Hillary Clinton just added another feather to her cap of endorsements – and shamefully so, this one comes from the Republican Party.
Americans have already seen Donald Trump during his primary run engage in nasty back-and-forths with several in his own party. But that was part of the competition, and he’s made amends with almost all of them, including Sen. Ted Cruz, who’s recently endorsed the billionaire businessman.
Americans have also already seen as some of the GOP’s leading bigwigs, from strategist Karl Rove to the editorial staff of the National Review, have condemned the idea of a Trump presidency.
But now – a former hefty Republican voice has just jumped party ship and announced firm intent to vote for Clinton.
Who’s it is?
“Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is planning to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November,” Bloomberg reported.
Chertoff has been a lifelong Republican, and served under President George W. Bush – the son of former president George H.W. Bush, who just, incidentally, leaked last week that he will also be voting for Clinton come November.
So the dividing line is clear: the Establishment, no matter what side of the aisle they’re on, is coming out strong for Clinton. In the year of the populist wave, that’s not a good thing. Trump is clearly the candidate of the people.
As Bloomberg noted: Chertoff’s endorsement is somewhat surprising.
“Twenty years ago, Michael Chertoff was near the top of the Clintons’ enemy list,” Eli Lake wrote, for Bloomberg. “He was the lead Republican counsel on the Senate Whitewater Committee, one of the first of many congressional investigations into Hillary Clinton.”
So why’s he abandoning his party in favor of Clinton?
“I realized we spent a huge amount of time in the ’90s on issues that were much less important than what was brewing in terms of terrorism,” he said, to Bloomberg’s Lake. “[Clinton] has good judgment and a strategic vision how to deal with the threats that face us.”
Trump, on the other hand, does not have the proper temperament for the White House, Chertoff explained.
“Trump’s sense of loyalties are misplaced,” he said, Bloomberg reported. “Some of our NATO allies sent troops overseas, at the same time he is defending Russia and trying to dismiss what is widely acknowledged to be Russian intrusions into the databases of our political parties and political figures.”
Such rhetoric is tantamount to “making enemies of your friends and cozying up to your adversaries,” Chertoff said, Bloomberg reported.
Does anyone really think turncoats like Chertoff are going to tip the scales toward a Clinton victory? They only prove that the entrenched political establishment needs to go. It is a cartel of fancy thugs who protect themselves even when they’re prosecuting each other. Did Hillary serve jail-time after Whitewater? Yeah, didn’t think so.