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Progressives Unimpressed as Clinton Hedges on Fast Track


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Progressives Unimpressed as Clinton Hedges on Fast Track

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

For a moment on Thursday, Hillary Clinton seemed poised to make a definitive statement against Trade Promotion Authority, or Fast Track, the controversial legislation that would grant President Barack Obama the power to force pro-corporate agreements through Congress without allowing input or amendments from lawmakers.

But she didn't.


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Voters need to see that Democratic Party leaders, including Hillary Clinton, are willing to strongly fight corporate interests that seek to hurt workers and everyday families.

Progressive Change Campaign Committee is obviously a PR consultant group of the progressive think tank realm.


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Typical non-committal BS from Sec. Clinton. She has reservations now that it's going to pass for sure. Her milquetoast opposition might have made a difference before but not now. Her supporters must be ideologically blind or stupid if they think Sec. Clinton is going to be in any ways substantively different from President Obama.

This woman is just too much!

Go, Bernie! Go!


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Why should we care about what our politician hirelings say? They are supposed to REPRESENT the public, not dictate to us. The public should at least get to decide on contentious laws like the TPP.

Why don't we ever hear politicians say the word "referendum"?


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"Progressives Unimpressed as Clinton (*)"


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Ha Ha Ha You got-a cha-cha-cha with them that brought you to the dance.


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"TAA is designed to provide support for workers who lose their jobs as a result of the offshoring created by deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)..."

Sounds nice, doesn't it? Oh sure, most people favor helping the displaced, but this is a gimmick, a cover used by milquetoast liberals to salve their consciences while voting for their corporate benefactors, after all they have prep schools to pay for, and the Ivy League ain't cheap, besides Jack or Jill may want to start a hedge fund. Training for what jobs? Who do these people think they are fooling?


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And true progressives would never have voted for Obama. But so-called progressives made him president. Twice! As long as there is a "D" after their name, the lame Demobots will vote for them. And a woman to boot? Clinton could disembowel a small child on national television and still win the election.


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Sometimes the unpredictable happens. There's a lot of powerful real-world transformation in play in the present era. The Bankster/Corporate Oligarchy play-book might not turn out to outline the actual course of events.


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"Ready for Hillary to Lose"


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Hillary is pro -TPP, pro wall street, against net neutrality. She is not one of us, she is the 4% , those that make over $200k/yr.

She does not represent me in any manner. She will not vote for anything that ONLY serves the 96% of Americans..


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First, progressives never supported Clinton. Liberals apparently do, but progressives tend to be those who are passionately well-informed about politics and policies. They do the research, read, analyze. Hillary Clinton's long public record speaks for itself. She has consistently been a neoliberal -- pro-war, anti-poor, pro-corporate empowerment, anti-New Deal.

Secondly, we know that usually, the VP goes on to run for president. VP Joe Biden will be launching his campaign later in summer. Any Dem pol can then challenge him for the nomination, and the primaries will determine which one goes on to run for president.

Third, America has no agenda today, and there is nothing on which the people can unite, which makes progress itself impossible. We're profoundly divided, rich vs. middle class vs. poor, to the degree that we can't even think about what's actually in the best interests of the nation.


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This isn't the first time that the richest few took power over the nation. This time, they planned for it. To understand, think back. Each time this happened in the past, the poor and middle class, workers and the jobless, ultimately united to push back -- to everyone's benefit. That can't happen this time.

Some of us thought that Occupy was a turning point. But what began as an extraordinary people's movement that could have changed the course we're on, was quickly redefined (by Dem pols, lib media, then many participants themselves) as a Middle Class Only movement. The rest of us walked away.


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That won't happen unless big money political donation bribes are pushed back down to our level. As long as corruption is legal, the people power will continue to sink.


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I was commenting on the statement made by that "progressive" group that I named as being nothing more than "progressive" PR worthy of a "progressive" consultancy wrapped in a "progressive" think tank.


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"The 4%, those that make over $200k per year" ????

She makes more than $200k giving a 20 minute speech to banksters, putting her squarely in the .1%.


#21

The combination of the 1% refining and applying Hitler's propaganda models combined with creating a mega military and para military infrastructure fully ready to handle "domestic disturbances" as efficiently as it handles offshore "campaigns" assures that tactics previously employed by the 99% will indeed no longer work.


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The "catch" is that I get the strong impression that the middle class/liberals don't get that there is no "99%" today. With this generation, the poor and middle class, workers and the jobless, have been deeply pitted against each other.

Is it possible that those who are still in the middle class simply didn't notice that the US shipped out a massive number of jobs since the 1980s, and ended actual welfare in the 1990s? Not everyone can work (health, etc.) and there aren't jobs for all. The last I heard, there are 7 jobs for every 10 people who are struggling to find one. Don't people ever wonder what happens those who are left out? What happens to them when the rent comes due?


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Professional politicians are never progressive. Bernie Sanders is a professional politician who thinks outside the box. He deserves the chance to refurbish the Oval Office. And take politics to the people.


#24

Afraid you're right. Spread the word — GO BERNIE!