Vote for Hillary Clinton: Thirteen Reasons
1.) RESPECT. WORKING WELL WITH OTHERS.
"On Capitol Hill she gained respect from Republicans for working across the aisle: Two-thirds of her bills had GOP co-sponsors and included common ground with some of Congress' most conservative lawmakers."
Source: REPUBLICAN newspaper Dallas Morning News which has "not recommended a Democrat for the nation's highest office since before World War II – if you're counting, that's more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections." But endorsed Hillary Clinton
2.) ABLE TO THINK ABOUT COMPLEX PROBLEMS IN COMPLEX WAYS
"Hundreds of Republican foreign policy hands back Clinton … dozens of top advisers from previous Republican administrations, including Henry Paulson, John Negroponte, Richard Armitage and Brent Scowcroft. Also on this list is Jim Glassman, the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas"
"She helped make tough calls on the Middle East and the complex struggle against radical Islamic terrorism."
She understands that the war against jihad cannot be solved with jingoistic non-thought like Trump's "bomb the shit out of them" and "ring the oil wells" with American troops who "take the oil." Trump's approach is a recipe for WW III and hundreds of thousands of body bags.
Source: REPUBLICAN newspaper Dallas Morning News
3.) NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Hillary Clinton "would be a steady hand on the nuclear code."
Source: REPUBLICAN Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey
4.) PROTECTING AMERICA
"She's going to do a good job protecting the country … for me the national security issue is the paramount issue, and I've had the opportunity to give her some advice during the last few weeks, and I also worked with her when she was a senator and I was Secretary of Homeland Security.
She exhibited good understanding of what the issues and challenges were, to be steady in terms of her approach and also interested in educating herself … in the area of national security, those kind of temperament issues are critical tools for the next president at a period of time when I think our challenges to security are perhaps more acute than at any time since Sept. 11.
On Sept. 11, 2001, I was the head of the Criminal Division and I was part of the immediate response … in the '90s we spent an enormous amount of time pursuing issues involving the Clintons' associations back in Arkansas in the '80s, Whitewater and other things, and we didn't spend nearly the same amount of time on what bin Laden was up to and others were up to in the region.
Chasing small peccadilloes is a luxury we only have in a world at peace. In a world at war, you've got to focus on the top priority which is protecting the United States and protecting our friends and allies."
Source: REPUBLICAN Michael Chertoff, who lead Republican investigations of the Clintons during the 1990s and later served as Homeland Security Secretary
5.) A PRAGMATIC, BIPARTISAN CENTRIST
Clinton "is a person of the pragmatic center-left, rather than the ideologically committed extreme left wing of the Democratic Party … centrism will be a most essential quality … in finding common ground with Republicans in Congress and in fostering a national culture of healing after what has been a national campaign year of racial, ethnic and political polarization fueled by the Trump campaign.
Hillary Clinton gives me hope and optimism … I believe it will be an administration of bipartisan accomplishment and national reconciliation."
Source: REPUBLICAN Alan J. Steinberg, a Reaganite conservative Republican who has worked in Republican administrations and never voted for a Democrat
6.) DOES HER HOMEWORK. IS PREPARED TO BE PRESIDENT
"If there’s one thing about candidate Clinton that you’ve got to understand, she throughout her whole life has been prepared, done her homework and studied."
Source: REPUBLICAN Senator John Warner, Warner, 89, second-longest serving senator in Virginia history, secretary of the Navy during the Nixon administration. Endorsing Clinton.
7.) TRUE GRIT, REAL CLASS
Clinton "has withstood decades of scrutiny so intense it would wither most politicians. The vehemence of some of the anti-Clinton attacks strains credulity." Clinton is "mature, confident and rational." Clinton "retains her composure under pressure. She’s tough. She doesn’t back down … she knows how to lead with intelligence, decorum and perspective."
Source: REPUBLICAN newspaper: "Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Never. This reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles. This year is different. Trump is not conservative and he is not qualified. That’s why, for the first time in our history, The Arizona Republic will support a Democrat for president."
8.) A STABILIZING FORCE IN A CHAOTIC WORLD
"She is well-known to foreign leaders and understands that world order depends upon a U.S. foreign policy that is committed to its international obligations. The United States is the most stabilizing force in a world prone to chaos, and she knows that role is not something to be trifled with on a whim, as Trump’s reckless pronouncements would do."
Source: REPUBLICAN newspaper Columbus Dispatch
9.) DEMONSTRATED ABILITY TO HEAL AMERICA'S WOUNDS
Clinton "could help restore a working relationship between the White House and Capitol Hill that has been in tatters"
Source: REPUBLICAN newspaper San Diego Union Tribune which "has not endorsed a Democrat for president in its 148-year history. But we endorse Clinton. She’s the safe choice for the U.S. and for the world, for Democrats and Republicans alike."
10.) CHAMPION OF AMERICAN VALUES
Hillary Clinton's "commitment to America’s bedrock national values" make her the only choice for anyone similarly committed to American values. "In a tumultuous world, America needs the kind of stable and aspirational leadership Secretary Clinton can provide. I urge all Republicans to reject Donald Trump this November."
Source: REPUBLICAN fundraiser and former Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO
11.) THE BOTTOM LINE
The bottom line is the bottom line.
The Financial Times endorsed Hillary Clinton "Clinton is eminently qualified to be the first woman elected to the White House."
The stock market wants Hillary Clinton to win because a Hillary Clinton win would be better for the economy. Source: Forbes here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/trangho/2016/11/01/trump-vs-clinton-how-will-the-stock-market-react-to-the-election/#63e579266386
USA Today: "Trump's Trade Policies Worry Economists": http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/25/donald-trump-trade-policies-china-mexico/87521852/
Abortion is complex and those who attempt to address it in soundbites blaspheme against truth. Consider this: there were fewer abortions under pro-choice Democratic President Bill Clinton than under anti-choice Republican Ronald Reagan.
In short: don't lie about something this important. No, Hillary Clinton does not want to "kill babies" and Donald Trump wouldn't save a baby unless there were fame and money in it for him.
13.) DAMAGE TO CHRISTIAN WITNESS
Some claim to be Christian and support Donald Trump.
These self-identified Christians actively support a man who
Promised to murder innocent family members of terrorists
Promised to torture
Promised to pillage
Called for the murder of the Central Park Five *after* they were exonerated by DNA evidence
Calls for hate. Rejects Christian love and forgiveness. Said, "rancor should be removed from our hearts? I do not think so. I want to hate."
Calls for revenge. Rejects the basic Judeo-Christian understanding that "vengeance is mine saith the Lord."
Said, "Get even with people. If they screw you, screw them back 10 times as hard. I really believe that."
Admitted sexual predator
Serial adulterer, publicly flaunting his affairs in the face of his wife
Publicly sexualizes his daughter as a "piece of ass" and expresses lust for her
Refers to the Eucharist as "my little cracker."
Pathological liar of record-setting proportions, with over fifty percent of his statements outright lies as proven by objective, comparative fact-checking: Ted Cruz's father killed JFK; I never supported the Iraq War, etc.
Hillary Clinton is a Methodist who lives by their credo of "Do all the good we can, by all the means we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, to all the people we can, as long as we ever can."
Tim Kaine did Jesuit volunteer work in a dangerous, Third World country *after* earning an Ivy League degree that could have guaranteed him millions in income. He has attended the same majority African American Catholic Church for decades.
That self-identified Christians embrace and celebrate Trump and slander Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine is a stain on Christian witness.
Those who should be reached by Christ's message through Christian example see, instead, stinking hypocrisy.
Vote for Hillary Clinton. God Bless America.
Vote for Hillary Clinton. God Bless America.