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No, she's absolutely not nothing.

She is much, much worse. Her policies are a menace not only to the well-being of millions, but to democracy itself. She represents the continuation and expansion of the very worst of Bush's antidemocratic, even fascistic policies of financial exploitation, warmongering, mass surveillance, and suppression of dissent, as well as entire new horizons of malignant and predatory corporate power under the TPP and the TISA.

The first priority of all Democrats should be to make sure that the Third Way does not shove another corporatist and warmonger down our throat as the Democratic nominee for 2016...

...because if they can do that, they will have ensured that the corporate agenda continues no matter who wins.

Hillary Clinton's leading role in drafting the TPP

Hillary Clinton and Trade Deals: That “Giant Sucking Sound”

Hillary Clinton Cheerleads for Biotech and GMOs

Dissecting Hillary Clinton's Neocon Talking Points - Atlantic Interview

NYTimes notices Hillary's natural affinity toward the neocons.

Hillary Clinton, the unrepentant hawk

More from Hillary Clinton's State Department: The fascistic TISA (Trade in Services Agreement)

How Hillary Clinton's State Department sold fracking to the world

Hillary Clinton Sides with NSA over Snowden Disclosures

On the NSA, Hillary Clinton Is Either a Fool or a Liar

Corporate Warfare: Hillary Clinton admits role in Honduran coup aftermath

The Bill and Hillary Clinton Money Machine Taps Corporate Cash

Hillary's Privatization Plan: TISA kept more secret than the TPP

Hillary Clinton criticizes Obama's foreign policy 'failure'; strongly defends Israel

Some of Hillary Clinton's statements on Social Security.


Ring of Fire: Hillary Clinton - The Perfect Republican Candidate

How Americans Need Answers From Hillary Clinton On TPP, KXL, Wall St & More

Hillary Clinton Left Out By Liberal Donor Club

Why Wall Street Loves Hillary

Hillary Clinton: Neocon-lite

Interactive graphic of Hillary Clinton's connections to the Forbes top 400 (Follow link in post)

Let's not forget what we are *really* dealing with here. The Third Way was *never* a grass roots movement. The rise of corporate politicians in our party and the relentless propaganda machine defending them are the result of a deliberate, corporate-bankrolled infiltration of the party.

When the DLC connections to the Koch Bros. became well known, they just rebranded the infiltration

When you hear "Third Way", think INVESTMENT BANKERS

GOP Donors and K Street Fuel Third Way’s Advice for the Democratic Party

The Rightwing Koch Brothers fund the DLC

Same companies behind the GOP are behind the DLC

Posted by woo me with science | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 03:16 AM (0 replies)

"The biggest threat to America today is its own federal government."


Posted by woo me with science | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 03:03 AM (0 replies)

They are busy intimidating other journalists and whistleblowers.

Mission Creep: When Everything is Terrorism

US Uses Espionage Act To Convict Manning Using Words Added In 1990: "with a computer"

Fed Court: Just changed interpretation of Espionage Act to cover leaks that are NOT Harmful To USA

NY Times: White House Uses Espionage Act to Silence Employees, Press

Obama Has Charged More Under Espionage Act Than All Other Presidents Combined

Corporate politicians seek to decide who is a journalist and who isn't (AKA, How to pretend to establish "protections" for whistleblowers, when you actually seek to exclude from protection those you don't want to protect)

Petition Calls On Obama to Stop Intimidation Of Journalists And Whistleblowers

Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen?

James Clapper Calls Journalists "Criminal Accomplices" -

Reporters without Borders: 'Security interests threaten press freedom'

US Plummets In Press Freedom Rankings

Obama's escalating war on Freedom of the Press

Risen Case: War on Journalism coming to a head

Government Surveillance Is Crippling Press Freedoms, Report Shows

The Obama administration/DOJ war on whistleblowers, federal unions

President's 'rat out your co-worker' plan unlikely to work, experts say

Daniel Ellsburg: Snowden would not get a fair trial today, was right to flee US

Bradley Manning: top US legal scholars voice outrage at torture

Bradley Birkenfeld, UBS Whistleblower, Finds Himself in Federal Prison

Stopping police militarization: Once again, the solution requires confronting corporate politicians.

Federal grants drive the militarization of police departments in America.

Posted by woo me with science | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 02:58 AM (2 replies)

K&R for democratic representatives rather than corporate sellouts.

The Third Way does not like this, because it underscores what craven, corrupt, morally bankrupt empty suits they have been foisting on us.

Corporate corruption is out. The return of integrity is in.

Get used to it. Thank you, Bernie and Elizabeth!

Posted by woo me with science | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 02:33 AM (0 replies)

Just be careful not to implicate any corporate politicians.

As long as you treat it as a local matter or merely a problem of racism and don't try to hold corporate politicians - particularly corporate Democrats - accountable for their very significant role in police militarization and policies that create oppressive communities like Ferguson, you will be okay.

Once you cross that line and start making those connections, you will lose the support of the Third Way message control brigade here.

But addressing police militarization and the systemic physical and financial oppression of poor and minority communities *requires* confronting the corporate politicians whose policies are growing this cancer:

Stopping police militarization: Once again, the solution requires confronting corporate politicians.

Militarization of our police departments is a *bipartisan* effort of corporatists in both parties, right along with mass surveillance, the assaults on journalism, and the persecution of whistleblowers. The programs and legislation that are turning our police departments into paramilitary forces come through Homeland Security and the Pentagon, and are being used to suppress and intimidate dissent, exploit communities, and fill lucrative private prisons with slave labor as the nation is corporatized and Americans are made into a nation of low-paid wage slaves.

Both parties are complicit in this outrage. See the links below. Real change requires pushback against corporate politicians who are enabling this militarization, and that includes both corporate Democrats and Republicans.


The entire Democratic leadership opposed Grayson amendment to stop arming cops with DOD weapons

WOW... Went Looking For Connections Between Ferguson And ALEC... Found This Piece Of The Puzzle...

The exploitation of Ferguson I: In 2013 the town issued over 24,000 arrest warrants..

The exploitation of Ferguson II: The Seamy Underbelly Of Ferguson Starts To Appear

The exploitation of Ferguson III: Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household

Police Militarization (including the Obama administration's role)

It's almost certain that if the police agencies cooperate, the ACLU will find that the militarization trend has accelerated since Kraska's studies more than a decade ago. All of the policies, incentives and funding mechanisms that were driving the trend then are still in effect now. And most of them have grown in size and scope.

The George W. Bush administration actually began scaling down the Byrne and COPS programs in the early 2000s, part of a general strategy of leaving law enforcement to states and localities. But the Obama administration has since resurrected both programs. The Byrne program got a $2 billion surge in funding as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, by far the largest budget in the program's 25-year history. Obama also gave the COPS program $1.55 billion that same year, a 250 percent increase over its 2008 budget, and again the largest budget in the program's history. Vice President Joe Biden had championed both programs during his time in the Senate.

The Pentagon's 1033 program has also exploded under Obama. In the program's monthly newsletter (Motto: "From Warfighter to Crimefighter"), its director announced in October 2011 that his office had given away a record $500 million in military gear in fiscal year 2011, which he noted, "passes the previous mark by several hundred million dollars." He added, "I believe we can exceed that in FY 12.”

Then there are the Department of Homeland Security's anti-terrorism grants. The Center for Investigative Reporting found in a 2011 investigation that since 2001, DHS has given out more than $34 billion in grants to police departments across the country, many of which have been used to purchase military-grade guns, tanks, armor, and armored personnel carriers. The grants have gone to such unlikely terrorism targets as Fargo, N.D.; Canyon County, Idaho; and Tuscaloosa, Ala.

"Operation Urban Shield"...Training our Police, Fire, First Responders..in Military Tactics

WOW... Went Looking For Connections Between Ferguson And ALEC... Found This Piece Of The Puzzle...

The exploitation of Ferguson I: In 2013 the town issued over 24,000 arrest warrants..

The exploitation of Ferguson II: The Seamy Underbelly Of Ferguson Starts To Appear

The exploitation of Ferguson III: Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household

Poor minorities are worthless to corporations on the street. In prison they can bring in $40,000/yr

Poor Land in Jail as Companies Add Huge Fees for Probation

The Caging of America - Why do we lock up so many people

The Obama administration is aggressively growing private prisons

Obama's 2013 budget: One area of marked growth, the prison industrial complex

Obama selects the owner of a private prison consulting firm as the new Director of the United States Marshals Service (USMS)

Private prison corporations move up on list on federal contractors, receiving BILLIONS

Federal Private Prison Populations Grew by 784% in 10 Year Span

Prison Labor Booms As Unemployment Remains High; Companies Reap Benefits

Private Prison Corporation's Letters to Shareholders Reveal Industry's Tactics: Profiting from Human Incarceration

Financial growth of private prison industry...Profiting from caging humans.


We heard about private prisons...but do you know of the private probation industry?

NYT: Probation Fees Rise, Firms Profit and the Poor Go to Jail

No Safe Place: How Cities Are Making It Illegal to be Homeless

Thrown in jail for being poor: the booming for-profit probation industry
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024603515 Police Militarization (including the Obama administration's role)

The final ACLU report on militarization of police in America

"Operation Urban Shield"...Training our Police, Fire, First Responders..in Military Tactics

Posted by woo me with science | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 02:28 AM (0 replies)

Obedience is conditioned into us early now,

by our corporate Masters.

Quite a few (seven, I think) of these links don't work anymore. For one of them, I was able to find an alternate link. I put them here anyway so you can see the titles of the missing OP's. I can't remember ever finding so many broken links on DU for a single topic.

This isn't about safety, it's about obedience

Excessive Loyalty and Obedience to Malevolent Authority

The stench of fascism

Is obedience the only way to avoid police brutality?

Either you are a rebel or a slave---Choose---But choose fast .

OBEY. - I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't

Submissiveness required by zero tolerance, no excuses (Corporate Education)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/11249559 http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025714928

Seven years of silence, chanting, and obedience: Argosy Collegiate Charter School

Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate and Control ...

With little fanfare, the TSA has expanded to sporting events, music ...

Noam Chomsky: How the Young Are Indoctrinated to Obey

Submissiveness required by zero tolerance, no excuses.

Students Terrorized as Police Officers Draw Guns During Unannounced ‘Active Shooter Drill’ At Elementary School

'I don't want to go to Disney World anymore': Parents' fury as TSA agents detain their crying, wheelchair-bound daughter

Police set up roadblocks to 'voluntarily' collect DNA, blood

The President decides. TSA groping will continue ...

Civil liberties disappear in the 2012 Democratic platform.

TSA detains woman for "attitude"

Pennsylvania street checkpoint asks drivers for mouth swabs

The National Security State: Cultivating a Culture of Fear and Obedience



Posted by woo me with science | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 01:39 AM (1 replies)

What middle class?

The middle class was destroyed by the bipartisan corporate coup.

The corporate media keeps pretending we still have a middle class, but all that wealth was stolen.

All The Wealth The Middle Class Accumulated After 1940 Is Gone

No more corporatists and warmongers. NOTHING is more important than making sure we aren't force-fed another corporate viper as the Democratic nominee in 2016. Once the Third Way accomplishes that, the election is rendered meaningless in terms of direction of policy.

Posted by woo me with science | Sun Nov 23, 2014, 10:32 PM (0 replies)

"Hillary Clinton is, once again, the inevitable Democratic nominee."

What a marvelous first sentence.

The entire absurdity of the corporate con game/charade, summed up in one perfectly revealing clause.

"Once again..." after losing last time.
Posted by woo me with science | Sun Nov 23, 2014, 10:26 PM (0 replies)

Terrorists and child sex rings, my ass.

They want total information awareness and the ability to suppress dissent.

Our governments of the West have become monsters growing corporate totalitarianism.
Posted by woo me with science | Sun Nov 23, 2014, 05:34 AM (1 replies)

This is a very important thread. This is the mockery that has been made of our democratic process

by the corporatists who have infiltrated our government and our elections.

In a nation that pretends to have a government Of, By, and For the People, we have been trained to accept vapid patriotic drivel and contempt from politicians rather than sincere engagement on the SPECIFIC issues that matter to our lives.

How telling, and how sick is it, that the *Official 2014 Democratic Party Survey* of voters lacked questions about the MOST important issues we face:

Post by rhett o rick, June 2014

The Official 2014 Democratic Party Survey

I just received mine in the mail. What really stood out was the lack of questions related to the following:

Wall Street corruption

Fast Tracking of the Trans Pacific Partnership.

The XL Pipeline.

The environmental damage of wide spread fracking.

Investigations of the overreaches of the NSA/CIA organization.

Repealing the Patriot Act.

Investing in infrastructure and not military buildups.

Gun violence

Nothing matters now but the policies and the representation. Not party, not team color. Nothing matters but wresting our government back from corporations and propagandists and putting it in the hands of sincere representatives of the people again.

Any candidate who plays this vapid corporate advertising game deserves to be vehemently rejected and shunned, along with his or her cynical advertising brigade. We need representatives, not corporate pitchmen.

Posted by woo me with science | Sun Nov 23, 2014, 05:20 AM (1 replies)
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