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Hillary Blames Bernie for an Old Clintonite Hustle, and That’s a Rotten Shame


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Hillary Blames Bernie for an Old Clintonite Hustle, and That’s a Rotten Shame

Robert Scheer

The Clintons have no shame, that much you can count on. That stupefying arrogance was on full display in the most recent presidential campaign debate when Hillary Clinton countered Bernie Sanders’ charge that she was compromised by her close ties to Goldman Sachs and other rapacious Wall Street interests with the retort: “Sen. Sanders, you’re the only one on this stage that voted to deregulate the financial markets in 2000, ...


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Articles like this are why I appreciate Common Dreams. I listened to Hillary make her claim about Bernie's vote for this bill, knew she wasn't telling the whole story, and here it is. Thank you CD for being who you are.

As for Hillary . . . I guess her strategy of turning Bernie into Ted Nugent about guns hasn't worked and now she's saying he's what? Gordon Gecko? What's happening? Desperation? Panic? She is circling the wagons isn't she?

Also, just read two articles on Counter Punch from Andrew Levine and Dave Lindorff in which they both re-assessed their opinion of Bernie Sanders' sincerity about actually trying to win the nomination. Really good to see these two respected voices in Progressive thought giving Bernie a fresh look.


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Nice to read Scheer calling attention to this Clinton misdirection.

It's Hillary trying to run cover for her refusal to propose a Glass-Steagall 2017.

You know Hillary, even Bill has said "signing the bill that allowed the trading of derivatives in a secret market was a mistake", not an exact Bill Clinton quotation, but close.

Camp Hillary is getting desperate.

It's like the claim in an earlier debate that Sanders voted for war in Libya. A lie.


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What does this Sanders character think he is trying to do by keeping to his message of years and years? Earn my vote?


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Then why are so few of Hillary's lies sticking, except with Hillary and Tea Party true believers?

Is it that everyone else can do a Google search?

Jonathan Chait published an essay in NY Magazine yesterday, claiming all sorts of things about Sanders' single payer medical insurance proposal. Chait doesn't like it.

But it's Jonathan Chait, a "liberal" who thought invading Iraq necessary, and said so in the New Republic in 2002/3. So with that kind of "thinker" attacking Sanders, who needs to lie about Hillary?

Bringing up your exhortation that Sanders start tossing out sound bites (sometimes also lies), best Sanders avoid that kind of thing.

Better than Sanders go to Birmingham, AL, on MLK day, and talk about King, while Hillary tries for black votes in South Carolina. The Sanders campaign choice was obvious and a much better place to be.


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In case you missed it: http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/missed_the_fourth_democratic_debate_watch_the_entire_thing_here_20160118


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Again Hillary is just a liar and will continue to say anything for wealth and power. If Sanders does not win the primary, I will simply vote for the Green Party's Jill Stein and never for Hillary. So pundits and party bosses keep stacking the deck for her and watch her lose. It won't be the first time the Democratic Party purposely sacrificed a win because their backroom choice to win did not get nominated.


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And props to Robert Scheer and Truthdig. Since Scheer got drummed out of the "mainstream" (corporate) media, he has simply kept working, kept reporting. He's freer now to do actual reporting, than when he had a prominent job at the LA Times.

This kind of straightforward, factual background report, should be picked up by every media outlet, to truly inform the voters in the run-up to the vote. Thanks to Common Dreams for picking it up.


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Once a Goldwater gal always a Goldwater gal?


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Far be it from me to give campaign advice to Sanders, who obviously has a long record of successful campaigns.

But i have to admit, i wish he could summon his inner Glenn Greenwald, who is so sharp and skilled at swiftly and expertly skewering the ludicrous talking points of his attackers.


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Right, and saying Bernie's campaign is not 'realistic' is also a sign of desperation. What politician ever mobilized their voters by saying their opponent is not 'realistic'? No one. If that's the best Hillary's got, it's all over but the dancing. I just saw a poll out of New Hampshire--Bernie 60, Hillary 33.


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BTW, when the Italians killed Mussolini, they also killed Mussolini's wife, why do you suppose that was? Just saying. It appears to be highly relevant to me in Hillary Clinton's fascist blame game.


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You are spot on about the "not realistic" comment.


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Thanks, and to make it a little easier for readers, here's one of them:

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#19

Rotten shame? Well would you expect anything else from Hilliary Rotten Clinton!


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Hillary Clinton cannot separate herself from her husband's administration by trying to make Bernie the scapegoat for the underhanded EXTREMIST trick pulled by her husband and Phil Gramm, who were and still are all in the business of fooling Congress into tearing down the network that FDR set up to protect the people from usury. All are bandits, but the bandits made the laws that made their robbery legal ....... now they are all multi millionaires. Imagine that.


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You never lived in a democratic socialist society.
As Bernie Sanders Is Showing, This Country Is Much More Progressive Than You Think
It's true. Even as we descend into an election year defined by right-wing extremism, the numbers simply don't lie.
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/bernie-sanders-showing-country-much-more-progressive-you-think?akid=13893.130864.g1xGY8&rd=1&src=newsletter1049167&t=8