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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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