There’s this politician…
Has a 100% rating by the National Abortion Rights Action League.
Has an F from the NRA.
Is endorsed by the Sierra Club, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, The Natural Resources Defense Council, Planned Parenthood, and the Alice B Toklas LGBT Democratic Club. Among many others.
And she’s a Republican! At least according to a sad number of people who — still — show up on my Facebook feed.
Which is odd because in her last term, Hillary Clinton had a more liberal voting record than seventy percent of the Democrats in the Senate. She is more liberal than Barack Obama, as liberal as Elizabeth Warren, and only a little less liberal than Bernie Sanders.
Don’t take my word for it: take FiveThirtyEight.com’s.
I know that me writing this will make little difference: if they can’t paint her as a Republican selling out progressive values, they’ll paint her as having been lucky to escape being in jail, ignoring the fact that under the law (law? remember that?) she should not have been indicted, and that Colin Powell and Condeleeza Rice also used personal email for work, and that George Bush and Dick Cheney did much worse.
She’s Hillary. They hate her.
Oh, but it’s not misogyny! It can’t be!
After all, they’re the TRUE progressives.
Don’t mind me. Irrational people on the other side bother me; irrational people on my side infuriate me. I expect better. But then this entire election season has disabused me of a long cherished notion: yes, there are batshit crazy conspiracy theorists on the left as well as on the right.