Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A vote for Clinton is a vote for the status quo

The Republican Convention is entering Day 3 in Cleveland.

Flashback from The Hill, June 3 2016, Susan Sarandon on Hillary Clinton:
Actress Susan Sarandon says Hillary Clinton's foreign policy makes her a greater national security risk than Donald Trump, adding it's "inevitable" the White House hopeful will be indicted... [S]he did not learn a thing from Iraq. She is an interventionist. She's done horrible things, horrible things, and very callously[.]... Trump's ideas are too implausible to be dangerous.
Another way of putting it:
HRC is a warmonger. See Libya, Syria, Iraq, Russia (via Ukraine), and Iran.
HRC agrees with torture as a policy of state. See countries listed above.
HRC prefers secret treaties over open negotiations. See TPP et al.

From the International Business Times regarding Clinton and the TPP,6 June 2016:
The State Department originally said it estimated the request would be completed by April 2016. Last week the agency said it had completed the search process for the correspondence but also said it was delaying the completion of the request until late November 2016 — weeks after the presidential election. The delay was issued in the same week the Obama administration filed a court motion to try to kill a lawsuit aimed at forcing the federal government to more quickly comply with open records requests for Clinton-era State Department documents.Clinton’s shifting positions on the TPP have been a source of controversy during the campaign: She repeatedly promoted the deal as secretary of state but then in 2015 said, "I did not work on TPP[.]
And for those who say "if you don't vote you can't complain:"
I used to have that position too.
But I learned a few things and evolved my position.

To wit:
There's massive, coordinated election fraud across the country.

Governments at all levels extract money from you with the threat of force. You are certainly entitled to complain about an entity that does that to you.

And finally - the only ones who can't complain are the ones who voted for the people in office. The entire concept of "not wasting my vote" is an anathema. Don't vote for someone just because you think your vote will be wasted on a 3rd party candidate. This is the very reason we're stuck in a two-party combine machine.

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