It Doesn’t Matter because I’m with her (Hillary) by Jeff Kurtz (Comments by Thomas Baldwin)

Clinton from Sirota article on Foundation

 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Editors Note:  This essay appeared as a Facebook note and post on the Progressives Against Hillary Facebook page and I thought it was well done.  It represents accurately Hillary Clinton’s performance and “experience” and demonstrates the extraordinary efforts her supporters will make to deny or ignore the facts.  The fact is that the two most likely candidates representing the Duopoly (Clinton and Trump) have the highest unfavorability records in history and this shows the lengths to which the two corrupt, corporate parties will go to win the upcoming election and ignore the majority of Americans by employing the corrupt electoral system.  —-Thomas Baldwin

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By Jeff Kurtz 

I don’t care if she voted for the War in Iraq. I don’t care if she encouraged other members of Congress to vote for the war by stating it was a good business opportunity. Afterward she said it was a mistake and she’s sorry for that. It doesn’t matter that we spent $5.5 trillion dollars and killed hundreds of thousands of people in the process. It doesn’t matter that the war did nothing to curb terrorism, but instead only created more terrorists and increased the incidence of worldwide terrorism. It doesn’t matter because I’m with her.

I don’t care if she accepts money from super pacs. It doesn’t matter that she made exorbitant amounts of money from paid speeches to major corporations. It doesn’t matter if these funds cause her to favor the welfare of corporations over people. It doesn’t matter if it causes her to choose war over peaceful alternatives in order to bolster the profits of our military industrial complex. It doesn’t matter if it causes her to relax regulations on big oil which further contaminates our water and our air. It doesn’t matter if she compromises our commitment to renewable energy and diminishes our effort to address climate change. It doesn’t matter because I’m with her.

I don’t care if she advocates worldwide fracking. It doesn’t matter that scientists consider this harmful to our environment and a major contributor to climate change. It doesn’t matter because I’m with her.

I don’t care if she allows the medical and pharmaceutical industries to overcharge for their products and services. It doesn’t matter that it places a financial strain on people who suffer life-threatening ailments. It doesn’t matter that it often causes their families to go bankrupt. It doesn’t matter because I’m with her.

I don’t care if she and her husband passed the Omnibus Bill and Three Strikes You’re Out. It doesn’t matter that these policies helped to privatize prisons which led to the incarceration of numerous young adults for petty crimes. It doesn’t matter that these folks are charged with felonies and find it difficult to obtain good jobs after serving unwarranted prison terms. It doesn’t matter that their families are made to suffer as well. It doesn’t matter because I’m with her.

I don’t care if she and her husband pushed for and adopted Welfare Reform that allowed states to redistribute funds that would have otherwise gone toward food stamps and low-income housing. It doesn’t matter that it caused hundreds of thousands of children to go without food and proper shelter. It doesn’t matter because I’m with her.

I don’t care if she and her husband repealed Glass-Steagall. It doesn’t matter that it caused the economic crash of 2008. It doesn’t matter that the crash was caused by corrupt business practices. It doesn’t matter that the executives responsible for it were not charged with crimes. It doesn’t matter that the bailout cost taxpayers billions of dollars. It doesn’t matter that property values plummeted and good people ended up foreclosing on their homes. It doesn’t matter because I’m with her.

I don’t care if Hillary and her husband promoted NAFTA, CAFTA, and TPP. It doesn’t matter that these trade agreements served only to give corporations more power over common people. It doesn’t matter that they have kept wages low and sent millions of jobs outside the U.S. It doesn’t matter that they have caused working families to see their purchase power significantly decrease over the past 25 years. It doesn’t matter that they have caused young adults to find it increasingly more difficult to purchase homes and manage their lives without extreme debt. It doesn’t matter because I’m with her.

I don’t care if there is a candidate (Bernie Sanders) out there who opposed all these things. It doesn’t matter that this candidate has fought to keep money out of politics. It doesn’t matter that this candidate has fought to limit the power of corporations over people. It doesn’t matter that this candidate consistently stands up and fights for the oppressed. It doesn’t matter that he is consistently on the right and just side of causes, even when those causes are unpopular. It doesn’t matter. No, it doesn’t matter because I’m with her.

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Concluding remarks by Thomas Baldwin:  It doesn’t matter if Hillary ran the Department of State as a huge personal funding source for the Clinton Foundation by seeking funds from foreign governments, including monarchs in the Middle East, and questionable characters around the world and in the U.S.  It doesn’t matter that the information leaked on Hillary’s violation of the Espionage Act led to the most serious security violations in the history of our government.  It doesn’t matter that she and Bill have shown no moral scruples in their personal and political lives “because I’m with her.”

But I find it very disturbing that elected officials and volunteers who support the Clintons are not seriously bothered by her many offenses, most of which have been clearly documented. This demonstrates a collective lapse in moral character and a refusal to consider poor performance a factor in judgment of a candidate. Do we want these people in charge of our government?  I don’t think so!  But four more years of Bill and Hillary Clinton in the White House will cause serious and irreparable damage to  our country.  

 

Clinton and Trump unpopularity ratings--April 2016

 

 

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3 responses to “It Doesn’t Matter because I’m with her (Hillary) by Jeff Kurtz (Comments by Thomas Baldwin)

  1. This piece wasn’t written by Zach Bulls. I wrote it. Zach placed it on his wall along with my name. Not sure how you missed that. Jeff Kurtz.

  2. Pingback: “It doesn’t matter, because I’m with her.” | Relatively Advanced for a Monkey

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