Friday, June 10, 2016
Don't fucking tell me what to do.
If someone wants to make well-reasoned discussion points on why to vote for Clinton, that's fine. But A. don't tell me who to vote for and B. you had better have a better reason than 'must defeat Trump'.
How did that John Kerry / 2004 thing work out for us all?
While I checked the box for Kerry, I didn't vote for him, I voted against Bush. Kerry was a horrible choice too. He just was.
I'm not sure 2016 is much different.
Some gays are happy to point out that Bernie wasn't for same-sex marriage back in 2006. Ok. They happen to leave out that Hillary didn't change her view until 2013. And this isn't a proposition to those folks, but: suck my dick.
This is where they don't have well-reasoned discussion points. The problem is, they think they do.
Now, I get why Clinton supporters need Sanders supporters to get on board - because they are scared, and well they should be. They didn't take Sanders seriously from the get-go and expected him to be gone 2-3 months in. And here it is, 10 months later and even in the last set of primaries he one two of six.
His (non-super) delegate count isn't that far off from Clinton's.
The thing is - from the get-go, Clinton and these folks figure she had a clear and easy path to the nomination and that didn't turn out to be true. She's had to put a lot more time and resources into this campaign just to get the nomination. It has also exposed to not being as big a of liberal as many assumed....or hoped.
Yes, I wanted Sanders to push Hillary more to the left, but that didn't happen. She is just right-of-center as she's always been. That has to hurt her supporters - though they don't see that. Because when you look at the GOP clown car, of course she looks liberal, but so does Ronald Reagan.
I cannot think of a single thing that Clinton has said that has made me go: "wow - what a great point." Not one.
Of course the irony of the Clinton supporter is - they'd loathe if anyone told them they should support Sanders (or anyone else), yet they have no qualms about doing it themselves.
No doubt I will be check the box for Clinton, but I'm not sure I'll be voting for her. I'll be voting against Trump.
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