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Sat Jun 25, 2016, 04:03 PM

 

Bush Treasury Secretary Paulson endorses Clinton

(CNN)Hank Paulson, the Republican Treasury secretary during the 2008 financial crisis, has endorsed Hillary Clinton, adding his name to prominent GOP heavyweights who are backing the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Paulson's support comes amid mounting concerns about Donald Trump's candidacy. Paulson, a controversial figure given President George W. Bush's handling of the downturn, said "a Trump presidency is unthinkable" and predicted that other conservatives would rally behind her.
"I'll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world," Paulson wrote in The Washington Post. "To my Republican friends: I know I'm not alone."
Paulson, once the CEO of Goldman Sachs, criticized Trump's business record, divisiveness and brand of populist rhetoric.
Clinton has been criticized for close ties to Wall Street, but not many Republicans of Paulson's stature have formally endorsed her.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/24/politics/hank-paulson-hillary-clinton-endorsement/index.html

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Reply Bush Treasury Secretary Paulson endorses Clinton (Original post)
insta8er Jun 2016 OP
jillan Jun 2016 #1
book_worm Jun 2016 #21
Hiraeth Jun 2016 #25
still_one Jun 2016 #28
SoLeftIAmRight Jun 2016 #29
George Eliot Jun 2016 #2
rickford66 Jun 2016 #3
insta8er Jun 2016 #4
Post removed Jun 2016 #5
longship Jun 2016 #6
bbmykel Jun 2016 #7
Hiraeth Jun 2016 #27
geek tragedy Jun 2016 #8
TwilightZone Jun 2016 #9
SaschaHM Jun 2016 #11
TwilightZone Jun 2016 #12
SaschaHM Jun 2016 #15
insta8er Jun 2016 #13
SaschaHM Jun 2016 #14
insta8er Jun 2016 #16
Hortensis Jun 2016 #19
SidDithers Jun 2016 #17
insta8er Jun 2016 #20
joshcryer Jun 2016 #32
ericson00 Jun 2016 #10
John Poet Jun 2016 #33
forjusticethunders Jun 2016 #34
SidDithers Jun 2016 #18
MohRokTah Jun 2016 #22
Grassy Knoll Jun 2016 #23
George II Jun 2016 #24
bravenak Jun 2016 #26
DesertRat Jun 2016 #30
zappaman Jun 2016 #31

Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 04:08 PM

1. The gop is feeling very comfortable with our nominee.

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Response to jillan (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 08:12 PM

21. Just like 1964 many prominent Republicans couldn't back Barry Goldwater

or even 2008 when many prominent Republicans also backed Barack Obama.

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Response to jillan (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:06 AM

25. isn't it absolutely fabulous. so excited for all of us. welcome Republicans. feel comfy and cozy.

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Response to jillan (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:27 AM

28. No, they just realize how dangerous Trump is unlike some alleged progressives who say they won't for

Hillary against Trump

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Response to jillan (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:29 AM

29. Good thing hill is not bill - quick search on

 

Bill Clinton best republican president

the first hit was

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x5669911

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 04:11 PM

2. Paulson always knew how to get his bread buttered.

I hold no love for him. He looked out for his own at the expense of the American People.

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 04:17 PM

3. Would he have endorsed Bernie? Fat chance.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 04:18 PM

4. No and I think Bernie would have been fine with that. But this is not about Bernie, but about HRC.

 

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 05:22 PM

6. The former Secretary of Government Sachs. nt

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 05:24 PM

7. Yay, I guess

I wish I could feel good about this. Didn't he basically pocket a bunch of the TARP money?

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 05:48 PM

8. Repudiation of Trump more than an endorsement of Clinton nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 05:59 PM

9. Agreed. They have two choices - Trump or Clinton.

This isn't complicated. In fact, it shouldn't be complicated for *anyone*, yet it somehow is.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:05 PM

11. You know that they have to figure out a way around the ToS to insult

Clinton now. Expect reaches like this all GE.

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Response to SaschaHM (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:14 PM

12. Yes, after months of assertions that Clinton can't win with just Democrats...

some on DU apparently expect her to try.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:09 PM

15. Yep. This is what this guy does.

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Response to SaschaHM (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:03 PM

13. Insult? she garners endorsement after endorsement from our friends on the right, that should be

 

a good thing right? I think that this means that they believe that she has something to offer them. How come you see that as an insult if this is being brought up? or do you view the endorsement from the other side as not a good thing?

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Response to insta8er (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:09 PM

14. Oh please!

You know what you're trying to do with your constant "look at this right winger who has endorsed Clinton posts". Welcome to my ignore list.

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Response to SaschaHM (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:11 PM

16. Endorsement is an Endorsement and if it comes from the right it means that she is appealing to

 

more than just the democratic base. Ignore list? why would you want to do that? don't you want to be informed about who our candidate is being praised by?

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Response to insta8er (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:29 PM

19. These endorsements are repudiations of Trump.

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Response to SaschaHM (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:23 PM

17. +1...nt



Sid

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:40 PM

20. That is a negative way of looking at it, you are saying because they don't like him she is their

 

second best thing...I would not be so negative, I would put it more in a context of that she has something to offer that he doesn't. And he is a raving lunatic of course.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:57 AM

32. Also an attempt to curry favor.

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:01 PM

10. President Hillary could be the dawn of a new, less partisan age than 2001-2017 will have been

 

and I welcome that. The '90s, '80s, and even before that were far more civil.

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Response to ericson00 (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 02:12 AM

33. Yes, I'm sure that large portions of the GOP will be momentarily happy that

 

they don't have to deal with "that black guy" anymore...

However, as much as the GOP has hated the Clintons
(primarily for having beaten them twice),
I think to believe that some "new dawn" is coming
is merely a pipe dream.


This GOP endorsement parade, while impressive,
is primarily an anti-Trump phenomenon.
The sentiment isn't likely to outlast the election campaign.

Once they have Trump out of the way,
they can get back to hating on "that woman",
and surely they will, as soon as she tries to do.... anything...



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Response to ericson00 (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 03:04 AM

34. I doubt it, unless Trump is truly a come-to-Jesus moment for movement conservatism.

 

They may be just responsible enough to endorse a candidate who is putting forth the most leftwing platform since the 80s at least, but not because they suddenly want a 2nd New Deal. But do they have the self-awareness to realize that they were but stepping stones on the road to Trump?

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:23 PM

18. Good...

She'll win in a landslide.

Sid

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:29 PM

22. RIGHT ON!!!!!

 

Hillary is gonna win in a LANDSLIDE!!!

Thanks for your efforts in posting these wonderful endorsement threads, insta8er!!!!

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:34 PM

23. Keep Em Coming, YASSSSS!!!!


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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:49 PM

24. That's a good thing.

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:08 AM

26. This is good

 

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:37 AM

30. Yea!

Trump is driving them all out of the GOP!

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Response to insta8er (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:08 AM

31. Awesome!

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