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Thu Apr 7, 2016, 05:36 PM

Scared Of President Trump? Then You Should Really Feel The Bern


By Liam McLoughlin on April 7, 2016

Scared Of President Trump? Then You Should Really Feel The Bern


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........Candidate favourability ratings are also indicative. On average Clinton has a net favourability rating of -14. Unless the general election suddenly deploys golf scoring, this seems like bad news for Clinton 2016. Sanders’s score is +6.

.... The piece discusses the main reasons why Clinton is the worst possible opponent to Trump, and why Sanders would fare so much better. The key point is while Trump struggles on policy, he specializes in personal attack politics. Clinton’s background is Trump’s wet dream:

“She gives him an endless amount to work with. The emails, Benghazi, Whitewater, Iraq, the Lewinsky scandal, Chinagate, Travelgate, the missing law firm records, Jeffrey Epstein, Kissinger, Marc Rich, Haiti, Clinton Foundation tax errors, Clinton Foundation conflicts of interest, “We were broke when we left the White House,” Goldman Sachs…

There is enough material in Hillary Clinton’s background for Donald Trump to run with six times over.”

In contrast, by all accounts Sanders is the cleanest politician in American politics.

Trump would have little dirt to work with and be forced into humiliating policy debates with Sanders, who will play “world’s greatest statesman” to Trump’s “world’s greatest prank”.

Add to this the fact we are living in increasingly anti-establishment times and Trump, bewilderingly for a man with immense inherited wealth, plays this card very well. His populist attacks against Clinton as the establishment candidate would hurt her, but do nothing against our man Bernie.

I should also mention the FBI criminal investigation into the mishandling of classified materials on Clinton’s private email server, which could derail her campaign at any moment. ...

....snip....Setting aside this pretty realistic nightmare scenario, the mainstream media and your Clintonite friends will quote electability and pragmatism at you ad nauseam, mainly because the moral case for Bernie over Hillary is undeniable. Clearly even on the pragmatic front they are clutching at establishment straws.



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With Democratic control of both houses, Bernie would actually get loads done. As a tease, please enjoy this list of Sanders’ progressive policies that could well become reality. They range from tackling income inequality, to free college education, universal healthcare, attacking political corruption, seeking racial justice, empowering First Nations peoples, pivoting away from militarism to diplomacy and seriously addressing climate change.

You may hope for greater equality on a peaceful, liveable planet.

You may just fear seeing the White House renamed Trump Tower 8.

Either way the pragmatic course of action is to Feel the God Damn Bern.



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Thu Apr 7, 2016, 05:46 PM

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