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To Elite: 'I'm the only thing standing between you and the abyss." Transcript MTP

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/meet-press-september-18-2016-n650151

CHUCK TODD:

Let's bring back the panel, New York Times, I think it was Saturday, Maureen had a lead that said, basically interviewing all these upper west siders panicking now. And in fact I think referred to it as 'The polls are showing a "margin of panic" for Clinton supporters.' Describe this east coast freakout that I feel like you've seen among the elites this week.

MAUREEN DOWD:

Right. Well my friends, one of my friends, Leon Wieseltier, calls it a national emergency. And my friends won't even read, if I do interviews with Donald Trump, they won't read them. And basically they would like to censor any stories about Trump and also censor any negative stories about Hillary. They think she should have a total free pass. Because as she said at that fundraiser recently, 'I'm the only thing standing between you and the abyss.' Oh, and they're taking-- Democratic strategists are taking antacids. In the Times today.


I'm posting this for discussion only. Not judgment. Why would the elite be afraid of Trump if he is one of them? Has Clinton lost the support of millennials who were to her what the black vote was to Obama in 2008?

This election has come down to working people vs. the elite and old people in my opinion. It occurs to me that the elite - read Kochs and Waltons - trusts the democrats to look out for their well being better than Trump. Did Hillary abandon the base handed to her by Sanders? It is more than the Koch Brothers being good citizens. They could care less about the country. They care only about profits.

Richardson advises HRC to focus on inequality and jobs.

“There are some warning signs,” said former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who supports Clinton’s campaign. “There was an economic populism dimension to the vote, which means Secretary Clinton should focus more and more on economic wage, income inequality, jobs issues, domestically rather than trade and global economics. There’s an economic anxiety in this country that we’ve got to address.”

The Democratic candidate who prides herself on being a wonk — one who embraces policy details, compared to her opponent whom she paints as a self-congratulating empty suit — notably steered clear Friday of the gritty details of what Britain’s stunning exit from the European Union means for the economy, or for her centrist, establishment campaign.

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Clinton campaign operatives distanced the problems abroad from those at home, noting that a vote on whether the U.K. left the European Union was "profoundly" different from a vote on who should serve as commander in chief of the United States.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/hillary-clinton-brexit-leadership-test-224798#ixzz4Ce47jzG8
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What do you think?

Best countries for Business - 2015 Forbes

This will shock people. We keep going down. Social democracies are doing pretty well Check it out.
http://www.forbes.com/best-countries-for-business/list/#tabverall
1 Denmark
2 New Zealand
3 Norway
4 Ireland
5 Sweden
6 Finland
7 Canada
8 Singapore
9 Netherlands
10 United Kingdom
11 Hong Kong
12 Switzerland
13 Iceland
14 Australia
15 Belgium
16 Portugal
17 Lithuania
18 Germany
19 Estonia
20 Slsovenia
21 Taiwan
22. US

It goes through 144 countries the worst being Chad.
http://www.forbes.com/best-countries-for-business/ This site give more context.

Sanders surrogates missing from media - seems like.

Sanders' voters represent almost half the country but now they are missing from the conversation? I guess the media and political elites don't want to hear anymore about economic justice, environmental justice social justice, or racial justice. It began in my mind with the extreme bullying of Jeff Weaver by Matthews and Frank a week or two ago. It was blistering. The AP capped it with their anointment of Clinton. It was a clearly manipulated effort.

Even Al Franken was rather uncle-like when asked how Bernie would be received now in Congress. Some reports have said he would be elevated and highly respected. Franken responded in an avuncular way by not saying anything at all except to humor his return. Franken was a favorite of mine but that's over.
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