Democrats/Progressives: Are you supporting Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for President? And Why?
At the moment, Bernie Sanders, because he's not controlled by corporate donors, and seems to want to end tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations. He's also got a universal health care plan, which I'm in favor of, and wants to raise the minimum wage to a living wage.
I like Hillary, but she takes money from corporations, including Monstanto, which makes her a less desirable candidate in my eyes.
Bernie Sanders will get my vote for the primaries, because I am still registered as a Democrat, so I cannot vote Republican. I'm sick of Hilary and her sh!t. She's too shady. When the real election comes in November, I will probably vote for Trump.
I have no opinion on this topic because I am an ill-informed American man who spends mostly all of his time playing video games and Dungeons and Dragons. Although if I wanted to think of myself as an intellectual I would vote for Bernie as he appears to be the only one with an actual definite plan and agenda of things to accomplish when he gets into office that isn't "Let's deport all the Mexicans and build a wall." or "I have no idea what i'm even doing here, my husband was president. Hmmm maybe I should try." I believe (and bear in mind this is based off of no evidence whatsoever, i'm kind of rambling here) that many people vote for Trump because he says exactly what is on his mind. Even if what is on his mind is an amalgamation of racist thoughts and terrible, terrible ideas on how to "Make America Great Again." It's a sincere belief of mine that many people are voting Trump because they too are racist, bigoted uninformed citizens who think that the very ideal of speaking what is on your mind is means enough to justify becoming the leader of a nation of 300 or so million people. So let us see what happens, the future is sure to be interesting.
You need to turn off the video games, get off your butt, and pay close attention to the candidates and what's going on in the US right now. You can't afford to be ill-informed any longer!
Oh I totally agree Lolita. In fact I just took my Gaming PC and threw it off a cliff near my house. Who needs it anyways! It's not like video games have done anything good for anybody since there inception. Good Riddance!
I don't have anything against Hillary, but I feel like Bernie is the only one in the race (on either side) talking about the actual problem, which is money's corrosive influence on politics. I would be shocked if he could fix it, considering how horrible congress has become, but I'd rather vote for a president who acknowledges it, rather than one who plays to the theatrics.
I am a progressive - right. So, there is a lean that may waver with principals, issues, and of policies. I am considering all the candidates today. If I lean Democratic I would have to flip a coin between those two today as presented with mainline issues. I like some of one and of the other too. It is the same with dislikes. What may be the deciding factor is any ‘hope’ I see (Intuition) with the issues I care about today, which are not mainline issues. However, I find it difficult to see that 'hope' with the Republicans too.
I know, I know . . . ambivalent, ambiguous, and maybe obnoxious :-) . . . I dun'no . . . sometimes the power lie with the undecided still watching, listening . . . reading.
Decisions, decisions, thanks Tim for the imput..
I have to share today is the first time I searched out YouTube for info. I am more mixed than before. ?!? I don't really watch TV or read the paper. I rely on net research and listening in the forums especially here. ;-)
This is a great question and one I'm finding difficult to answer definitively. I love what Bernie stands for and I love the powerful impact the Clinton's have had. If Bernie aligns himself with Elizabeth Warren that would unite many progressives and most likely have many GOP heads implode in utter panic mode. Then again, Hillary irritates the very fiber of many on the right and as Democrats, we love to see their feathers get ruffled.
Quite frankly, I'm still on the fence and I guess the question is which one can beat the GOP nominee? I hope both Hillary and Bernie can beat any republican, but then again, this country has a lot of entrenched zealots who vote against their own best interests in favor of failed policies.
Dennis, we are on the same wavelength. Ms. Warren would have been the ideal candidate for me, the right fit between Clinton and Sanders. Even if he is not successful, Bernie has pledged to wage war against very entrenched power. No pussyfooting aroun
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