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BERNIE SANDERS VS HILLARY CLINTON

Posted on- May 7, 2016 at 7:05 P.M.
(Written By Joshua Hill)


It seems as if each day I become increasingly more frustrated with Hillary Clinton supporters. I have been a registered Democrat since I was old enough to vote. So, I keep getting told I must vote for Hillary if she is the nominee because if I don't than Trump might become President. The problem I have with Hillary is that I don't see her as a Democrat. The the real differences between Trump & Hillary are microscopic, they're ultimately the same person, they just seem different because they started the race from different primaries & had to pander to different groups of voters. In the end they are both nothing more than a couple of Corporatists with one goal. That goal is to please the corporations & collect as much political power as they can. I won't vote for either, I have too much principle. Don't forget when it was politically beneficial for Hillary Clinton she was just as racist, bigoted, sexist, & hateful as Donald Trump if not more so.


Hillary Clinton didn't change her position on gay marriage until 2013! Not the 80's or 90's, 20 FUCKING 13!!! Hillary said marriage is only between a man and a woman for almost her entire life until only a few years ago. Only 4 years ago Hillary Clinton would have defended the position of someone like Kim Davis who was also a registered Democrat. (Including My Thumb) I HAVE MORE FINGERS ON ONLY ONE OF MY HANDS THAN THE NUMBER OF YEARS HILLARY CLINTON HASN'T BEEN A BIGOT!!! Hillary vehemently supported DOMA & DATA. As where Bernie believed in equal rights for the LGBTQI community his entire life, in fact from the very beginning of his political career as mayor, as far back as the 80's Bernie helped the trans community fight for their right to have a pride parade.


Hillary takes massive contributions from private prisons which significantly disproportionately incarcerates African-Americans. Hillary Clinton was a Goldwater girl supporting Barry Goldwater whose central campaign was based upon pro-segregation tactics. While at the same time Bernie Sanders was literally being arrested protesting segregation. Hillary used racial slurs to defend the Clinton crime bill which heavily disproportionately targeted African-Americans, saying a statement like, "We need to bring Super Predators to heel. "Which was the equivalent of a Republican today saying, "You know how those violent Urban types are." Oh I wonder what they mean by that, it’s such a hard code to crack. Also don't forget about the over the top racial tactics Hillary used against President Obama back in 2008.


To put it bluntly, Hillary Clinton is more of the same Corporatist crap that allows the super rich to bend & break the rules in their favor while screwing over the poor & middle class. I won't ever vote for Hillary because it's better than the alternative in comparison to the Republican options. According to every major poll Bernie Sanders is the most electable candidate for the General Election out of both the Democrats & the Republicans. Hillary herself was originally a Republican, & I believe that shows today. Hillary to me just comes off as a pro-Establishment, Corporatist, war hawkish, diet Republican. So until it's definitively over I am still putting all of my chips in the Bernie Camp, but on a chance that Hillary is the nominee, I will no longer be fear mongered into voting for the lesser of two evils. I'm not a Republican & I refuse to operate on fear. I'm sick of living in an Oligarchy, I want my democracy back! If Hillary takes that opportunity away, I will never forgive her or the Democrats who supported her.


Bernie voted against the Iraq War, Hillary did not. Bernie voted against bailing out wall street, Hillary did not. Bernie voted against the 2001 Patriot Act, Hillary did not. Bernie supported federal recognition of gay marriage his entire political career, & Hillary didn't officially change her position on gay marriage until 2013. Bernie supports Clemency for Edward Snowden, Hillary does not. Bernie introduced legislation to allow medical cannabis & has said that marijuana overall should be legalized, Hillary has not, in fact she on multiple occasions has said it needs more research, in fact there are videos of her laughing off the question about the subject. Bernie opposed bombing Syria, Hillary did not. Bernie supports Glass-Steagall to protect the economy from risky bank investments on derivatives which directly led to the collapse of the 2008 economy in the first place, Hillary did not, in fact she was giving speeches on wall street to the banks for over 200,000 a pop telling them how she would protect them right before she announced her run for presidency. Bernie opposes bills like SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA, as well as other Internet censorship bills, Hillary does not. Bernie opposed the NDAA which allows the government to indefinitely detain any U.S. citizen without fair trial or due process, Hillary did not. Bernie voted against the 2006 legislation to create a border fence between the U.S. and Mexico, Hillary once again, did not. Bernie opposes the death penalty, Hillary does not. Bernie Sanders opposed the Keystone XL Pipeline, Hillary didn't. Regarding issues that are at least important to me, Bernie has time and time again been persistently on the right side of most all of them, the same can't be said for Hillary.


Other issues that they were or still are on different sides (Or At lLeast Last I Checked, Hillary Clinton Flip Flops So Much It's Hard To Keep Track Sometimes) consist of No Child Left Behind, the Trans Pacific Partnership, Minimum Wage, Charter Schools, & student loan reform. If I'm forced to vote Hillary because she is my only option in the General Election, will I? No I absolutely won't. In fact in all honesty I just can't in good conscience be at all excited about a Hillary presidency like I would a Bernie Presidency.


Bernie Sanders has always been consistent on the issues. He also wants to create a new 28th amendment that reverses Citizens United, which removes the corruptive influence of special interest donor money from politics & creates publicly funded free & fair elections, Hillary wasn't ever talking about the corruptive influence of money in politics until Bernie Sanders forced her hand in the debates because it's such a popular position. Hillary Clinton has Right Wing Republican ideas on so many different issues, sure she claims she's changed her ideas on some of these issues to appear like her ideologies are more in line with Bernie Sanders, but she's lying to appeal to her base simply so she can receive more votes.


Sanders has been consistent on these issues for over 40 years, he was always about doing the right thing even when it wasn't popular, he was always for Progressive & Liberal activism like when he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. as an example. Bernie Sanders doesn't have a Super PAC & he's not accepting any money from corporations or banks, his average donation only $27, Bernie Sanders is by far one of my favorite politicians & has been for many years, Hillary is not even a Democrat in my eyes.


This is a real challenge I put out there for Hillary Clinton supporters. I challenge any Hillary supporter to give me their top five favorite Hillary Clinton policies that she differs from Bernie Sanders on that she hasn't flip-flopped on in the last ten years. I was just able to list over twenty policy positions that Bernie Sanders is not only better on than Hillary Clinton, but they are policy positions Sanders has never flip-flopped on.

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