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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:00 PM

Robert Reich tells Bernie Sanders fans to tone down the negativity toward Hillary Clinton

Robert Reich has been one of the more prominent supporters of the Bernie Sanders campaign, even though he was the Secretary of Labor for the President Bill Clinton administration. Reich has bent over backward to endorse the economic plans of Sanders, even as those with access to a calculator have wondered where he was getting his numbers from. However, now that Sanders has lost New York badly and has basically no chance of being the democratic nominee, Robert Reich is telling his fellow Bernie fans to tone down the negativity toward presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Reading through many of your comments about today’s New York primary, I want to urge that Bernie supporters tone down negative characterizations of Hillary,” Robert Reich posted to Facebook late last night, then going on to urge “Hillary supporters do the same with regard to Bernie.” Seemingly hedging his bets now that he knows Clinton will be the nominee, and realizing the party will need to be brought together under her, Reich went on to explain: “I know both candidates personally. Both are thoughtful and dedicated people who care deeply about this nation. Either of them would be a thousand times better president than any of the Republican candidates.”

Howeve, Reich did go on to cover all his bases this morning with a followup post in which he blamed the media for not paying more attention to the influence of superdelegates. As a renowned economist, it seems odd that he’s ignoring the basic math which says Hillary Clinton is winning the nomination in a blowout by hundreds of delegates and millions of votes, even without the superdelegates. But his call for party unity last night seemed a clear signal that he now realizes he’s going to have to help pivot his fellow Bernie fans toward Hillary before much longer.

http://www.dailynewsbin.com/news/robert-reich-tells-bernie-sanders-fans-to-tone-down-the-negativity-toward-hillary-clinton/24547/

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Reply Robert Reich tells Bernie Sanders fans to tone down the negativity toward Hillary Clinton (Original post)
ismnotwasm Apr 2016 OP
fleabiscuit Apr 2016 #1
griffi94 Apr 2016 #2
stopbush Apr 2016 #3
KittyWampus Apr 2016 #6
wysi Apr 2016 #4
KittyWampus Apr 2016 #5
Historic NY Apr 2016 #7
Cha Apr 2016 #8
Walk away Apr 2016 #9
Cha Apr 2016 #10
DemonGoddess Apr 2016 #11
Lucinda Apr 2016 #12
ismnotwasm Apr 2016 #13
DURHAM D Apr 2016 #14

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:03 PM

1. He did a lot to kick that can of worms over himself. eom

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Response to fleabiscuit (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:07 PM

2. Well it was pretty hotly contested primary

But the writing is on the wall now.

Hillary is going to be our nominee so he's trying to put the worms back in the can.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:15 PM

3. Barney Frank schooled Reich on Dodd/Frank on All In the other week.

I was surprised at the fact that Reich was either clueless about the law's specifics or was playing coy and trying to talk his way around it.

Frank's basic point: too big to fail has nothing to do with a bank having too many assets. It has to do with a bank having a too-high level of highly leveraged debt. Banks don't go out of business because they have too much money. They fail because they can't cover their debt and they end up going insolvent. Reich's lame answer was "they were too big before and their way too big now," to which Frank replied, "how big is too big? How many assets are too many? Give us a number. $50-b? $500-b? What's the number?"

Crickets from Reich.

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Response to stopbush (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:34 PM

6. Well, Reich essentially endorsed Sanders 5% growth assumption

 

that is only to be ridiculed.

It might be that Reich isn't all focused on details and facts as he used to be.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:28 PM

4. That's a bit rich

He was one of the key people ramping up the anti-Hillary brigade.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:30 PM

5. Yeah, well… those dogs have already been let out.

 

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:41 PM

7. Thats because the ball is now in Hillary's court.....

in 6 days this race will be over.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:43 PM

8. So he's the under bus with us?

Thank you, ism~

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:50 PM

9. He needs to get his own bus...

I keep better company.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:08 PM

10. LOL!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:20 PM

11. Agreed!

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Response to Walk away (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:23 PM

12. +1

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Response to Walk away (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 07:40 PM

13. Ha!

You KNOW that's right!

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:05 PM

14. Hello someone ...

Robert Reich is NOT an economist.

"As a renowned economist, it seems odd that he’s ignoring the basic math..."

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