@Elizafox Those progressives ought to do what the Tea Party did and get involved by first taking over local elected positions and grassroots-level places in the Democratic Party. Or the Republican Party.
@Frankenbeans A takeover of the Democrats is probably easier given they are very weak atm and the party has no real sense of unity anymore
@Frankenbeans I mean neither do the Republicans but the one thing they can agree on is "fuck anyone farther left than George Bush"
@Elizafox George Bush is a liberal to them, anymore. They lost all sense of ideological cohesion when that black dude became president and overt racism got the best of them.
@Frankenbeans Yeah, this really needs to be seen as a fight against neoliberalism for the left, because people don't take third parties seriously in America.
@Frankenbeans Friends have said "why doesn't Bernie Sanders make his own party, with blackjack and hookers?"
And I am like
"Okay and who's gonna vote for this party? How will they even get on the ballot? Do you really expect to convert Yellow Dog Democrats?"