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Mon Apr 18, 2016, 01:57 PM

 

Is "Palling around with Wall Street" the new "Palling around with terrorists?" It seems like it.

Shame on you, Sally Kohn.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/18/bernie-backers-booed-me-as-i-endorsed-him.html
I don’t want a Democratic president who pals around with Wall Street and the Wal-Mart family.


The worst part of this is that Kohn tries to imply that her Bernie endorsement is somehow "pro-Clinton," even as she regurgitates every negative attack and smear the Sanders campaign came up with during this primary. The paragraph around that sentence I quoted includes the attacks about trade, criminal reform, and campaign finance, among other things. (Kohn's particular brand of Magic Unicorn Candidate is apparently someone who can "fix" campaign finance now, fantastically, somehow, without having to rely on it at any point.) The Full Bernie, in other words.

Just because I’ve made an endorsement doesn’t mean I become some lock-step robot who fails to see the nuanced pros and cons on both sides.

She don't get to attack Hillary Clinton over criminal justice reform and then pretend like she cares about "nuance." If she did, she would understand the actual historical context of that bill and who voted for it at the time. Instead, she's might as well just be yelling "Super-predator" at the top of her lungs.

What a disappointment from Sally Kohn.

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Reply Is "Palling around with Wall Street" the new "Palling around with terrorists?" It seems like it. (Original post)
IamMab Apr 2016 OP
shenmue Apr 2016 #1
all american girl Apr 2016 #2
jmowreader Apr 2016 #3
NurseJackie Apr 2016 #4
KittyWampus Apr 2016 #5
SharonClark Apr 2016 #6

Response to IamMab (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 02:03 PM

1. Duh

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Response to IamMab (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 02:07 PM

2. Criminal reform that he voted for



And FFS, she was on the board of Walmart, helping change the environment so that women could move into management...never good enough for these people.

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Response to IamMab (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 02:43 PM

3. Who the hell is Sally Kohn?

Bernie seems to have one superpower: drawing endorsements from people who (1) no one ever heard of before or (2) are washed up already.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:00 PM

4. Nobody important. (In my opinion.)

I'm not impressed... and the Fox News thing only knocked her down a notch or two in my own personal estimation of her.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Kohn

Sally Rebecca Kohn is an American lawyer, liberal political commentator, community organizer, and founder and chief executive officer of the Movement Vision Lab, a grassroots think tank. Kohn was a contributor for the Fox News Channel.

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Response to IamMab (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 03:08 PM

5. LOLZ! I guess the rejoinder would be "Beats paling around with communist dictators"….

 

If one wanted to just slam a lid on that foolery.

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Response to IamMab (Original post)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 05:22 PM

6. I agree with your title

But think we should give Sally Kohn a break on this one. The article is about how she was booed by BS supporters because she said HRC and BS are the same on 90% of the issues.

"As she spoke yesterday at a Sanders rally, Kohn took a moment to make it clear she doesn’t hate Clinton, but her praise of the other Democratic candidate in the race (coupled with her saying Clinton would make an “extraordinary president”) received boos.

So she wrote a piece for The Daily Beast today clarifying that yes, she prefers Sanders, but has a problem with “shockingly vitriolic” supporters of his who don’t care for Clinton as a reasonable alternative:

Listen, I can sit around and critique Clinton’s positions on key issues as much as the next leftist. But I’m also honest enough to acknowledge where our visions overlap and praise her when appropriate.

I happen to think that Senator Sanders is 100 percent realistic about his goals for our nation, but his supporters are completely delusional if they think Secretary Clinton is evil. We can think Bernie Sanders is the better candidate without thinking Hillary Clinton is bad.

She’s also a little troubled by the fact that the Clinton campaign has been “far more unconditionally welcoming of the votes of Sanders supporters than vice versa.”

She's not an idiot and will be with Hillary in the GE.

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