Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Has Hillary Changed Since She Unleashed The Clinton Machine On Obama In 2008?


An old friend, the guy who made the video above, came over for a visit Sunday. It reminded me of what Bernie has been having to go through as he tries delivering his message about the corruption that has gripped the transpartisan Beltway establishment. I want to ask you to watch that short video clip. I want you to see it so you can watch how the same ugly, deceitful and divisive tactics the Clinton Machine is using to destroy Bernie comes right from the playbook she used against Obama in 2008. I had to laugh when I saw crooked conservative lobbyist Ed Rendell-- the piece of shit she and Wasserman Schultz conspired to put in charge of the Convention in July-- standing next to her in 2008 when she launched into one of her endless smears against Obama.

Last week on NPR's Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me, conservative writer PJ O’Rourke announced that he plans to vote for Hillary if November comes down to the Lesser-of-two-evils contest between her and Trump many people expect. "I am endorsing Hillary," he told the audience. "And all her lies and all her empty promises. I am endorsing Hillary. The second worst thing that could happen to this country. But she’s way behind in second place, you know? She’s wrong about absolutely everything-- but she’s wrong within normal parameters!... I mean, this man just can’t be president of the U.S. I mean, they got this button, it’s in a briefcase, he’s gonna find it." And let's never forget the Evil Of Two Lessers.

The Wall Street banksters didn't just start financing her after Trump became the nominee. In fact, she's taking more money from the Finance Sector than anyone who ever served in Congress with the exception of Barack Obama, who has been collecting money from Wall Street for the last 7 years was president. Her $44,416,534 haul from Wall Street to date indicates she will soon catch up to Obama, just as she's left bankster shills John McCain and Chuck Schumer in the dust. Over the weekend, the Wall Street Journal noted that she's "consolidating her support among Wall Street donors and other businesses ahead of a general-election battle with Donald Trump, winning more campaign contributions from financial-services executives in the most recent fundraising period than all other candidates combined... [Her] ability so far to draw the support of business donors, even those who lean Republican, suggests she is reversing the flow of Wall Street money toward the GOP ever since big banks, investment firms and hedge funds fell out of favor with President Barack Obama."
Mrs. Clinton’s popularity on Wall Street could prove a liability with some liberal voters, as primary rival Bernie Sanders has attacked her for being too cozy with the financial industry. But winning back a sizable chunk of money that went to Mr. Romney four years ago would likely give Mrs. Clinton a big fundraising advantage in the general election.

...The super PAC backing Mrs. Clinton, Priorities USA Action, is also heavily backed by Wall Street donors, who gave $18.7 million to the group through March, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. No other industry has given more to the super PAC.
Meanwhile another Clinton SuperPAC, the sleazy David Brock outfit, Correct the Record, apparently illegally funded by and coordinating with the Clinton Machine itself, is taking on the roll of social media enforcer for the slimy operation. As Evan Halper reported Monday for the L.A. Times "[w]hen "the Internet’s legions of Hillary hecklers steal away to chat rooms and Facebook pages to vent grievances about Clinton, express revulsion toward Clinton and launch attacks on Clinton, they now may find themselves in a surprising place-- confronted by a multimillion dollar super PAC working with Clinton. Hillary Clinton's well-heeled backers have opened a new frontier in digital campaigning, one that seems to have been inspired by some of the Internet's worst instincts. Correct the Record, a super PAC coordinating with Clinton's campaign, is spending some $1 million to find and confront  social media users who post unflattering messages about the Democratic front-runner. In effect, the effort aims to spend a large sum of money to increase the amount of trolling that already exists online."
[U]sing a super PAC to create a counterweight to movements that have sprung up organically is another reflection of the campaign’s awkwardness with engaging online, digital pros said.

“It is meant to appear to be coming organically from people and their social media networks in a groundswell of activism, when in fact it is highly paid and highly tactical,” said Brian Donahue, chief executive of the consulting firm Craft Media/Digital.

“That is what the Clinton campaign has always been about," he said. "It runs the risk of being exactly what their opponents accuse them of being: a campaign that appears to be populist but is a smokescreen that is paid and brought to you by lifetime political operatives and high-level consultants.”

The task force designed to stop the spread of online misinformation and misogyny is the brainchild of David Brock, a Clinton confidant who once made a career of spreading such misinformation and misogynistic attacks against her and Bill Clinton. His critics say he kept his taste for dirty tricks when he switched sides to become one of the Clintons’ most valued operatives.

The mere mention of Correct the Record makes some critics seethe. Super PACs are typically prohibited from working in tandem with candidates, but Correct the Record is doing just that by exploiting a loophole in campaign finance law that it says permits such coordination with digital campaigns.

“Clinton, herself, is saying we need campaign finance reform,” said Paul Ryan, deputy executive director of the Campaign Legal Center, an advocacy group. “Yet her lawyers are pushing the boundaries to get around campaign finance laws.”
Hey... what can I say? Watch the video again and then consider helping make sure Bernie wins next week's primaries in Oregon and Kentucky. Today Bernie faces off against her Machine in West Virginia and Nebraska where people really have come to just hate her and everything she stands for.
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At 8:22 AM, Anonymous willf said...

Of course she's changed. Why, back in 2008, the Hillary campaign tried to smear all of Obama's young male supporters as angry misogynists, and labeled them "Obama's boys". There certainly hasn't been anything like this from her camp in 2016.

At 9:32 AM, Blogger Robert Miller said...

There is a story coming out of Flint, Michigan this morning about a whistleblower being fired for investigating a fund for the people of Flint being used by the mayor for her political campaign funding.

Is this the same fund that Penny Pritzker set up for Chelsea Clinton and (I think her name is Henderson) the mayor to oversee in exchange for an endorsement for H. Clinton?


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