Please Stop Chanting That 'We' Won the Popular Vote!
Date Written: 31/01/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20329
"We" didnt win the popular vote, because we weren't on the ballot. We are the ninety-nine percent.
If Hillary had won, that wouldnt have removed the need for street protests about the rights of immigrants and refugees. She was Secretary of State in an administration that deported more undocumented workers than all the Presidents in the twentieth century put together. She both diplomatically enabled a coup in Honduras and took a hard line on sending back Honduran children fleeing from the subsequent humanitarian disaster.
That's not to say there's no difference. Hillary would have violated immigrant rights to a 'normal' degree, like the sensible representative of the establishment that she is. Trump dialed those attacks up to eleven, like the crazed demagogue that he is. Even so, there's no reason to pretend that Secretary Clinton has ever been on the right side of the struggle.