The Democratic Primary reminds me of the shitty last season of Glee.

Yes, I am voting for Warren, but I don’t have the rah-rah put door knockers out there enthusiasm level I had for Obama. The current political climate is something I find repressive and depressing beyond belief. There is an almost fatalistic belief that only Joe Biden can beat Trump. Bernie Sanders and his camp are now straight up low-blowing having jumped on the Biden camp about how a woman can’t possibly win.

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Rachel Berry played by Lea Michele, repping for feminism, trying but not always succeeding at intersectionaliy, will portray Elisabeth Warren in this analogy.

Pete Buttiggieg seems to have what it takes to become president in 30 years, since the American public has decided that you have to be over 70 to be a president these days. That and we’re probably 30 fucking years away from being able to have a gay president. We can’t even have a woman president, why would we able to have a gay one?

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Kurt Hummel, played by Chris Colfer, a fresh faced clean cut young man trying desperately to humanize queer people for the American Public, represents Pete Buttigieg.

People’s bullshit about how they weren’t into identity politics because you shouldn’t not vote for someone “just because they are a man” has moved straight (and straight-cis) over to “only a man can be president.”

Most of the POCs have left the race, and it now seems more and more like the final episodes of Glee, where all of the people racially self-segregated and the straight POCs stopped dating interracially, the disabled people were all villified and became grotesque caricatures, they tokenized a few Black and LatinX queers, the Asian girl became a running Asian karaoke f** hag joke so they could center Kurt Hummel’s character in the most objectifying and tokenizing way possible.

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So Progressive! Blaine Anderson, played by Darren Criss, represents the appropriately clean-cut and mainstream acceptable love interest with which Kurt can be adorable and humanize gay people for Americans. He represents Chasten Buttigieg in this analogy.
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Contrast and Compare: Actual Chastain and Pete Buttigieg, humanizing gay people for America while being in little to no position to actually win the contest.

Elisabeth Warren is like Rachel, the supposed star of the show who goes white feminist evil and appropriates POC culture from time to time.

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The Actual Elisabeth Warren: She doesn’t have two day dads like Rachel but she is very liberal on LGBT rights, Unfotunately, like Rachel, she sometimes crosses the line into cultural appropriation, white centering and white feminism.

Bernie Sanders is Will Schuester, the hip older teacher who is relatable and they keep trying to make him the star but people lose interest.

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Will Schuester, the hip older white dude who really seems to care about social justice and racial equity, but then suddenly moves over into white centering and making everything about himself and his cis white het privilege, represents Bernie Sanders in this analogy.
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Actual Bernie Sanders, projecting working class accessibility and a college professor vibe but still weaponizing ciswhite male privilege.

Joe Biden is Finn Hudson, a boring wooden character they keep trying to center the show on while more interesting queer folks and POCs dance around in the background.

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Finn Hudson, played by Cory Monteith who died tragically of a drug over dose at only 31 after leaving rehab, represents Joe Biden here – an uninteresting milquetoast white dude who is the defacto star or heir apparent even though the marginalized people are much more talented and promising. They keep recentering things on him to maintain the status quo.
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Actual Joe Biden – just here because he used to be a Vice President, plus we are now supposed to pretend Obama was never president and only a boring, milqetoast cishet white dude over 70 can defeat Trump and we can never have a marginalized president again.

I guess Yang can be Mike Chang since he’s still on the show but gets virtually no airtime.

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Mike Chang, listed as a major character, portayed Harry Shum, Jr, gets insultingly little airtime or speaking parts on the show Glee. He represents Andrew Yang in this analogy.
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Andrew Yang,still a presidential candidate even though people keep forgetting he’s running and he says they turn his mike off so he won’t ask too many questions during debates.

And of course Pete Buttiggieg is Kurt Hummel, the cute young clean cut cisgender white gay boy over and over again like a mascot to distract people from what a mainstream bigoted shitshow it had become.

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Season Six Glee Cast – Wow. So diverse-looking.
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Original 2020 Presidential Election Cast

Sue Sylvester must be Trump in this analogy, and I suppose that makes the First Lady and his many daughters and ex-wives the Cheerios.

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Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester represents President Donald Trump in this analogy.
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Actual President Trump in a jogging suit, dealing with an impeachment hearing just like Sue, those guys aren’t the actual Cheerios.

~ by Sumiko Saulson on January 21, 2020.

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