Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sue Digs Jill!

Life ain't easy for a girl named Sue.

  
Especially if the "Sue" in question is actress Susan Sarandon, who has not drunk the Kool-Aid and gone over to Hillary, like other past supporters of Green Party presidential candidates have - Michael Moore, how could you? - and has received nothing but scorn and ridicule for refusing to go along with the rest of the Hollywood "liberal elite."  Sarandon has made it official - she's endorsing Jill Stein for President.  No compromising positions here.
So here's the deal.  Sarandon, a one-time Bernie Sanders supporter, had seriously been considering a move like this for a long time, and for good reason.  Hillary is not a progressive, but she plays one on TV.  But Sarandon knows better than to be fooled by Hillary's rhetoric and by her commitment to a liberal Democartic Party platform that Madame H will forget exists as of November 9.  After all, Sarandon has long espoused liberal causes such as the $15 minimum wage, GMO labeling, and breaking up the big banks.  Hillary supports none of those things.  And while Sarandon opposes hydraulic fracturing in oil exploration, offshore drilling, and military aid to Israel with no strings attached, Hillary supports . . . all of those things.
It's Madame H's foreign policy proposals - and Donald Trump's as well - that really gets Sue's knickers in a knot.  She's afraid that either one of them will get us into World War III.  And, again, for good reason.  Hillary supports a no-fly zone over Syria, as previously noted, which could get us in a military conflict with Russia - as previously noted.  Donald would likely appease a Russian takeover of Estonia.  And either one of them could start a war with Iran.  
"They’re both talking to Henry Kissinger," Sarandon says of the two major-party candidates.  "[Hillary] did not learn from Iraq, and she is an interventionist, and she has done horrible things - and very callously. I don’t know if she is overcompensating or what her trip is. That scares me. I think we’ll be in Iran in two seconds."
And here's what Sarandon said of Dr. Stein: 
"I'm therefore very happy to endorse Jill Stein for the Presidency because she does stand for everything I believe in. It's clear a third party is necessary and viable at this time. And this is the first step in accomplishing this end. Fear of Donald Trump is not enough for me to support Clinton, with her record of corruption. Now that Trump is self-destructing, I feel even those in swing states have the opportunity to vote their conscience."
So there you have it - Dr. Jill Stein's first major celebrity endorsement, and it's a prestigious one, coming from one of America's finest and most learned actresses.  Meanwhile, Hillary has a basket of deplorable pop stars and reality-show stars  backing her, everyone from Kimye, Katy Perry, and Mr. Shawn Carter (Beyoncé's husband) to the spectacularly insufferable Madonna, who has been trying to get votes for Hillary by offering oral sex to undecided voters.  Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey has come out for Hillary, and she's even come up with a catchy slogan for Madame H - "You don't have to like her."
No, but it would sure help. 
The Green Party likely won't win the Presidency, and it has an uphill battle to get the five percent support at the polls that it needs to qualify for federal matching funds for future elections - especially when media rhymes-with-glass-poles like Chuck Todd push the narrative that support for all minor-party candidates is dwindling.  And Susan Sarandon, must know, like I do, that, because of that fact, we Green backers could be riding off a cliff much like Louise Sawyer, Sarandon's character in the 1991 classic movie Thelma and Louise.  But it's a joyride I'm happy to take.  I'm sure Susan Sarandon herself would agree.        

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