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insta8er

(960 posts)
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 04:03 PM Jun 2016

Bush Treasury Secretary Paulson endorses Clinton

(CNN)Hank Paulson, the Republican Treasury secretary during the 2008 financial crisis, has endorsed Hillary Clinton, adding his name to prominent GOP heavyweights who are backing the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Paulson's support comes amid mounting concerns about Donald Trump's candidacy. Paulson, a controversial figure given President George W. Bush's handling of the downturn, said "a Trump presidency is unthinkable" and predicted that other conservatives would rally behind her.
"I'll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world," Paulson wrote in The Washington Post. "To my Republican friends: I know I'm not alone."
Paulson, once the CEO of Goldman Sachs, criticized Trump's business record, divisiveness and brand of populist rhetoric.
Clinton has been criticized for close ties to Wall Street, but not many Republicans of Paulson's stature have formally endorsed her.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/24/politics/hank-paulson-hillary-clinton-endorsement/index.html

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Bush Treasury Secretary Paulson endorses Clinton (Original Post) insta8er Jun 2016 OP
The gop is feeling very comfortable with our nominee. jillan Jun 2016 #1
Just like 1964 many prominent Republicans couldn't back Barry Goldwater book_worm Jun 2016 #21
isn't it absolutely fabulous. so excited for all of us. welcome Republicans. feel comfy and cozy. Hiraeth Jun 2016 #25
No, they just realize how dangerous Trump is unlike some alleged progressives who say they won't for still_one Jun 2016 #28
Good thing hill is not bill - quick search on SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #29
Paulson always knew how to get his bread buttered. George Eliot Jun 2016 #2
Would he have endorsed Bernie? Fat chance. rickford66 Jun 2016 #3
No and I think Bernie would have been fine with that. But this is not about Bernie, but about HRC. insta8er Jun 2016 #4
Post removed Post removed Jun 2016 #5
The former Secretary of Government Sachs. nt longship Jun 2016 #6
Yay, I guess bbmykel Jun 2016 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author Hiraeth Jun 2016 #27
Repudiation of Trump more than an endorsement of Clinton nt geek tragedy Jun 2016 #8
Agreed. They have two choices - Trump or Clinton. TwilightZone Jun 2016 #9
You know that they have to figure out a way around the ToS to insult SaschaHM Jun 2016 #11
Yes, after months of assertions that Clinton can't win with just Democrats... TwilightZone Jun 2016 #12
Yep. This is what this guy does. SaschaHM Jun 2016 #15
Insult? she garners endorsement after endorsement from our friends on the right, that should be insta8er Jun 2016 #13
Oh please! SaschaHM Jun 2016 #14
Endorsement is an Endorsement and if it comes from the right it means that she is appealing to insta8er Jun 2016 #16
These endorsements are repudiations of Trump. Hortensis Jun 2016 #19
+1...nt SidDithers Jun 2016 #17
That is a negative way of looking at it, you are saying because they don't like him she is their insta8er Jun 2016 #20
Also an attempt to curry favor. joshcryer Jun 2016 #32
President Hillary could be the dawn of a new, less partisan age than 2001-2017 will have been ericson00 Jun 2016 #10
Yes, I'm sure that large portions of the GOP will be momentarily happy that John Poet Jun 2016 #33
I doubt it, unless Trump is truly a come-to-Jesus moment for movement conservatism. forjusticethunders Jun 2016 #34
Good... SidDithers Jun 2016 #18
RIGHT ON!!!!! MohRokTah Jun 2016 #22
Keep Em Coming, YASSSSS!!!! Grassy Knoll Jun 2016 #23
That's a good thing. George II Jun 2016 #24
This is good bravenak Jun 2016 #26
Yea! DesertRat Jun 2016 #30
Awesome! zappaman Jun 2016 #31

book_worm

(15,951 posts)
21. Just like 1964 many prominent Republicans couldn't back Barry Goldwater
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 08:12 PM
Jun 2016

or even 2008 when many prominent Republicans also backed Barack Obama.

Hiraeth

(4,805 posts)
25. isn't it absolutely fabulous. so excited for all of us. welcome Republicans. feel comfy and cozy.
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:06 AM
Jun 2016

still_one

(91,471 posts)
28. No, they just realize how dangerous Trump is unlike some alleged progressives who say they won't for
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:27 AM
Jun 2016

Hillary against Trump

George Eliot

(701 posts)
2. Paulson always knew how to get his bread buttered.
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 04:11 PM
Jun 2016

I hold no love for him. He looked out for his own at the expense of the American People.

Response to insta8er (Reply #4)

Response to bbmykel (Reply #7)

TwilightZone

(24,620 posts)
9. Agreed. They have two choices - Trump or Clinton.
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 05:59 PM
Jun 2016

This isn't complicated. In fact, it shouldn't be complicated for *anyone*, yet it somehow is.

SaschaHM

(2,897 posts)
11. You know that they have to figure out a way around the ToS to insult
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:05 PM
Jun 2016

Clinton now. Expect reaches like this all GE.

TwilightZone

(24,620 posts)
12. Yes, after months of assertions that Clinton can't win with just Democrats...
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:14 PM
Jun 2016

some on DU apparently expect her to try.

 

insta8er

(960 posts)
13. Insult? she garners endorsement after endorsement from our friends on the right, that should be
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:03 PM
Jun 2016

a good thing right? I think that this means that they believe that she has something to offer them. How come you see that as an insult if this is being brought up? or do you view the endorsement from the other side as not a good thing?

SaschaHM

(2,897 posts)
14. Oh please!
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:09 PM
Jun 2016

You know what you're trying to do with your constant "look at this right winger who has endorsed Clinton posts". Welcome to my ignore list.

 

insta8er

(960 posts)
16. Endorsement is an Endorsement and if it comes from the right it means that she is appealing to
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:11 PM
Jun 2016

more than just the democratic base. Ignore list? why would you want to do that? don't you want to be informed about who our candidate is being praised by?

 

insta8er

(960 posts)
20. That is a negative way of looking at it, you are saying because they don't like him she is their
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:40 PM
Jun 2016

second best thing...I would not be so negative, I would put it more in a context of that she has something to offer that he doesn't. And he is a raving lunatic of course.

 

ericson00

(2,707 posts)
10. President Hillary could be the dawn of a new, less partisan age than 2001-2017 will have been
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:01 PM
Jun 2016

and I welcome that. The '90s, '80s, and even before that were far more civil.

 

John Poet

(2,510 posts)
33. Yes, I'm sure that large portions of the GOP will be momentarily happy that
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 02:12 AM
Jun 2016

they don't have to deal with "that black guy" anymore...

However, as much as the GOP has hated the Clintons
(primarily for having beaten them twice),
I think to believe that some "new dawn" is coming
is merely a pipe dream.


This GOP endorsement parade, while impressive,
is primarily an anti-Trump phenomenon.
The sentiment isn't likely to outlast the election campaign.

Once they have Trump out of the way,
they can get back to hating on "that woman",
and surely they will, as soon as she tries to do.... anything...



 

forjusticethunders

(1,151 posts)
34. I doubt it, unless Trump is truly a come-to-Jesus moment for movement conservatism.
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 03:04 AM
Jun 2016

They may be just responsible enough to endorse a candidate who is putting forth the most leftwing platform since the 80s at least, but not because they suddenly want a 2nd New Deal. But do they have the self-awareness to realize that they were but stepping stones on the road to Trump?

 

MohRokTah

(15,429 posts)
22. RIGHT ON!!!!!
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:29 PM
Jun 2016

Hillary is gonna win in a LANDSLIDE!!!

Thanks for your efforts in posting these wonderful endorsement threads, insta8er!!!!

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