Sure, WE can name Hillary’s accomplishments (see CORRUPTION: FBI, DOJ Wanted to Investigate Hillary. Comey and Lynch Intervened… and Boom! Hillary Clinton is Called Out for Husband’s Rape Cover-Ups). But we also do things like “read” and “pay attention.” We don’t rely on narratives or parrot talking points. Unless we’re mocking people who parrot talking points.
But what about Hillary’s supporters? Can they name any qualifications which would make Hillary a good president? The answers will not shock you.
“No, I cannot think of something off the top of my head,” responded one student, while another added “I wish I had a good answer for that honestly… I don’t.”
One student was more up front, saying simply “I can’t think of anything.”
When pressed further, one young voter said her years of government experience make her a role model, telling me “the fact that she’s worked in government before says a lot, and makes her qualified.”
So Hillary supporters, can we stop the pretending? You’re not voting for Hillary because you think she’d be a good president. Bet let’s go two steps back. Hillary wasn’t nominated because she’d be a good president either. College students or nursing home dwellers would’ve had the same responses eight years ago, twelve years ago, twenty years ago. They’re not voting for Hillary because she’s “accomplished.” They’re voting Hillary because she’s a woman with a D by her name.
Let’s also not pretend Bernie Sanders was Plato. He didn’t earn his first paycheck until he was 40. Talk about a loser. Yet he was also running for president. What, do you think, these students would’ve said about The Bern’s accomplishments?
Sadly this election isn’t really about accomplishments. It’s about feelings, assumptions; not “what has this candidate done,” as much as “what will this candidate get for me based on what they’re saying, despite never having done accomplished crap their whole lives?”
Someone pour me a glass of poison…