Louis CK nails it.
Trevor Noah nails it.
Andrew Sullivan nails it.
And then there’s this 60-second spot.
Most persuasive to me: Republican/Libertarian Bill Weld’s urgent case for Hillary — even though he’s running against her.
Like the editorial boards of every newspaper in the country (save the National Enquirer) — including the most staunchly Republican ones (just think about that for a minute! every editorial board in the country!) — Weld “fears for thew country if Mr. Trump should be elected.”
And unlike many of the editorial boards, he goes a step further:
I have a lot to say about Mrs. Clinton that has not been said by others recently that I think needs to be said. I mean, I’ve known her for 40 years, I’ve worked with her, I know her well professionally, I know her well personally, I know her to be a person of high moral character, a reliable person, and an honest person — however much Mr. Trump may rant and rave to the contrary. [In 2008, he thought she was terrific.] So I’m happy to say that, and people can make their own choices.
The LAST Clinton Administration saw 23 million new jobs, a minimum wage hike, a rising tide for virtually everyone, not just those at the top, a budget surplus, no military casualties, respect around the world, waivers for charter schools, respect for science . . . an Administration staffed by really bright, well-motivated, dedicated people — not thugs.
We can do that again.
Spread the word: Break the gridlock, get America moving again for the middle class, put millions to work at good jobs revitalizing our crumbling infrastructure — the Republicans blocked that and so much else — vote Democrat up and down the ticket and we have a shot at dissipating some of the – justified! — frustration and anger felt by tens of millions who’ve been hurt by Republican refusal to let government function . . . a shot at lifting up the lives of so many who have been struggling. The Republicans have blocked this every step of the way.
And one last thought, in case there’s chaos of one sort or another this weekend, or Monday or on Election Day: Our democracy is fragile. KGB thug Vladimir Putin is actively — and brilliantly — working to destabilize it and weaken the NATO Alliance.
Newsweek‘s report leads off:
In phone calls, meetings and cables, America’s European allies have expressed alarm to one another about Donald Trump’s public statements denying Moscow’s role in cyberattacks designed to interfere with the U.S. election. They fear the Republican nominee for president has emboldened the Kremlin in its unprecedented cybercampaign to disrupt elections in multiple countries in hopes of weakening Western alliances, according to intelligence, law enforcement and other government officials in the United States and Europe.
While American intelligence officers have privately briefed Trump about Russia’s attempts to influence the U.S. election, he has publicly dismissed that information as unreliable, instead saying this hacking of incredible sophistication and technical complexity could have been done by some 400-pound “guy sitting on their bed” or even a child. . . .
Read the rest. Don’t let him get away with it.
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