Are You a Hillary Supporter?

As it is looking increasingly likely that tRump will be the Republican Presidential nominee, this article outlines some excellent reasons why you should NOT be tempted to vote for Hillary and instead put your support behind Bernie.

The lead line: “Democrats need to seriously and pragmatically assess their strategy for defeating Trump. A Clinton run would be disastrous; Bernie Sanders is their only hope.”

From the article:

Every one of Clinton’s (considerable) weaknesses plays to every one of Trump’s strengths, whereas every one of Trump’s (few) weaknesses plays to every one of Sanders’s strengths.

[Trump] will attempt to crucify her. And it is very, very likely that he will succeed.

Couple of things we already know …

[Trump] deals almost entirely in amusing, outrageous, below-the-belt personal attacks, and is skilled at turning public discussions away from the issues and toward personalities (He/she’s a “loser,” “phony,” “nervous,” “hypocrite,” “incompetent.”) If Trump does have to speak about the issues, he makes himself sound foolish, because he doesn’t know very much.

The article writer further comments, “This campaigning style makes Hillary Clinton Donald Trump’s dream opponent.” Be sure to read WHY he says this.

One of his final comments:

Donald Trump is one of the most formidable opponents in the history of American politics. He is sharp, shameless, and likable. If he is going to be the nominee, Democrats need to think very seriously about how to defeat him. If they don’t, he will be the President of the United States, which will have disastrous repercussions for religious and racial minorities and likely for everyone else, too.

Overall, it’s an article NOT to be missed.

“Feel the Bern”

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28 thoughts on “Are You a Hillary Supporter?

  1. I don’t think Bernie is electable, and Trump would like nothing more than to see Democrats divided. I would MUCH rather see four years of Hillary, then ten minutes of Trump.

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    • Did you read the article?

      Sanders campaigners have grown used to hearing the heavy-hearted lament “I like Bernie, I just don’t think he can win.” And in typical previous American elections, this would be perfectly accurate.

      But this is far from a typical previous American election. And recently, everything about the electability calculus has changed, due to one simple fact: Donald Trump is likely to be the Republican nominee for President.

      When you (and others) take this attitude, then we’re up against a Hillary vs. Trump battle and, as the article points out, such a match-up would be a disaster.

      I’m not going to say it won’t happen but if it does, it will be for the very same reasons that Trump is winning, people are being swayed by the rhetoric instead of doing the research.

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    • You should see my Facebook Bernie friends…we blow Trump and Hillary camp out of the water with our ability to connect and pull together for all the right reasons. I refuse to let her pseudo-electability argument stop me. Bernie is not just running for election- he’s leading us to a much needed peaceful revolution in getting the power back in the hands of Americans and establishing true democracy. To me, that’s what #feelthebern is about. To avoid being redundant I invite you to read my post on “it’s a revolution” and why #enoughisenough. I hope you see you are caving to the establishment when you say you won’t vote because Hillary can win. She bought her votes with fundraisers and Super PAC’s. So sad. America is in trouble for real…

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  2. As an outsider I have noted that in nationwide polls Sanders seems to do better than Clinton in polls against Republican candidates. This puzzled me as from a policy perspective it seems Clinton’s policies are far more mainstream than Sanders. I had assumed early on that Sanders was too left wing to have any chance in a general election. But I am now needing to reassess that opinion.

    So I am led to wonder. Is the issue personality, that people like the personality of Sanders and not that of Clinton?

    Or perhaps is that Americans are sick of the status quo and consider any alternative either left or right as better than business as usual?

    Or is it another factor I have overlooked?

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    • Peter, I thik it’s both, but many are concerned about what they consider the dishonesty of Hillary. As the article pointed out, she has a lot of issues working against her.

      She does come across as considerably more poised than Sanders and I’m sure that plays a role — especially in the minds of those who don’t research what the candidates REALLY stand for.

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  3. In principle, elections of anywhere are important, but this year’s event seems to to carry more weight than others. I live outside the U.S.A., and most of what I know about the country is what I read in the press and in blogs that post interesting articles.
    Thank you Nan, for calling our attention to this warning issued by “Current Affairs”. Mr. Nathan J. Robinson’s opinions are really worth reading; this one is an eye-opener for me.-

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  4. No, Nan, I’m NOT a Hillary supporter. Hillary is more of the same. She’s part of the problem. Thank you for getting the word out there- you’re awesome! 😎No wrote about this very subject in my post today. Bernie for me is not just electing a President…”it’s a revolution.” ✌🏽️ #feelthebern all the way!! ❤️

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  5. Most people who will vote for Trump do not realize that Bernie Sanders is a protectionist who wants a border and regulations as well without the scary Trump-trigger-happy-confrontation attitude.

    Trump might not look “nervous” even if he evidently is nervous enough to lower himself to such a low language. It seems like he would be “loosing” against any democratic socialist, not only Bernie. People just do not like a Hillary and they love Bernie. It has nothing to do with that she is a woman, but about the way she is. If anyone comes across as “nervous” it is Hillary. There are many women with charisma, but she is not one of them, in my opinion.

    The charisma of Trump is not based on kindness, but on a boyish naughty kind of charisma.

    Trump evidently have a “phony” haircut, have proven to be a “hypocrite,” and definitely can be considered to be “incompetent” compared to Bernie Sanders.

    Anyone who has seen the American health care system investigated by Michel Moore and after that are in favour of more state control and less big company control should vote for Bernie Sanders.

    Trump is a republican capitalist with loyalty to the big companies, especially his own.
    Hillary is a democratic capitalist with loyalty to the big companies.
    Bernie is a democratic socialist with loyalty to the people.

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    • Thank you for your comment, Maitreya! I really liked the way you categorized the candidates at the end of your comment.

      I suggest you read this article related to the narcissism of Trump. It’s an eye-opener but also quite frightening.

      I totally agree that Bernie is the most reasonable candidate. Let’s hope the majority of people feel the same!

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      • Interesting article. As I see it Trump does what he can to become the winner in the race. He is not politically correct and many people like it. He is not like the rest. The people is upset with the lies from Wall street and Washington and his anger reflects their own anger. He gets tons of media/coverage and at the same time Bernie is being blacked out from Wall streets mass media.

        When he has been elected as a candidate for the republicans and want to take votes from the left you might see a different approach depending on who is up against him. The sensible Bernie Sanders would be the hardest challenge for Trump since all others have sold themselves to Wall street.

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  6. I said I would avoid politics, but I’m curious about this thought. Disclaimer: I’m Libertarian and will vote Republican.

    Do yall think that if Hillary gets the ticket that she will be endited for her emails. Then the establishment will put forth a more electable candidate ie: Biden. Biden will look good for being willing to represent the people. He’s likeable, experienced and didn’t get roughed up during the primary.

    Or what about Michael Bloomberg?

    I just have a feeling this election season could get even crazier. The Republican establishment are shocked at how well Trump is doing. I wonder if the Democrat establishment want to give Hillary her shot because of their love for Bill, but they know her corruption is really bad. So they have plans for later… Bring forward a guy that could win. I don’t see Biden getting beat.

    Sorry, I feel there is so much going on behind the scenes of both parties so I am always thinking conspiracy lol

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    • Biden considered running, but in the end, decided against it. 😦 He made this decision a couple of months back.

      Bloomberg has been talking about running, but no decision (that I know of) as yet. The pundits are saying he doesn’t have a chance. I’ve also read some less-than-favorable things about his political stance so even though I’d like to see another person in the race, I don’t think I could support him.

      I’m sure Bill has a lot to do with Hillary’s popularity and because of this (as with Trump), nobody is really paying attention to her platform.

      It’s a circus. No doubt about it.

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  7. It gets me that Trump brags that he will not only build a wall between Mexico and the US, but will make Mexico pay for it. I’d like to know how he thinks he is going to do that. The people of Mexico come across the border because their own country is impoverished, and Trump plans to milk them for another one and a half billion?

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