She’s not perfect, but she also is not Trump
I voted several weeks ago, mainly because there are 10 important ballot measures and several close and important county and legislative races. But I almost left the presidential ballot blank. But I plugged my nose, closed my eyes and penciled in Clinton. As I have said before, Trump will probably win in SD and our vote for president really doesn’t matter in SD. We haven’t elected a Democrat for president in SD since Johnson. That’s a long time ago.
I will agree with most Trump supportersÂ thatÂ Hillary has a bumpy public service resume over the past 30 years. Real bumpy. But she has one. No public servant has a perfect record. But Hillary’s achievements outweigh her downfalls. Her public service experience is paramount to Trump. He has zero. Unless you count his tax avoidance and the constant lawsuits he is involved with with the government.
He scares the S— out of me. He has no policy experience, no Federal economics experience, no national security experience. Zilch. All he has is shallow anger.
I tell people my choice for president was very easy. While I do have concerns about Hillary, I also know what goes on in Washington is mostly silliness, but as long as the next president can keep me safe and not let the bottom fall out of the economy, that’s about all I can expect from them. I will sleep soundly if Hillary is elected, because I think she can at ‘least’ provide me with that security. If she accomplishes other things like fixing the ACA, keeping Social Security and Medicare viable, ending the wars in the mideast, fixing the racial divisions in our country, raising taxes on the rich and appointing more liberal judges, that would also be great.
TrumpÂ hasn’t proved to me he can provide that kind of security. In fact, I can’t imagine the nightly bad dreamsÂ I would have if he is elected. The best way to describe a Trump presidency?
I told people 2 years ago that Hillary Clinton would be our next president. I still think that. Though I am not a religious person, I do believe in a creator, and I don’t believe that our creator would allow a Trump presidency.
But enough of the gospel according to Detroit Lewis.
I voted for Bernie Sanders. I like him. I like his ideas. But as I told his supporters, he is unelectable. There has been proof over the past year that the DNC was working against him. It is no surprise.
I learned a long time ago what the established parties do to the best candidates. I watched them destroy the rising star of the party, Howard Dean. I still think if Dean would have become the nominee, he would have been president. He was transformative, progressive, passionate, smart and powerful. I sat thru the ‘meet-ups’ with state organizer, Ben Hanten. We were proud of him, and the glimmer of hope he showed to supporters. But the right-wing media and the corporate influenced Democratic party wasn’t going to have it. They crushed him.
But they didn’t just screw him once, after his successful 50 state strategy, they threw him away again.
I was actually surprised that he spoke tonight at the DNC. He looked good, and it still hurts as a ‘Deaniac’ that we wasted such a great opportunity. But I learned the hard way about the national machine, and how the ‘great ones’ get away. That is why I am so passionate about local government, here we can make changes, even when credit card company money may get in the way, our voices have influence and our actions are noticed. Not so much on the national stage, or even in the houses of congress or our state house. Just look at what the state Democratic party did to Joe Lowe. Another wasted opportunity.
I still think Hillary will make a ‘good’ president and I am happy a woman will be in charge for once. But she is no Dean or Sanders, and that is unfortunate. But she is strong and smart, something very absent in the GW Bush years.
Keep speaking out on the streets of Sioux Falls, where you can make a difference. Sanders and Dean will be fine and Trump will go back to being the ass munch he has always been.
Mean old Hillary Clinton went to Africa’s Democratic Republic of the Congo today to discuss god knows what, current giraffe prices? Because it’s Africa?? And while she was taking questions in Kinshasa, some curious â€œCongolese university studentâ€ had the gall to â€œask her for her husband’s thinking on an international financial matter.â€ But instead of just laughing it off with a â€œHa ha, you don’t respect women in your country, which is why you have a rape epidemic,â€ Hillary ClintonÂ murdered the student!
â€œYou want me to tell you what my husband thinks?â€ she replied incredulously when the male student asked her what â€œMr. Clintonâ€ thought of World Bank concerns about a multi-billion-dollar Chinese loan offer to the Congo.
â€œMy husband is not secretary of state, I am,â€ an obviously annoyed Clinton said sharply. â€œIf you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband.â€
The question was left unanswered as the moderator of the event quickly moved on.
Actually, a translator F’d up and the student asked about Obama, not Slick Willy. And Hillary apologized later. But her freakout session is pretty funny.
Carville said it best, “It was a cardboard cutout, big deal.”