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Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:05 AM

CNN's Jake Tapper: This Week Hillary is Fundraising from NRA Lobbyists and Goldman Sachs in DC

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CNN’s Tapper Asks Podesta If Hillary Attending Lobbyist Fundraiser Undermines Her Message [VIDEO]

by Steve Guest


CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta if having a fundraiser with lobbyists from Goldman Sachs “undermines” Clinton’s message and drive “supporters to Bernie Sanders.”

During “The Lead” on Tuesday, Podesta downplayed the possible conflict of interest and said “we’re going to raise money that we need to compete.”

Tapper said, “John, according to the Sunlight Foundation and The Intercept, you’re hosting a fundraiser for Secretary Clinton in Washington, along with several lobbyists who work for firms that lobby on behalf of Goldman Sachs, the NRA. Isn’t this the fundraiser exactly the kind thing that drives supporters to Bernie Sanders?”

“Well look, I think we’re trying to raise the resources that are necessary with respect to her positions,” Podesta said. “For example, there’s no one who’s been stronger, louder, in taking on the gun lobby than Hillary Clinton. She has a record in sharp contrast to Senator Sanders who’s voted five times against the Brady Bill. Voted to provide immunity to gun owners. He’s shifted, to some extent, we welcome that, in the course of this campaign. But she’s going to take on the gun lobby, take on Wall Street with comprehensive plan.”

Tapper interjected, “But aren’t you afraid that it undermines her pitch on Wall Street and the gun lobby when she takes money from federal lobbyists who lobby on behalf of Wall street and the gun lobby?”

“Well, as I understand your reference to the gun lobbies, the person no longer does that, that’s a good thing for the country because we need to beat back the gun lobby. And I think what’s important is that she can stand up, as she always has to special interests, to the people who are taking our country in the wrong direction, and she’ll do that,” Podesta claimed.

“But as you know, there’s a lot of money coming at us from the other side and we’re going to raise resources that we need to raise to compete both in these primaries and then if we become the nominee, as I think we will, in the general election.
Super PACs are already advertising against her and they have been since Iowa. And we’re going to raise money that we need to compete.”


TAPPER's Comment at the very end of Video:


http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/01/cnns-tapper-asks-podesta-if-hillary-attending-lobbyist-fundraiser-undermines-her-message-video/

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Reply CNN's Jake Tapper: This Week Hillary is Fundraising from NRA Lobbyists and Goldman Sachs in DC (Original post)
KoKo Mar 2016 OP
7wo7rees Mar 2016 #1
revbones Mar 2016 #2
Karma13612 Mar 2016 #31
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2016 #34
amborin Mar 2016 #3
KoKo Mar 2016 #11
Karma13612 Mar 2016 #30
NWCorona Mar 2016 #4
global1 Mar 2016 #5
Armstead Mar 2016 #13
DhhD Mar 2016 #43
Eleanors38 Mar 2016 #57
PonyUp Mar 2016 #6
Eleanors38 Mar 2016 #58
restorefreedom Mar 2016 #7
BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #8
restorefreedom Mar 2016 #9
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2016 #35
Divernan Mar 2016 #26
global1 Mar 2016 #10
KPN Mar 2016 #14
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2016 #36
Art_from_Ark Mar 2016 #38
nc4bo Mar 2016 #12
Katashi_itto Mar 2016 #15
BreakfastClub Mar 2016 #16
KoKo Mar 2016 #19
Divernan Mar 2016 #27
TCJ70 Mar 2016 #44
AzDar Mar 2016 #17
kgnu_fan Mar 2016 #18
casperthegm Mar 2016 #20
KoKo Mar 2016 #21
Nuclear Unicorn Mar 2016 #40
Unknown Beatle Mar 2016 #22
Art_from_Ark Mar 2016 #25
Karma13612 Mar 2016 #29
Unknown Beatle Mar 2016 #47
Karma13612 Mar 2016 #52
Unknown Beatle Mar 2016 #53
Karma13612 Mar 2016 #55
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2016 #37
TheFarseer Mar 2016 #23
EndElectoral Mar 2016 #24
Fairgo Mar 2016 #28
orpupilofnature57 Mar 2016 #32
Ichingcarpenter Mar 2016 #33
KoKo Mar 2016 #42
Unknown Beatle Mar 2016 #48
Nuclear Unicorn Mar 2016 #39
Peace Patriot Mar 2016 #41
cyberpj Mar 2016 #46
NWCorona Mar 2016 #45
Uncle Joe Mar 2016 #49
friendly_iconoclast Mar 2016 #50
Darb Mar 2016 #51
Barack_America Mar 2016 #54
MaggieD Mar 2016 #56

Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:18 AM

1. Surprised anyone? Not here. nt

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:20 AM

2. Any Hillary supporters care to comment?

 

How about the ones that used her talking points and lies about Bernie's gun control record? I'm sure they have a lot to say about this.

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Response to revbones (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 06:07 AM

31. Crickets. Eom

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 07:01 AM

34. {chirp, chirp}

Bernie & Elizabeth 2016!!!

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:21 AM

3. K&R sorry, did not see that you had already posted.

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Response to amborin (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:54 PM

11. One could never post enough about this latest from her!

To think she'd have the audacity to do this. She has to be desperate for funds.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 06:05 AM

30. And she wants to crush Bernie so badly it hurts into next election cycle

In 2020.

Or she knows if she gets to the Oval Office we are going to primary her in 2020.
I have already made up my mind.

So keep begging Hillary, you are going to need that money!!!

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:21 AM

4. And the pivot begins!

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:42 AM

5. It's This Kind Of Crap That Should Resonate With Hillary Supporters And Let Them Realize That They..

are being played for fools by Hillary and her campaign. She tells them and us one thing and goes and does just the opposite.

This is why we need to see her transcripts of the Goldman speeches.

I just don't understand how those that support Hillary can do so - so blindly?

She is playing you and all of us for suckers. I have to believe that Hillary supporters are smart enough to see this for themselves. If not - there will be massive buyers remorse - should she become president.

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:58 PM

13. It won't. These things go in one ear and out the other

 

But,but,but....

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 11:13 AM

43. I believe they are following their money; they got lucky like R. Perot.

Perot indicated that either Clinton I and Bush 1 would cause us to be in deep vodo. Bloomberg and Perot have gravely different personal values.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #43)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 02:50 PM

57. "Following the money:" "It's that giant sucking sound."

 

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:43 AM

6. ...

 

^N^R^A

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Response to PonyUp (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 03:01 PM

58. Bwwa-HH!!

 

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:43 AM

7. oh man i can't wait to see this come up in the debate!! nt

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Response to restorefreedom (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:46 AM

8. I hope Bernie talks about Hillary's recent fundraising schedule

in the next debate. Private high dollar fundraisers in California. Upcoming high dollar fundraisers in Europe. Goldman Sachs, NRA lobbyists.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:48 AM

9. he simply HAS TO. gloves off time. nt

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Response to restorefreedom (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 07:03 AM

35. Oh he will... word is Bernie's not going away quietly.

Bernie & Elizabeth 2016!!!

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 05:51 AM

26. Not to mention her fundraisers in Mexico City, London and Paris

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 12:38 PM

10. It's Amazing That No Hillary Supporter Is Commenting On This....

When it comes to poll numbers showing Hillary ahead or wins in primaries or caucuses - the Hillary supporters are out like flies to honey to rub it in and gloat. Then when an OP like the one here posted by KoKo - that shows the real Hillary and how she makes fools of her supporters - not a comment by them as to how they are able to justify her actions.

What am I missing?

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Response to global1 (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:25 PM

14. Nothing.

You see with perfect clarity.

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Response to global1 (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 07:05 AM

36. You're not missing a thing... Hillary is as phony as a three-dollar bill.

Bernie & Elizabeth 2016!!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 07:18 AM

38. A Nixon $3 bill, at that

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:57 PM

12. Annie's baaaack. Never met a dolla she could turn down. Such a hypocrite. nt

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:26 PM

15. K&R

 

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:39 PM

16. Obama had the same fundraisers. I bet you didn't care about those though. nt

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Response to BreakfastClub (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:46 PM

19. I think we know more now about who funds our Politicos

and what they demand than even when Obama ran in 2008. The problem is that the Clintons have made a life career of "Pay to Play." We aren't just voting for Hillary...we are voting for Clinton Term 3. And, sadly, they have commercialized the role of the Presidency by their actions after the Presidency.

Who will "Clinton Administration 3" be responsible to? Those who paid for them to run, or the people who didn't have the big bucks to buy their time?

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Response to KoKo (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 05:54 AM

27. Clintons doing their best to privatize the office of President.

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Response to BreakfastClub (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 11:18 AM

44. But this time we have a choice...

...between someone who does crap like this and someone who doesn't. This isn't 2008.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:43 PM

17. So INCREDIBLY shady.

 

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:45 PM

18. She has no shame!

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:51 PM

20. yeah, but will HRC supporters care?

I swear, it's like Trump supporters. Every time something new happens it just gets swept away. They seem to have made up their minds, no matter what. This is just another example of her hypocrisy. But will any of her supporters care?

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Response to casperthegm (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 08:24 PM

21. Apparently not..haven't seen a defense on this thread...

but, then many have Bernie Supporters on "Ignore."

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Response to casperthegm (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 07:26 AM

40. Hill supporters are blinded by their hate of Trump, which is understandable; but

they seem to think she's more electable, which she isn't but even if she was she shouldn't be elected because she is Trump, just with better hair.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:35 PM

22. I will rein in wall st...

...as soon as they give me some of their money. But after that, I promise, I'll destroy them. But first, more money. After that, you'll see me obliterate them. What? They have more money to give? Hey, it's not my fault they're offering me money. After I become president, I'll pulverize Wall St. Okay, I'll do it now. CUT IT OUT! - Hillary

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 05:28 AM

25. LOL

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 06:00 AM

29. Excellent!

Just curious, is the 4th picture in your sig, Stevie Ray Vaughn?

Loved his work, he was a musician who will never fully be appreciated.

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 03:14 PM

47. Yep, that's Stevie Ray,

second only to Hendrix in guitar playing, IMO.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #47)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 06:19 PM

52. Where do you rank Slowhand?

I have been a fan for years.

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Response to Karma13612 (Reply #52)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:00 PM

53. I would rank Clapton in a tie with Page at number 3.

Of course, that's only for blues rock, my favorite music. Number 1 in any category is Hendrix.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #53)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:24 PM

55. +10

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 07:09 AM

37. You summed up Hillary's phony baloney shtick perfectly!

Bernie & Elizabeth 2016!!!

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:42 PM

23. She needs that money from the NRA and banks

So she can fight those banks and gun nuts on behalf of the people! What don't you understand about that?

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:45 PM

24. Faust sold his soul for power as well.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 05:58 AM

28. The hits just keep on coming

This won't slow them down a lick. Cognitive dissonance is a strategy.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 06:08 AM

32. Poetry & Platitudes like, " Let them eat cake "

 

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 06:32 AM

33. Hillpocracy is the new word after

Hillarity....







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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 09:29 AM

42. E-Bay? $315,000

What could she have had to say of interest to E-Bay?

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Response to KoKo (Reply #42)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 03:21 PM

48. When I'm president, I'll make sure you pay less in taxes...

blah blah blah...companies like yours need tax breaks...blah blah blah...taxes are killing companies like eBay...blah blah blah...we need to make it easy for eBay to thrive even further...blah blah blah...so on and so forth...

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 07:23 AM

39. 2A supporter here, but this does nothing to endear me to Clinton.

In case anyone was concerned the NRA maintained a Svengali-like hold on my mind.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 08:10 AM

41. I loved this part...

Tapper interjected, “But aren’t you afraid that it undermines her pitch on Wall Street and the gun lobby when she takes money from federal lobbyists who lobby on behalf of Wall street and the gun lobby?


Can it be that Bernie Sanders' unheralded calling out of the corrupt bullshit of campaign finance has wormed its way onto CNN? Would this question have been asked of Podesta if Sanders had not entered the race and raised this issue repeatedly?

I must say I'm shocked (and not like that French guy in "Casablanca" by the boldness of Hillary Clinton's corruption. It is so amazingly "in your face." It's like, "See me! I do whatever I goddamn please and nyah, nyah, nyah, you peons can't do anything about it!"

Really. It's NOT shocking that she does it. It IS shocking that she really, really, really doesn't care if we know it.

Podesta has no answer to the question--just wet babbling. You'd think they would have had an answer all slicked up. No. They don't need to answer for anything.

But Bernie, yeah, he makes one difficult decision about good and bad provisions of a crime bill, consults his conscience, votes the way he thinks is best for the country, takes money from nobody, still earns a D- from the NRA (and VT a rural hunting state) and, hey, he's gun-crazy, he's a hypocrite, he loves murderers, he's the "Demon Barber of Fleet Street"!

Here was my rule-of-thumb for sussing out Bush junta statements:

Whatever they say, the opposite is true; and whatever they accuse others of doing, they are doing or planning to do.


I need to start applying this to Hillary Clinton.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 03:26 PM

49. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, KoKo.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 04:40 PM

50. K&R. Once again, my most cynical thoughts about American politics are confirmed...

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 04:45 PM

51. Bogus angle, nearly a

 

shark jump. Not quite though. Good try.

One lobbyist in a big lobbying firm that doesn't lobby for the NRA any more does not mean she is taking money from the gun lobby.

That's nearly as stupid as using the term "Wall street", which actually means nothing. It is a generalized term that is used to demonize big bankers, or hedge fund guys, but actually is so goddamned broad that it means NOTHING.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:14 PM

54. #You'reWithHer??

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:29 PM

56. Are we playing 6 degrees of seperation again?

 

Jebus, do you think lobbyist give a rat's ass who pays them? I once hired a republican lobbyist to help pass LGBT legislation because she was buddies with two moderate republicans. She was happy for the contract.

Lobbyists have no ideology. It's a business.

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