A Changed Donald? Not Likely!

Our local paper carried an article that essentially said Donald had "made a complete turn-around." It said he is now "being inclusive."

Get real!

Just because he is paying new people gazillions of dollars to write scripts and reading them from the teleprompter does not mean he has changed. He's just trying to fool a few more voters.

Don't let him.

Can you imagine our nation's being more divisive than it is now?

Can you imagine the hate this irrational hate-spewing, bigoted, misogynistic liar generates and spreads like a virus to those who also hate others for their race, color, sexual orientation, gender, and whatever other divisions they can create?

Can you imagine the first time he feels insulted and reaches for the nuclear button to destroy the nation whose head said something he didn't like...and eventually destroys our own nation?

When one of his lies gets applause, he creates bigger, more evil lies. His small constituency eats it up.

Have you read Sinclair Lewis' It Can't Happen Here? This fictional book follows a presidential candidate who--immediately after being elected--declares martial law, takes control of the media, jails his opponents, moves known-opposition party members into prison-camps, hires local thugs to kill any who speak against him, and utterly destroys the U.S.A. The nation never recovers.

I believe electing Donald would destroy our nation and all it stands for.

We must elect an intelligent person who can keep things on an even keel! Hillary has served as Secretary of State, as a U.S. Senator, and as First Lady. She knows how our government works. She is ready to serve as president.

I saw one of Donald's new public relations people on The Rachel Maddow show a week or so ago. She tried to convince Rachel--and her audience--that he had changed. Rachel didn't buy it...nor did I.

Her attitude communicated what this man thinks of American voters. It appears he thinks we are dumb enough to believe everything he says. Surely we are not.

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Let's look at what Hillary has done and can do...and ignore the names her opponent creates.

I've written this before, but in case you missed it I'm repeating it. Here are a few things you may not know about Hillary Clinton.

1. She started the first rape crisis hotlines in the south.
2. In the 1970s, she was denied a credit card because she was a woman. The bank told her to use her husband's--even though she made more money.
3. As Secretary of State, she spearheaded the Office of Global Women's Issues which has, among many things, funneled millions into cracking down on sexual violence.
4. When she was 13, she wrote to NASA to ask to join but they wrote back saying women aren't allowed to be astronauts.
5. In the 90s, her opponents spent $75 million trying to destroy her effort to establish universal health care. (Nita and Shaunna from UltraViolet Action, https://www.facebook.com/weareultraviolet/ photos/a.308793015857415.71731.260933440643373/1100191736717535/?type=3)

Nevertheless she worked to get universal health care passed...as all other advanced nations have. In 2009 True Cost stated, "Thirty-two of the thirty-three developed nations have universal health care, with the United States being the lone exception. (8-9-09, https://truecostblog.com/2009/08/09/countries-with-universal-healthcare-by-date/ ).

Republicans have spent a lot of money blaming Clinton about problems they have helped create...such as:

Emails
: Previous Republican Secretaries of State also used private emails for their government business. It was legal at the time.

The State Department Watchdog reports that both Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, Secretaries of State under president George W. Bush, were sent sensitive national security information to nongovernment email addresses. Representative Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Committee, said, "My concern has been that Republicans are spending millions of taxpayer dollars singling-out Secretary Clinton because she is running for president...often leaking inaccurate information while at the same time disregarding the actions of Republican secretaries of state."(http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/04/ colin-powell-condoleezza-rice-private-email-accounts-classified-hillary-clinton ).

When asked to turn in his emails from his time in office, Powell did not...yet no one hounded him or called him "Crooked Colin."

Phone: Fortune reports that Hillary Clinton requested a secure smart phone when she became Secretary of State (http://fortune.com/2016/03/17/clinton-email-server/ ). Judicial Watch obtained State Department documents revealing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly sought to obtain secure "Blackberry-like communications," but was rebuffed by the National Security Agency due to security and cost concerns (http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-state-department-documents-show-that-nsa-rebuffed-hillary-clintons-attempts-to-obtain-a-secure-blackberry/ ).
Both sources report that the National Security Agency denied her requests.

Created-conspiracy about Benghazi: Congress spent 22 million taxpayers' dollars investigating Benghazi...and discovered no guilt (http://benghazicommittee.com/ benghazi-by-the-numbers/). The fact is that Congress denied the money and troops needed to better protect our embassies. (http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/12/politics/ fact-check-benghazi-security/). Congress should own-up-to its own shortcomings and quit blaming Secretary Clinton and President Obama.

John Garamendi reported, "During the George W. Bush period, there were 13 attacks on various embassies and consulates around the world. Sixty people died" (The Ed Show, MSNBC, 5-5-14, http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/may/12/ john-garamendi/prior-benghazi-were-there-13-attacks-embassies-and/). Politifact checked the Global Terrorism Database between January 2001 and January 2009. It found "39 attacks or attempted attacks on U.S. embassies and embassy personnel." The total death toll was 87! Politifact concludes, "So, using what we think is the most reasonable definition, Garamendi's numbers are a bit low."

You may want to read the report. Then ask yourself why Republicans are attacking Democrats over this issue.

Meanwhile, let's listen to both candidates and do research on our own. Don't trust a person who calls another created negative names. Then let's vote for the candidate we believe will do the most to help our nation.

For me that means voting for Hillary. I hope you will join me!