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The Case for Hillary: A Poem

Aug 102016
 
 By , August 10, 2016

The Case for Hillary

I still will vote for Hillary
despite the slams and pillory
for emails that were classified
and all wrong doing she’s denied.

People claim that she and hubby
have become too money grubby,
but she’s the one who has the brain
to make the world more safe and sane,
end Citizen United‘s hold
where government is bought and sold,
and take a stand when there are fights
for civil and for women’s rights.

She knows about foreign affairs,
and now has heard the nation’s cares
that Bernie brought into the light:
the ebbing middle class’s plight,
a greedy Wall Street’s stranglehold
with ill-gained profits uncontrolled,
huge income inequality,
and college that’s tuition free.

But look at the opposing choice,
a moron who gives public voice
to racist rants and chilling threats,
who hides his income gains and debts,
who never served in any corps,
nor worked in government before,
but says he will alone decide–
our nuclear mass suicide.

Though Hillary does have her flaws,
I plan to vote for her because,
compassion, skill, and expertise
still trump an egotistic sleaze.

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Diane de Anda

Diane de Anda is a third generation Latina and retired UCLA professor. Tired of cranking out technical articles in a "publish or perish" atmosphere, she now spends most of her time writing adult fiction, children's books, parody, and satire. Her weapon of choice is the limerick, aimed with humor and a touch of malice at society's icons, celebrities, politicians, and other irritating folk.

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  • Truthorlie

    So Diane will vote for Hillary although she knows she is corrupt? Yes Hillary has a brain….But she will not use it to keep us safe. She will use it to make herself richer. Obama kept us out of recession because he spent money and drove up our debt. Hillary plans to keep allowing jobs to leave the US and create new jobs ( fix roads, bridges), bring refugees here and put them on welfare….. Where is this money coming from? Hillary knows how to get money by spending the tax payers money and the taxpayers money for generations to come. Her knowledge of government is her pay to play, where the United States goes down the tubes but she becomes rich along with anyone who can afford to pay her. Trump is a business man. He wants what is best for the United States. He wants to keep jobs here in the US and also create jobs by getting them back to the United States. Trump will bring jobs here to support the United States. Clinton will use the United States to support herself. Hillary does have COMPASSION to become rich. She has the SKILL to become rich. And she has the EXPERTISE also to become rich. Don’t we want a president that will help the United States and not just help herself?

    • Diane de Anda

      Actually, there are multiple errors in your arguments. First of all, George W created our enormous debt after Bill Clinton got us in the black. Trump is known for having his products made outside of the U.S. As a businessman, he has declared bankruptcy several times and businessmen have an ethic that makes them put personal profit above the common good. That is the opposite of what is needed for public service and he has no experience at all in that area. Yes, the Clintons have made a great deal of money from speeches and the like, but none of the Foundation money has gone into the pockets of the Clinton family. As a university professor who has taught clinical courses at UCLA for over 30 years, I can assure you that Trump is a narcissistic borderline personality disorder and sociopathic with little impulse control–not someone who you want to have control of nuclear weapons. I don’t understand how anyone with any amount of intelligence could vote for someone who says he doesn’t need advisors because he can make all the decisions himself, that he knows more about ISIS than the generals, and so many other absurd statements. I understand why racists. misogynists, and the 1% vote for him, since he is clearly one of them, but it makes little sense for any other supporter. Perhaps de Tocqueville had it correct in his criticism of democracy, that its major problem was that people would tend to vote for mediocrity. Go to politifact.com and see how much of what Trump says are bold faced lies.