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Sun Feb 28, 2016, 01:34 PM

Robert Scheer: Why I Will Never Support Hillary Clinton for President



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Reply Robert Scheer: Why I Will Never Support Hillary Clinton for President (Original post)
BernieforPres2016 Feb 2016 OP
Gregorian Feb 2016 #1
Ferd Berfel Feb 2016 #14
Karmadillo Feb 2016 #2
Carolina Feb 2016 #3
AzDar Feb 2016 #4
CharlotteVale Feb 2016 #11
brooklynite Feb 2016 #5
Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2016 #6
Vote2016 Feb 2016 #7
RiverLover Feb 2016 #8
Jitter65 Feb 2016 #10
BernieforPres2016 Feb 2016 #16
olddots Feb 2016 #9
grossproffit Feb 2016 #12
CharlotteVale Feb 2016 #13
amborin Feb 2016 #15
Octafish Feb 2016 #17
RiverLover Feb 2016 #18
Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #19
ucrdem Feb 2016 #20
polly7 Feb 2016 #21

Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 01:42 PM

1. There it is.

Cue the snarky emoticon replies. They don't get any of this. They are the new republicans.

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Response to Gregorian (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:49 PM

14. Yes thae are the new republicans

And the rest of us are going to have to break the DNC then rebuild it again or do something else in the end




I read people here worried that republicans are infiltrating DU but can't connect the dots to this.
These creatures are not going to allow anything PRogressive

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 02:32 PM

2. "A center of cynicism and opportunism and really quite reckless." And that's putting it politely.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 02:58 PM

3. Every word true! K&R

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 03:00 PM

4. She is a foul shape-shifter...Her only constant is her mendacity.

 

HillNo

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Response to AzDar (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:48 PM

11. Perfect description.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 03:30 PM

5. Well, if a radio pundit says so...

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 03:34 PM

6. I remember Robert Scheer from his Ramparts days and his run for congress. K&R

 

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:34 PM

7. kicked and rec'd

 

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:37 PM

8. They really did harm so many hungry kids, to this day. & Rubin...criminy. What a nightmare.

....Carried water faithfully for Wall Street.....

No rational foreign policy....knew the govt was spying on Americans, while she hid her email from the govt in her garage...

Excellent interview. I'm sure if there would have been more time, he could have given more valid reasons.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:46 PM

10. you have to go back to the history and see who else starved those kids.

 

how come these kids (now adults) are getting all this attention now. Where were you folks when they needed the help? Where have you been for the past 20 years?

To me, if all that you folks say is true about Hillary being responsible single-handedly, then she has to get all the credit for the things that went right.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:01 PM

16. Bob Rubin is the personification of the Wall Street/government revolving door

He goes from Goldman Sachs to Treasury Secretary, where he blows up regulation of Wall Street, then on to Citibank where he gets a $20 million per year position with no management responsibility or accountability. That was a condition of him taking the job at Citi. He basically used his political connections for Citi's benefit and advised management at Citi to ramp up risk.

And even after Citi and Wall Street blew up, Rubin's inner circle still dominates the Treasury Department under Obama and no doubt would in a Hillary Clinton administration.

http://www.americanbanker.com/news/law-regulation/the-long-shadow-of-robert-rubin-1071601-1.html

Clinton administration officials, for example, pushed for the passage of the Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act, which repealed a Depression-era provision separating commercial banking from more risky activities and codified the merger that led to megabank Citigroup.

"Bob Rubin and his administration blessed the universal banking model and embraced it and said, ‘make that happen,'" said Wilmarth.

Critics, including Warren, see this as a crucial moment, one that allowed the biggest institutions to become even larger and more complex, eventually forcing the government to bail them out. (Warren has co-authored a bill to undo Gramm-Leach-Bliley and bring back the old Glass-Steagall Act restrictions.)

Adding fuel to the fire, Rubin decamped from Treasury in 1999, shortly after the passage of Gramm-Leach-Bliley, to join Citigroup, which at the time was the principal benefactor from the law. He has become Exhibit A when progressives talk about the "revolving door" between banks and Washington.

In a speech on Tuesday to advocacy groups, Warren cited Rubin by name, noting that three of the last four Treasury secretaries under Democratic presidents, "starting with Robert Rubin," have been affiliated with Citigroup either before or after their service.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:41 PM

9. but Amy and Robert aren't pop stars

 

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Response to olddots (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:49 PM

12. Or, models/actresses like Emily Ratajkowski.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:49 PM

13. I feel exactly the same way.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:51 PM

15. He has many, many millions of Dems who say the same thing

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:11 PM

17. Robert Scheer is TOPS. Telling truth about Bush & Iraq got him fired from LA Times.

Tick me off. So, the guy started his own web portal, TruthDig.com, which is BETTER than the the LA Times:



The Good Germans in Government

Posted on Jun 25, 2013
By Robert Scheer


What a disgrace. The U.S. government, cheered on by much of the media, launches an international manhunt to capture a young American whose crime is that he dared challenge the excess of state power. Read the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and tell me that Edward Snowden is not a hero in the mold of those who founded this republic. Check out the Nuremberg war crime trials and ponder our current contempt for the importance of individual conscience as a civic obligation.

Yes, Snowden has admitted that he violated the terms of his employment at Booz Allen Hamilton, which has the power to grant security clearances as well as profiting mightily from spying on the American taxpayers who pay to be spied on without ever being told that is where their tax dollars are going. Snowden violated the law in the same way that Daniel Ellsberg did when, as a RAND Corporation employee, he leaked the damning Pentagon Papers study of the Vietnam War that the taxpayers had paid for but were not allowed to read.

In both instances, violating a government order was mandated by the principle that the United States trumpeted before the world in the Nuremberg war crime trials of German officers and officials. As Principle IV of what came to be known as the Nuremberg Code states: “The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him.”

That is a heavy obligation, and the question we should be asking is not why do folks like Ellsberg, Snowden and Bradley Manning do the right thing, but rather why aren’t we bringing charges against the many others with access to such damning data of government malfeasance who remain silent? ..................(more)

CONTINUED...

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_good_germans_in_government_20130625/



Oh. And taking the place of a guy who told the truth about Bush and Iraq, the LA Times hired lifelong GOP stooge Jonah Goldberg.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:18 PM

18. I didn't know that background, Octafish. Thanks.

He is an amazing person. Strong. I wish more were like him.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:22 PM

19. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, BernieforPres.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:25 PM

20. Okay Scheer has passed from PITA to lovable curmudgeon.

The 2 points I gathered from his Hillary rant are 1) Bill made AFDC cuts, but Hillary isn't Bill, and 2) she didn't personally reach out to Bob and warn him the Obama NSA was doing its job vis-a-vis electronic surveillance which unless there's a scintilla of evidence otherwise has no interest in Bob or his boring communications.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2016, 05:25 PM

21. Robert Scheer is great. K&R. nt.

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