Here’s the growing list of big-name Republicans supporting Hillary -- Add Reagan’s Solicitor General

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    Jul 01, 2016 12:00 AM GMT
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/30/heres-the-growing-list-of-big-name-republicans-supporting-hillary-clinton/Richard Armitage, Henry Paulson, Brent Scowcroft. Three big-name former George W. Bush administration officials in the past two weeks have announced that they are supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016 — all because Donald Trump is simply a bridge too far for them.

    "When it comes to the presidency, I will not vote for Donald Trump," Paulson wrote in The Washington Post last week. "I will not cast a write-in vote. I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world. To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone."

    He's not. And below are the big names that are with him — or, perhaps more accurately, with her.

    Bush administration officials
    •Henry Paulson, treasury secretary
    •Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of state and adviser to Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush — Trump "doesn't appear to be to be a Republican, he doesn't appear to want to learn about issues. So I’m going to vote for Mrs. Clinton."
    •Brent Scowcroft, chairman of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board and adviser to three previous GOP presidents — "The presidency requires the judgment and knowledge to make tough calls under pressure.... [Clinton] has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time."
    •Alan Steinberg, regional EPA administrator
    •Kori Schake, National Security Council and State Department aide

    Advisers to previous GOP presidents
    •Doug Elmets, former Reagan spokesman — "I could live with four years of Hillary Clinton before I could ever live with one day of Donald Trump as president."
    •Jim Cicconi, former Reagan and George H.W. Bush aide — "Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified and will make a fine president. The alternative, I fear, would set our nation on a very dark path.”

    Foreign policy leaders
    •Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a co-founder of the Project for the New American Century
    •Max Boot, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and adviser to GOP presidential candidates — "I'm literally losing sleep over Donald Trump. She would be vastly preferable to Trump."
    •Peter Mansoor, retired Army colonel and former aide to David Petraeus — "It will be the first Democratic presidential candidate I’ve voted for in my adult life."

    Business leaders/donors
    •Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist — "[Silicon] Valley wouldn't be here, we wouldn't be doing any of this if we didn't have the amazing flow of immigrants that we've had in the last 80 years. And the idea of choking that off just makes me sick to my stomach."
    •Dan Akerson, former chairman and chief executive of General Motors — "Serving as the leader of the free world requires effective leadership, sound judgment, a steady hand and, most importantly, the temperament to deal with crises large and small. Donald Trump lacks each of these characteristics."
    •Chuck Robbins, chief executive of Cisco
    •Hamid Moghadam, chairman and chief executive of Prologis — "Our country is about tolerance and inclusion and that's why, as a lifelong Republican supporter, I endorse Hillary Clinton for president in this election."
    •William Oberndorf, $3 million to GOP candidates since 2012 — "If it is Trump vs. Clinton, and there is no viable third-party candidate, I will be voting for Hillary Clinton."
    •Mike Fernandez, $4 million to GOP candidates in recent years — "If I have a choice — and you can put it in bold — if I have a choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton, I’m choosing Hillary. She’s the lesser of two evils."

    Former Republican elected officials
    •Larry Pressler, former three-term Republican senator from South Dakota who lost an independent campaign for his old seat in 2014 — "I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am. If someone had told me 10 years ago I would do this, I wouldn’t have believed them."
    •Arne Carlson, a former two-term Republican governor of Minnesota who supported President Obama
    •Robert Smith, former New York state Supreme Court justice — "This year, I’m going to vote for a Democrat for president  —  the first time I’ve done it in 36 years  —  and I think the decision is easy. Hillary Clinton is the only responsible choice, and I don’t understand why so few of my fellow conservatives see it that way."

    Political operatives
    •Mark Salter, former top adviser to John McCain — "Whatever Hillary Clinton’s faults, she’s not ignorant or hateful or a nut. She acts like an adult and understands the responsibilities of an American president. That might not be a ringing endorsement. But in 2016, the year of Trump’s s campaign, it’s more than enough."
    •Mike Treiser, former Mitt Romney aide — "In the face of bigotry, hatred, violence, and small-mindedness, this time, I’m with her.”
    •Craig Snyder, former chief of staff to then-Republican former senator Arlen Specter (Pa.) and also an ex-colleague of former top Trump adviser Roger Stone and current top Trump adviser Paul Manafort.

    Journalists
    •Ben Howe, editor at RedState.com


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    Jul 01, 2016 4:21 PM GMT
    Country before Party. It makes a lot of sense.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 01, 2016 4:27 PM GMT
    Anyone with a brain should vote Hillary. Unless you're a racist. Or so stupid as to not know that it was Republican legislation that caused the gutting of the middle class.
  • trvlmscl

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    Jul 02, 2016 12:14 AM GMT
    I know I've mentioned it before, but we are only in this "lesser of two evils" situation because of our country's stubbornness (media) to accept the Libertarian party as a third choice. Gary Johnson is the only candidate with the whole package of honesty, integrity, and experience to fill Obama's big shoes. He's getting close to the 15% polling needed to participate in the debates icon_cool.gif

    But it's not surprising, many of these R's have made their anti-Trump cries public since he announced his candidacy. I'm just SHOCKED none of them (Romney, Ryan specifically) didn't make a grand entrance to save their ship when Kasich made his exit (and I like Kasich). Cruz was gross.
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    Jul 02, 2016 7:41 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidAnyone with a brain should vote Hillary. Unless you're a racist. Or so stupid as to not know that it was Republican legislation that caused the gutting of the middle class.


    Don't be a sheep. Both elitist establishment parties are to blame. In the U.S., Bush, who had worked to "fast track" the signing prior to the end of his term, ran out of time and had to pass the required ratification and signing of the implementation law to incoming president Bill Clinton.

    Twenty-two votes won't really swing an election. They know they are beholden to the status quo.

    Neither party gives a shit about you. Wake up.

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    Jul 02, 2016 1:35 PM GMT
    There are some conservative hawks who believe Clinton should be in jail and still think she'll make a better president than Trump. That tells you just how unsuited Trump is for the presidency.
  • mwolverine

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    Jul 02, 2016 2:39 PM GMT
    DOMINUS said
    Country before Party. It makes a lot of sense.

    Nah, that'll never catch on.
    When you walk into the voting booth, there's a lever (or circle) for PARTY but not for COUNTRY.
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    Jul 02, 2016 3:42 PM GMT
    Of course. "Big-Name Republicans" know one of their own when they see one.
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    Jul 02, 2016 4:03 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidAnyone with a brain should vote Hillary. Unless you're a racist. Or so stupid as to not know that it was Republican legislation that caused the gutting of the middle class.


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    Jul 03, 2016 12:30 AM GMT
    Many gays today are like the gays and Jews who supported Hitler before he exterminated them.

    When is Hillary going to give back the jewelry, $100 Million in cash and denounce her Islamic benefactors who imprison and stone gays to death:
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    Write someone else in or vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson (who supported gay marriage BEFORE Clinton and Obama).
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    Jul 03, 2016 1:15 AM GMT
    mx5guynj said

    When is Hillary going to give back the jewelry, $100 Million in cash and denounce her Islamic benefactors who imprison and stone gays to death:
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    When are you going to get some new material?
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    Jul 05, 2016 11:46 PM GMT
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/07/05/reagan_solicitor_general_charles_fried_not_a_trump_fan.htmlRonald Reagan’s Solicitor General Has Had Enough of Trump

    The man who represented the Reagan administration 25 times at the Supreme Court has issued a stinging rebuke of Donald Trump...

    ...Sarah Palin, McCain¹s erratic and surely regretted choice as running mate, in her voluble and opinionated ignorance was an early precursor of Donald Trump....Now those same forces have given us Donald Trump, whose presumptive presence at the head of the Republican ticket disgraces not only the party but the nation....


    ...Charles Fried, who served as solicitor general from 1985-1989 and now teaches constitutional law at Harvard Law School...

    ...Fried is not the first figure with ties to Reagan to speak out over Trump. Last month, Richard Armitage, assistant secretary of defense under Reagan and George W. Bush’s deputy secretary of state, told Politico that he would be voting for Hillary Clinton. In May, Robert Kagan, a former state department official in the Reagan administration, assessed Trump’s rise in a piece for the Washington Post called, “This is how fascism comes to America.”