Supporting Hillary for President

I support Hillary for President. Of the two candidates who are running, Hillary’s proposals on a variety of issues comes the closest to my political views. I’m a liberal and Hillary is basically a centrist, so we won’t agree on everything. But I believe she has the toughness and the right skill set to deal with a Republican House of Representatives, right wing attacks, and the racial divisions that were exposed in this election cycle.

I have a feeling that Paul Ryan is going to have as hard a time as John Boehner in controlling the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives. This may mean that Hillary is going to have the same problem as Obama in trying to find someone dependable whom she can negotiate legislation with. Obama was fortunate to have a skilled legislator in Joe Biden to make last minute deals with Mitch McConnell to avert disaster. I’m hoping Tim Kaine or her husband Bill has the same political skills to act as a liaison to Congress.

My progressive friends agree with many of Hillary’s domestic goals, but they worry that Hillary may be too hawkish in her approach to foreign policy. They have valid worries. My big worry is immigration reform. Will she be able to find some Republicans who are willing to collaborate on a good immigration bill? If the Republicans lose badly among Hispanic and Asian American voters, I’m hoping they become more amenable on immigration.

After seeing what happened to Obama, I think Hillary’s incrementalist proposals may be the only realistic approach with a Republican Congress. If I thought the Democrats could retake both houses of Congress, I would have supported Bernie. But I don’t think that’s going to happen, no matter how badly Trump may lose.

Here is a link to Hillary Clinton’s proposals on issues like the economy, infrastructure, health care, civil rights and a host of other issues.

This is video footage of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton delivering a speech to the Fourth Women’s Conference in Beijing, China. The speech took place on September 5, 1995

On Thursday, December 6, 2011, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a historic speech in Geneva, Switzerland, in recognition of International Human Rights Day. The speech focused on the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people around the world.

On August 6, 2015, SEIU Local 2015 member leader and home care provider, Regina Sutton, and her In-Home Supportive Services consumer, Karen Johnson, joined presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, at a round table discussion on the care giving crisis the US will face if it does not invest in its long term care workforce.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton took part in a town hall meeting with Gabby Gifford and the Mothers of the Movement about gun violence and the continued shootings of unarmed black men. The Mothers of the Movement are Sabrina Fulton (the mother of Trayvon Martin), Lucy McBeth (the mother of Jordan Davis), Maria Hamilton (the mother of Dontre Hamilton), Geneva Reed-Veal (mother of Sandra Bland), and Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner).

On June 2016, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech to Planned Parenthood on women’s health and reproductive rights.

On December 2015 Hillary Clinton spoke at a conference on immigration in Brooklyn.

On July 2015, Hillary Clinton sat down with Vox’s editor-in-chief Ezra Klein for an interview on the issues.

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About angelolopez

I’ve wanted to be an artist all my life. Since I was a child I’ve drawn on any scrap of paper I could get a hold of. When I went to San Jose State University, I became more exposed to the works of the great fine artists and illustrators. My college paintings were heavily influenced by the humorous illustrations of Peter De Seve, an illustrator for the New Yorker magazine. I also fell under the spell of the great muralists of the 1930s, especially Thomas Hart Benton and Diego Rivera. I graduated with a degree in Illustration. Since my time in college, my goal has been to be a successful children’s book illustrator. I’ve illustrated 3 books: Two Moms the Zark and Me by Johnny Valentine in 1993; Night Travelers by Sue Hill in 1994; and Cherubic Children’s New Classic Story Book Volume 2 for Cherubic Press in 1998. I’ve painted murals for Lester Shields Elementary School in San Jose, the Berryessa branch of the San Jose Public Library, and Grace Community Church in Los Altos. I’ve had a few illustrations published in South Bay Accent Magazine and I will have an illustration published in the January/February issue of Tikkun magazine.
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One Response to Supporting Hillary for President

  1. I’m with you, Angelo. Thanks for writing this.

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