This is a cursed election.
Yesterday, August 9, Hillary Clinton’s campaign launched an online campaign, “Together for America,” seeking Republicans and independent voters who are disaffected with Donald Trump to join her.
But if there’s truth in labeling, her campaign should really be called “Together for Hillary” because, by her actions, Hillary Clinton has demonstrated she is not for America but is only for herself.
The “Together for
America Hillary” campaign website says:
Hillary Clinton understands the complex and volatile world we live in, and she has the temperament to be president and Commander-in-Chief.
Donald Trump does not.
That’s why so many Republicans and independents are putting country over party and supporting Hillary for president.
Together for America includes respected leaders in the fields of business, national security, foreign and economic policy, academia, entertainment, civil society, and politics and government.
Add your name if you agree: We are stronger together.
Below that are boxes for people to type in their names and addresses.
Here’s the campaign’s current list of Republican and other élites who’ve defected to Hillary Clinton:
- Ruben Alvarez, Community Leader and Former Policy Advisor to Gov. Jane Dee Hull (R-AZ)
- Major General (Ret.) Donna Barbisch, Former Director of Chemical and Biological Defense Program Integration
- John Lane Berrey, Chairman of Quapaw Tribal Business Committee, Chairman of the Downstream Development Authority, and GOP Leader
- Ambassador Robert Blackwill, Former Deputy National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to India for President George W. Bush; and Senior NSC Official under President George H. W. Bush
- Michael Bloomberg, Founder, Bloomberg LP, and former Mayor of New York City
- Merom Brachman, Industrial Leader and Ohio Presidential Elector for President Reagan (1980) and President Bush (2004). Senior Member, Bipartisan State Ethics Commission
- Arne Carlson, Former Governor of Minnesota (1991-1998)
- Jim Cicconi, Special Assistant to the President and Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff for President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985); Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff for President George H.W. Bush (1989-1990); Vice President, George Bush Presidential Library Foundation
- Michael Donley, Former Secretary of the Air Force
- David Durenberger, Former U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1978-1995)
- Doug Elmets, Former spokesperson and speechwriter in the Reagan White House
- Scott Evertz, Former Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (2001-2002)
- Joel Flory, Co-Founder and CEO of VSCO, and registered Republican
- Fred T. Goldberg, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Tax Policy (1992); Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (1989-1992)
- Ambassador David A. Gross, Former U.S. Coordinator for international Communications and Information Policy (2001-2009)
- Cindy Guerra, Former Chair, Broward County Republican Executive Committee; Former Regional Deputy Attorney General, State of Florida (2007-2012)
- Carlos M. Gutierrez, Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2005-2009) and Former Chairman and CEO of Kellogg Company
- Richard Hanna, U.S. Representative from New York’s 22nd Congressional District (2011 to present)
- Matt Higgins, Co-Founder and CEO, RSE Ventures; Former Press Secretary, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani; Former COO, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation; Board Member, Autism Speaks
- Carla Hills, Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1975-1977) and Former U.S. Trade Representative (1989-1993)
- Ambassador Richard Holwill, Former State Department Official
Brigadier General (Ret.)
- David Irvine, Former Utah State Legislator
- Senator Angus King, U.S. Senator (I-ME), 2013 to present
- James Kunder, former Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near East at USAID under George W. Bush
- Jimmy LaSalvia, Co-Founder and Former President, GOProud
Ambassador Frank Lavin, Former White House Political Director to President Reagan (1987-1989), U.S. Ambassador to Singapore (2001-2005) and U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce (2005-2007)
- Jennifer Pierotti Lim, Co-Founder of Republican Women for Hillary
- Susan Loudon, Gold Star Mother and Registered Republican
- Hamid R. Moghadam, Chairman & CEO, Prologis
- Alberto Mora, Former General Counsel of the Navy (2001-2006)
- Ambassador Connie Morella, Former U.S. Ambassador to the OECD (2003-2005) and Former U.S. Representative from Maryland (1987-2003)
- John Negroponte, Five-time Ambassador, Deputy National Security Advisor to Ronald Reagan, and Director of National Intelligence and Deputy Secretary of State for George W. Bush
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (2006-2009)
- Major General (Ret) Gale Pollock
- Larry Pressler, Former U.S. Senator from South Dakota (1979-1997) and U.S. Representative (1975-1979)
- William K. Reilly, Former EPA Administrator to President Bush
- William Ruckelshaus, Former EPA Administrator to Presidents Reagan and Nixon
- William Sanchez, Special Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice (2004-2005); counsel for political asylum seekers and refugees from Cuba and Haiti
- Brent Scowcroft, Former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush
- Christopher Shays, Former U.S. Congressman from Connecticut (1987 to 2009)
- Harry Sloan, Chairman and CEO, Global Eagle Acquisition LLC
Timothy P. Stratford, Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China (2005-2010)
- Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Former special assistant to the president for President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s Ambassador and Senior Adviser for Women’s Empowerment
- Ambassador Pete Teeley, Press Secretary to V.P. George H.W. Bush, Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada and U.S. Representative to UNICEF under President George H.W. Bush
- Ashley J. Tellis, Former special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning and Southwest Asia
- Daniel Twining, Former State Department Policy Planning Staff under President George W. Bush; former Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator John McCain
- Matthew Waxman, Senior State Department, Defense Department and National Security Council official under George W. Bush
- Meg Whitman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Mary Daley Yerrick, Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus of Vital Voices Global Partnership
To think that the above 46 élites actually think this ↓ doddering, sick woman should be President….
But it’s not just Republican élites who are disaffected with Trump. A new Reuters/Ipsos poll released yesterday shows that one-fifth or 19% of registered Republicans want Trump to drop out of the 2016 presidential race, further reflecting the deep divisions within the GOP over his candidacy.
Trump isn’t helping matters with his latest intemperate remark at a rally in North Carolina on Tuesday, seemingly encouraging gun-owners to assassinate Hillary. Trump said that if Hillary wins the White House, she would be able to appoint liberal justices to the Supreme Court and there’s nothing anyone can do about that, except “Second Amendment people”. This is what he said:
“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day.”
See also “Death of the 2-party system: GOP bigwigs formally endorse Hillary Clinton”.