The anti-Trump “Resistance” Is Nothing More Than a Democratic Party Fundraising Campaign

One year after Donald Trump took office and the Women’s March supposedly marked the rise of a new anti-Trump Resistance, it is crystal clear that the Resistance amounts to nothing more than a campaign to elect more Democrats to high office. The only trouble is, Democrats never push for liberal, much less progressive or left, politics once they get into power. The Democratic Party is where the American Left goes to die…and Trump hasn’t changed that.

8 thoughts on “The anti-Trump “Resistance” Is Nothing More Than a Democratic Party Fundraising Campaign

  1. «The only trouble is, Democrats never push for liberal, much less progressive or left, politics once they get into power.» How can you say that, Ted – they are pushing McCarthyism 2.0, adulating the CIA, NSA, and FBI, and blaming the dastardly Russians for everything like it was 1953 – how much more «liberal» can one get ! On the other hand, they aren’t in power just now, are they ?…

    Henri

  2. Oh, yeah, #thereisitance is a Dem Party tool, merely newspeak which has no relationship with objective reality.

    OTOH, The Resistance *does* exist. Ted’s resisting … are you?

  3. Glenn–
    Um, thanks? I wish I thought any part of what you said was even slightly wrong, just as I wish Ted’s cartoon(s) were not painfully, unarguably true….
    A couple of friends have asked if I’ll be going to the march. I said no, I won’t, and that participating would make me feel weirdly hypocritical. I marched in the moratorium in October 1969, along with any number of other anti-war demonstrations and actions, but this time? No. Perhaps if I thought anyone actually had a sense of what the “protest” were about — specifically, not just “Trump’s a dick” — but I fear it’s simply doing something to make people feel like they’re doing something. As Ted pointed out recently, as long as people are not willing to commit to nonviolence — that is, unless they’re willing to take a risk and to sacrifice their own comfort — such smug, toothless protests are merely self-gratifying and delusional means of feeling good about themselves.

    • @lburanen

      Thank you for your participation in the October 1969 moratorium.

      You action played a part in keeping me from being part of the greatest (and maybe final) mass murder in history.

      • You’re welcome. Unfortunately, my husband didn’t fare as well — he did return intact… unless you count the PTSD that exacerbated a lifelong depression and was doubtless a contributing factor to his drinking himself to death.

      • @lburanen

        Sorry to hear this.

        Some never come home again and some are never again at home, wherever they live.

  4. Democrats believe in nothing.

    Thus, votes for Democrats are an expression of a hopeless fatalistic nihilism, evidence of an outright delusionalism as bad as Trump’s delusional behavior is purported to be by Democrats.

    It’s always darkest before a false dawn, until the even greater darkness that follows it.

    Obama’s false dawn followed the great darkness of George W. Bush and Trump’s false dawn followed the darkness of Obama’s false dawn.

    What false dawn and even greater darkness will follow the darkness of Trump’s false dawn?

    Unless Trump’s false dawn transforms into the glow on the horizon of nuclear war, thus terminating this chain of false dawns into the ultimate end of nihilism.

    Have a nice day.

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