In a state that has historically been conservative and voted Republican, a major newspaper is taking a turn to the left.
The Dallas Morning News came out Wednesday morning in a full-fledged endorsement for Hillary Clinton, with the headline, “We recommend Hillary Clinton for President.” They write that Clinton is “the only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot.”
According to the paper, they have not recommended a Democrat for President since before World War II – more than 75 years and nearly 20 elections.
Dallas, Texas is one of the top cities in the nation being flooded with illegal immigrants and foreign refugees. Now the paper says, “Our values are more about individual liberty, free markets and a strong national defense.” And, since Hillary Clinton “has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy,” they claim she is the only one qualified.
Dallas Morning News admits “Clinton has made mistakes and displayed bad judgement, but her errors are plainly in a different universe than her opponent’s.”
They even go further in acknowledging her shortcomings:
Clinton has remained dogged by questions about her honesty, her willingness to shade the truth. Her use of a private email server while secretary of state is a clear example of poor judgment. She should take additional steps to divorce allegations of influence peddling from the Clinton Foundation. And she must be more forthright with the public by holding news conferences, as opposed to relying on a shield of carefully scripted appearances and speeches.
Those are real shortcomings. But they pale in comparison to the litany of evils some opponents accuse her of. Treason? Murder? Her being cleared of crimes by investigation after investigation has no effect on these political hyenas; they refuse to see anything but conspiracies and cover-ups.
But in spite of all that, the paper says Clinton is a “known quantity.” After all, “she has spent nearly four decades in the public spotlight.” “For all her warts, she is the candidate more likely to keep our nation safe.”
The newspaper touts Clinton’s experience, saying, “In Clinton’s eight years in the U.S. Senate, she displayed reach and influence in foreign affairs.” And, “As President Barack Obama’s first secretary of state, she helped make tough calls on the Middle East and the complex struggle against radical Islamic terrorism.”
About Trump, they write that his values are “hostile to conservatism… he plays on fear, exploiting base instincts of xenophobia, racism and misogyny… he brings out the worst in all of us, rather than the best.”
To top it off, Trump’s “improvisational insults and midnight tweets exhibit a dangerous lack of judgement and impulse control.”
Clinton’s “real shortcomings” are nothing compared to Trump’s “insults and midnight tweets”, according to the Dallas Morning News.
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