Republicans’ work for them this morning. If Bernie does get the nomination, we‘ll have a lot of damage to undo and it’ll be partially our allies’ fault. We have to be careful... which is really great and not adding to the stress of daily life at all!
Nope. We have to believe it can be better. And be prepared for slogging through the predictable shit to make it better.
I know I'm wearing my positive pants right now, and I today has been hard & tomorrow will be hard, but it *will* be better. We have too much to lose to start with losing heart.
JFC, how the F do you post a f'ing gif on this thing? Come ON, life!
@AgentCarter_SSR @IronMan @shield_asset @OfdonaldJ @AgentHill I don’t know the person asking the question, but... Reading and writing poetry, singing, dancing, Doctor Who, trying new food, hanging out with friends, making gifs, and staying at home with my cats when I need to be away from people (which is often, admittedly).
@AgentCarter_SSR @OfdonaldJ @IronMan @natashar @AgentHill
Chief, please let Mr. Stark know many people not with your team, supported the return of his presence on social media. Also his choice of what to do with his time and efforts. How do I cope? By staying informed and politically active. Tonight at a Sen. Amy K. rally in Aurora. Yes I know the lean of the team and soon hope to attend a Warren event. Your local SSR strives to "protect" all. Still no Rumlow!
Best, Glenn ☕🙂
My bird site existence is limited for this very reason and most of my political work and advocacy is not social media heavy.
I'm sad that you're disheartened from recent interactions (or ongoing ones). I had to walk away from a lot of it from burnout after the midterms. I'm genuinely sorry because I know you work hard - you all do.
Take a break. You are valued. And Warren is the one. You're not wrong.
A quick ride down my birdsite timeline shows what I often get back.
I don't mind the MAGAts. I do mind so-called Resistance accounts discouraging anything from calls to voting pleas to positive comments about any candidate or subject at all.
Cap - sorry if my pep talk came off as chastising. That was far from my intention.
I'd be the last person to malign someone for fighting the good fight and lifting others up as often as Tony and y'all have. I don't have much history in the dynamic here, but I'm in your corner.
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