On Hillary and Bernie

Hillary is, in many ways, the source of Barack Obama‘s assertiveness in the use of Executive orders. She’s smart, ruthless and good at this fiasco/circus/House of Cards we call politics in the US (which as everyone knows, is all about $$$); I’m tired of people acting like that’s a bad thing (Hillary, not (just) the $$$) when somebody’s fighting for a better country.

Which brings me to my point. I’m voting for Hillary because I LIKE her.

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Look, let’s get this out there once and for all: It’s not that I don’t think Bernie can win, it’s that I don’t want him to.

For some reason, that’s difficult for a lot of people to comprehend.

I am a progressive. I want the things Bernie promises for this country. I want universal health care, and free higher education, and reduced incarceration, and an end to the artificial redistribution of wealth into the pockets of the filthy rich.

But I also understand basic civics, and I read the news, so I know that the Republican party is simultaneously in shambles and completely entrenched in Congress.

Bernie Sanders has no plan for enacting his ambitious, domestic, legislative agenda other than “political revolution.” Vote for me, he says, and we’ll get the money out of politics and thereby force Congress to listen to the American people.

Putting aside the questionable idea that…

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