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Quote Of The Day From Robert Reich

One of the more famous Sanders supporters speaks out on Facebook.
Quote Of The Day From Robert Reich
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Bernie Sanders supporter Robert Reich takes to Facebook to argue that whatever the result of the Democratic primaries, either candidate is better than electing a Republican. No Donald Trump or Ted Cruz in the White House, no thank you.

I have to agree. Ours is a Sanders household -- our kids, 17, 13, and 12, are emphatically Bernie supporters, though Driftglass and I have emphatically stated to them and on our podcast that we will "Vote Blue No Matter Who." And thankfully the Illinois primary is over, so our phone is not ringing constantly with pleas for votes. The 17-year-old voted in the primary because Illinois law allowed him to do so, as he will be 18 on Election Day.

We also remember what disunity cost us in 1980. I was a Kennedy '80 volunteer (yes, actively working against a sitting Democratic president! Good times?) And Driftglass voted for John Anderson in the general election. We got eight years of Ronald Wilson Reagan for our trouble. It cost us. It cost gay citizens. It cost unionized workers. Iran-Contra. Tax cuts for billionaires. Ignoring AIDS for years. And it was the start of the plutocracy we live under today.

Yes, there was a lot to dislike about Jimmy Carter in 1980. But in 20-20 hindsight we'd go back and change our votes in a heartbeat. I have nothing but regret about that election.

And there are reasons each candidate this time has supporters and detractors. But the distance we will go backwards, on LGBT rights, women's rights, voting rights, etc. with a Republican president? Not to mention three more Antonin Scalias on the Supreme Court? None of us wants to go there.

I hope every fellow liberal reading this who is eligible, and still has a primary ahead, will get out the vote and passionately support the candidate of their choice, now and in November. For me and my house, come November we'll vote for the Democratic nominee.

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