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Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:21 PM

Bill Moyers: Hillary should tell Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rahm Emanuel to step down

Time for These Two Democrats to Go

Bill Moyers
Managing Editor, Moyers & Company 



They represent everything wrong with the Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton should tell them to take a hike.

There are two Democrats whose resignation from office right now would do their party and country a service.

Their disappearance might also help Hillary Clinton convince skeptical Democrats that her nomination, if it happens, is about the future, and not about resurrecting and ratifying the worst aspects of the first Clinton reign when she and her husband rarely met a donor to whom they wouldn’t try to auction a sleepover in the Lincoln Bedroom.

In fact, while we’re at it, and if Secretary Clinton really wants us to believe she’s no creature of the corporate and Wall Street money machine — despite more than $44 million in contributions from the financial industry since 2000 and her $675,000 in speaking fees from Goldman Sachs, not to mention several million more paid by other business interests for an hour or two of her time — she should pick up the gauntlet herself and publicly call for the departure of these two, although they are among her nearest and dearest. And we don’t mean Bill and Chelsea.

No, she should come right out and ask for the resignations of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Democratic National Committee Chair — and Florida congresswoman — Debbie Wasserman Schultz. In one masterstroke, she could separate herself from two of the most prominent of all corporate Democratic elitists.

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-moyers/rahm-emanuel-debbie-wasserman-schultz_b_9527768.html

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Reply Bill Moyers: Hillary should tell Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rahm Emanuel to step down (Original post)
Quixote1818 Mar 2016 OP
democrank Mar 2016 #1
djean111 Mar 2016 #2
cui bono Mar 2016 #3
angstlessk Mar 2016 #4
Plucketeer Mar 2016 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2016 #7
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2016 #5
elljay Mar 2016 #8
zentrum Mar 2016 #6
Omaha Steve Mar 2016 #9
daleanime Mar 2016 #15
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #10
AlbertCat Mar 2016 #12
Thespian2 Mar 2016 #13
billhicks76 Mar 2016 #14
tabasco Mar 2016 #17
billhicks76 Mar 2016 #18
tabasco Mar 2016 #16
PATRICK Mar 2016 #19

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:26 PM

1. Bill Moyers

One of the most principled voices in our country.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:32 PM

2. IMO, and all that - too late, that is a band-aid, Hillary is forever and inextricably linked

 

to the Rahm and DWS brand of being a "Democrat". All three, again IMO, either DINOs, or else, really, the Democratic Party has firmly moved to the Third Way, corporate, Neo-con right, and left the "Democratic Wing", the progressives and liberals, behind.

Removing them would, of course, be good - but for me, they have forever tainted the Democratic brand. This is why a lot of people will not just "vote for the D".

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Response to djean111 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 03:51 PM

3. Nobody would believe she wouldn't only be doing it for political gain, not for ethics.

And they would be right.

Anyone who wants integrity back in the party has only one choice in this primary. Bernie Sanders.

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Response to cui bono (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 04:09 PM

4. ^1,000^

He has integrity for sure...a bird told me so!

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Response to cui bono (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 05:27 PM

11. ABSOLUTELY! nt

 

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Response to djean111 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 04:40 PM

7. I have seen some of Hillary's followers try to redefine what a Democrat is.....

 

If Hillary is pro-corporate than so is the Party.

Goes back to the idea that the Clintons OWN the Party.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 04:32 PM

5. I think Prez HRC will remove DWS ...

... and give her a better job in the cabinet.

Rahm? Rahm Who?

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 04:43 PM

8. She should be appointed Ambassador

Perhaps to The Maldives.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 04:37 PM

6. He's right as usual, but

….there's no daylight between the 2 of them and the Clintons. They define The Establishment of the Party.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 04:52 PM

9. FIRE DWS donate to Democratic Underground for Tim Canova FL-23 here


Donate to Democratic Underground for Tim Canova FL-23 here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/du4timcanova


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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 06:28 PM

15. +1

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 05:23 PM

10. It's quite clear, the majority of the Democratic Party would rather have the FDR policies than the

Neo-liberal policies!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 05:41 PM

12. Hillary should tell Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rahm Emanuel to step down...

 

.... among other things.

But worry not!

She'll apologize for not doing it later.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 05:47 PM

13. Yep

Bill Moyers is once again correct...but we should not hold our breaths until she tells them to resign...

DWS's entire future depends on HRH winning...

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 06:20 PM

14. Now We Are The Evil Party Too

 

How did we let these jerks take over?

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Response to billhicks76 (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 08:12 PM

17. A less malevolent version of the republican party. YAY!

 

Money = power and it just seems to corrupt everybody and everything.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 08:29 PM

18. We Have Ourselves To Blame

 

Allowing corporate scammers to infiltrate the once great Democratic Party is pathetic.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 27, 2016, 08:09 PM

16. Nice to hear this from someone of Moyers' stature

 

If the Democratic party wants to continue to exist without a fundamental meltdown and split, major changes need to be made NOW!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 06:09 AM

19. That's the kind of friendly advice

that people who people in place for those very purposes never heed in the slightest. Oh, she might resign as a career move to prepare for the Hillary WH and appear as a token "sacrifice" to the gutted foe, but one wonders why journalists bother with advising leopards to remove their spots.

I don't think he is naive though. This is more a satirical expression of converting a unrepentant sinner.

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