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Arizona Conservative Newspaper Endorses Hillary. #2

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Feb 12, 2008
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    A centrist or a wild card?
    Many Republicans understand this. But they shudder at the thought of Hillary Clinton naming Supreme Court justices. So they stick with Trump. We get that. But we ask them to see Trump for what he is — and what he is not.

    Trump’s conversion to conservatism is recent and unconvincing. There is no guarantee he will name solid conservatives to the Supreme Court.

    Hillary Clinton has long been a centrist. Despite her tack left to woo Bernie Sanders supporters, Clinton retains her centrist roots. Her justices might not be in the mold of Antonin Scalia, but they will be accomplished individuals with the experience, education and intelligence to handle the job.

    They will be competent. Just as she is competent.

    If a candidate can’t control his words
    Never in its 126-year history has The Arizona Republic editorial board endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate over a Republican.

    Trump’s inability to control himself or be controlled by others represents a real threat to our national security. His recent efforts to stay on script are not reassuring. They are phony.

    The president commands our nuclear arsenal. Trump can’t command his own rhetoric.

    Were he to become president, his casual remarks — such as saying he wouldn’t defend NATO partners from invasion — could have devastating consequences.

    Trump has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin, a thug who has made it clear he wants to expand Russia’s international footprint.

    Trump suggested Russiaengage in espionage against Hillary Clinton— an outrageous statement that he later insisted was meant in jest.

    Trump said President Obama and Hillary Clinton were “co-founders” of ISIS, then walked that back by saying it was sarcasm.

    It was reckless.

    Being the leader of the free world requires a sense of propriety that Trump lacks.

    Clinton’s opportunity to heal this nation
    We understand that Trump’s candidacy tapped a deep discontent among those who feel left behind by a changed economy and shifting demographics.

    Their concerns deserve to be discussed with respect.

    Ironically, Trump hasn’t done that. He has merely pandered. Instead of offering solutions, he hangs scapegoats like piñatas and invites people to take a swing.

    In a nation with an increasingly diverse population, Trump offers a recipe for permanent civil discord.

    In a global economy, he offers protectionism and a false promise to bring back jobs that no longer exist.

    America needs to look ahead and build a new era of prosperity for the working class.

    This is Hillary Clinton’s opportunity. She can reach out to those who feel left behind. She can make it clear that America sees them and will address their concerns.

    She can move us beyond rancor and incivility.

    The Arizona Republic endorses Hillary Clinton for president.

    The Arizona Republic never endorsed a Democrat for president from 1892 to 2012. Here's who the newspaper supported in general-election contests and why: (Research courtesy of author Bob Nelson and state historian Jack August) Photo illustration by The Republic
  2. Zaac

    Zaac Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2012
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    WOW! They nailed it!

    I caught it during the debate and I wonder how much it resonated with others that this man has an attitude that says he would not help our allies unless they pay us. Is THIS the type of business acumen:rolleyes: he brings to the table?:Thumbsdown