The AP announced today that Hillary Roddam Clinton has enough delegates to win the Demo nomination. Primaries are still to be held in several states including California and New Jersey tomorrow. A conspiracy theorists may conclude that this was a planned announcement to discourage Bernie supporters, of which I am one, from going to the polls on Tuesday. But whether it was or not, the fact is that I will have to vote for a candidate whom I consider a fraud.
I base this conclusion on several simple observations. First, she claims she against the Keystone Pipeline, fracking, unregulated drilling. Okay, then why does she have oil and gas lobbyists working as fundraisers from those industries in her campaign? Am I to believe that THEY GAVE HER THE MONEY TO LOWER THEIR PROFITS?
Second, she is against "Medicare for all". Is that because she has numerous health insurer and Big Pharma lobbyists working in her campaign? Knowing that "Medicare for all" would do great harm to their profits, I doubt that also.
Third, she was one of the main supporters of her husband's NAFTA and led the State Department in the TPP trade agreement which hopefully will fail. Is that because she has many Wall Street and corporate donors who won't benefit from further enslaving the American worker?
Finally, we have the backers of corporate-run prisons, foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation, and etc. that makes me wonder who she is not indebted to!
Is this the person who is going to address infrastructure, economic inequality, middle class job loss, financial regulation, tax reform, education issues, environmental destruction, and global warming? I don't think so! She represents the status quo. We get nothing with her but more of the same incrementalist bullshit. And given that her election win will probably be a narrow one at best, the GOP will obstruct everything and possibly try to impeach her over anything.
So excuse me for now but I have to go back to the toilet, I think I still have some guts left.
Comments to think about.