She is, above all, a patriot.

Courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter

Hillary Clinton might not be feeling the Bern, but the former U.S. Secretary of State and rival to Bernie Sanders for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president says if Sanders is nominated this year, she will support him.

“I’ll wait and see who we nominate, and I will support the nominee,” Clinton said, at a press conference at the Berlin International Film Festival for the Hulu documentary series Hillary from director Nanette Burstein. “And I think it is imperative that we retire the incumbent.”

Clinton also had this to say about Russian interference in the 2016 election: 

When it came to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and Russian President Vladimir Putin in particular, Clinton was more forthcoming. Noting that her political opponents did a “very good job” of raising “all kinds of phony issues, exaggerated issues” to distort her public image with American voters, Clinton said Putin was not deceived.

“He knew exactly who I was and what I would do to stand up for freedom and decency, and to create a strong relationship among Western democracies, particularly across the Atlantic. To defend Europe to defend NATO,” Clinton said. “He knew exactly who I was. So when he ordered his intelligence service to go after me and say anything negative they could possibly say — and we have intercepts of quotes from the generals to their operatives in the intelligence agencies to do just that — it wasn’t because he was fooled or didn’t understand me. It was because he wanted to defeat me.”

Precisely.

Vladimir Putin does not support a candidate because they will be good for America, nor does he attack one because they will be bad. 

Putin’s long term goal is to cause chaos in the United States and render them impotent on the world stage so that he can do what he wants without America interfering. 

He knew Hillary Clinton would stop him, and that Donald Trump would be exactly what he turned out to be, an ineffectual buffoon easily manipulated by more competent foreign leaders.

That is why Trump needs to be removed from office and Hillary is right in suggesting that we all need to support the candidate in the position to do so. 

Which, by the way, is something that Nancy Pelosi also agrees with.

Courtesy of The Hill:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday said she would be comfortable with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as the Democratic presidential nominee in November.

The congresswoman was asked the question as she was leaving a closed-door meeting in the House basement Wednesday morning.

She replied with one word: “Yes.”

Pelosi is an incredibly smart politician, she knows what’s up.

Look Sanders is not my favorite choice either, but dammit it if he is our nominee then he deserves our support. 

Remember that nobody thought a black man could be president either until all of us got up off our asses and proved that to be wrong. 

So, in November everybody needs to get up off their asses and do the right thing for this country.