Scott’s voting choices today.

I may look back on this and regret it, or may not.

https://www.isidewith.com/maryland-voter-guide helped me to pick folks that match my views.

  • Bernie Sanders – President.
  • When it comes to policy, there are few differences between the two candidates locked in a bitter fight in Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary. I’m opting for Chris Van Hollen

http://www.isidewith.com/results/2274473459

My political beliefs would be considered strongly Left-Wing on an ideological scale, meaning I tend to support policies that promote social and economic equality.

    • United States PresidentChange Selection
      • Candidate picture

        Bernie Sanders (Dem)

    • U.S. SenatorChange Selection
      • Candidate picture

        Chris Van Hollen(Dem)

    • U.S. Representative District 5Change Selection
      • Candidate picture

        Steny H. Hoyer (Dem)

    • Democratic Conv Delegate District 5 FemaleChange Selection
      • Candidate picture

        Edith J. Patterson (Clinton) (Dem)

      • Suchitra Cadambi Balachandran (Sanders) (Dem)

      • Sandra Falwell (Sanders) (Dem)

      • Amanda Stussman (Sanders) (Dem)

    • Democratic Conv Delegate District 5 MaleChange Selection
      • Colin Byrd (Sanders)(Dem)

      • J. Darrell Carrington (Sanders) (Dem)

      • Babatunde Alegbeleye (Sanders) (Dem)

      • Paul G. Pinsky (Sanders) (Dem)

      • Candidate picture

        Darius Baxter (Sanders) (Dem)

    • Calvert County Bd. of Education District 1Change Selection
      • Stephen C Jones, Jr.(N)

    • Calvert County Bd. of Education District 2Change Selection
      • Candidate picture

        Nancy Vaeth Highsmith(N)

    • Calvert County Bd. of Education District 3Change Selection
      • Erin L Knowles (N)

So, I’m voting today.

I hate that it always turns out to be the “best of poor choices”, or lesser of evils.

I like Bernie, but doubt he will get anything done with our government. I prefer him because he doesn’t appear to be as sinister or in the pocket of people/corps I dislike as much as Hillary, or especially the repubs.

Hillary is supremely qualified to be president, but I don’t trust her to do the job or back the horses I support. .

  • I’m against the Patriot act, (She is pro),
  • I’m pro legalization of marijuana. (she’s against)
  • I’m Pro-gay rights (She flipflopped)
  • I’m Anti Keystone XL pipeline, she’s supported dirty oil
  • I’m pro equal pay for equal work (so is she – so that’s one!)
  • I’m for a single-payer healthcare system (she really is not)
  • I don’t think work should be taxed at a higher rate than investment (she’s against, again)
  • I am (and was) against the 2002 gulf war (she was pro, but has changed her tune now.)

That said, I suspect she will win the democrat nomination, and that’s better than anyone on the republican side as far as I can tell.

As for Bernie –

  • He’s not a proven leader.
  • I wonder why Vermont’s two biggest political leaders, Governor Peter Shumlin and Senator Patrick Leahy, have endorsed Hillary.
  • He’s 75. That’s an old dude.  What’s his expiration date in a job like President?

So, his disadvantages seem to rise over Hillary’s (the bullet list above were all items Bernie and I agree on.)