Progressive critics of Hillary Clinton have long maintained that she is, for all intents and purposes, a Republican.
Hillary’s positions on trade, on foreign policy, on military adventurism, on Wall
Street, on industry insiders being appointed to positions of oversight in her administration, are all indistinguishable from those of George W Bush.
Hillary stalwarts and apologists ignore the similarities she shares with most Republican leaders as she a defends herself against a substantial challenge from Bernie Sanders.
Hillary and her handlers are attempting to focus the attention of the media and the electorate on Donald Trump and argue that Sanders voters must join with her to avoid the possibility of Trump becoming president.
On close examination, the argument holds no weight at all, as Trump is more progressive than is Hillary on many, if not most, issues.
The political establishment is terrified of Trump. They have no hold over him. They do not control him. They cannot trust he will do their bidding.
They are so worried about Trump that they are doing all they can to defeat him in the Republican primaries, going so far as to plot to deny him the Republican nomination at the convention.
To that end, a well orchestrated cacophony of media talking heads, political pundits, establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle, are all painting The Donald as a racist, a misogynist, a xenophobe, and a fascist.
The Republican leadership is so afraid of an independent Trump, unbound by graft, bribes, and corruption, that they are supporting Ted Cruz as a more palatable candidate. Easily enough understood when Ted Cruz;s finances and Wall Street connections are examined. Wall Street banks and insurance companies have pumped nearly identical sums into both Hillary’s and Cruz’s campaigns.
Savvy media watchers and political insiders were shocked when Laura Bush hinted she favored Hillary over Donald Trump a few weeks ago. It portended an acknowledgment of what the left had long being asserting. Hillary is one of them.
There are no individuals more powerful in the Republican establishment than are the Koch brothers, the billionaires who spent nearly a billion dollars trying to defeat Barack Obama and whose influence and money buys legislators, governors, Senators, and Members of Congress. And presidential hopefuls.
And Evelyn Rupert of The Hill has just reported what should be seen as the seminal comments of this campaign:
Charles Koch, in an interview with ABC, has stated that “it’s possible” Hillary Clinton would be a better president than would a Republican.
Progressives, environmentalists, labor, occupiers, students, seniors, people of color, etc, have no bigger enemy than the Koch brothers. That Charles Koch would suggest Hillary could be acceptable to him should cause every Democrat to freeze in his or her tracks!
It should cause every Democrat to take a hard look at Hillary the candidate with a record instead of Hillary the candidate with a hoard of political endorsements.
The interview with Charles Koch will air in full on ABC’s “this Week” on Sunday.
From The Hill:
April 23, 2016, 06:45 pm
By Evelyn Rupert
Billionaire businessman and campaign funding powerhouse Charles Koch said he thinks it’s possible that a Hillary Clinton presidency would be better than putting a Republican back in the White House.
“It’s possible. It’s possible,” Koch said in an interview with ABC that will air in full on Sunday’s “This Week.”
When asked if he could see himself supporting Clinton’s run for president, Koch hesitantly said, “We would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric, let me put it that way.”
He also said that Bill Clinton was in some ways a better president than George W. Bush.
“In some ways. In other ways, I mean he wasn’t an exemplar. But as far as the growth of government, the increase in spending, it was 2.5 times under Bush than it was under Clinton,” Koch said.
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