Democrats Should Not Be Complacent, But…

It is no news: Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee for president of the United States. She is, in mid-August, three months before Election Day, trending in the social media, totally humiliating Donald Trump in current polls, but instead of praising her as the most qualified politician, the media has portrayed her as, at best, a lucky dilettante even though her history as activist, First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State illustrates her qualifications demonstratively. Hillary is progressive in her views on abortion, drug policy, education policy, environmental issues, gun control, health care, immigration reform, LGBTQ rights, social security, and tax reform. If Hillary Clinton were a man, she’d be praised as the greatest politician ever instead of the serendipitous woman who happened to run against a political opponent who is an unqualified megalomaniacal, bigoted, racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, nationalistic supremacist.

The Donald is steadily losing the support of loyal voters traditionally guaranteed, nearly gratis, to the GOP, but his unjustified celebrity harbors sanctuary to the dregs of society, attracting the darker side of Ignorance. There is, however, real hope for progressives; an unintended consequence of Trump’s popularity with extreme radical groups is that his overt supremacy puts a mirror to a traditional GOP voting-base and reveals for all to see a willfully blind acceptance of the unchristian disparaging bigotry that accompanies ideologies of the ostensive hatred that had previously been obscured by ambiguous yet falsely patriotic, anti-Christian rhetoric, which began with Nixon’s Southern Strategy that took steroids and morphed into a powerful plan of action under Ronald Reagan. The curtain has been pulled, and now some of the blind can clearly see. Red states are turning blue.

In defense of his political thumping, by a woman, Donald Trump claims that the media is malfeasant in its objective coverage of the presidential campaign, the same media that gave him, according to CNN, an estimated two billion dollars of free advertisement, allowing him coverage usually reserved for the highest political figures of both parties, even allowing him to call in interviews. Donald’s current rhetoric suggests that the news media has shifted and is now favoring Hillary, further insinuating that any other Republican candidate would be slaughtering her, which is ironically funny to me. The GOP’s top politicians—Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker—couldn’t even defeat the supercilious man who claims to be really rich and smart… prodigal and perspicacious even though he probably doesn’t know what it means.

Hillary is not a perfect presidential candidate for me, but who is? I do like her wanting to make higher education more accessible for everyone. I like her social programs, but I worry about her hawkish past. I do not approve of our nation’s using drones and inadvertently murdering civilians in its fight against ISIS; however, I can think of no alternative. I’m unqualified to even guess. Congress won’t declare war, and ISIS is a serious threat to the planet. I’m also not a fan of Hillary’s association with big business, but I hope she’s been swayed by Bernie Sanders and her constituency to regulate big banks and businesses and to reduce the chasm between the salaries of CEOs and the workforce. Basically, regardless of her opponent, Hillary is a formidable politician, and we, as U.S. citizens, need to prepare for her inevitable national leadership.

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August 15, 2016
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