Feb 22, 2016
Pope Buck I
commented on Hillary Clinton Used to Be Terrible On Marriage Equality
As Robert Heinlein put it, the poignant thing about democracy is that it is ALWAYS going to be a choice of the lesser of two evils - there are no perfect candidates for the simple reason that there are no perfect humans. But as rare as it is to find an inspiring figure worth voting for, there is ALWAYS going to be someone worth voting against.
We liberals are always looking for a messiah. We thought we had one in Obama in 2008, and then he turned out to be "just a politician" after all - so we collectively sat home in 2010 and let the Republicans run the table.
Never again. I'm in the tank for Bernie, but I'll happily vote for Hillary if she's the nominee. Because even if Hillary were as awful as the Republicans and the nastier Bernie supporters think she is - and for the record, I don't think she is - she would STILL be better than "first they came for the Mexicans and the Muslims."
Oct 16, 2015
Pope Buck I
commented on A Handful of Top Democratic Officials Are Squabbling Like Babies
"If the Democrats were smart—like, Donald Trump smart—they could turn this ugly dust-up to their advantage by crafting a narrative that Debbie is a scary powerful woman, unafraid to speak the truth and demolish anyone who stands in her way, the Devil Wears Prada lady of politics."
Except no one would believe a word of it. DWS has presided over the loss of both houses of Congress (even as both of Obama's campaigns were big successes, and even given the current GOP's state of disarray). She jettisoned Howard Dean's successful 50-state strategy. And now she's so intent on coronating Hillary that she'll scuttle the whole debate schedule if she has to. I don't say that as any kind of Bernie true believer, either - I'd be happy with either Hillary or Bernie as our nominee, I just happen to think that a healthy debate gets voters excited.