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The New Yorker Endorses Clinton

The New York Times has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton’s bid for the Presidency.

The Hill reports:

The New Yorker in its latest issue endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president.

“The election of Hillary Clinton is an event that we will welcome for its immense historical importance, and greet with indescribable relief,” the magazine’s editors wrote. “It will be especially gratifying to have a woman as commander-in-chief after such a sickeningly sexist and racist campaign, one that exposed so starkly how far our society has to go.”

The New Yorker’s editors bemoaned the “vileness” of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s rhetoric and record and said Clinton is “distinctly capable” on “every issue of consequence,” including the economy, the environment and foreign affairs.

“The consistencies of Trump’s character are matched by the inconsistencies of his policy positions,” they wrote.

The editors also wrote that Clinton “is neither saint nor prophet; she is a pragmatist of deep experience and purpose. But her toughness, her guile, and her experience—qualities that helped her patiently decimate Trump in their three debates—will be assets in future political battles.”

“The election of a woman to the Presidency will have myriad reverberations in the life and the institutions of this country,” they added. “President Obama’s election certainly did not end the saga of racial conflict and prejudice in the United States, but as a distinct step forward it opened up the world to countless young people. Similarly, electing a female President means imagining new possibilities: that a woman might survive that gantlet of derision to hold power with confidence, without apology, to enlarge our notions of authority and hasten an age when a female President will no longer be exceptional.

“Just as President Obama was able at certain moments of glaring injustice and crisis to focus the country on matters of race in a potentially lasting way, Hillary Clinton, who has emphasized in her campaign and throughout her political life such issues as early-childhood education, paid family leave, and equal pay, could also change the nation in deeply consequential ways. That’s a thrilling possibility for all Americans.”

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