Favorite moment from that rebate. Civility, decency and comradeship can exist amongst competitors. It’s heartening to see.
We need to remember this no matter the outcome of the primary.
I think – no, I know – we forget.
We get so caught up in all the good things Hillary probably won’t do – like campaign finance reform, like affordable colleges, like doing something about police brutality – and it gets very easy to feel like electing her won’t help anyone.
But we forget about the bad things she won’t do. We forget that things can get not only better, but worse.
We forget that the Republican platform has shrunk over the years to just a few things. Anti-welfare, anti-abortions, anti-tax reform, anti-immigration reform, pro-war instead of just not enough against it, pro-police brutality. Ayn Rand is popular reading over there. And they will all feel obligated to at least try to destroy Obamacare.
They will get to choose FOUR Supreme Court justices, and if you didn’t like it when the Voting Rights Act was gutted, you’ll have a lot more of that to look forward to. With eight conservative justices, it will be easy to destroy this country.
Things can get worse. We could all be Flint, with deregulation. We could all see our wages and benefits evaporate with anti-union legislation.
Hillary Clinton might not improve things enough to make any of us happy. She might not improve things much at all.
But she won’t send us careening off the cliff.
If you’re still feeling torn, still thinking “both parties are corrupt, what difference does it make” – harken back to the 2000 elections, and understand that people felt the same way then. Everyone thought George W would be pretty harmless. Lots of us on the left decided to vote third-party. Without Nader voters, it would never have come down to fraud in Florida.
So let’s not make the same mistake twice within my lifetime, okay?
I will vote for Bernie in the Primaries.. But if Hillary ends up winning the nomination you bet your ass I’ll be at the polls come November voting for her.. I DO NOT want any of those republican candidates in office.