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07 August 2017 @ 04:17 pm
“I don’t care what anyone says…”  
Liking Hillary Clinton (me too)
msrat1900 on August 8th, 2017 12:50 am (UTC)
I like Hillary Clinton, and so does my husband, or at any rate we think we would like her if we were so fortunate as to meet her. She just seems likeable. Also, we noted with approval that when a little girl posted a message during the campaign about her family's problems, Hillary said (and so did Bernie, I think) "get in touch with me; I'll see if I can do something to help." Donald did not.

The people we like tend to be people who try to help. And yes, we've had our share of dislikers, ourselves. For some reason, this is not a popular position to take.

We don't have beer with people very often; we are more the tea type. But we'd be happy to invite Hillary to our house for tea any time. And she can bring Bill; we like him too.
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on August 8th, 2017 01:22 am (UTC)
I've also always found Hillary Clinton to be a generally likeable person (at least, as in others' cases, from afar). No matter what exasperating policies she follows, like voting for the Iraq war, I still like her. What really confirmed that for me was a comment I once heard intended as a criticism: "She reminds men of their first wives." I'm still married to my first wife, and happily so: she's smart and tough, too.

Also, to bring up another famous comparison, I would so much rather have a beer with Al Gore than with George W. Bush. It isn't even close.
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on August 8th, 2017 05:52 pm (UTC)
I like her well enough - she's the same age as my eldest sister, and seems similar in many ways. I'm sure we would get along all right if we were part of the same club or volunteer organization. That's neither here nor there; my objections to her politics are political, not personal. I voted for her only because there was nobody else to vote for, and I knew even then that she probably wouldn't win - not because she's 'unlikeable', but because she's a lesser-evil Democrat, and the less-evil always lose against the more-evil.

Unfortunately, the Dem elite are laboring under the delusion that they can beat the GOP by becoming more evil themselves. It won't work; the GOP will just get even more evil in response, as they've been doing for decades already. However, it probably seems safer than trying to become good, as in standing up for the people and the environment instead of sucking the dicks of corporate donors.

Who knows how great Hillary might have been, if she'd never married that weasel Slick Willie.

Edited at 2017-08-08 05:54 pm (UTC)