Sarah Silverman went off script when she told the Bernie or Bust delegates that they were “being ridiculous” for protesting on the DNC floor. Clinton supporters roared in approval, as Silverman articulated what many of them have been feeling for months. As @joshgad tweeted: “Thank you @SarahKSilverman for saying it like it is. Bernie supporters on the floor should be embarrassed.” A quick scan of social media confirmed this was a common viewpoint of many Democrats. I saw Bernie holdouts referred to as “petulant children,” “#BernieBrats,” and perhaps the most condescending label of all “Bros.”
Have seen some explanatory/justifying FB statuses pop up from invitees about attending the upcoming White House Eid Reception.
To those individuals who feel they need to explain or justify their decision to attend: Don’t. You don’t have to and you shouldn’t feel obliged to. If you got invited and are excited about it, please attend with enthusiasm. We need our communities in these spaces. Attendance does not mean blind support of our country's policies. Attendance is not acquiescence. We are part of this country as much as any other faith community and this symbolic reception is part of our heritage as American Muslims. Know that there will be some who will criticize your decision to attend. Take in the constructive criticism but ignore the rest.