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Mon Oct 26, 2015, 11:18 AM

Clinton only consistent on big banks.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley went after Hillary Clinton on Monday, suggesting the Democratic presidential front-runner has been consistent on only one thing: her support of big banks.

"Hillary Clinton has changed her position on virtually every defining issue in this race except for one — and that's to protect the big banks on Wall Street and go about with business as usual," the presidential candidate said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"I don't think that's what the people of our country are looking for. I have the independence; I have the backbone, to stand up for what our nation needs. That's what people are going to see now that it's down to a three-person race," he added.

O'Malley has previously noted that he has long opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), something Clinton voiced her position on earlier this month, as well as the Keystone XL Pipeline, which she also came out against recently.

O'Malley reiterated Monday his opposition to the TPP deal that leaders of the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations recently negotiated.

"A weather vane shifts its positions in the wind. Effective leaders do not. I am clear about my principles, I know where I stand," he said.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/258075-omalley-clinton-only-consistent-on-big-banks

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askew Oct 2015 #4
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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 11:29 AM

1. "weather vane"

 

does Martin read DU, or is it just that it is the only image that comes to mind when people think of Hillary?

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Response to virtualobserver (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 11:37 AM

2. I doubt he has the time to read DU,

and he's used the term about hrc for some time:

O’Malley calls Hillary Clinton a perfectly lubricated weathervane… as nicely as he could.

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/04/17/omalley-calls-hillary-clinton-is-a-perfectly-lubricated-weathervane-as-nicely-as-he-could/

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 11:47 AM

3. 4/17- predates most of the w-vane discussions here.

 

using "consistent" in the way that he did was an impressive attack.

The three-person debates will make it much easier for him to have an impact.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 02:11 PM

4. Good for him.

He's really turned a corner on this campaign IMO. I see people taking him more seriously now.

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Response to askew (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 02:19 PM

5. I think so too, askew!

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Response to askew (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 06:34 PM

6. The fact that it is down to only three candidates helps O'Malley.

I am hoping for his funding to increase and for him to have a surprising showing in Iowa. He is certainly working hard to achieve that.

He seems more sure-footed and confident lately. He is honest when he says he is not driven by polls.

And it should be obvious to all but the comatose that O'Malley is not running for vice president.

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