I’m not looking to create strawmen here. The uproar over Mitch McConnell’s sheer hypocrisy in ramming through the nomination of a young, ultra-conservative justice to the U.S. Supreme Court mere days before a presidential election is righteous and deserved. However, much of the blame for the current ruckus lies on the shoulders of Bernie-or-bust liberals who either sat out the 2016 general election or chose to throw their votes away on third-party spoilers like Jill Stein or Gary Johnson. The result, of course, has been the nearly four-year fiscal and ethical train wreck called the Trump administration, as well as a comprehensively more-conservative federal bench.

It’s long been said that voting essentially gives a person a license to complain about their government. There were a number of folks who missed that four years ago.