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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Hillary damned by email

In this email, “hrod17” (Hillary Rodham Clinton) asks if lobbyist Lanny Davis can help her talk with Roberto Micheletti, who ousted the democratically-elected Honduran president Manuel Zelaya in 2009. Hillary funded Honduras after the coup d'état, and the U.S. blocked an OAS resolution to return Zelaya. Micheletti then held a sham election in which opponents were murdered. This year, Berta Cáceres, an indigenous female leader of the Lenca people, was assassinated a week after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project. What this tells me is that Hillary doesn’t care about poor people, she doesn’t care about people of color, she doesn’t care about women, she doesn’t care about the environment, she doesn’t care about democracy, and she doesn’t care about the truth. Donald Trump is bad, but my gut tells me he is less likely to do this sort of thing. At least he doesn’t have a proven record of it.