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The ATLANTIC'S Endorsement for President


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Today, our position is similar to the one in which The Atlantics editors found themselves in 1964. We are impressed by many of the qualities of the Democratic Partys nominee for president, even as we are exasperated by others, but we are mainly concerned with the Republican Partys nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency.

 

"Donald Trump has no record of public service and no qualifications for public office, the magazine argues. His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of Americas nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.

 

Our endorsement of Clinton, and rejection of Trump, is not a blanket dismissal of the many Trump supporters who are motivated by legitimate anxieties about their future and their place in the American economy. But Trump has seized on these anxieties and inflamed and racialized them, without proposing realistic policies to address them."

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/11/the-case-for-hillary-clinton-and-against-donald-trump/501161/

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/05/this-is-why-the-atlantic-backed-hillary-clinton.html

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Today, our position is similar to the one in which The Atlantics editors found themselves in 1964. We are impressed by many of the qualities of the Democratic Partys nominee for president, even as we are exasperated by others, but we are mainly concerned with the Republican Partys nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency.

 

"Donald Trump has no record of public service and no qualifications for public office, the magazine argues. His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of Americas nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.

 

Our endorsement of Clinton, and rejection of Trump, is not a blanket dismissal of the many Trump supporters who are motivated by legitimate anxieties about their future and their place in the American economy. But Trump has seized on these anxieties and inflamed and racialized them, without proposing realistic policies to address them."

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/11/the-case-for-hillary-clinton-and-against-donald-trump/501161/

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/05/this-is-why-the-atlantic-backed-hillary-clinton.html

 

Such a perfectly worded, beautiful, synopsis of what many of us sane and honest folk here have been expressing for the past 16 months...

 

The Atlantic NAILED him to a TEE-RUMP!!!

 

"Appalling, racist, sexist, easily goaded, huckster, admiration for authoritarian rulers..."

 

Pure poetry! I'm proud of those of us here who have all along recognized what The Atlantic, and so many other iconic American news organizations, many who are historically Conservative, feel compelled to say.

 

Thank God.

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