Endorsement

Here is how the union explains why we are in the habit of endorsing horrible candidates.

1. We don’t want to look partisan and like we always support the same party.

2. The evil candidate will win anyway and if we endorse we stand a chance of the evil candidate being open to hearing us out in the future.

I’m unconvinced because I asked for an example of when an evil candidate actually stood with us on an issue and none were forthcoming.

Unlike other people, I’m not leaving the union over this. But I’d be lying if I said this didn’t bother me.

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10 thoughts on “Endorsement”

  1. 2. The evil candidate will win anyway and if we endorse we stand a chance of the evil candidate being open to hearing us out in the future.
    Does this actually get the union any leverage with the evil candidate? What can they point to where at least an evil candidate’s position/action was made less bad because the union supported him/her?

    At a certain point you just end up depressing people who support the union if the evil candidate is evil enough.

    Most entities that split their donations have a side they favor anyways, but I don’t know a single person who splits volunteer time between two candidates or two parties so…

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  2. The situation is escalating in general:

    // [Saturday morning] Ramming attack thwarted in Hebron, terrorist killed
    IDF force guarding entrance to Cave of the Patriarchs opens fire on suspect attempting to run them and then civilians over; terrorist shot dead, no soldiers were hurt.

    // A terror cell crossed the Gaza border into Israel on Saturday morning in the southern part of the strip and tried to sabotage security infrastructure on the Israeli side.
    An IDF force identified the terrorists and opened fire at them, prompting them to flee back into Gaza.

    // Incendiary kites from Gaza cause 3 fires in Israel Saturday
    12 firefighting teams and 4 air tankers battle blaze in Karmia Nature Reserve, trying to stop it from spreading to Netiv HaAsara; an estimated 2,000-3,000 dunams already damaged; earlier, incendiary kites caused fires near Kibbutz Kissufim and near Nir Am.

    // During the clashes on Friday, an IDF vehicle came under gunfire. In addition, a suspect was spotted crossing the border fence in northern Gaza and putting down a grenade that went off as he was returning to the strip.

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  3. Good news for a change:

    // Russian envoy: Deal reached to remove Iranian forces from Golan
    Russia’s Ambassador to the UN Vasily Nebenzya confirms agreement has been reached that would see the removal of Iranian forces from Israeli-Syrian border; ‘Parties that were involved in reaching the agreement are satisfied,’ Nebenzya says.

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    1. Even better news: Russia has green-lighted Israeli strikes on ALL Iranian military targets ANYWHERE in Syria. The terrorist barbarians are being driven back into their caves.

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      1. Everything that Russia does is to the detriment of the US. That’s its raison d’etre. It’s kind of scary how many people still haven’t figured it out.

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        1. “Everything that Russia does is to the detriment of the US.”

          I know how much you hate Russia, but your blanket statement isn’t always true. Russian action in the above situation hurts Iran, and that’s beneficial to both Israel and the U.S.

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          1. You know nothing, buddy. My husband is Russian and my daughter is half-Russian. And what I hate is when people try to inform me about what I feel.

            You are not qualified to opine in Russia in my presence because you are utterly uninformed. It’s your right to remain ignorant but I don’t want this ignorance to be displayed in my presence.

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            1. “You know nothing,buddy.”

              Russian action in the above situation hurts Iran, and that’s beneficial to both Israel and the U.S.!

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