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Sanders versus Clinton ~ Who is more electable?

Updated on February 3, 2016

Whitewater. Benghazi. Travel Gate. Healthcare fiasco. And so many more "little" peccadilloes during her reigns as First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State. And, now, we have the email server "scandal". Is it real? Maybe. Is it a continuance of questionable activities? Absolutely! What else has she done over the last 30 years? The Facebook page "No Hillary in 2016" has put together a little recap of a few (25) of her greatest hits. You can find it here -> "Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal"

Her record clearly shows that she is untrustworthy, aligned with the establishment and totally oblivious to what real Americans are going through. She has a gorgeous mansion in Chappaqua, NY and her Super Pacs hold $25,000 a plate dinners, which, of course, don't include you or me. Or Joe Average. Nope, we're locked out economically. Do you think that's going to change just because she becomes president? I doubt it greatly.

A true hawk on foreign policy issues (Hillary Clinton's Hawkish Record), Clinton would have us embroiled in an ongoing war, supporting the Military Industrial Complex as did G.W. Bush, Bush Sr. and Reagan before her. She is not a progressive, as she would have you believe. She represents the money, not the people. Remember when she marched with Martin Luther King in Selma? Yeah, me neither. She was working for Barry Goldwater, who wanted to strengthen segregation, not abolish it. She has never been progressive and never will be.

So, is she electable? That's the real question here, after all. If big money and the corrupt DNC have their way, yes. She has the money behind her to "get it done", at least in the primaries. But polls show that she is far less likely to beat a republican contender, whether it be Trump, Cruz or Rubio. Do we need 4-8 years of a republican president, one who will appoint at least two more Supreme Court justices during his/her time in office? We don't need more Scalias, we need more Ruth Bader Ginsburgs.

Then we have Bernie Sanders. The peoples' candidate. He has been fighting for social issues since his days in college, and before. He marched in Selma. He fought against incredible odds, in the city in which he served as mayor, for programs that changed it forever for the good of people. As Senator, he has fought every hard battle against GOP bills that would quash labor advances, veterans' programs, even social security, which is a privately funded program. Yep, you paid for it, but they steal from it as if it was their own to spend. But Bernie fought hard and long to keep those bills from passing. He has always worked for the betterment of American lives and will continue to do so.

Now, we all know that every candidate has his or her ideals that we might disagree on. There's a lot of contention with his stance on gun control among NRA members. But that's mainly because the NRA is misrepresenting his stance. He does not want to take your guns away, he wants to keep them from ending up in the wrong hands. Shut down illegal internet gun sales, better screening for mental issues or for terrorist uses, and a more controlled waiting period for background checks. The only people that should be against this stance are the ones who should be weeded out. Once the gun owners realize this, then things can be improved for all of us. No, it won't stop everyone from using them for illegal purposes, but if even one life is saved, isn't it worth you waiting a few extra days before you can head out to the shooting range with your new toy?

Climate voters also have a dim view of his policies, since he believes that the economy has to be fixed so that money is available to make the necessary changes. They are correct in their assumptions, but fail to see the bigger picture; that view where it has to come in a specific order. His plans are not going to take forever to come to fruition. It takes a town to raise a barn, and the barn doesn't come before the money for the materials.

Racial equality has always been one of his benchmarks. So have veterans' affairs, infrastructure improvement, minimum wage increases, fossil fuel elimination, education improvement and so many more programs.In fact, on wages alone, as governor of VT, he effected raising the minimum wage to a level where it improved the state's economy since there was more spendable income. Imagine that. Pay went up and the economy improved. Sounds a lot like the opposite of what republicans have been lying to us about for far too long.

Of course, either of these candidates is still a far better choice than any GOP hopeful. If Hillary is nominated, I, personally, will vote for her. The alternatives at that point are too dangerous to allow in.

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    • Bassman54 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jess McFarland 

      2 years ago from Berlin, Connecticut

      Russia was not a DEMOCRATIC Socialist country. Maybe if you read this, it will explain the differences to you. You seem to be missing the "Democratic" part

      Note that this site is called "Expand Your Mind" I suggest you take that to heart.

      BTW, I missed jousting with you.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      2 years ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD


      I am neither liberal or conservative, and I have no idea how these services are Socialized.

      ...... Socialsim

      political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole

      ...Taxpayers, and all of the services you mentioned are taxed, and as for garbage there is a fee paid by the home owner, or business owner.


      Both the democrats and the republicans support big business, and it was evident during the bailout in 2008. Both Parties.....

      The Income Tax System is creating the billionaires because Congress, and once again both parties make the Internal Revenue Code the path for the rich to pay less taxes using the code. The Middle Class cannot use the code, except for a handful of cases since the 1986 Tax Reform Act that took away from the middle class the few deductions that they could use to lower their taxes. The lower class doesn't pay taxes.

      As I said before the people are for the most part loyal party voters, and that is not intelligent voting. The voters could elect from either party, and if their selection of politicians was not bearing fruit, then they could refuse to reelect them.

      However, this is not the case, and the party takes their votes and then listens to third party billionaires, and corporations.

      How did Socialism work in Russia?

    • Bassman54 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jess McFarland 

      2 years ago from Berlin, Connecticut

      But, if government provides them, at taxpayer cost, isn't that socialized? Of course it is. It's just that conservatives refuse to accept this, or their economic ruses would be uncovered, pushing them out of power. Face it.........this country is run by billionaires and corporations, not by the people who are supposed to do it, namely, us. If they allow socialism to take over, then their exorbitant profits and incomes disappear. It's pure greed that you're supporting.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      2 years ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD


      The groups you mentioned are Unionized, and these are not Social programs, these are services that I believe all governments provide. The whole European Union is a failure, and you want them to be your guide on how to run a country.

      Why are you so emotional about my comment, and I never said anything about Oligarchs. You really didn't respond to my comment, your comment appears to be a personal attack on really nothing that I have said to you.


    • Bassman54 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jess McFarland 

      2 years ago from Berlin, Connecticut

      So, garbage pickup, schools, fire fighters, roadways etc. aren't socialized programs? I think you need to reread the definition of Democratic Socialism, AND, view what Democratic Socialism has done in many European, Scandinavian countries in particular, to improve not only life for their citizens, but for their economies as well. Let me know when you accomplish that. It's better than believing what the oligarchs want you to believe.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      2 years ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      Electable for the presidency of the United States?

      Neither one favors the United States as a Democratic Republic which is the basis for its creation. Socialism is outside the sphere of the origins of the American Way.

      So once again, the choice for voters become not which one is electable, but which one is the lesser of two evils.

      The voters, and the democratic party had no faith in Hillary Clinton the presidential candidate in 2008, so why should we have any more faith in her as a candidate today?

      She wasn't even offered the VP position in 2008, and she didn't do well even as the Sec of State.

      Bernie Sanders really didn't do much as a politician, and both he and Hillary were ineffective in their terms as Senators to benefit the country. A lot of it has to do with the divergent goals of the democrats and the republicans.

      They used to say that too much TV watching would make you dumb and ruin your eyesight, and today the Cable News watcher generations are making that a truism.

      Voters were never really intelligent due to their blind loyalty for their party, but today they are at their dumbest point ever.

      Both parties have let the country down, but they couldn't have done it without the mindless loyal party voters.


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