Hillary Clinton’s Arrogance Will Lose Her The Election

In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, Hillary Clinton, was asked, “What ideas–can you name one idea that [Bernie Sanders has] put forward that you want to embrace? That he has really changed your position on?” She responded with, in essence, a cold hard no. (I recommend watching the video in the link to see her respond yourselves.) What she should have said was, “Yes. Bernie has shown me that the American people are much more open to his progressive ideas than I had originally believed and I am willing and looking forward to incorporate some of his proposals into my own. At least…that’s what Bernie Sanders supporters would have liked to hear.

Politico noted last month that Bernie Sanders has caused a massive shift in Clinton’s campaign, saying “Sanders has left a lasting imprint on Clinton’s candidacy, even if few in her camp are willing to admit it.” I have a feeling no one in her camp was willing to admit it because Hillary Clinton is too stubborn and prideful to admit it…maybe even to herself.

Regardless, Hillary Clinton is going to lose this race if she doesn’t wake up and swallow the cold, hard pill of humility. She needs Bernie Sanders supporters to turn out in droves for her in order to win this election and she doesn’t seem to care. Bernie supporters, especially young people – the most loyal Sanders supporters-are looking for honesty, integrity, consistency, and a real sense of leadership. But what it comes down to is that young people are sick and tired of standard politicians. They want to hear politicians talk about the issues they care about and how they’re actually going to make the country better. Not buzzwords. Not dancing around questions without ever actually saying anything of value. Not more lies and arrogance.

In the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll, only 42% of respondents aged 18-34 reported that they would be voting for Hillary Clinton. 38% refused to choose between Trump and Clinton, saying they would either vote for a third party candidate or simply wouldn’t vote.

Democrats don’t generally do well when the young people stay home. According to Gallup, in 2008, Obama won the youth vote (under 30) by a 22 point margin, 61-39.  In 2004, Kerry won the youth vote by a 20 point margin, but lost the election. This is because the turnout among young voters was significantly higher for Obama. Obama would have never won without the youth vote carrying him to victory in the primaries and then giving him the edge in the general. If he had split the youth vote, 47-47, with McCain as Al Gore had with Bush in 2000, he would have lost. The same is true for Hillary.

Basically, Hillary Clinton needs Bernie Sanders to strongly and clearly tell his supporters that they have to turnout and vote for Hillary. If he doesn’t, she will lose to Trump. This is why Hillary Clinton’s arrogance could likely be her doom. She can’t continue to just assume Bernie supporters are going to come out to vote for her just because of how awful Trump is. She claims she wants party unity, so unify. Make concessions to Bernie on policy issues and give him the position of power you know he’d never ask for. Otherwise, Trump will be the next President of the United States. All because of Hillary Clinton’s arrogance.

 

How Hillary Made Me #BernieorBust

Hillary Clinton made be #BernieorBust when she made the following statement on Meet The Press
 
“I feel sorry sometimes for the young people who believe this, they don’t do their own research.” -Hillary Clinton (full statement and video here)
Way to attack an entire generation of people Madame Secretary.
This statement was made in response to this viral video of a 26 year old Greenpeace activist named Eva Resnick-Day confronting Clinton about taking money from fossil-fuel interests. Clinton responded in the video by getting in the young woman’s face and yelling, saying it isn’t true and that the she is “so sick” of the Bernie Sanders campaign lying about her. (note: Eva Resnick-Day has no affiliation whatsoever with the Sanders campaign)
This is future of this country you’re talking about Mrs. Clinton and statistically the most highly educated group of people in this country. Young people are far more likely to actually go out and do our research because we quite simply have far more access to information than any other generation in the history of this planet. Social media, online news sources, and educational databases have made it very easy for me to keep up with the news and politics, while at the same time being able to find background information and determine the truth behind any claim made by a reporter or politician (very bad news for Mrs. Clinton). I myself spend a majority of my free time just reading articles online and then fact-checking them out of fear of being mislead by the many biased and corrupt news sources.
Like me, Ms. Day, the activist, wasn’t overly fond of Secretary Clinton’s response and had this to say to to her:
” As a youth movement, we have done our own research, and that is why we are so terrified for the future…. Scientists are saying that we have half the amount of time that we thought we did to tackle climate change before we go over the tipping point. And because of that, youth—the people that are going to have to inherit and deal with this problem—are incredibly worried. What happens in the next four or eight years could determine the future of our planet and the human species. And that’s why we’re out there…asking the tough questions to all candidates: to make sure that whoever is in office isn’t going to continue things as they’ve been, but take a real stand to tackle climate change in a meaningful and deep way for the future of our planet.” -Eva Resnick-Day 
 
There is a reason the younger generations have such contempt and distaste for Hillary Clinton and that is because we do do our research.
 
As of now, I have no intention of voting for Hillary Clinton under any circumstances should she become the Democratic nominee. She displays no respect for younger generations or the intelligence of the people who don’t agree with her and constantly demeans Bernie Sanders supporters, claiming that the only reason we don’t support her is because we’re all young and naive or that we’re too idealistic to understand political realities. Well I see things very clearly and what I see is that based upon her experience, Hillary Clinton does not have the necessary judgment to be president, nor does she have the character. She is unfit to be president.