I’m not in anyway a fanboy or ever a diehard supporter of Hillary Clinton but unlike so many who have what I think is a irrational even pathological dislike of her I can’t say I dislike her at all. My obections with HRC are really on a political policy level. I object to her economic neo-liberalism and neo-convervative leaning regarding foreign affairs and conflict. In short she is not liberal enough for me. I see her today as the modern embodiment of the extinct species of Republican called Rockefeller Republicans. But given that I am not an ideological purist and believe that as liberals we have made some tremendous gains through this election season I am okay taking the gains we have gotten. I believe the Clinton’s both of them are the definition of transactional politicians and they go with the political wind which has shifted and is blowing left and she will/has already bent to accomodate that wind.
Most of this dislike even hatred of HRC I think is vacuous bullshit and 95% of the time when you try and pin someone down on the actual reasons they can’t stand or feel they can’t trust HRC there isn’t a solid argument there to stand on, nothing that can’t be ruled or explained in better more favorable light. Most people hate and can’t stand her only because it’s “the in thing to do”.
Ezra Klien of Vox has written what I think is a great piece exploring and explaining this strange dichotomy and contradiction…
This is not a profile of Hillary Clinton. It is not a review of her career or an assessment of her campaign. You won’t find any shocking revelations on her emails, on Benghazi, on Whitewater, or even on her health care plan.