From the beginning, I have firmly positioned myself as a supporter of Bernie Sanders for president. I’ve been to one of his rallies, written a number of articles supporting him, and have even donated to his campaign. While I understand he has a long way to go to secure the Democratic nomination, that hasn’t diminished the enthusiasm in my household for his candidacy.
Despite the fact that I am willing to change my voter registration to Democrat to vote for him in the Louisiana primaries, I am also firmly committed to voting for Hillary Clinton if she is the nominee. When confronted with the current GOP rhetoric and the candidates they’re running, that decision is an easy one to make for anyone who isn’t bound to rabid political ideology.
Well, yet another bizarre comment has come out from the Donald Trump campaign against Hillary Clinton and her supporters. This one is degrading, but par for the course.
“What you have on Hillary Clinton’s side are a bunch of people, including women — liberal women — who want to run around talking about the war on women,” Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said Wednesday night on CNN. “They want to burn their bras and complain about equal pay and being treated as men, and the second they get criticized for anything they start acting like 9-year-old little girls.”
Clinton’s campaign this week has gone after Trump, who called Clinton’s bathroom break during Saturday’s Democratic debate “disgusting” and told a crowd of supporters at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Monday she got “schlonged” by Barack Obama during the 2008 primary. (Source)
Again, I am a firm Bernie Sanders supporter, but even he has gone after Donald Trump in defense of Hillary Clinton. These latest remarks from Trump’s campaign are further proof of how idiotic our political process has become. We’re at the point where one party is talking about solutions for America’s problems with real ideas, and the other one is led by a billionaire who has based his campaign on insulting everyone, including members of his own party.
The 2016 election may be the most important one of our lifetimes yet, and we cannot allow the GOP to undo decades of progress. The stakes have never been higher, and we’re witnessing two highly qualified Democratic candidates running against a GOP field that has no answer for the problems our country faces.
Whether you’re Bernie Sanders supporter like I am, or if you believe in Hillary Clinton, we need to rally against the hatred and misogynistic rhetoric of the GOP in 2016. We have an opportunity to turn back the tide of right-wing conservatism that has handicapped President Obama through much of his administration, and elect officials that can help Sanders or Clinton move this country forward.
That effort isn’t going to come by sharing and signing petitions, or simply positing on social media. This requires each and every one of us getting out to vote. If we sit at home and refuse to vote because our favorite candidate isn’t on the ballot, that’s exactly how Republicans intend to win. Let’s prove them wrong.
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