Bernie said Hillary was light years ahead of Trump as a candidate and a person. Bernie said Trump was so unfit that he must not only be defeated, but must be defeated decisively.
Organized money has indeed rigged our economic and political systems to grow ever richer at the expense of the rest of us. The middle class is shrinking and it is harder and harder to escape poverty. People get anxious and angry.
Bernie’s campaign was all about focusing on organized money so that we can make government work for We the People. Trump is a con man and a racist who is misdirecting attention away from where it should go to groups of Americans who make easier targets: Muslim Americans, Mexicans, Blacks, Native Americans. America can’t afford a racist president and his proposed tax cuts would make income inequality zoom.
He doesn’t think women should be treated equally with men.
He thinks climate change is a hoax.
He is clearly impulsive and has the potential to get us into war. Just listen to him talk about using nuclear weapons. Fear that the other side is going to strike first is exactly what could trigger a nuclear exchange.
And, then there is the Supreme Court. The next president will likely appoint several new justices. Clinton's appointees would be in the mold of Ginsburg and Sotomayor. Trump's would be like Scalia and Alito. The make up of the Supreme Court will affect the direction of our country for the next twenty or thirty years.
Either Hillary or Trump will be our next president. Even those who aren’t happy with Hillary as the nominee should consider volunteering for her in order to stop this dangerous man.
He won his primary for the Democratic nomination for State Senator. Senator Rivera is a progressive who is was twice elected to the New York State Senate. He has been a staunch supporter of all the legislation we would like to see our state enact. He was challenged in the Democratic primary by City Council Member Fernando Cabrera.
Progressive legislation is able to pass in the Democratic controlled New York Assembly, but never comes up for a vote in the Republican controlled State Senate. There is a chance that enough Democrats will be elected to the New York State Senate this year to give them control of that house of the legisalature. Cabrera was heavily financed by hedge fund managers and outspent Senator Rivera. He would surely have worked for organized money instead of us. And he likely would have caucused with the Republicans had he been elected, thus allowing them to maintain control.
We were proud to have endorsed the senator and to have helped his reelection campaign.
Zephyr Teachout is running for a House seat in a district which is evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans. There is a real chance she could win. She is a real progressive champion, who as an unknown, ran against Andrew Cuomo and did so well that he has moved to the left on several issues. She would join Bernie and Elizabeth Warren as an additional articulate and forceful voice for our side in Congress if she wins in November