a reply to: windword
So nothing about criminal justice system reforms, healthcare reform, climate change, upgrading our infrastructure, or social issues like LGBT rights,
women's rights, etc? Meh.
I guess the "economy" segment can be spun to include green technology advances (and how many jobs they can create); as well as showing that raising
the minimum wage can reduce the amount of credit defaults, pull entire communities out of poverty, and decrease the amount of people on social welfare
programs. That segment can also address equal pay for women and how much money we can save as a nation by reducing the mass incarceration rates.
That's going to take quite a lot of pivoting, though.
15 minutes on immigration is probably going to be boring. Don't really care for either of their answers, especially if they don't mention the federal
immigration limits that already exist. Those limits differ based on the country or region of the migrant (I can't remember which). This creates a lot
of the demand for illegal immigration "services" in the first place. I wonder if either will mention how our wars & proxy wars have directly
contributed to the number of people seeking refugee status?
The "entitlements and debt" section may be interesting. Though it's preposterous to call many social programs "entitlements" when people have to pay
into them in the first place. As in, a person who's on a social program today may have paid taxes towards that program a year ago. Anyway, I'll be
ecstatic if either of them mentions corporate welfare and the huge amounts of taxpayer money that wealthy companies receive. Bernie would've been
amazing in this portion.
15 minutes on the Supreme Court will probably be boring & predictable. Meh. There will be a lot of doom & gloom, while promoting their side's typical
Supreme Court arguments. Roe v Wade, Citizens United, blah blah blah. Not saying those aren't important, just that we can hear those arguments
The "Foreign policy" section will probably be golden! I loathe Trump, but I'm firmly expecting him to trounce Hillary on this topic. I expect him to
bring up all kinds of shady crap she and/or her husband have been involved in, like the coup in Honduras, the Clinton Foundation's overseas donors,
ISIS, and a bunch more. I also expect Hillary to ignore virtually all of these attacks and focus on how bad Russia, North Korea, and Iran are. She'll
probably try to keep the subject on the other typical talking points, like Israel's safety, taking down Assad, supporting our other defense clients, I
mean allies, etc.
The "fitness to serve" portion will probably be the most entertaining, in a Jerry Springer freakshow kind of way. I expect a repeat of the beginning
of the 2nd debate, with sexual misconduct accusations, personal jabs, barely veiled threats, "inappropriate" cheers from the crowd, and perhaps some
new low blow bombshell revelations/lies. ETA: If I were in the audience, I'd try to start a "Jerry! Jerry!" chant before getting escorted out. Yes it
would be petty, but I've already figured out who I'm voting for so it's ok. (and nope, that's not a rational justification to troll the candidates.
but so what? this entire campaign season has been a charade.)
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