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Wed Dec 2, 2015, 06:59 PM

Hillary Clinton's Ghosts: A Legacy of Pushing the Democratic Party to the Right

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33869-hillary-clinton-s-ghosts-a-legacy-of-pushing-the-democratic-party-to-the-right

In the Democratic presidential primary campaign, Hillary Clinton is working hard to come across as both populist and progressive. But her record as a leader of the Democratic Party's most influential organization, which fought against populism within the party for years,

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Within the DLC, populism was not merely out of favor; it was militantly opposed.

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A discussion about how the Democrats could be compromised by their relationship with the financial institutions that fund their campaigns was unthinkable in past presidential debates. Such a discussion falls way outside the narrow parameters of debate that have dominated political discourse in the mainstream media for decades. But at the Democratic debate in Iowa this November, this issue was front and center: Hillary Clinton was forced to defend her financial relationship with Wall Street numerous times on network television.

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New Democrats were never really about popular support; they were about bringing together big business and the Democrats.

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New Democrats' guns are aimed firmly at Sanders, and they are quick to defend Clinton.

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Once the primary is over, the chance to force Clinton to respond to left critiques will likely not come again soon.






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Reply Hillary Clinton's Ghosts: A Legacy of Pushing the Democratic Party to the Right (Original post)
Ferd Berfel Dec 2015 OP
peacebird Dec 2015 #1
JoePhilly Dec 2015 #2
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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 07:01 PM

1. She and the DLC/DNC/third way are all about corporate interests

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Response to Ferd Berfel (Original post)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 07:07 PM

2. And then there is the ghost of Vince Foster.

Insert Drama sting here.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 2, 2015, 08:15 PM

3. Funny that that's the first thing on your mind, being mentioned nowhere in the OP

 

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