"I understand that this site has turned into an unofficial Bernie Sanders site and with it comes the sadly usual tendency to judge everything “Bernie” with rose-colored glasses while loudly booing the designated villainess" (Tree)
I think Sanders is probably the best choice available and IMO if MW has become an unofficial Bernie Sanders site then it's a good thing.
Tree, I think you are the smartest commenter on MW. You have an incredibly analytical mind and I love reading your comments. But I think you are off the mark on this one. I know you find it absolutely incredible that I could believe the satirical article about Hillary Clinton but I'm not ashamed to say that I did, as well as Taxi and a few others who read it that day. In fact I didn't bat an eyelid when I read it because I completely believe that she is capable of saying something like that.
Not that long ago I thought she would at least be a better alternative to the Republican candidates, especially when Cruz and Rubio threw their hat in the ring. These two, especially, are very scary characters IMO. I thought Clinton would at least not lead us into a world war. But then I started reading up on her exploits, particularly the period when she was Secretary of State. It didn't take long to realise that she was a neocon in sheep's clothing. She presided over what can only be described as foreign policy disasters, not just in the Middle East but also in Honduras and Haiti. I'm not saying she was 100% responsible for all those calamities, but she was at least partly responsible for the situation in Libya and Syria today. And it was she who actually chose the neocon Victoria Nuland, the neocon, (wife of Robert Kagan , the neocon) to be the State Department's Chief Spokesperson, who was one of the main protagonists behind the coup in Ukraine.
You said "What makes her so much worse than most of the bozos we have running for high office today?What makes her so much worse than Bush, Trump or Cruz or Obama or Sanders for that matter?" Well I can't say that she's worse than the disgraceful Obama because like her we are able to judge him by his disgraceful deeds and failed promises. The others have not held the same positions of power and so we don't know what they will really be like if they were in power. Yes we can guess and with the likes of Rubio and Cruz it doesn't bear thinking about but we cannot pass judgement just on what we might think will happen. But with Clinton we can judge her by her past actions. There is a record.
When I see pictures of whole families drowning trying to reach Europe to get away from the hell that was once the stable and prosperous country of Libya I think of her. When I see hordes of refugees marching along endless roads with their babies and belongings in their hands only to be treated like cockroaches when they get to Europe, I think of her. You said " She isn’t evil-incarnate, nor is she appreciably different or worse than the sorry lot of politicians we have today, and yet you’d think she chews the heads off babies to hear people talk". Well I agree that she doesn't chew the heads off babies but how many people including babies have died because of her disgraceful so-called humanitarian interventionist policies in Libya and Syria? How many are now homeless refugees who have been vilified in Europe? She was not 100% responsible but she was a co-architect of this disgraceful misery and after Obama she was the most senior person in charge.
Many of her financial donors are zionists, the biggest being Haim Saban who has openly said that “I'm a one-issue guy, and my issue is Israel,” She has sold her soul for Zionist money and if she becomes the next POTUS she will be paying for those favours by furthering the Zionist agenda which will result in more deaths, oppression and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.
I would love to see a woman in the Whitehouse. Jill Stein would be amazing. But to suggest that the pushback against Clinton is due to her gender is a notion I cannot reconcile myself to. It's because of her past deeds, her record, what she's actually done while she's held high office and it's not pretty. She will probably get to the Whitehouse mainly because she is a woman, in my opinion