Tuesday, March 8, 2016

You Should Support Hillary

I want to be clear about this: I don't watch the debates.  I don't listen to a word Hillary Clinton says.  I can't stand her voice when she shrieks.  I have not paid one bit of attention to a single policy prescription she has uttered in the last year.  There are certain things she does as a female that bother me as a male.  We're different.  We're built differently.  We've experienced different things.  We see things differently.

None of that matters to me.

I am 100% solidly committed to supporting Hillary Clinton for President.

The primary reason is simply this: she's the toughest person in America.  Period.

This woman has taken more hits than any politician in the history of our nation, and it's not even close.  Whether it was her marriage, her looks, the way she acts, things she previously said, friends, , acquaintances, policy issues, scandals, you name it, she has taken all of it.  Every last drop.  And yet...she isn't even wobbling.

There's not a single shred of evidence that all of the supposed scandals surrounding her, the perceived "lying" and the like, is anything but manufactured.  For if there was a single lie, or any evidence of fraud pertaining to her life she would be in jail.

Yep.  She would be in jail.

How do I know this?  Because there's an entire industry devoted to putting her behind bars, supported by thousands of politicians and government employees hoping to see it happen.  Millions and millions of dollars have been spent to destroy her.  Movies produced to end her career.

Still standing.

Still fighting for what she believes in.

I am 100% committed to voting for and supporting this woman for President.  A woman who has taken more shit than any man could ever stand.


Here's why I'm not supporting my dad for President. Uhhh, I mean Senator Bernie Sanders.

First, I'd like to say I think it's kind of cute that Americans are supporting a Socialist Jewish guy from Brooklyn to be the leader of the free world.  It's like if Neil Simon and Mel Brooks came together on a last comedy piece.

Lets be clear about something though.  If Sanders had all of the same qualities he does now, but was 45 years old and the Senator from California, a lot of his supporters would not be there.  It's a lot easier to support a Jewish Grandpa for President than it would be a highly energized "Jew."

You'd hear things brought up like, "How will the Arab world respond with a Jew for President?" and "Great, another Jew running the world?"  And many worse things.  Believe it.  But because he's like this old comfy Jewish guy it's different.  It's cute.  Plus, no one thinks he's going to win so it's not really addressed too closely.  I bet it even gives some people a feeling they're open-minded, but that's not the point...

It's worth pointing out that I largely agree with most of what Sanders has to say, maybe even more than Clinton's message, but that's not enough for me.  While Sanders was in Congress espousing ideas Prof. Bronner was so fond of repeating to me, Clinton was taking flack on the front lines.  When he was speaking his mind, his truth, his beliefs to an often empty and ignorant chamber, she was out there taking heat.  And don't get me wrong because I appreciate Sanders's ideological purity and his unwavering consistency.  It's fantastic.  BUT...it is also not realistic.  And that's the key point to everything.

There's a place for Senator Sanders.  He should have a voice.  That place is not the Oval Office.


Realism is the key difference between Sanders and Clinton.  If I lived in a world where we could start from scratch; enact an entire society tomorrow, I would vote for Bernie without hesitation.  And so would Hillary!  He speaks to her as well, as they are cut from the same cloth.  Sure, she has been jaded by everything she has had to deal with, and sure she has had to make deals with people she hates, but again - that's the real world.

When you spend a lifetime in both the public eye and public office you're going to have to make decisions, and those become part of your record.  They don't necessarily define who you are though.  In fact, you compromise so you can live to fight another day.  And no one has been fighting longer.
Bernie is preaching an idealism.

Hillary is preaching a realism.

I appreciate both, but I have to go with the person who I not only know will do right by all Americans, but who will not stop fighting until there's not a single breath left in her body.

At the end of the day, I know deep down inside that when she finally has her way; when no one else is telling her what to do, how and when, she's going to be the most forceful and most effective Democrat we have ever seen in our lives.

I don't need to watch the debates, hear her discuss policies, or relive the past to know this.

I see her standing tall.

That's enough for me.


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