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Thursday, June 09, 2016

Bob Braun Ponders Before Saying Yes to Hillary

"THE ISSUE IN THE 2016 ELECTION--As my friend Peter Dorfman points out, the only issue left in the 2016 election is whether the nation can be stopped from sinking into authoritarian neo-Fascism abetted by cowardly and cynical Republicans. Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton is concerned about income inequality, universal health care, immigration reform, climate change, the link between money and politics, higher education reform or any of the other issues so eloquently raised by Bernie Sanders. The only question left to me is whether I believe it would be better to abet a corrupt Democratic Party or vote personal conscience and seek the election of the first woman president, Jill Stein of the Green Party. Right now, I can't even think of voting for the party of Larry Summers, Chuck Shumer, Randi Weingarten, Cory Booker, Arne Duncan, Andrew Cuomo, George Norcross III, Democrats for Education Reform and all those feckless Democrats, including Clinton herself, who voted for George W. Bush's war in Iraq and thereby created the monster known as ISIS. The nation and the world do not need another gaggle of peace-preaching hawks and money-grubbing pseudo-egalitarians dressed to the nines, dining with George Clooney and living like maharajahs while some 400,000 American families live on $2 a day or less. . ." --Bob Braun's Ledger
I have no such uncertainty about whether it would be better to vote of sending the nation down the toilet with Trump or voting to send the nation down the toilet with Clinton.  

Global warming cannot wait another 12 years for the Kochs, the Waltons, and Gates to concentrate their power for a future on doomed planet.  The revolution is coming, whether a conservative fascist or a neoliberal fascist occupies the White House.  

The only sensible vote is one for a candidate who will embrace the revolution and keep it from becoming a blood bath, perhaps.  Vote for the first woman president, Jill Stein. 


  1. I voted for the Honorable Dr. Cynthia McKinney in 2008, Dr. Jill Stein in 2012, and will vote for Dr. Stein again in this upcoming election. I support feminism, not imperialism and neoliberalism.

    1. Gender politics is a reactionary dead end. Margaret Thatcher was a woman and a very reactionary politician. I'm not saying Jill Stein compares, but if the only thing recommending her is gender that is a very empty platform. The problem is a bankrupt in every way capitalism, not the gender of a candidate.