It's not hypocritical at all. Everybody deserves a defense. Her actions show that she believes that, otherwise she would never have been a public defender (which is a trying and difficult job--and I"d know, I'm friends with an actual public defender who also happened to graduate from Yale). You keep saying "She could have turned the job down" and ignore how hard that would have been for her to do, especially as a woman in the 1970's.
I didn't say it wouldn't be difficult. Sometimes walking the walk results in tough choices. So, I ask again, why didn't Hillary talk openly about representing this rapist on the campaign trail, defending how everyone deserves representation? Why the silence?
It's still the fault of you and people like you that Donald Trump is in office.
Actually, it's not.
You want a 'good candidate', so you'll take the worse of two evils in hopes that next time they put up a 'good candidate' ignoring the fact that by losing-- the next time the left is more likely to shift more right to try to gain voters who... you know, actually vote.
I did vote. The only sections of my ballot I left blank was the section where, in my opinion, there were no decent candidates.
Instead of shifting left in hopes of getting the votes of people who are okay with a Trump presidency more than a Hillary Presidency.
Correction: I am not "OK" with a Trump presidency OR a Hillary presidency. That's why I didn't vote for either - because I don't want either one as president. I'm not going to vote for a candidate I can't stand.
Do you know why the Right never shifts to the left? Because their voters stand behind them no matter what. Until Republicans can't win simply by having an R next to their name, the left is going to continue shifting to the right, and getting into bed with corporations. Because they can't count on the left coming out to support them.
I vote for the candidate I believe will do the best job for the working class in this country. Those who focus on healthcare, education, wage disparity, and getting big money out of politics are the candidates who will gain my support.