Wednesday, June 08, 2016

When you say #ImWithHer, this is what I hear, and it isn't pretty

I just want you to understand what I hear when you say "I'm with her." I hear:

You support fracking.

You support lying to people routinely.

You support allowing government officials to deliberately circumvent Freedom of Information Act statutes for the preservation and accessibilty of records.

You support wars against people who never attacked us and had no means to attack us.

You are okay with the fact that a million innocent - and I do mean completely innocent - men, women and children were massacred to give US access to oil.

You support a candidate who so completely bungled health care when she tried to craft a bill that not even the Democratic Congress under her husband's Democratic presidency could stomach bringing it to a vote.

You support a candidate who didn't speak out or care when millions of voters - primarily Bernie supporters - were mysteriously dropped from voting rolls in Arizona, in New York (especially in Brooklyn, where Bernie grew up), and in California. If it benefitted her - who cares about Democracy?

You are so desperate to see a woman elected you will overlook how she brought "triangulation" into politics to cut progressives out of their Democratic Party voice, choosing to support Wall Street over Main Street.

You support war crimes - the killing of civilians outside the context of an actual war, as the US has done with drone strikes.

You support punishing, not thanking, Edward Snowden for releasing info that helped millions and hurt no one.

You support fascist coups in third-world countries that overthrow democratically elected leaders (Honduras, e.g.).

You think it's appropriate to assassinate foreign leaders, period. ("We came, we saw, he died," Hillary giggled after assassinating Gaddafi in Libya, leaving it now a haven for terrorists.)

You support a woman whose policies as Secretary of State dramatically increased instability in the Middle East and Africa.

You support the woman whose State Department got the mandated minimum wage of $0.61/hour in Haiti down to $0.31/hour.

I can go on and on. But when you say ‪#‎ImWithHer‬, this is what I hear. And it makes me shudder.


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