Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Bernie Sanders Supporter Who Will Vote For Donald Trump: Cry Havoc!


You ask me if I'll get along.
I guess I will, someway.
I don't like it but I guess things happen that way.

Guess Things Happen That Way
Johnny Cash

I am a die hard Bernie Sanders fan. As I said in an earlier blog, I will support him until the last dog dies, right through the California primary election.  I have harshly criticized Donald Trump on my Catholic blog site because I think Donald's stand on immigration is contrary to Catholic teaching. And I'm not taking my anti-Trump posts down.

But here's a message for Hillary. If I am faced with a choice between Donald Trump and Crooked Hillary, I'm voting for the Donster.

Hillary claims to be a progressive but her brand of progressivism allows her to collect a quarter million dollars a pop making secret speeches to corporate oligarchs. 

Hillary's brand of progressivism is Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew's brand of progressivism. Lew took more than two thirds of a million dollars as an exit bonus when he left New York University, the most venal and expensive higher education institution in America. But he's a progressive because he wants Harriet Tubman's face on the dollar bills he lines his pockets with.

Hillary's brand of progressivism is Arne Duncan's brand of progressivism. He bleated repeatedly about the student-loan crisis but did nothing to rein in the for-profit college industry while he was Secretary of Education. In fact, at the direction of his boss, Duncan cynically constructed a modern-day form of serfdom whereby millions of distressed student-loan debtors pay a percentage of their income to the federal government for 20 and even 25 years.  And when he finished picking his nose at the Department of Education, Duncan toddled off to the Brookings Institution, where he will probably write policy papers defending the status quo in higher education and rake in money sitting on corporate boards.

Hillary's brand of progressivism is the New York Times' brand of progressivism, which tells the people of North Carolina how to go to the bathroom while it organizes Luxury Conferences and peddles obscenely expensive New York real estate in its advertising pages.

Hillary's brand of progressivism allows her to think Americans are so stupid that she can mock Donald Trump for flying in a private jet, while she flies in a private jet that is almost identical.

Yes, and Hillary's brand of progressivism is Barack Obama's brand of progressivism, which allowed Barack to  cozy up to Wall Street for eight years while the death rate for working-class white people went up--driven by suicide, liver disease, and drug abuse.

In short, I reject Hillary and all her empty promises.  I would much prefer to vote for Bernie Sanders in November, but if I must choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I'm pulling the lever for Trump. As Johnny Cash put it, "I don't like it, but I guess things happen that way."

Will Donald Trump bring chaos to the United States? Perhaps. But I think Hillary and the political elites are going to find that millions of Americans would rather risk chaos than be manipulated by an old political hack and her Ivy League cronies for the next four years.  

Indeed, Shakespeare expresses my sentiment exactly: "Cry 'Havoc!"

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Jacob Lew, Secretary of the Treasury: I want my cash in small bills, preferably with Harriet Tubman's picture on it


References

Andrew J. Chirlin. Why Are White Death Rates Rising? New York Times, February 22, 2016. Accessible at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/opinion/why-are-white-death-rates-rising.html

Danny Hakim. Obama's Treasury Nominee Got Unusual Exit Bonus on Leaving N.Y.U. New York Times, February 25, 2013. Accessible at  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/nyregion/lew-treasury-nominee-got-exit-bonus-from-nyu.html?_r=0




2 comments:

  1. I am not a big fan of any of the current runners. What we are seeing right now is the worst of the political dirt throwing I have ever seen.

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