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Tue May 24, 2016, 06:14 PM

Inauthentic....

...is Jon Stewart's description of HRC. I think it is right on point. One does not know where she stands b/c her position constantly changes depending on to whom she is speaking or whether the position is "politically safe" - no the right thing to do - "safe". I think it is why she is described as not trusted or dishonest.

Compare and contrast Bernie's positions over his lifetime. Consistent.

As a over 65 female feminist, I am NOT with her. I will write Bernie's name in if HRC is the nominee.

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KauaiK May 2016 OP
guillaumeb May 2016 #1
Bob41213 May 2016 #4
guillaumeb May 2016 #5
JDPriestly May 2016 #2
Downwinder May 2016 #3
deepestblue May 2016 #6
Blue Meany May 2016 #7

Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 06:18 PM

1. If you are in a contested state, that write-in is

effectively a vote for Trump. Yes, a write-in vote does make a statement, but the consequences are not good.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Tue May 24, 2016, 06:32 PM

4. Taking the lesser of two evils is what has gotten us to this point....

And this point is looking like two evils.

I can't fault anyone for voting their conscience at this point.

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Response to Bob41213 (Reply #4)

Tue May 24, 2016, 09:34 PM

5. But people make choices all the time.

And making a choice does not mean that the other choice is evil.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 06:23 PM

2. Many, many Bernie supporters agree with you.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 06:27 PM

3. I think she has been pretty consistent.

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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 09:42 PM

6. Bernie. Good choice. :D

"Fifty years ago, when he fought for desegregation in Chicago, he didnít do that for political calculation. He did that because he cares! When he chained himself to an African American woman to make sure that they couldnít take her away either, he didnít do that for political calculation. He did that because he cares! So when they were ready, the cops were at the time, ready to drag her away, he was the first to say ďIím with her!Ē And thatís when it mattered!" - Cenk Uygur


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Response to KauaiK (Original post)

Tue May 24, 2016, 10:17 PM

7. Most politicians are inauthentic, but HRC is more so than

 

most, and having Bernie in the race makes the contrrast even greater.

Other than her comittment to second wave feminism, which happens to coincide with her own self interests, I can't think of anything she has consistently stood for. The trend line, though, is towards greater progressivity on social issues, and greater conservativism on economic issues and foreign policy. And I have no confidence that there is any group she wouldn't throw under the bus to get elected.

I hope I am not compelled to choose between her and Trump, because, if you can believe anything he says, ihe s shaping up to be the opposite--terrible on social issues, but better on foreign policy and trade issues.

I'm really pissed that Democrats and Republicans have colluded to make social issues the central ones in national elections for so many years, and essentially offer us the same pro-corporations economic poliies and foreign policies.

But having to weigh civil rights at home against violence abroad and impoverishment at home and abroad sucks even more.

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