Protect the ACA

I will likely vote for Hillary because, not only will she protect the Affordable Healthcare Act, I’m hoping she’ll work with Congress to expand it and make it more effective.

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Strong defender of civil rights

Hi Dave. I’ll take you up on your election candidate question. As a disclaimer, though I might fit the conservative stereotype (straight, married young, lots of kids, stay at home mom for many years, etc), I’m very liberal politically. [My Husband] and I both have long been for equal marriage rights, universal health care, equal civil rights, responsible gun control, etc. I voted for Sanders in the Colorado caucus, as did my two oldest kids. I would love to see a true progressive win the presidency. So I’m not generally impressed with conservatives.

In this election, I’ll definitely be voting for HRC. Though many of her positions are too far right for me, and I’m disappointed that she sponsored an amendment years ago that would have banned burning the American Flag (First amendment rights!), she is definitely the sanest choice this year. In addition, I feel that her experience as Secretary of State and in the Senate made her an incredibly qualified candidate. She knows many world leaders, and should be an effective negotiator of treaties and a good face for the U.S. abroad. Also, when her husband was president, she was much more of a partner than she was arm-candy. Therefore, she has a unique view of what being president is like, and I feel that will also help her adjust to the job more quickly than most.

I feel she will be a strong defender of civil rights for all (including LGBTQ – and since I have a gay child, this is especially important to me), and will do what she can to bring reasonable gun restrictions along (though congress has shown in the past that they’ll fight every inch of the way). She should be a good environmental protector, and is for alternative energy development. But in the end, it’s her foreign policy chops that I believe are her strongest assets.

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Trump is against illegal immigration

I worked @ [3 different jobs] at each I was told that I didn’t fit in because I didn’t speak Spanish..all in the past 7 years.

I cannot afford another pro illegal prez

Gets things done

Hillary is the only one with real experience. She knows how to get things done. I don’t believe the stories about her because so many are just insane.

 

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Trump says it like it is

Donald Trump is successful and knows what people want. He’s not afraid to speak his mind or be politcly incorrect.

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Compromise and Get Shit Done

I like Hillary because I think she’s the only one running who knows how to compromise and get shit done. Thanks for asking!

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Hillary is a Survivor

I’ve been following Bernie Sanders since 2003 and I supported his run for president. A lot of the people who were new to Bernie were driving me nuts. Bernie Sanders has always worked within the system. He did it as an independent and won over the votes of conservatives in his state by being the most rational candidate with the most integrity. In congress he constantly won people to his side by working to create coalitions on both sides of the aisle and also by asking for the moon and compromising.

In running for president, he did so as a democrat because he knew he wouldn’t be able to win as an independent. Once again, working within the system to make change.

They also don’t realize he has always said good things about Hillary Clinton. In the primary it’s important to highlight the difference between candidates and it got a bit nasty. That’s, unfortunately, how our system works. Since then he has made it very clear he supports Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

Now more specifically about Hillary– I trust her. I can hear people having apoplectic fits as they read this. Here’s the thing though – in my lifetime, NO ONE has been attacked and investigated more than the Clintons together and Hillary specifically. Has some dirt been found? Sure. Have there been lapses in judgment? Sure.

But for all the MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of dollars spent on breaking her down, she’s still standing and nothing has stuck. If she’s really so crooked as people claim, they should be able to prove it. So far, nothing significant has been proven.

If a group spent that much time and money one ANYONE, including you, the person reading these words, something would turn up. But so far, in HRC’s case, it all amounts to hyperbole and slander with the tiniest amount of truth.

Further, she’s an experienced diplomat and a respected name on the world stage. I have interactions with people all over the world and when they express interest in US politics they always say they hope Hillary wins.

I believe she will take Bernie’s revolution to heart and will adjust her stances accordingly.

When you really research Hillary with a rational eye, you find she has an excellent record for fighting for gender, LGBQ, race and class equality.

And Lastly, she’s tough. She is a full-on ass-kicker. Anybody who can last through all of the vicious attacks she has must be strong as hell. I like that.

To sum up- Sure, I would prefer Bernie, but I happy to have Hillary as president.

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She’s fought for underrepresented people

I can tell you what I like about Hillary if it’s helpful. She’s always fought for underrepresented people. She has been working towards better health care in this country for YEARS. She’s a big defender of women’s rights. She’s pro-choice. She’s strong, smart, fierce, determined, and doesn’t take shit. She appears to care about people. And I truly believe she believes in equality.

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Anti-TPP and NAFTA

I’m supporting Trump. He says he’ll stop the trans-atlantic partnership and reverse the north american free trade agreement, and I really want those things to happen. I do think that other coutries are buying our politicians and I think Trump has the sort of ego that will make him less susceptible to foreign bribes and interests. I think other countries may take offense or retaliate but I think that’s fine–bullies react to principled stances with threats and violence all the time, and I think ending these agreements (and agreements like them) is a good thing. It may not benefit corporations much, but I think it will benefit Americans and could bring some prosperity back to uneducated people.
Many of the foreign governments we have these agreements with use what is essentially slave labor to drive costs down, and the effect it’s having is to drive down american wages as well. Basically slave labor is creeping back into america through these agreements. That’s my feeling. I also think that things on the border have gotten quite bad. Unconscionably bad. The american public does not seem to have the courage to end the war on drugs, so we have to do something that will alleviate the border problem, even if just for the cartel stuff. There is so much cartel stuff at the border–innocent people are killed for their homes, just to house drugs for smuggling operations. People are forced to work for the cartels with their families kidnapped, and the wives and daughters are used as sex slaves. Anyone who talks gets a columbian neck tie. There are so many dead bodies, gangsters just throw them in dumpsters. Also, immigrants who are deported for crimes in America have no problem coming back & they’re more than willing to do so. And even well meaning illegal immigrants are affecting the economy. Corporations want them & the results are the same–slave wages creeping into the American economy. People talk a lot about free trade being good, but I don’t think it’s free when the people in the other countries are not free. Western values of freedom need to be spread to a country before we can trade freely with them, I think.
I also don’t think banning muslims temporarily is a bad idea. People act like muslims are a disenfranchised minority, but they outnumber atheists and christians in the world by at least a factor of two, and islam does not believe in a seperation of church and state. Also, muslim is simply not a race. It’s an ideology. And people make so much fun of Christians–it’s such a hypocrisy that they don’t make fun of muslims too.
Finally, a Trump presidency would send a powerful message to feminists who are actively lobbying against movements that seek to draw awareness to structural and sociatal injustices against men. For instance, men are 45% of domestic violence victims, and 70% of domestic violence victims where there is one-sided abuse (i.e. the partner abuses and the victim doesn’t figtht back at all). Male suicide rates are higher, men pay 90% of alimony, are more likely to be abandoned or divorced by a spouse, only 10% or so of men get custody of their children, etc. Also, the racial divide for incarceration is purported to be evidence of severe racism in the country, yet the gender divide for incarceration is 7 times higher. But men who bring this up are painted as misogynist by the media, similar to how Trump is called a misogynist by the media. Such words are beginning to fall on deaf ears.
As for racism, there’s a quote that I find particularly resonating, “welfare did in 40 years what slavery couldn’t, it destroyed the black family.”
so perhaps progressive policies are well-meaning, but they’ve destroyed everyone they try to help–including myself

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The Next Ronald Reagan

I like Trump. I think he’s going to be the next Ronald Reagan. I don’t think a moratorium on immigration is a bad thing; Democrat Presidents in the past (i.e. Jimmy Carter) have done as much in similar situations. I’m convinced he’s the best choice to protect our constitutional rights, and our country as a whole.
After giving it some more thought, I’d like to add that I think it’s important to world peace for the US to maintain a positive relationship with Israel, and I think Trump is the best candidate for that task as well.
I think Trump will proactively defend our religious freedoms, as well as our right to free speech, and our 2nd Amendment rights. I also feel he will be the right candidate to bring about marijuana reform.

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