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Mon May 30, 2016, 01:06 PM

 

No, I Won't Work for Hillary Clinton: A Response to Robert Reich



No, I Won't Work for Hillary Clinton: A Response to Robert Reich
by Jake Johnson
May 30, 2016


To work for Hillary Clinton would be to put aside principled stands in support of campaign finance reform, for instance, or against American aggression overseas, in favor of a candidate who has repeatedly been on the wrong side.

So I will continue to support Bernie Sanders and the movement he has sparked both because I believe it is the right thing to do, and because I refuse to fall in line behind a candidate who has, in just the past few months, repudiated basic standards of transparency, belittled those who fight for ambitious social agendas, turned her back on single-payer health care, courted Republican donors, accepted campaign contributions from Wall Street and the fossil fuel industry, and attacked the core argument against the Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United decision.

I will also happily join Robert Reich in the fight against Donald Trump. His ignorance is terrifying and his bigotry is reprehensible.

But I will not endure lectures on how refusing to support Hillary Clinton—a candidate who embodies the right turn of the Democratic Party that has had such devastating effects on the same people Clinton now claims to be fighting for—is, in effect, the equivalent of supporting Trump. It clearly isn't.


http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/05/30/no-i-wont-work-hillary-clinton-response-robert-reich

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Reply No, I Won't Work for Hillary Clinton: A Response to Robert Reich (Original post)
imagine2015 May 2016 OP
Tarc May 2016 #1
Trenzalore May 2016 #2
PowerToThePeople May 2016 #3
Romulox May 2016 #4
WhiteTara May 2016 #5
Howler May 2016 #6

Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 01:08 PM

1. Common Dreams is becoming my favorite go-to for fantasy reading

BoB Ground Zero.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 01:09 PM

2. Bye Felicia nt.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 01:10 PM

3. Great post!

 

Thank you.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 01:11 PM

4. Robert Reich is best known as the father of NAFTA. Who cares who he supports? nt

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 01:19 PM

5. And the bus just ran over Robert Reich

or not. The article sounds a bit incoherent to me. I won't support Hillary but I'll join Robert in defeating Trump.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 01:25 PM

6. Yes!

Absolutely resoundingly yes!

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