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Wed Mar 30, 2016, 07:06 AM

Let's Face It, Our Presidential Candidates Are Hucksters

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By Eric Zuesse / AlterNet
March 28, 2016

Let's Face It, Our Presidential Candidates Are Hucksters

Here is Bill Clinton, the U.S. President who served Wall Street by removing all regulations on derivatives-trading and by ending FDR’s Glass-Steagall Act separation of investment-banking from consumer-banking, now telling an audience, that his successor George W. Bush had done this, and that Bush’s successor Barack Obama has unfortunately continued it. He said this on March 21st when explaining why everyone should vote for his wife to undo the ”awful” and “trickle-down” legacy of George W. Bush and Barack Obama:

"If you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that when we were practicing trickle-down economics and no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for her because she’s the only person who basically had good ideas, will tell you how she’s going to pay for them, can be commander in chief, and is a proven change maker with Republicans and Democrats and independents alike.”

...The truth is that just before Bill Clinton ended his Presidency he gave Wall Street exactly what it wanted: the ability to gamble with FDIC-insured money, so that Wall Street would be bailed out by taxpayers if their gamblers stopped gambling (‘investing’) and the financial system consequently froze up — which happened in 2008. George W. Bush didn’t make that change, Clinton did. ...snip...

Here is Donald Trump, pandering to the far-right, ethnocentric-Jewish, AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), who hate Palestinians and Iran, telling these racist ethnocentric Jews why they should support Trump for President — and opening by telling his suckers that he’s not going to “pander to” them...

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http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/lets-face-it-our-presidential-candidates-are-hucksters


This article should be titled "Let's Face It, Our Presidential FRONTRUNNERS Are Hucksters" because it only discusses Trump & Clinton.

Bernie is so popular because his progressive stances supporting the People are genuine. This article unfortunately doesn't cover that.


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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 07:37 AM

1. All except for Bernie Sanders

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Response to peacebird (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 07:45 AM

2. Yes. Most obviously! :) The article just discusses Trump & Clinton.

Bernie is the only honest one, & the only one running who will truly oppose the repubs. That's for sure.



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Response to RiverLover (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 07:46 AM

3. : ) I know, I read it, just wanted to clarify re:Bernie for those who just read titles!

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Response to peacebird (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 07:58 AM

4. LOL. I edited for clarity.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 08:02 AM

5. all politicians are hucksters to one degree or another, promising all sort of things in the campaign

 

I still have hope that Bernie is different.

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 08:06 AM

6. He's been an elected rep for many years. He doesn't waiver.

As president, he'll have to work against heavy opposition in both parties, but the higher you aim, the better the compromise.

And he has a YUUge! coalition of We The People to help with that.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 08:08 AM

7. yep, that's why I still have hope-- he's a unique candidate and one of the few who I don't think

 

will sell out in office.

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 09:13 AM

8. Bill Clinton is running again?

As far as I can see, from your excerpt, the story is about Bill Clinton. Perhaps it discusses Hillary later, but I don't visit alternet.org.

Attacking Hillary Clinton via her husband has always seemed specious to me. The only current candidate in your excerpt is Donald Trump.

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