I was gonna write a piece on this (see attached link), but Mr Drum said it all. The only thing I would add is that a) if you or anybody you know benefits from purchasing health insurance from the exchanges provided by the Affordable Care Act, you can kiss their insurance goodbye if a Republican gains the White House, and yes, NOT VOTING is the same as voting for Trump, and b) you may not be old enough to remember a Bill Clinton economy, but I do.
I came of age in it, got my first high school job during it, waited tables in college making $$ during it, and earned my first “real job” during it. And many of us my age came to believe the now lie that, in America, if you just work hard enough — the world is yours for the taking. And then the fallout happened. You may not be old enough to have known the difference, but I did. And during the economic boom that Bill Clinton gave us, Hillary Clinton was the only first lady to ever have an office in the West Wing — what does that tell you?
Despite obstruction at every turn, Barack Obama has taken us from a time where people I knew from 12 step meetings couldn’t even get a job at McDonald’s when they moved to Dickson County to seeing something as simple (something my generation came to take for granted) as the first Christmas seasonal hiring in years just two Christmases ago. Barack Obama has persevered in the face of unprecedented uncooperation, and we need to continue moving forward. Most importantly, Barack Obama trusted Hillary Clinton, so who are you to praise him and then not.
I don’t give a flip if you “don’t like” Hillary Clinton. This isn’t a reality show, it’s not a popularity contest — it’s a job interview for the most important career position on the planet. Stop watching fabricated movies about “Benghazi” and listen to the people who have studied this woman’s career since 1992. You may think you can not vote and wait out a Trump presidency, but some people don’t have that luxury. They need their health insurance, they need no preexisting conditions, they can’t afford to go through the layoffs they went through in the early 2000s, and they can’t afford to lose another $40k in their retirement accounts. That’s what a republican in the White House gives us.
I don’t give a damn if you “like” Hillary, you owe it to your country (Democrats) to vote — or you will have to answer to me. And I may be three feet tall, but you know I can still kick your Bernie loving backsides. 😉
Republicans have voted almost 40 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they recently voted to defund it & Planned Parenthood, and the only thing that saved it was the president’s veto pen. Saying that you won’t vote in this election — specifically saying that you won’t vote while benefiting from the Affordable Care Act — angers me to a level of insanity.
In 2012 right before Barack Obama was reelected, one in four people believed that Obama was born in Kenya. That’s roughly the same amount now that claim Hillary Clinton is “untrustworthy.” Where do you think that information came from?
The would-be Speaker of the House that inadvertently ended up giving his job to Paul Ryan when he arrogantly and accidentally revealed on Fox News that “Benghazi” was all about bringing Hillary’s poll numbers down, told you where — them! Embassy attacks happened in the past and it never turned into a partisan issue, quite the opposite, actually. It gave birth to the bipartisan group that now investigates them. Over a dozen republican-controlled Congressional investigations and multiple independent ones show what Hillary revealed in the two separate Congressional hearings — that there was no wrongdoing or alleged “cover up” by the Obama Administration or Hillary’s State department following Benghazi. Hillary broke no state department rules when she used a private email — which is the same as Colin Powell, which is the same as Condoleezza Rice, which is the same as Jeb Bush when he was governor of Florida. When you believe these lies, you might as well just say, “Barack Obama was born in Kenya!” because you’re only furthering the right wing spin for them.
Who cares, millennials, if Hillary isn’t somebody that you want to sit down and have a beer with? I don’t really give a flying fudgsicle if you like her, I fundamentally believe this: my granddaddy did not serve in the Army, the Navy, and the National Guard for me to sit on my ass and take for granted the most important right in the United States of America — the right to vote. Just as John Lewis didn’t bleed on that bridge in Selma and Susan B Anthony wasn’t tried in federal court simply for attempting to do so for me to not vote, simply because I don’t want to “get a beer” with a presidential front-runner on the Democratic Party. It’s a sign of privilege and ignorance to say that you’ll set out an election because you didn’t get the candidate of your choice. Some people don’t have that luxury.
Some people lost their homes in the last financial crisis, some people were able to get insurance for the first time thanks to Obamacare, and some people depend on Medicaid and Social Security that will all be under attack if we don’t have the last resort option of a veto pen in the White House.
It’s not about you, it’s about the country. Grow up, “Bernie Or Bust!” bros and Hillary-disliking Democrats and do the right thing.
In 1996, I had a sticker on my car that said “A Woman’s Place is in the House and the Senate” (I also had one on the other side that said “ex-boyfriend in trunk” — yes, I was ahead of the Dixie Chicks) and that sticker was inspired by Hillary Clinton. You’re only doing the Republicans work for them when you believe the billion dollars worth of propaganda that they’ve spent to be the loudest voice that you hear and to be the one that convinces you to just sit out this election and not vote. And everything that you think you know about her, Hillary haters — you don’t.
Don’t let me catch anybody saying they’re not going to vote in this election. I’m still ready to kick bootie over stealing my Hillary signs — and yes, I know who took them.
I loved those signs!
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