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New: Clinton is the Choice for Anyone Who Can Think

Jack Bragen
Thursday March 03, 2016 - 09:49:00 AM

Jeff Hoffman: " If you're truly progressive, there's no way in hell you vote for Clinton, regardless of who she's running against."

Are you sure of that? Let's review some of the things Trump has been saying. He wants to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. He wants to deport all undocumuented workers. He is going to build a wall at the Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it. (The Mexican leader scoffed at this.) When asked about the Klu Klux Klan, he barely spoke a word of denouncemnt. He said he would bomb the s--- out of ISIS.

Jenna Johson of the Washington Post: Trump said he would "defund planned parenthood." Trump said, "The Environmental Protection Agency might also disappear." Trump said he would "Bar Syrian refugees from entering the country and kick out any who are already living here." He said he would: "Prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of a private e-mail server while serving as secretary of state." Trump said he would, "Be unpredictable. 'No one is going to touch us, because I'm so unpredictable.'"

Nina Bahadur, of the Huffington Post: "Trump has consistently insulted, belittled, sexualized and stereotyped women. He has also taken the time to personally insult individual notable women like Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie O'Donnell, Cher, Bette Midler, and others."

When Obama was running, he claimed that Obama was not born in the U.S.

Mr. Hoffman, Hillary Clinton would be the first woman president. I think that counts for something. I thought progressives wanted a woman president. On the other hand Trump, a white male, is the most sexist public figure the U.S. has seen in the 21st century.  

While it is true that Hillary Clinton's stands on the various issues lean toward the moderate, and while it is true that she is willing to utilize U.S. military capabilities, I believe she would make a superlative President, and this is so whether you consider yourself "progressive" or otherwise. Clinton has basic competence for the position, and this is something Trump can't honestly claim.  

Trump is the most terrifying political figure in U.S. politics we have seen in a very long time, and he deserves to be soundly defeated in his bid for the Presidency.