By Jeff Simpson
After coming back from vacation, time to close out some tabs that have been open regarding the presidential primary.
1. Hillary is on record saying she will compromise with the GOP on abortion. That makes me fear for my daughter as she grows up in this crazy world of rich white men trying to legislate a woman's life. I do not believe that any other Democratic politician could politically survive saying this,
Again, I am where I have been, which is that if there's a way to structure some kind of constitutional restriction that take into account the life of the mother and her health, then I'm open to that. But I have yet to see the Republicans willing to actually do that, and that would be an area, where if they included health, you could see constitutional action.2. For all of Hillary's tough on gun stances, she helped give Remington Corp a hundred million dollar contract while Secretary of State.
Hillary Clinton presents herself as a tough advocate for gun control. But the State Department she led for four years helped approve more than $100 million in weapons sales for a handful of companies — including the manufacturer of the AR-15 semi-automatic that Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children in Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
The sales to foreign nations, noted in Defense Department documents, include $4.2 million in receipts from the Remington Arms Co., which was sued by families of the Sandy Hook victims. They argued that the company was culpable because it marketed military-grade weapons to civilians.
During the 2016 campaign, Clinton has accepted contributions from financial firms that own sizable stakes in the gun industry while criticizing rival Sen. Bernie Sanders as soft on gun safety. She has cited his opposition to laws that could hold gun manufacturers liable for mass shootings, explicitly invoking the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, to make her case.
3. By the way, Ms. Clinton has not always been tough on guns, just 8 years ago ---
4. Its not just Hillary, lets look at Wisconsin Primary winner Ted Cruz:
Ted Cruz seriously sent out a fundraising email telling his supporters about the massive sacrifice he is making to run for President.
Yesterday @TedCruz sent a campaign email whining about the “significant sacrifice” he’s made to run for President. pic.twitter.com/yKtLpWG0Ou— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) April 19, 2016
Senator Warren went off, on this and made Ted Cruz look like the fool he truly is.