Thursday, April 07, 2016

#HillarySoQualified: A Lunch-Break Blog

Let me start this little lunch-break blog by reiterating that whoever the Democratic nominee is he/she will have 110% of my support because the alternative is quite simply not an option. And that I am on record as a Hillary supporter for reasons outlined here on March 1 in a post that included these words:
I am impressed with Bernie's ideas.
I am inspired by Hillary's leadership.
I have worked really, really, really hard to stay out of the downward spiral of negative energy that seems to have leaked over from the other side of the aisle into our campaign. I want to focus on why I support Hillary -- not why you shouldn't support Bernie. And then we'll all vote and/or caucus as the case may be and go to Philadelphia and organize and mobilize to win in November.

That said ...

ICYMI, the latest kerfuffle in the Longest Primary Election Cycle Ever is a "he said/she said" fight between Sanders and Clinton over who is "qualified" to be President.

It appears to have resulted from an interview wherein Joe Scarborough was pushing from nine ways to Thursday to get Hillary to say that Bernie wasn't qualified to be President ... bait she refused to take finally ending the back-and-forth with this "high road" comment:
"I will leave it to voters to decide who of us can do the job that the country needs, who can do all aspects of the job, both on the economic domestic issues and on national security and foreign policy." (you can read the fact-checker transcript here.)
Unfortunately, Bernie's response was to put into Hillary's mouth the words Joe was trying to get there by saying she called him unqualified -- and then all social media hell broke loose.

At this point, either you know all this because you're following the race or you've quit reading because you don't care. But here's my bottom line:

What is at stake in this election is way too important for us to tearing each other apart so the other side can pick up the pieces. Don't agree with Hillary? Don't vote for her. But let's not for a minute confuse "I disagree with her policies" with "She's not qualified."

Seriously. [click on image to enlarge]

Here endeth the lunch-time blog. Back to work. More later. Tick Tock November!

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