I’m probably not going to win any female friends tonight over this one, but I think it needs to be said.
I’m fuming a little tonight. I’m fuming over recent comments from former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and Gloria Steinem. They seem to be keen to willfully stir the pot in the name of Secretary Clinton being a woman. Secretary Albright quipped in one interview, “So people are talking about revolution,” she said. “What a revolution it would be to have a woman president.”
No Secretary Albright. It would not be a revolution on its own. It would be culturally and historically significant, sure; a sign that we are evolving as a nation and as a people. The fact that she garners the amount of support that she does is proof enough of that in my mind.
Secretary Albright and Gloria Steinem could take a lesson from Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University.
I believe that Secretary Clinton is the better choice when it comes to foreign policy, but I’m also of the belief that the unchecked, cavalier behavior of people companies who have a net worth of more than $50 million dollars is much more of a threat to our national security than anything else at the present time.
So I’ll say this… There are four things that would possibly make me consider Secretary Clinton in the primary.
If she would say loudly, proudly and repeatedly that she would commit to breaking up the big 4 banks.
If she would unequivocally and full throatedly support the New Glass–Steagall act and commit her first 100 days in office to getting it through congress.
If she would stand up and say that Citizens United screws poor people out of their voice in the political process and because of that, commit to devising legislation that would nullify the Citizens United ruling in the first 365 days of her administration
If she would permanently and publicly un-invite Lloyd Blankfein from all of her future campaign events.
Until she does these things, I stand firmly with Bernie Sanders. I’m not patently against millionaires and billionaires, but it damn sure pisses me off when they are allowed play happy fun-games with other peoples investments, lose the money, then I and others in my income bracket have to bail them out.
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