Hillary has been in hiding since her defeat. Any disagreements she might have had with Trump and his viciously conservative agenda, are hiding beneath her pillow.
Surprisingly, the only voice of opposition to Trump is coming from the Vermont Senator, president-nominee Bernie Sanders.
Bernie’s most recent call to arms, is by suggesting Americans stand together in protest against Donald Trump.
Hillary lost the race, not her political voice. She has one of the most prominent democratic seats in the country, only behind Obama. Why not use it? In these frightening times, why doesn’t she come out and speak? Pacify (more than) half the country that voted for her.
If you care for this country as much as you have claimed, why are you hiding out?
Bernie Sanders is in the same boat as Hillary. He lost the race, though he didn’t get as far as Hillary. If he followed Hillary’s example, and as soon as he lost the race, hid in some cabin in the woods, we would be deprived of the only voice of opposition to Donald Trump.
Instead, Bernie’s voice has gotten louder since the election. Bernie has 5 million likes on his Facebook page. This is more than any other member of Congress. According to his office, more than 100,000 people liked his Facebook page the day after Nov. 8. Vermont Biz article
“Facebook, Twitter and other social media allow us to talk about important issues that corporate media often ignore,” he said in a statement. “Social media is a vitally important tool to bring Americans together to learn from each other and help develop policies that work for all Americans, and not just the 1 percent.”
Trump has threatened to take away some of the most cherished aspects of American life. Medicare, for example, is one item that Republicans have been threatening to gut for years. Now that they are in control, the lifeline has started to flash.
As reported in Common Dreams, Trump’s transition website states it’s will to “modernize” Medicare. Undoubtedly, this cherry picked word actually means ‘privatization’. Common Dreams article
Trump selected Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) for Health and Human Services Secretary, all but hammering the last nail in Medicare’s coffin. Price has been one of Medicare’s biggest opponents.
Bernie was on top of that.
“You told the seniors of this country you were on their side, you told working people you were on their side,” Sanders said in a press conference marking the petition delivery. “You said you would not cut Social Security, you would not cut Medicare…millions of us are going to demand that you keep your promise.”
Bernie has also been publicly opposing every one of Trump’s nominations.
With Hillary silent, we should be grateful that at least we have Bernie’s resilient voice.