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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:06 PM

The unmentioned electoral factor

I see lots of wringing of hands over underperforming Democrats but I see one major factor being overlooked.

IT SUCKS TO BE THE ADULT IN THE ROOM WHEN MORE MATURITY IS NEEDED

Specifically I mean COVID. People are exhausted from it and just want to move on. We keep trying to do the right thing and it does nothing but generate hatred.

In a kind world, people would want to wear masks to protect others. We do not live in a kind Country.

In a sane world, people would get the vaccine of their own accord. We do not live in a sane Country.

In a smart world, people would avoid interactions and crowded conditions. We do not live in a smart Country.

Time and time again, we have to be the adults in the room and enforce measures that should be followed of their own accord.

The vaccine mandate is the perfect example. People should just get the fucking shot but we can't just do what is right. So after we fell short of the goal and people kept dying, we had to be the adults and make people do it. And then we have to absorb all the backlash and get blamed for airline cancelations, staffing shortages, supply chain issues, etc. It is infuriating to me.

It is terrible way to expend political capital and I think there is a an under appreciated political cost to it . And I think it goes back to the election last year as well. People just wanted to be done with it and many bought into the candidates that told them it should be behind us.

It is like the classic stereotype of divorced parents. The single mom has to provide decent food and enforce homework while the weekend Dad spoils them all weekend. It is why we are constantly governing in repair mode because the voters always come home to us Sunday night after eating cake and ice cream all weekend.

We may as well be called the "Eat Your Vegetables Party".

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genxlib Nov 2021 OP
bahboo Nov 2021 #1
brewens Nov 2021 #2
forthemiddle Nov 2021 #3
genxlib Nov 2021 #4
Champp Nov 2021 #5
mopinko Nov 2021 #6

Response to genxlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:26 PM

1. I think you're exactly right....

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Response to genxlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:44 PM

2. These COVIDiots are like a sick baby with a sore throat that won't stop crying. You can't explain to

them that they need to stop crying; it's only making it hurt worse!

But it RW SOP. Break shit, then bitch about it being broke.

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Response to brewens (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:49 PM

3. It's not just the Right Wing

Today one of the most liberal NFL players, Aaron Rodgers, tested positive for Covid. It surprised everyone to find out he wasnít vaccinated.
Although the MAGATs may be the most vocal about the Covid restrictions, they arenít the only ones.

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Response to forthemiddle (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:58 PM

4. Unfortunately, I think this is true

Last year for the election, I think we lost a lot of people that we assumed would be happy about our being serious about COVID.

People like low-income service workers and people with kids at home. I think we overestimated how much they appreciated doing what was best for their health. Sometimes the logistical and economic realities outweigh the need to be safe.

I have long ago accepted that wanting to be serious about covid comes from a place of privilege because I did not have kids at home, have a yard, plenty of space and could work at home. I think if I lived in a two room apartment with young children I would be wary of people trying to keep things shut down too. Even if it was more dangerous to me. Sucks to realize that people have to make those kinds of tradeoffs but it isn't realistic to believe they will thank you for keeping the schools closed when they are barely holding things together in that situation.

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Response to genxlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 04:59 PM

5. #EatYourVegetablesParty now trending down

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Response to genxlib (Original post)

Wed Nov 3, 2021, 05:14 PM

6. true shit.

i was saying that to people last year- why do i have to be the momma around here. you're all grown ass people.

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