Saturday, July 30, 2016

Stronger Together

As I listen to Hillary Clinton give an excellent stump speech in Johnstown, PA, I want to make an appeal to my fellow Berners. The ones of you who are thinking of not voting for Hillary: Bernie fought hard to get a lot of our issues into the Democratic Party platform. Hillary has said that she has heard us and that she will work to implement it. Now, you may or may not believe her, but at least with a Democratic administration in the White House, we will have a voice, and we can keep pushing them to the left. With Trump in there? It will be more failed trickle-down economics as, listen to me: he is in there SOLELY to benefit the 1% at the expense of the rest of us, our economy, our infrastructure, our EVERYTHING.

Hillary will fight for at least some of our agenda: infrastructure, the environment--she is up there talking about climate change AS WE SPEAK. Talking about infrastructure. Talking about unions. Etc. Etc. Etc. Trump is ALL about cutting taxes for the rich at the expense of the rest of us, and cutting regulation on business at the expense of the environment, period.

So, take on the DNC? Heck yes, we need to do that. But at the same time, we need to do what Bernie himself has passionately and sincerely urged us to do: put the country first and vote for Hillary-Kaine, so that we have a sympathetic administration in the White House. We can't afford 4 more years of Republican obstructionism. Think how bad it was, even with Obama trying to get something done from up top. Think how much WORSE it will be with TRUMP at the top!!!

Bernie wants us to vote blue so that we can GET CHANGE DONE, so that we can implement things that we all--he and you and I--fought hard to be heard on and to actually get into the platform. To not vote for it is to ensure that it won't happen--none of it will happen. We will go back to the darkest elements, the most destructive elements, of the Reagan era. Do NOT let your outrage blind you to that fact. Vote for Clinton-Kaine! Do not make me pull this car over! Seriously: as Hillary's slogan says, we are stronger together!!!

She's on our side, folks. She's not perfect but she's pretty damn good.

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