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Criticism of Hillary Clinton is great and all, but can we please stop talking like there is much of a choice involved.  She most likely will not have a serious democratic candidate running against her.  Elizabeth Warren is the only other democrat I can think of that would offer competition, but she isn't running.  It’s basically going to be Hillary against Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and other terrifying republican candidates who have yet to announce their presidential bid.

I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have Hillary Clinton choosing a supreme court justice over Jeb Bush.  I’d rather she be making decisions about the Keystone Pipeline over Ted Cruz.

In the context of American imperialism and capitalism, republicans and democrats aren’t much different, but there is a big difference when it comes to social issues like health care, abortion rights, environmental policy, and taxes.  It’s a choice between the lesser of two evils and, to a large extent, that choice has already been made for us.  The only sources I could find arguing that this isn’t true are libertarian/Fox News blogs.

This is the nature of American politics.  You don’t have to like it.  You don’t have to agree with it.  We should be critical of her just as we should be critical of all politicians.  We should challenge the two party system.  Just remember that the system structures our choices.

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