Want To Understand Your Vote? Follow Robert Reich

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If you have any confusion about voting for Hillary take a look at Robert Reich, professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration.

In his latest blog: Why All Progressives Must Vote For Hillary, he makes the convincing argument that people who claim Hillary is no better than Trump simply aren’t paying attention as there is no comparison.

“Donald Trump is a dangerous, bigoted, misogynistic, narcissistic megalomaniac with fascist tendencies. If elected president he could wreak irreparable damage on America and the world.

Hillary isn’t perfect but she’s able and experienced. I’ve known her for almost fifty years and worked with her closely in her husband’s administration. She will make a good president.”

If you see Hillary Clinton as the lesser of two evils:

“It’s frequently the case in a democracy that one votes for someone who’s less than perfect when the alternative is someone who’s far worse. That’s the way our “winner-take-all” democracy is organized. It’s why we end up with two parties.

It’s also why voting for a third-party candidate typically harms the candidate closest in values or ideology to that third-party candidate (remember the election of 2000?).

Voting for someone who doesn’t meet your ideals when the alternative is someone who falls much further from those ideals doesn’t mean you’ve sold out or compromised your principles. You’re just being realistic and practical.”

If you cite the well-documented biases of Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in favor of Hillary and against Bernie:

“I supported Bernie Sanders in the primaries and share people’s frustration with the Democratic Party. I also sympathize with their feeling that a vote for Hillary Clinton would somehow exonerate the Party for the perceived unfairness of its primaries.

But anything disgruntled Democrats may do that increases the odds of a Trump presidency – say, making a “protest” vote for a third-party candidate, or not voting at all – doesn’t just penalize the Democratic Party. It also jeopardizes our future, and that of our children and their children.

All of us must continue to work hard for a political system and an economy responsive to the needs of ordinary Americans. The movement Bernie Sanders energized must not and will not end.”

And if that’s not enough for you two great videos: The 7 Biggest Economic Lies that Republicans Like To Tell America and 8 REASONS WHY REPUBLICANS MUST DUMP TRUMP



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