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3 Important Takeaways from Cincinnati Enquirer’s Endorsement of Clinton

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3 Important Takeaways from Cincinnati Enquirer Endorsement of Clinton

The Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial Board did something that it has not done for nearly 100 years. It endorsed the Democratic nominee for president, albeit grudgingly.

In a stinging editorial, the publication said

“The Enquirer has supported Republicans for president for almost a century — a tradition this editorial board doesn’t take lightly. But this is not a traditional race, and these are not traditional times. Our country needs calm, thoughtful leadership to deal with the challenges we face at home and abroad. We need a leader who will bring out the best in all Americans, not the worst.

That’s why there is only one choice when we elect a president in November: Hillary Clinton.”

There are two main takeaways from the Enquirer’s endorsement:

First, the Enquirer points out that Clinton is a known commodity with a proven track record of governing. Like her or not, she has served in a wide array of roles in government — something that no presidential candidate in history can match. And while she was doing the job, she was very highly regarded, despite making some notable errors — which the Enquirer certainly acknowledges.

The paper points out her history of serving New Yorkers during the most trying time in the city’s modern history, 9/11. It points out Clinton’s more than 40 years of fighting for women’s and children’s rights. It highlights her helping to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program that provide healthcare to more than 8 million kids. It also touted Clinton’s work in closing the gender gap and standing up for the LGBT community both domestically and internationally.

Second, the Enquirer acknowledges and criticizes the Republican party for targeting Clinton in a campaign to vilify her for each of the mistakes that she has made.

“Yes, mistakes were made in Benghazi, and it was tragic that four Americans lost their lives in the 2012 terror attacks on the U.S. consulate there. But the incident was never the diabolical conspiracy that Republicans wanted us to believe and Clinton was absolved of blame after lengthy investigations.

This says a lot coming from a staunchly conservative publication. Indeed, while it acknowledges Clinton’s mistakes, it calls them exactly that, and notes her significant successes and decades of public service.

Third, the Enquirer says that Trump is simply not a viable choice. In fact, the publication delivers a stinging rebuke that all but says that Trump should not be in the race:

“Trump is a clear and present danger to our country. He has no history of governance that should engender any confidence from voters. Trump has no foreign policy experience, and the fact that he doesn’t recognize it – instead insisting that, “I know more about ISIS than the generals do” – is even more troubling. His wild threats to blow Iranian ships out of the water if they make rude gestures at U.S. ships is just the type of reckless, cowboy diplomacy Americans should fear from a Trump presidency. Clinton has been criticized as being hawkish but has shown a measured approach to the world’s problems. Do we really want someone in charge of our military and nuclear codes who has an impulse control problem? The fact that so many top military and national security officials are not supporting Trump speaks volumes.”

While acknowledging its reservations about Clinton, it notes that any concerns about her pale in comparison to Donald Trump.

“We’ve condemned his childish insults; offensive remarks to women, Hispanics and African-Americans; and the way he has played on many Americans’ fears and prejudices to further himself politically. Trump brands himself as an outsider untainted by special interests, but we see a man utterly corrupted by self-interest. His narcissistic bid for the presidency is more about making himself great than America. Trump tears our country and many of its people down with his words so that he can build himself up.”

The Enquirer appears to not just be talking to conservatives, but all Americans in its criticism of Donald Trump. In any other election, it would likely have endorsed the Republican nominee. But this Republican nominee is clearly more than this conservative publication can stomach.

 

The thoughts and opinions expressed here are solely those of the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the views of Citizen Slant.

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John Stephenson at

Thank you Lord for answering our prayers last night Donald Trump apologised and is a changed man, I believe he has found JESUS.
We still await Hillary’s APOLOGIES for her lies and deceptions and CORRUPT dealings?

Trump vs Hillary
This is a tough night for me as a sinner and a CHRISTIAN I HAVE TO DEAL WITH A CANDIDATE WHOSE DESPICABLE BEHAVIORS OF EARLIER YEAR’S HAS BEEN INTENTIONALLY DROP INTO THE LAST DAYS OF THE CAMPAIGN TO GIVE DONALD TRUMP’S ALREADY BAD BOY IMAGE EVEN MORE LUGGAGE TO CARRY TO THE WHITEHOUSE. MY ADVICE TO HIM WOULD BE TO FIRST APOLOGIZE TO HIS WIFE AND HIS CHILDREN THEN TO HIS STAFF AND FINALLY, BUT NOT LEAST TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE WITH NO RATIONALIZATION OR EXCUSE.

I DID AND SAID SEVERAL THINGS AS A YOUNG MAN WHICH WERE NOT TAPED, BUT GOD HEARS AND KNOWS WHAT EVERY BODY SAYS AND DOES. I REMEMBER ONE TIME MY WONDERFUL MOTHER HEARD ME BLOW UP WITH ANGER. I HAD A NEW LITTLE BULL AND I HAD THROWN MY ROPE AROUND HIS NECK WHEREUPON HE TOOK OFF AND PULLED THAT ROPE SLIDING THROUGH MY TIGHTLY GRIPPED HANDS BURING MY FINGERS TO SEVERE BURNS. I SCREAMED OUT WORDS ONLY BARNYARD BOYS HEARD STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVILS MOUTH. AFTER A FEW MINUTES I LOOKED AROUND TO SEE IF ANYONE IN THE NEARBY FIELDS HEARD MY TIRADE AND NO ONE TO BE SEE I THANK GOD AND HEADED UP TO THE HOUSE TO GET MY MOM TO PUT SOME MEDICINE ON MY HANDS. NEEDLESS TO SAY I HAD NO IDEA THAT SHE HAD HEARD THE WHOLE THING. HER METHOD OF HANDLING THIS WAS FIRST TO PUT MEDICINE ONY HANDS AND GIVE ME BIG MOTHERS HUG THEN TO CALL ME OVER TO THE SINK FOR A MAJOR LESSON IN CLEAN MOUTH 101 WHEN SHE WASHED MY MOUTH WITH A BAR OF SOAP TO BE PRECISE IVORY SOAP. THE LARGER PUNISHMENT WAS THE FACT THAT MY MOTHER, WHOM I HAVE HELD IN HIGH EXTREME ALL OF MY LIFE HAD HEARD MY EXPLOSION OF CURSE WORDS TOWARDS THE YOUNG BULL. IT WAS A LIFE TIME LESSON WHICH HAS STUCK IN MY MIND TO THIS DAY. I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF MOM WHEN I HEAR ANY ADULT MAN OR WOMAN USE CUSS WORDS OR VULGAR WORDS OR SEX PERVERSIONS OR JOKES OR EVEN WORSE HAVING TO DEAL WITH PORNOGRAPHY AND ALL SORTS OF PERVERSIONS ON THE ENTIRE MOVIE INDUSTRY, INTERNET, AND TELEVISION AND EVEN THE PRINT MEDIA. IN SOME WAYS I WISH MOM COULD TAKE THAT BAR OF SOAP TO THE WORLD FOR WE HAVE FORGOTTEN GODLY PRINCIPLES. I WISH BOTH CANDIDATES WOULD CALL A STOP TO THIS RACE AND BOTH WITHDRAW AND LET THEIR TWO VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FINISH THE RACE.

DONALD TRUMP LOOKS LIKE A SAINT COMPARED TO HILLARY’S LIES AND OPEN DOORS POLICY , CORRUPTION, E MAIL SCANDALS ALLOWING NOT ONLY ANYONE TO INVADE AMERICA AT WILL, FROM ANYWHERE. ALSO HER PRIVATE SPEECHES TO THE WALL STREET’S FAT CATS SHOW THAT SHE OPENLY LIES IN ALL PUBLIC POSITIONS. SHE EXPOSED THE WEAKNESSES IN OUR ENTIRE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND IF ELECTED WILL HAVE NO RESPECT DESPITE HER MEDIA MOGULS WHO FAWN OVER HER EVERY MOVE LIKE WORSHIPPING A GOLDEN CALF.
IT IS NO ACCIDENT THAT THE MEDIA IS FOCUSED ON THE WEATHER AND THE STORM JUST HAPPENS TO HAVE THE NAME OF MATTHEW AND IN MATTHEW CHAPTER FIVE WE FIND THE SERMOND ON THE MOUNT ” THE BEATITUDES” and the particular MATTHEW CHAPTER 5, verse 28, which says,” BUT I SAY TO YOU, THAT EVERYONE WHO LOOKS ON A WOMAN TO LUST FOR HER HAS COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH HER ALREADY.
GOD LOOKS UPON BOTH OF THESE CANDIDATES WITH DISTAIN AND ONLY THEY CAN ASK FOR HIS FORGIVENESS AND THAT IS ALSO TRUE FOR THE REST OF OUR CITIZENS WE ALL NEED TO ASK GOD TO FORGIVE US INDIVIDUALS AND COLLECTIVE AS A NATION.
GOD HAS SENT IS A CLEAR MESSAGE OVER AND OVER AGAIN WE MUST TURN BACK TO GODLY PRINCIPLES. THE CANDIDATE WHO RECOGNISES THIS WILL ALSO RECEIVE HIS BLESSING REGARDLESS OF THE CAMPAIGN.
WE ALL SHOULD PRAY FOR THEM BOTH AND ASK GOD FOR HIS FORGIVENESS FOR US ALL. AS A INTERESTING NOTE REALIZING THIS HURRICANE MATTHEW BEGAN TRAVELING THROUGH THE UNITED STATES OCTOBER SEVENTH.
I FOUND IT INTERESTING THAT JESUS PREACH TO HIS DISCIPLES IN MATTHEW CHAPTER TEN VERSE SEVEN, JUST LIKE THE DATE MATTHEW HAS COME THROUGH, THE FOLLOWING WORDS, “AND AS YOU GO, PREACH, SAYING, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN OF IS AT HAND.”

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