Watching the most recent Democratic Debate and a few things caught my attention
1.) Hillary said we should not act on universal healthcare/single payer because the affordable health care act might be lost in the process. That’s such a bogus smoke and mirrors answer. Obamacare is at best transitional to real universal healthcare. Relying on expansion of insurance is not the permanent answer to the healthcare problem.
2.) Hillary said she could not be considered part of the establishment because she is a woman. That is deeply offensive to real fighters for gender equality. Hillary Clinton IS the establishment – A former Walmart lawyer and board member, Secretary of State, and the wife of a former president.
3.) Hillary puts a lot of emphasis on endorsements. Who cares? Endorsements are just another sign of being part of the establishment. Jeb Bush got more endorsements than anybody and he is going down in flames.
4.) Hillary asked if it could be shown where she ever changed a vote based on a political contribution, well she didn’t need to. She was always in the pocket of Wall Street all along and advanced or killed legislation that was beneficial or harmful to them. In addition, the connection between foreign policy during her time as Secretary of State and the Clinton Foundation is a conflict of interest and that’s putting it politely.
5.) Hillary compared herself to journalists and military officials in taking speaking fees and going on speaking tours. There is a huge difference – they are not elected or appointed officials, she is or was.
6.) Another dishonest Hillary answer – She’s against reinstating Glass/Stegall because it doesn’t go far enough. Like her healthcare answer, it is total BS. Her real goal is to help her buddies at Goldman-Sachs. If Clinton becomes president expect banking oversight to go backwards.
The sleaziness of Hillary is perfectly encapsulated by something that happened last week. Bernie Sanders gave a thoughtful interview where he said he’s not a follower of any organized religion and he does believe in a god but more as a representation of universal human consciousness. The day this story came out, Hillary had a campaign event at a huge Methodist church where she talked like a bible thumper about her firm belief in a god then later the same day she attended a pro-Israel event where she made a connection between God and Israel and Zionism. Now Hillary did not mention Sanders by name but the implication was there – Sanders is a dirty atheist and a traitor to his Jewish roots.
How do you tell when Hillary Clinton is lying? Her lips are moving.