Video: Maybe you Shouldn’t be Feeling the Bern

Hi all! Here is my newest video. Don’t worry! I’m not bashing Bernie! I just don’t think he should be the democratic nominee. Why? See below!

Election Crazies #3:The Reason Behind Bernie-Mania

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Bernie-Mania. Feeling the “bern.” You all know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about Bernie Sanders, one of the two remaining Democratic candidates running for the highest office on earth- the United States presidency.

For a long time, it was predicted that Bernie’s rival and current frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, would have an easy swoop at the nomination. Now before I go on, I’d like to make it clear Hillary is way ahead of Bernie, both in votes and in delegates. The only path to the nomination for Bernie involves cutting a lot of corners and using unconventional methods that have nothing to do with winning the majority.

Even so, Bernie Sanders has done much better than he was expected to do. At first his campaign just expected to perhaps win New Hampshire- but now he’s hot off a 7-state winning streak. So why is this? Why is this old senator from Vermont taking voters- especially teens and millennials- by storm?

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Because if you look at the math, Bernie has no way of achieving all his promises. His numbers simply don’t add up. Many of the things he is advocating for, such as free college for everyone, are nice ideas, but just have no possible way of becoming reality. So why is he still winning so many votes?

The answer is surprisingly simple. First of all, Bernie’s support base is mainly young people. One would find that a bit fishy considering he’s the oldest candidate running. But not if you look at it closely. Bernie Sanders is one who makes big, overly-optimistic promises. Older people who have more experience with the political process and how laws actually get passed tend to be more skeptical when specifics aren’t provided. But young people tend to gravitate more towards the whole “revolution” principle, and the whole idea of bringing the “billionaire class” to justice which Bernie has feverently inforced. They show little interest for seemingly distant yet important matters like foreign policy or the specifics of how exactly things will get done.

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But the second and most important reason is that Bernie Sanders has never been subjected to the negative attacks Hillary clinton has. Even though Bernie has been in politics for a while, he’s never been a household name or in such a bright spotlight like Hillary has been in.  People have uncovered everything there is to know about Hillary, and 63 MILLION dollars have been spent attacking and spreading rumors about her, which explains why she has such a low favorability, even in her own party.

This is a very high risk election. If a Republican like Trump or Cruz get into the white house, the country will be moving in a dark, backward way that will not only affect the US, but the world. This is not an election to take lightly.

The democratic nominee is going to face the biggest onslaught of negative attacks they’ve ever seen. Hillary has already proven she can stand strong and not only survive, but thrive despite everything that’s been thrown at her. But Bernie has never faced what she had. If Bernie’s the nominee, how will he fare when the Republicans dig deep and start the attack ads, uncovering his past, and really bashing him like he’s never been bashed before?

The White House

Election Crazies #2: Why Everyone Needs to Stop Hating on Hillary Clinton

 

151222_dx_clinton-praise-crop-promo-xlarge2Hate her or love her, one thing’s for certain: You know who she is. Who am I talking about? Hillary Clinton of course! From the children’s defense fund, to first lady, to US senator, to secretary of state and now presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has been in the public spotlight for quite some time. 25 years to be exact.

And being in the spotlight, especially in politics, means being exposed to criticism. And boy, has Hillary been criticised. Actually, that’s a huge understatement. She’s been completely bashed with negativity.

Unlike Bernie Sanders, who although had been in politics for a while, was never really a household name, the public has had plenty of time to pick up rumors and negative most of the time inaccurate comments about Hillary. People have unearthed a lot to hold against her.

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A lot of people are feeling the bern, but many experts think that’s because Bernie’s never really faced such tremendous rounds of criticism like Hillary has. And unlike Bernie, Hillary has proven herself to be able to remain standing under all that rapid-fire.

Now I’m not going to say I’m not biased, because I am a Hillary Clinton fan and desperately want her to become president.  Being a politics nerd, I’ve done my homework. I have facts to prove why Hillary would rock the oval office. Unfortunately,  there are a lot of people out there who haven’t done their homework and despise Hillary anyways.

So I’m here to set the record straight with 5 reasons why everyone needs to stop hating on Hillary Rodham Clinton and stand with HER if you know what I mean.

  1. Hillary has devoted practically her entire adult life to public service and has the most credentials and experience out of every candidate on the field.        maxresdefault         

She’s worked as a lawyer in the Children’s Defense Fund, served as first lady, served on the US senate and as Secretary of State. Some argue that she is the most, experienced, qualified presidential candidate we’ve ever had. And that is no small deal. Experience is one of the most important factors of being good at anything, yet In this particular 2016 election there’s this strange obsession with “being an outsider.” People are flocking to candidates *cough, Trump, cough* with zero experience and claiming it’s a good thing! Come on people!

That’s just as logical as getting heart surgery but making sure your surgeon in the least experienced MD of them all.

2. Hillary is the only candidate running who’s numbers add up.     

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That means many renowned economists have looked at her detailed plans and see that  her amazing ideas not only work in theory, but put in action. She’ll actually be able to pay for and fulfill everything she’s promising- something Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich can’t say!

3. Hillary has been a champion of amazing causes  

Hillary fought tooth and nail to get our nation health-insured, and though she lost that first battle, she played a big role in getting the Affordable Care Act passed, which provides millions of Americans with health insurance. Fun fact: Before Obamacare was called Obamacare, it was called Hillarycare.

One of the Secretary’s biggest achievements is the Global Health Initiative (GHI). It focusses on maternal and infant health, improving medical facilities, reducing HIV, and lowering infant and maternal mortality rates.

Then of course, Hillary is a champion women’s rights activist. The secretary said herself: “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.” She’s fought for equal pay for equal work, a woman’s right to choose, equal rights for LGBT Americans and…god, I could go on forever, but I don’t want to take up the whole page!

 

4. Hello? It’s about time we have a WOMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

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5. Let these Hillary Clinton quotes speak for themselves:

  • “Too many women in too many countries speak the language of silence.”
  • MODERATOR: Which designers do you prefer? SECRETARY CLINTON: What designers of clothes? MODERATOR: Yes. SECRETARY CLINTON: Would you ever ask a man that question?
  • If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all.
  • LGBT men and women worldwide, let me say this: wherever you live and whatever the circumstances of your life, whether you are connected to a network of support or feel isolated and vulnerable, please know that you are not alone.
  • Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.
  • Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.
  • I wish my mother could have seen the America we’re going to build together. An America, where if you do your part, you reap the rewards. Where we don’t leave anyone out, or anyone behind. An America where a father can tell his daughter: yes, you can be anything you want to be. Even President of the United States.

And that’s all for now!

For more information on Hillary and how you can stand with HER, here’s her website:

https://www.hillaryclinton.com

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s elect Hillary Clinton- the most qualified candidate we’d ever had- as the next president of the United States!

The White House

 

Election Crazies #1: Donald Trump? Not Funny!

 

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In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s an election going on. An election for the most powerful office in the world: The United States presidency. And let’s just say, if you’ve been following it at all, we can all agree things are getting crazy. I mean presidential elections are always nuts, but this one has gone particularly haywire. Why? Well, because…. Ugh.

I never wanted to do this. I know how much he who shall not be named LOVES when people talk about him. Whether you’re bashing him with praise or criticism, he doesn’t care. He just loved being covered and talked about, and the more people try to knock him down, the more he seems to do better and better in the race. But I just couldn’t hold in my churning, bubbling anger any longer. So I’m just going to say it:

DONALD TRUMP!

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This election is flat out the craziest and honestly, most terrifying one yet thanks to that guy. There, I did it. You’re welcome Mr. Trump, you just won another state. Or at least that’s how it seems to work.

At my middle school, a lot of the kids are saying Donald Trump is funny. Being a former reality star known for slapping his name on buildings and other random products that typically fail, he’s turned his name into a brand. Everyone knows it. Trump. He’s a celebrity. A lot of people think it would be cool and funny if he became the president of the United States.

But I’m here to say: NO. It wouldn’t be funny, not the tiniest bit. The day of Donald Trump’s inauguration will be the day the world plummets into an endless spiral of disaster. It will be the day Canada’s population multiplies because so many panicked Americans are making a run for it.

Just a recap for all you poor souls who haven’t been following the election (you’re in for an ugly surprise when you turn on the TV), here is how Donald Trump opened up his campaign:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people.”

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Eeeek. Racist much? Now one would think that would immediately take him out of the competition. But no, later he said this about immigration:

“I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me —and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.”

And this on Muslims:

“I, Donald J. Trump, am calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on here!”

And this on global warming:

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

And this about a beloved famous actress:

“Rosie O’Donnell’s disgusting both inside and out. You take a look at her, she’s a slob. She talks like a truck driver, she doesn’t have her facts, and she’ll say anything that comes to her mind…. I mean she’s basically a disaster.”

And this about former prisoner of war John McCain:

“He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

And this about a protester at a rally:

“I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks. It’s true. … I’d like to punch him in the face, I’ll tell you.”

I could go on forever, but it would turn into a novel. Anyway, after all of that, what happened? Did Donald Trump’s poles go down? Did he lose states? Nope. He’s still the prominent Republican frontrunner well on his way to winning the party’s nomination. Still funny? I didn’t think so.

Trump brings out the worst in our country. He’s given a voice to ignorant racists everywhere. He’s appealing to people’s darkest, most irrational fears. He takes any logic and sense out of his supporters minds.

And that makes he think….

Anger. Racism and Prejudice. Ignorance. Those sound like Hitler’s greatest weapons, don’t you think? Now I am in no way saying that Trump is Hitler, because I know, being Jewish, that can be very offensive to people. So hang with me, I’m just making a point here:

The Nazis were able to take advantage of the Germans because they were angry with their poor economy and willing to follow anyone who said they could solve their problems.

Trump’s main audience is also angry, and mostly uneducated people. Hey, he said it himself, “I love the poorly educated.” No but really, the similarities are terrifying.

Both Hitler and Trump have:Used racism and false rhetoric to rise to power

  • Taken advantage of people’s anger
  • Proposed mass deportations
  • Promised to make their countries great again
  • Blamed minorities for their countries problems 

Now again, I’m not saying Trump is Hitler. I’m not laying out a conspiracy theory. I’m not trying to do anything else but prove my point: Trump is not funny.

The presidency is not a reality show. The presidency is not a joke. It’s the presidency. The most important job of the world. Are we seriously on track to give the nuclear launch codes to a the man who says, and I quote:

“If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell. I promise you I will pay for the legal fees. I promise.”

You think that guy is going to make peace between foreign countries? Give me a break.

Finally, I want every single person in this country, especially Trump supporters to watch this clip of “Last Week Tonight” where John Oliver completely bashes Trump. It’s priceless. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnpO_RTSNmQ
That’s all for now. Keep our country great and don’t vote Trump!