I don’t know about anyone else, but I will not be conned again. As many of you know, I voted (twice) for Barack Obama. For issues that, in my opinion, most impact not only Americans, but also the other humans and forms of life on Earth, he has been a disappointment beyond belief. But not beyond words. If you would like to read what I’ve written on this subject, please use the “tag cloud” to the left of this page and click “Barack Obama” and “all of the above,” for examples. And when you factor in the “gift” that will keep on giving for generations, also known as the Trans Pacific Partnership, the Democratic party looks more like “Republican lite” to me.
Hillary Clinton seems to think that she bizarrely represents the best “green” choice for President. Not even close. She seems oddly proud of her involvement (as Secretary of State) in the Keystone XL Pipeline debacle, as if it’s some sort of “success,” but which felt to me more like “environmental fight club.” I think we have a seriously out of touch candidate here, people.
Here is a recent article about Clinton’s stance on KXL:
And just today (Tuesday) she waffled on the Keystone XL question again.
Here is more about what her energy policy would be as President:
But her climate change
“Fact Sheet” reads like a blender-ful of typical political jargon, set to smoothie. Here’s a snippet buried d – e – e – p...
This is NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Not by a long shot. We are not even in the “country code” of good enough given the circumstances that politicians, like the Clintons and all the rest of these bozos have put us in. The more I watch Hillary Clinton speak and the more I read her “positions” on important subjects, the less I believe her. It seems like she says and commits to, the least amount of action and/or change possible, with the fewer specifics the better. Even the clown car on the right seem to, at the very least, believe the crap coming out of their mouths (just giving credit where it’s due).
Please keep in mind that this isn’t Hillary Clinton’s first rodeo. She’s been running for President for a decade, at least. And just because she’s a woman doesn’t mean that any of us (and I am a woman, by the way) should give her a free pass on specifics. There’s just too much at stake. But there is a choice. Thank goodness. Bernie Sanders is a candidate with a solid voting record, he is crystal clear on the issues, and he’s not a liar or a fake. He doesn’t BS his way around anything. Got a question? He has a straight answer for you. Next question, next answer. It’s that simple, except that it usually isn’t.
We deserve better than the standard political drivel that Hillary Clinton dishes out. If she does eventually up her game, it will only be because she has a real opponent who stands strong for something (or, in Bernie’s case, for everything). We simply have to demand accountability, transparency, responsible leadership, and proper environmental stewardship. I know that sometimes it’s hard to see, but we’re at an extremely critical juncture, as a species. In the words of one of my favorite physicists, MIT’s Max Tegmark:
“I also felt that my short lifespan appeared insignificant when compared with the vastness of cosmic time. However, this brief century of ours is arguably the most significant one in the history of our Universe; the one when its meaningful future gets decided. We’ll have the technology to either self-destruct or seed our cosmos with life. The situation is so unstable that I doubt that we can dwell at this fork in the road for more than another century. If we end up going the life route rather than the death route, then in a distant future, our cosmos will be teeming with life that all traces back to what we do here and now. I have no idea how we’ll be thought of, but I’m sure that we won’t be remembered as insignificant.”