As a Bernie Sanders supporter, I have been called everything from naive to a fascist this year, but it pales in comparison to the vitriol I have felt this week by Hillary Clinton supporters, who somehow think she is entitled to my vote without earning it. Would they also call me sexist if I didn’t pledge to Sarah Palin? Am I a sore loser and a petulant child because I don’t support fracking, interventionism and neoliberalism?
Even Silicon Valley tech geniuses that supported Bernie would rather see Donald Trump win than Clinton because the status quo is worse than even right-wing populism. At least Trump wants to bring the factories back, even though he will offer amnesty to offshore accounts and gut our safety and environmental laws. We can always reunionize, but Clinton’s corporate-friendly trade agreements would be far worse, having us competing against slave labor in Vietnam and Singapore. There would be less racism in the U.S. if there wasn’t the resentment caused by what Wall Street is doing to our country. Sorry, Hillbots. You will never get my vote.
Steve Felten, Paso Robles