In the interest of fairness ;0 This is from an internet comment on Jill Steins page, valid point! (I am actually voting for HRC, sorry)
“In all sincerity and with all due respect, Dr. Stein, what is your plan if Donald Trump is elected president? You have qualms about Hillary Clinton – Some may be valid, others may not – but at this point it will be her or Trump sitting in the chair come January 20th and everything you are doing is actively aiding Trump in his ambition of winning. I admire much of what you stand for, but do you honestly believe the country will be better off with Trump in the White House than Clinton? Do you believe yourself and the Green Party will be able to accomplish MORE in the next 4 years working with a President Trump than a President Clinton? Until I hear a realistic plan about how you intend to actually make Americans lives better under a Trump Presidency I can not view your campaign or any information you disseminate as anything but aiding and abetting the singularly greatest threat to this country in a century if not ever.”
“By these measures, any objective observer will conclude that – based on her ideas and her leadership – Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States. The choice is not even close.” – Bernie Sanders
I think people saying “but he hasnt conceded!” after this statement are seriously deluded. Theres no secret coded language here folks & if Bernie was just giving lip service thatd be a very bad statement to make on his part. Hes not that dumb. While I’m REALLY disappointed, I think looking for some secret plot twist thats not there is childs thinking.(and believe me Id love to see a roll call vote end w/ him win or Hillary forced to drop out — but nothing is showing us that is whats going to happen). (maybe we as people could demand it though. Have YOU called the DNC yet? I have) .
The RNC may not all like Trump but they’re united behind him. Lets be active intelligent voters at least. I’m not saying vote for HRC per se, but I dont think there’s time to drum up the same fervor for Jill Stein & a vote for her would be more of a statement vote than an expectation she will win, my opinion. Either way whomever you vote for vote smart. If Hillary loses it’ll only be her own fault. She probably would have gotten the nomination WITHOUT dirty politics, which is another sad truth.
Ive seen some other comments like “they must have had something on him.” Something…worse than what they have on….Hillary? I doubt that. I think they certainly used dirty politics & dishonesty. I also think he took the opportunity to still enact change from within the party to influence the platform & still get to be there.Unfortunately right now the only thing an investigation would affect is the Democrat side of this election. I think an investigation needs to happen sure but I think election Hillary & making the next 4 yrs very uncomfortable for her could also be fun. OR more fun would be her getting elected & then investigated & impeached in disgrace but I”m getting ahead of myself. Sure I want Bernie as President. But Bernie had to want that too.
So food for thought to Trump supporters…hes going to make America “great” again. Whats wrong with it? Besides the fact theres a Democratic black man as President I mean? Healthcare? Well yes this has gone up & thats a shame on the part of the industry. Will Trump be putting in regulations to minimize price gouging? Or just doing away w/ Obamacare? I get that people dont like being required to have health ins but come on, you need it. If you dont want it, would you be willing to sign something to the effect that you will liable for any & all emergency healthcare costs & wont seek taxpayer help for an ER Bill should it happen? (my idea for a compromise) Cant have cake & eat it both ways. Either you want government involvement out or you dont..
Also, so Trump is going to “bring back jobs.” How will he be accomplishing this? Will he & his billionaire buddies stop outsourcing to third world countries and start manufacturing in America? (highly doubt it), so again I ask-for your critical thinking practice,- what jobs have you been deprived of that hes “Bringing back”?
I hear lots of anti-immigrant rhetoric (but oddly nothing ab sending jobs overseas on his part, his family’s companies & other billionaires like him) but not much actual ideas. I live in a state filled with immigrants. And I myself have never wanted for the jobs they commonly work in. Please point me to the person that didnt become a lawyer or doctor because an immigrant stole that job & we’ll talk. #FoodForThought
Also the fact that ths man claims that “everyone will be equal” but makes no promises to pass the ERA or any legislation to make this happen does not go unnoticed I hope. Yes you can treat everyone equal based on “merits” but that ignores the reality of a lot of things (privilege, discrimination, different populations limited access to things that would pull them up by their boot straps. A meritocracy does not see these things or factor them in unfortunately)
Just my 2 cents. Or 10. LOL. I’m not asking for a flamewar or even a response. I”m asking you to ponder & really think ab the claims he makes before declaring them to be true