Monday, April 18, 2016

A litmus test for progressives

Bashing Hillary has become a blood sport, a case in point being Bob Lord's post about "Hillary's 47% Moment" at Blog for Arizona (about her speeches to Goldman Sachs). To be clear, on the other side of the primary curtain, there are those who beat up on Bernie as well (e.g., for lack of specifics). OK, fine. Politics is not bean bag. But when the dust settles in July, one of the two tribes will need a Plan B.

I propose a single multiple choice test to decide the Plan B. It applies equally to both tribes.

Version for Bernie supporters
By not voting for Hillary, I prefer as President:
(a) Donald Trump
(b) Ted Cruz
(c) John Kasich
(d) Paul Ryan
(e) Any TeaPublican other than Hillary.

Version for Hillary supporters
By not voting for Bernie, I prefer as President:
(a) Donald Trump
(b) Ted Cruz
(c) John Kasich
(d) Paul Ryan
(e) Any TeaPublican other than Bernie.

We can have fun beating up the other primary candidate, but when that dust settles, I hope we agree that the worst of ours is far, far better than the best of theirs - and vote accordingly.

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