His whole piece is infuriating, especially coming from someone who is rich enough to never have to experience the consequences of Trump and the Republican Congress’s assault on public services, but this is the bit that moved me to respond:
You are also rich and privileged. You would not feel the consequences of the status quo like so many others would. Hastening a radical shift in the left via refusing to vote for the DNC’s awful candidates is not as critical for someone in your position of power and privilege as it is for the disenfranchised.
People with your power and voice need to step up and help the left reform itself anew, free from scandals, corruption, greed, and corporate influence. Instead of trying to play the blame game, castigating voters for their decisions, look to the future. As Luke Cage would remind you, “Always forward.” What do you want the DNC to look like in four years? How do you want the election to go? What will your presidential candidate look like? How are you going to participate? Do you want the DNC to keep getting dragged to the right by the same oligarchy that has been controlling the GOP and shifting the discourse to the right, or do you want something else?
This election is over, and what’s done is done. You have the power to help the DNC learn from its mistakes. That is the morally correct thing for you to do, so that the pain of the next four years do not go to waste as an object learning experience for everyone who was involved in handing the presidency to an oaf.
Or you could waste your time attacking people for their opinions and blaming voters. Your choice.