Is she a feminist?
Hillary Clinton has a problem which is much bigger than just Goldman Sachs. 29 of the Dow 30 have already given generously in one way or another to Ms. Clinton’s presumed 2016 presidential campaign. Goldman Sachs just might be the most repulsive of the big corporate donors.
The short answer is yes. Don’t worry Democrats (and Republicans) Hillary will be plenty liberal or “progressive” or whatever the word for statist will be in 2016. But part of that package, the pro-state package, is partnering with powerful corporate interests. That’s just the way it is. The state in many ways is owned by these interests but the state also owns these corporate interests too. It is the crony capitalist tango and it is a key part of having large government. It defines our economic system and Hilary Clinton knows this and knows how to work it.
Hillary Clinton’s latest speech (May 16) revealed some of her thoughts about reviving the economy. It suggested that she does not understand how jobs are created.
Greenwald expresses a sentiment not far from one I expressed recently.
Ms. Clinton will likely be the next president despite being a hugely corporate sponsored candidate with a long history of integrity issues. (To say the least.) People will celebrate her candidacy and her election as yet more “progress” for America. Oh happy day, a new face – and gender – is put on the same system of citizen disenfranchisement. But she’s a woman.
Looks like we found something Hillary actually did while Secretary of State. She helped secure a nice fat deal for Boeing with a Russian state owned company. She did some good work in China too. The Washington Post, not exactly an anti-Clinton news outlet even called her an “international saleswoman” for Boeing.
We’ve been saying this for months. If Wall Street Republicans can’t get Christie or Jeb Bush they’ll defect to Hillary Clinton. They won’t support Paul. Clinton will protect the bankers and is already nice and cozy with them. Clinton has defended the bailout paid for by taxpayers which enriched much of lower Manhattan.
Rand Paul in contrast has said that the Wall Street bailout was “anything but conservative.” The banks don’t want anyone who will question the banking system as it is now. They certainly don’t want a president which is as informed as to the workings of Wall Street as Rand Paul. It was Rand’s dad after all who popularized the call to “End the Fed.” Wall Street and the Fed are inseparable. Ending the Fed would mean ending the current era of crony Wall Street. And that friends, simply can’t happen.
Colorado is a political bellwether. It is an interesting mix of rural and city, hippie and frontierspeople, gun nuts and gun control laws, new west and old west. It is perhaps the purplist of purple states. And right now Rand Paul is not quite crushing Hillary Clinton, but soundly ahead of her in this very important electoral state.
You may remember that NBC was going to do a mini-series featuring Hilary Clinton but backed down in the face of a groundswell of criticism. Another network however, Univision, has readily embraced the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. The Hispanic network just signed a deal with the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation to promote “Pequeños y Valiosos” (Young and Valuable) which helps young presumably Spanish speaking children learn English (?) Seems like a reasonable thing to support for sure. But many people just see the program as a thinly disguised effort to get in front of Hispanic voters. Which it basically seems to be.