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Texas endorsement for Hillary

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2016 at 10:53 AM
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As one friend of mine said, this is a BFD...

By Dallas Morning News Editorial

Published: 07 September 2016 02:45 AM
Updated: 07 September 2016 08:49 AM

There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November. We recommend Hillary Clinton.

We don't come to this decision easily. This newspaper has not recommended a Democrat for the nation's highest office since before World War II — if you're counting, that's more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections. The party's over-reliance on government and regulation to remedy the country's ills is at odds with our belief in private-sector ingenuity and innovation. Our values are more about individual liberty, free markets and a strong national defense.

We've been critical of Clinton's handling of certain issues in the past. But unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy.

His name may be at the top of the GOP ticket, but Trump doesn’t reflect Republican ideals of the past; we are certain he shouldn’t reflect the GOP of the future.

Resume vs. resume, judgment vs. judgment, this election is no contest.

In Clinton's eight years in the U.S. Senate, she displayed reach and influence in foreign affairs. Though conservatives like to paint her as nakedly partisan, on Capitol Hill she gained respect from Republicans for working across the aisle: Two-thirds of her bills had GOP co-sponsors and included common ground with some of Congress' most conservative lawmakers.

As President Barack Obama's first secretary of state, she helped make tough calls on the Middle East and the complex struggle against radical Islamic terrorism. It's no accident that hundreds of Republican foreign policy hands back Clinton. She also has the support of dozens of top advisers from previous Republican administrations, including Henry Paulson, John Negroponte, Richard Armitage and Brent Scowcroft. Also on this list is Jim Glassman, the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas.

Clinton has remained dogged by questions about her honesty, her willingness to shade the truth. Her use of a private email server while secretary of state is a clear example of poor judgment. She should take additional steps to divorce allegations of influence peddling from the Clinton Foundation. And she must be more forthright with the public by holding news conferences, as opposed to relying on a shield of carefully scripted appearances and speeches.

Those are real shortcomings. But they pale in comparison to the litany of evils some opponents accuse her of. Treason? Murder? Her being cleared of crimes by investigation after investigation has no effect on these political hyenas; they refuse to see anything but conspiracies and cover-ups.

We reject the politics of personal destruction. Clinton has made mistakes and displayed bad judgment, but her errors are plainly in a different universe than her opponent's.

Trump's values are hostile to conservatism. He plays on fear — exploiting base instincts of xenophobia, racism and misogyny — to bring out the worst in all of us, rather than the best. His serial shifts on fundamental issues reveal an astounding absence of preparedness. And his improvisational insults and midnight tweets exhibit a dangerous lack of judgment and impulse control.

After nearly four decades in the public spotlight, 25 of them on the national stage, Clinton is a known quantity. For all her warts, she is the candidate more likely to keep our nation safe, to protect American ideals and to work across the aisle to uphold the vital domestic institutions that rely on a competent, experienced president.

Hillary Clinton has spent years in the trenches doing the hard work needed to prepare herself to lead our nation. In this race, at this time, she deserves your vote.
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rotPferd
by Silver Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 11:01 AM
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No, it's Dallas county endorsement for Hillary. BIG difference!

pdxmum
by Gold Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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It's a newspaper. A Dallas Texas newspaper that has not endorsed a democrat in 75 years.

Quoting rotPferd:

No, it's Dallas county endorsement for Hillary. BIG difference!

rotPferd
by Silver Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 11:24 AM


Quoting pdxmum: It's a newspaper. A Dallas Texas newspaper that has not endorsed a democrat in 75 years.
Quoting rotPferd:

No, it's Dallas county endorsement for Hillary. BIG difference!

I know that, I live here. It was reported on the news last night that dallas county is largely democratic.

msb64
by Gold Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 11:36 AM
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First Houston, now Dallas:)

pdxmum
by Gold Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 11:39 AM
So give me some perspective - is this the major newspaper? Has this county recently become democratic? And if the county is democratic, why hasn't their newspaper endorsed a democrat in 75 years?

Quoting rotPferd:

Quoting pdxmum: It's a newspaper. A Dallas Texas newspaper that has not endorsed a democrat in 75 years.

Quoting rotPferd:

No, it's Dallas county endorsement for Hillary. BIG difference!

I know that, I live here. It was reported on the news last night that dallas county is largely democratic.

PamR
by Ruby Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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Dallas Morning News

Quoting rotPferd:

No, it's Dallas county endorsement for Hillary. BIG difference!


LGAll65
by on Sep. 7, 2016 at 1:36 PM
Well how about that !
I think that's a good decision !
tanyainmizzou
by on Sep. 7, 2016 at 1:42 PM

No, it is not.

But the leadership of the DMN has changed and they need attention because of falling subscriptions and a record of being Longhorn superpumpers no matter what.

Quoting LGAll65: Well how about that ! I think that's a good decision !


Bookwormy
by Ruby Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 1:54 PM
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The title of this thread is misleading.

Two conservative papers in Texas, first the Houston Chronicle & now the Dallas Morning News, are endorsing Hillary Clinton. It has been too long since I read the Chronicle's endorsement, but this one is certainly very well written.

I do believe that both are really endorsing the best chance against Trump candidate. Although this does do a good job justifying the choice of Clinton as well. And there is certainly no justification to vote for Trump. I don't rightly care how hard you hold your nose; Trump's fumes are toxic. Holding your nose won't save this nation.
PinkButterfly66
by Platinum Member on Sep. 7, 2016 at 2:04 PM
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Texas endorses Hillary.  Are pigs gonna fly now?

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