Clinton Hits The Right Notes On Brexit

Hillary Clinton in Coralville, Iowa, Nov. 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton in Coralville, Iowa, Nov. 3, 2015

The Brexit vote in Britain Thursday set in motion what may be a rocky journey for the world as a new economic and to some degree political structures are formed. This early on speculation is rampant on what is to come ranging from little changes to doomsday scenarios.

At a time like this we need a hand on the tiller that is experienced and at the same time looking out for every citizen, not just the wealthy.

The Republican Party long ago forsook any pretense that they cared about the common American, the worker and laborer. Their concern has at least since the days of Warren Harding has been the top 1% and creating an environment where they could thrive at the expense of all others.

The current head of the Republican party is a man who is the beneficiary of those policies. His life story is replete with instances of screwing small businessmen and workers and having products made in the lowest dollar country. In short the Republican nominee for president is a man who will not disturb what made him rich.

On the Democratic side the nominee will be someone who has been involved deeply in world shaping events. Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State at a time when the world was teetering on economic collapse. The previous Republican administration had left potentially the worst economic disaster ever. The Obama Administration was in a situation where missteps could bring disaster. A major member of that effort was Hillary Clinton at State.

Now Brexit has the world at least in a nervous situation. The United States as the world’s superpower needs to measure their steps carefully. Recent history tells us that President Obama is up to the situation. Recent history also shows us that Hillary Clinton is up to the task.

The recent presidential campaign plus his personal history shows us that Donald Trump would be about the worst person we could possibly give the reins of the government to at a time like this. The history of the country also tells us that Republican administration after Republican administration have screwed up the economy especially for small business people and workers.

With this as background as the world heads into uncharted waters the choice would seem to be quite clear. Experience, steady leadership and a philosophy that is inclusive with concern for all certainly sounds much better in a situation that could explode. Juxtapose Clinton’s experience and philosophy with Trump’s frequent tantrum like outbursts at other leaders, his philosophy of favoring wealthy folks like himself and no experience in anything resembling a crisis. Given all that, why would anyone choose Trump?

Which leads us to Clinton’s response to Brexit. Measured with concern for all citizens of the US:

“We respect the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made. Our first task has to be to make sure that the economic uncertainty created by these events does not hurt working families here in America. We also have to make clear America’s steadfast commitment to the special relationship with Britain and the transatlantic alliance with Europe. This time of uncertainty only underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced leadership in the White House to protect Americans’ pocketbooks and livelihoods, to support our friends and allies, to stand up to our adversaries, and to defend our interests. It also underscores the need for us to pull together to solve our challenges as a country, not tear each other down.”

Well said.

Donald Trump on the other hand noted that this could be a good business opportunity for himself.

About Dave Bradley

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