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Response to cali (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 01:16 PM

40. I am not sure that overweening ambition has not crept in and overlaid a little sanity for Hillary.

 

Her reaction to the Iraq question - loud laughter, yeah, some choices are hard!, read my book! - was bizarre.

And she has made so very many bad choices, and it looks like EVERYTHING she does is done for a personal political purpose or money. EVERYTHING. She seems to get very angry at being questioned, disagreed with, interrupted, or crossed. She is reaching out to Job Bush's backers, because, after all, she has the same values. She lies. That Bosnian sniper fire thing was downright creepy. I don't really even believe she is okay with gay marriage. I don't.

And she vacillates on everything, how she says she stands on something seems to always be in service to pandering for money or votes. Bill seems odd to me, and the thought of the both of them ardently pursuing trade deals is unsettling. Not to mention her fondness for war. Means-testing and redistributing Social Security instead of raising the cap, and knowing that Bill and Newt were on the way to privatizing Social Security? Just no.

Both candidates are frightening to me.

My grandson and his millennial friends? Know that Hillary does not mean well for them on issues that really affect them - college costs, wars, job loss, they don't think she really cares about climate change, and they all agree it would be fine to pay extra taxes for Single payer, and they all have insurance that they can't really afford to use.

So it is not as simple as saying Trump is crazy and Hillary is perfectly sane and means well. That is why we all support Bernie.
I did support Hillary in 2008 - but now I am aware of just what she actually stands for, and it looks like she mostly stands for Hillary for president, and would be another Maggie Thatcher.

All of this is on the DNC's and Hillary's heads. They deliberately stacked the deck. It is arrogant of the DNC to blandly say oh, the people who have worked for the DNC for so long have the absolute RIGHT to pick a politician who will affect EVERYONE'S life, so just STFU and vote for Hillary.

This is not a rant, this is just how I very calmly feel.

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