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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:21 AM

Is Hillary Clinton Running Away From Political Reality?

Runaway inequality is the key issue that connects so many of our problems.

By Les Leopold / AlterNet March 27, 2016

Team Hillary should be worried about the lopsided vote Sanders is receiving from young people of all colors. Not only is the vote one-sided, but so is the enthusiasm. Hillary's vulnerabilities with young people includes her perceived untrustworthiness, her vote for the Iraq war and her establishment politics. But it all gets wrapped up into what she calls Bernie's "single issue"—Wall Street.

Bernie and his supporters see Wall Street as synonymous with runaway inequality, which is the key issue that connects so many of our problems. As a result, young people are convinced we need a massive political revolution to do something about it. As Robert Reich recently put it, "Such a political revolution is the prerequisite for everything else – reversing climate change, overcoming structural racism, rebuilding the middle class, achieving equal opportunity and upward mobility for the poor, and avoiding cataclysmic war."


Hillary can't abide by this revolution because it requires a full-scale assault on Wall Street, which has funded her and her campaigns. So she tries to denigrate Sanders' stance by suggesting his focus on Wall Street-driven runaway inequality is merely a single issue, asking, "If we broke up the big banks tomorrow would that end racism? Would that end sexism? Would that end discrimination against the LGBT community? Would that make people feel more welcoming to immigrants overnight?"

Her line of attack not only is failing, but reveals why young people are so unenthusiastic about her: she's far too tied to Wall Street and the super-rich ever to break from them.


Why the Political Revolution Is So threatening to Hillary ..........


Full article: http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/hillary-clinton-running-away-political-reality?akid=14113.44541.wQ5fld&rd=1&src=newsletter1053402&t=2

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polly7 Mar 2016 OP
cosmicone Mar 2016 #1
Uncle Joe Mar 2016 #2
polly7 Mar 2016 #3
oldandhappy Mar 2016 #4
marions ghost Mar 2016 #9
GreatGazoo Mar 2016 #5
riderinthestorm Mar 2016 #6
Orsino Mar 2016 #7
MisterP Mar 2016 #8

Response to polly7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:00 PM

1. Meh ... fail n/t

 

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:07 PM

2. From the trunk all branches spring.

Thanks for the thread, polly.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:08 PM

3. You're very welcome, Uncle Joe. nt.

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:19 PM

4. She is an old style politician and a good one.

Money is her reality. Control is her reality. Hobnobbing with the rich and famous is her reality. She is running to where she feels safe. The rest of us on the other hand are creating a new reality. We work together. We ask for fairness. We ask for equality.

May it be so.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 02:09 PM

9. ^^^ creating a new reality

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:25 PM

5. Ted Cruz's wife works for.....

Goldman Sachs.

I am unabashedly proud of everything about Heidi,” Cruz said in response to a point that he did not mention his wife’s connection to Goldman Sachs during his announcement speech, noting that he did “mention the fact that she had an incredibly successful business career.”


http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/ted-cruz-wall-street-heidi-cruz-goldman-sachs-116381#ixzz44DQHWPug

How does Clinton run against Cruz if Wall Street is front and center?

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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:46 PM

6. K&R! nt

 

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:29 PM

7. Reality is running away from the Establishment.

Not every candidate is capable of adapting.

But Clinton's doing fine.

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Response to polly7 (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 02:02 PM

8. during Bill's scandals her handlers didn't even let her read the newspapers

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/10/hillary-clinton-inside-circle-huma-abedin

in her bubble any problems with neoliberalism are "teething pains" and you just need to be PATIENT for a few decades more

her diehards can't defend her, so they just link arms and chant slogans and body-block opponents until them and their nasty nasty words are out the door

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