Monday, February 1, 2016

Hamid Dabashi Endorses Bernie Sanders for POTUS

Hamid Dabashi, the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, endorses Bernie Sanders for POTUS in an opinion piece for Al Jazeera.

As much as Dabashi hates Republicans - and believe me he really hates Republicans - his hatred for Hillary Clinton is greater; he writes:

"I would happily vote for Sanders in the primaries and hope he will beat Hillary Clinton and all her Republican cohorts and become the next US president. But even if he does not, there is no snowball chance in hell I would vote for Hillary 'Margaret Thatcher' Clinton, who I,in fact, consider an infinitely more dangerous warmonger than all those hot-air crackpot Republicans put together."

In his view, "Republicans are political non-entities and have no clue how to navigate legislations [sic] through Congress" and believes Hillary and Bill are "master practitioners" at getting both Houses of Congress to do their bidding. The Clintons will "...... will sail through any legislation that will facilitate dropping more bombs on brown and black people around the world and could not care less if their liberal domestic agenda are stonewalled in the Congress".

He adds,"Billions of human beings around the globe have every reason to be scared witless of a vicious imperialist presidency of Hillary Clinton".

I can't argue with Dabashi's views on Clinton, but he's clueless regarding the Republicans. His obvious hatred for Israel and the Republicans' support for our ally has clouded his judgement.

I'm not sure how much Dabashi's endorsement will help the Berninator, but if it pushes Sanders over the top, so much the better.

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