Roseanne McCosh comments: Dems know it'll always be a nose hold or a compromise that results in a vote for a democrat....but what if they get it wrong this time? What if we hold our nose and vote for Trump? .... By 2016 my hatred for the Democratic Party (Obama and his RTT, Cuomo! and Hillary), has deep roots and I will now vote republican regardless of who it is until the democrats earn my vote back.... Hillary is a pro war corporate whore. And if that's the best the dems can present to me on election day then I'm going republican. At least they tell me upfront that they're going to f%#k me and 99% of the things I care about. Hilary, like Obama, is the handsome charming guy who promises you wine and roses and then slips you a roofie.... For the first time since I naively voted for Ronald Reagan at the age of 19 in 1984, I will be voting for the republican presidential candidate. After 1984 I voted democrat until I voted Green Party in 2012.....Trump won and it is pretty much all over for the Republican nomination while Hillary lost and will have to deal with Bernie till the bitter end. Who woulda predicted this even a few weeks ago?
How much trouble are Hillary and the Democrats in? Can Trump actually win? Roseanne commented on my post: POTUS16: On Elections and Political Parties - Part 1
Hillary lost Indiana to Bernie and the slow drip goes on. How many Bernie supporters will vote Trump or not vote at all or go Green?
I picked up my friend this morning coming off the red-eye after 4 months in California, a former DOE guy, and he said he just won't vote of write someone in.
I think teachers - especially those who have experienced ed deform first hand at the hands of the Dems - are very risky - and Randi's umbilical connection to the Dems and Hillary - and also the way the AFT/UFT/NYSUT endorsed her - will see some chickens come home to roost no matter how much they pull the scared of Trump card.
I have been hearing similar thoughts from some people - maybe not enough to influence the election in crucial states. I've written about my surprise when I was at the NPE on some Bernie supporters saying they will not vote for Hillary and rather than not voting or going 3rd party they will vote for Trump partly in spite but also hoping for that things will go so far downhill under him we will see a Bernie type candidate in 2020 who can make real changes.
On the other hand, just as many Republicans will not vote for Trump - especially the hawks who see Hillary as a better choice. Plus many women and others. So despite desertions from the left Trump will face more from the right. The establishment Republicans may well feel more comfortable with Hillary.
And how about that Hillary stuff with the coal miner where she had to walk back from talking about being proud to take their jobs with no plan for supporting them - pretty much the entire free trade thingy where there was no plan for retraining - in the neo-liberal world it is sink or swim.
Here are some interesting articles on where Hillary really stands.
Anti-Capitalist Meetup: How Neoliberal is Hillary Clinton?
Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 09:30 AM EST