Of course, a vote isn’t a full throated endorsement. It simply
represents the culmination of the consideration of one’s options. Any
politician or party has their share of contradictions, and I made my
choice based on which one I believed to be least conflicted.
But your mention of the election set me to wondering.
Would this “resistance” to “corporate Democrats”, such as it is, have
emerged had Madame Mayhem taken office?
(She did win, unless one wishes to ignore massive voter suppression
and really truly “voter fraud”.)
Might not the inclination to support a Democratic administration have
been as vigorous as it was under Dear Misleader? Perhaps the relief
at having narrowly avoided the calamity of Citizen KKKane would
mitigate against a rejection of “unity”?
We’ll never know.
What we will divine in due time is just how authentic this desire to
“retake” the party is. I suspect the “pragmatic logic” of a “unified
front” will assert itself with a vengeance.
I’ll close with this admonition
Don’t expect someone to have your back whose impulse is to plunge a
knife into it.