I am so fucking angry at this right now it’s not even funny. And I probably shouldn’t be. But I am.
I’m fucking livid.
Et tu, Warren and Sherrod?
In a statement regarding her decision, Warren expressed “concerns” about Carson’s “inexperience in the field and his comments on poverty and government dependency,” but supported his numerous promises to expand affordable housing options—including for the homeless and LGBTQ people—and recruit a bipartisan team. “In light of these promises, I support Dr. Carson’s nomination, and look forward to working with him to ensure that he follows through on his commitments,”she said.
“Dr. Carson is not the nominee I would have chosen to lead HUD, due both to his lack of experience and his often troubling public statements over the last three years,” said Brown in a similar statement. “But despite my reservations, and my disagreements with some of his positions, I will give Dr. Carson the benefit of the doubt based on commitments he has made to me in person and to this committee.”
So basically, two of the only people in Congress I trusted, two of the only people in Congress I have always thought would make a great part of a “Progressive Revolution” (though not the faces, because such a revolution needs to be diverse, inclusive, and intersectional), are fucking supporting Ben Carson for HUD Secretary.
And before you get all “they’re picking their battles!” and “he’s just a puppet; they know what they’re doing”, here’s the thing…
Ben Carson, puppet or not, will destroy housing. It’s not just the fact that he’s remarkably unqualified; it’s the fact that the entire Trump administration is poised to destroy this country, and Ben Carson as HUD secretary is just more proof of that. As a fellow member of TWiBNation said on Facebook:
Carson’s failure will severely impact the poor, the underrepresented, people already on the margins of society.
And to put a personal touch on it, here’s another TWiB friend. She will be directly hurt by Trump and Carson:
I live in federal housing for the disabled. Although my disabilities are invisible and I have 2 Masters degrees, I’ve been turned down for jobs and regular housing. I have been trying to find similar housing back East where there are more employment opportunities and have been on waiting lists for a year and a half. I am petrified that the orange plague and his pet coon will cut or end this program. This bitch is fucking with my life.
If Senator Warren and Senator Brown really are “picking their battles”, then they are fucking horrible at doing that. This is a fucking battle they should be fucking fighting, instead of backing down like fucking spineless cowards.
God fucking damnit.
It’s all shit.
All of it.
Dara M Wilson is right. Burn it all down.
(And now you know why I’ve basically been posting fun, funny, cool things instead of writing about politics and social issues; I’m too angry to write about it. Everything I hear and/or read leaves me wanting to hurt something. 2016 was shit, yes. But it’s only going to get worse. And yes, I’m using my anger as I can, sending letters, making phone calls when I feel capable [phone calls cause anxiety for me, though, but I do ’em anyways for this], signing petitions, etc. But blogging about it?