Progressive Democrats love Bernie Sanders in just about the same measure as they despise Hillary Clinton. For many, it’s “Bernie or Bust.” A good number of these so-called Democrats say they would just as soon stay home on Election Day, or vote for Donald Trump, than support the former Secretary of State. Their enmity for Clinton is that great.
There is no doubt Progressives are an emotional bunch. But the odds are great that, in time, passions will wane and cooler heads will prevail.
Progressives should be asking themselves one simple question: “Which candidate, Bernie or Hillary, would be more effective in dealing with the obstructionist Republicans in Congress?” The answer undoubtedly is Hillary Clinton.
Hillary knows how to play dirty, Bernie does not. The former First Lady has a good deal of experience in political hardball. She and Bill have a certain way of getting things done; of making sure they get their way.
Many long-time members of Congress remember the Bill Clinton presidency. They also remember the story of Vince Foster.
Vince Foster committed “suicide” July 20, 1993. In the spring and early summer of that year, the Clinton “Travelgate” scandal erupted. It was one of a series of problems Foster was confronting – not only in his role as deputy White House counsel but – as in the case of “Whitewater” – in his role as personal lawyer for the Clintons.
Many Republican conspiracists do not believe Foster committed suicide but was rubbed out, done in, bumped off, sent to his maker at the direction of the Clintons. The man just knew too much.
With that thought in mind, do you think our august senators and congressman might be a little fearful of crossing Hillary and Bill? They know if they do not play ball with the Clintons, there is a good chance they may be “Fostered.”
Of course this is just my own little half-baked theory. But you get the idea: the Clintons play to win. They can be as cunning and Machiavellian as Republicans. Rumor has it the “b” word is sometimes used to describe Hillary. Bernie is just a kind soul.
As great as Bernie’s policies may be (universal healthcare, free college, etc.), does anyone honesty think those initiatives would be given an iota of consideration by congressional Republicans? No, they would treat old Bernie just as they have treated our President – with complete disrespect, and a lack of fear.
That will not be the case with the Clintons back in the White House. No sir, none of those old-time Congressmen will want to risk being “Fostered” with Hillary at the helm.
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