Would The Left Support a Jon Stewart Presidential Run?

  • The Republicans have time and time again revealed themselves to be absolute ghouls who want to finish off the middle-class forever by revoking all worker protections (including Social Security); expanding corporate fascism (or just regular fascism, if it’s faster) to make the work environment unlivable; and allowing Charles Koch and his handful of raving mad oil baron super-criminal cohorts to destroy the planet as quickly as possible, all for the sole purpose of their personal enrichment. Fact, not opinion. We know that. We don’t need 5,000 retweeted center-left-approved “Trump/Giuliani/Mitch McConnell Sucks” memes in our Twitter feeds every week; we’re well aware of it and have no plans to jump ship to the Republicans. That’s a promise, pinkie swear.
  • Anyone with just a couple of working synapses knows that the system is all but completely broken and doesn’t really function at all for working citizens, who suffer new indignities and setbacks every day owing to government action/inaction. We know that middle-class misery, born from decades of government neglect, has become so severe that it’s allowed nationalist terror groups like the Proud Boys actually to grow rather than remain almost completely ignored, mocked, and, like their predecessors, constantly subjected to so much persecution that they’d have to beg for help from the ACLU just to hold a rally. Countries that have their act together don’t experience this bullshit.

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Eric Saeger

Eric Saeger

Author of “Russian Nazi Troll Bots! The Busy Person’s Guide to How Trump’s Trolls Won the Internet.” Music writer at Hippo Press. Software guy. Doomsayer.