Saturday, October 08, 2016

How long, O Lord, how long?

I cannot wait for this election to be over.

I'm sick of people who call themselves "progressives" but continually attack Hillary Clinton using right-wing Republican talking points, blaming her, of all people, for her husband's cheating on her, and pretending that if she became president she would be just as bad as Trump. What a load of BS. How is this "progressive"? They babble about "neoliberalism" and are angry at her for being pro-Israel.

Don't any of them remember the 2000 election, and how a bunch of misguided progressives voted for Ralph Nader, thus aiding Bush in being elected president? (They weren't entirely to blame, but they certainly didn't help). They thought that Al Gore just wasn't pure enough for them. And they're doing the same thing to Hillary, but this time with a generous dollop of sexism.

Donald Trump is a misogynist (as we were reminded today), a man who grabs women "in the pussy," a vicious racist (just today he asserted again that the five young black men who were acquitted of raping a woman in Central Park in 1989 were guilty), an antisemite (despite the fact that his son-in-law is Jewish and his daughter converted to Judaism), a hater of Mexicans (remember his remark about Mexican "rapists" and his attacks on the judge who is handling one of the cases against him).

Why on earth would "progressives" tear down Hillary Clinton if it means making it easier for Trump to be elected?

1 comment:

  1. "Why on earth would "progressives" tear down Hillary Clinton if it means making it easier for Trump to be elected?"

    My guess? They just don't give a damn about anyone else but their egos and their sick notion of letting things all fall apart because there will (somehow) be a great "progressive" utopia rising from the ashes.

    They obviously did not learn from the Nader imbroglio in 2000--well, some did, but others have not. And the fact that they are using GOP talking points against Hillary is also telling.

    And it's also a matter of privilege. Guilty parties like H.A. Goodman, Ron Chusid of the site "Liberal Values", Walker Bragman of Salon, Chris Hedges of Truthout, and others, are predominantly White males who are well-off, and believe that they will not suffer under a Trump Presidency, and that it will lead to the destruction of the corrupt US government (in their view, of course). Never mind the fact that many will suffer; that means nothing to them.

    Hillary has her flaws, to be sure--but she has a lifetime of progressive work behind her, and actually gives a damn about the country and is more than qualified to be President. Far, far more than Trump or the two third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein.