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Hillary Shakes-down Corporate $$$ From Industries W/Pending Interests Before The Next President

Hillary Clinton Plans To Raise Money From Industries With Interests Before The Next President
BY DAVID SIROTA @DAVIDSIROTA & ANDREW PEREZ * 02/11/16 * IBT

In conceding defeat in Tuesday’s New Hampshire Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton cast herself as an opponent of money’s influence in politics, a future president who would challenge corporate power.

“You're not going to find anybody more committed to aggressive campaign finance reform than me,” Clinton said, promising to “crack down on corporations that game the system.”

Only days later, Clinton’s campaign is launching a fundraising blitz that includes events with representatives of industries that have significant business interests before the federal government. An International Business Times review of fundraising invitations found that the Clinton campaign’s nationwide tour includes events with corporate officials from the food, investment and energy sectors — all of which have vested financial interests in the policies that the next presidential administration will decide.

According to fundraising information collected by the nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation, former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to appear Friday at a Hillary Clinton campaign fundraiser in Cincinnati chaired by Allan Berliant , CEO of frozen food conglomerate Best Express Foods ... Three days later, Chelsea Clinton is scheduled to be in Columbus, Ohio, for a campaign fundraiser at the home of Susan Tomasky, who is listed as a board member of the multibillion-dollar energy behemoth Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). The New Jersey company is one of the nation’s largest utilities, and has nuclear power plants and gas pipeline interests.

Next Tuesday, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear at back-to-back fundraisers co-hosted by officials from Wall Street colossus BlackRock — including Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s former State Department chief of staff and a current board member of the Clinton Foundation. According to Politico, a BlackRock fundraiser for Clinton had been scheduled for last week, but Clinton's campaign postponed it until after the New Hampshire primary following criticism of her Wall Street ties by her opponent, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/hillary-clinton-plans-raise-money-industries-interests-next-president-2302757

Michelle Alexander: Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote

Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote
From the crime bill to welfare reform, policies Bill Clinton enacted—and Hillary Clinton supported—decimated black America.
By Michelle Alexander * February 29, 2016 * The Nation

Hillary Clinton loves black people. And black people love Hillary—or so it seems. Black politicians have lined up in droves to endorse her, eager to prove their loyalty to the Clintons in the hopes that their faithfulness will be remembered and rewarded. Black pastors are opening their church doors, and the Clintons are making themselves comfortably at home once again, engaging effortlessly in all the usual rituals associated with “courting the black vote,” a pursuit that typically begins and ends with Democratic politicians making black people feel liked and taken seriously. Doing something concrete to improve the conditions under which most black people live is generally not required.

Hillary is looking to gain momentum on the campaign trail as the primaries move out of Iowa and New Hampshire and into states like South Carolina, where large pockets of black voters can be found. According to some polls, she leads Bernie Sanders by as much as 60 percent among African Americans. It seems that we—black people—are her winning card, one that Hillary is eager to play.

And it seems we’re eager to get played. Again. ~snip~

Black voters have been remarkably loyal to the Clintons for more than 25 years. It’s true that we eventually lined up behind Barack Obama in 2008, but it’s a measure of the Clinton allure that Hillary led Obama among black voters until he started winning caucuses and primaries. Now Hillary is running again. This time she’s facing a democratic socialist who promises a political revolution that will bring universal healthcare, a living wage, an end to rampant Wall Street greed, and the dismantling of the vast prison state—many of the same goals that Martin Luther King Jr. championed at the end of his life. Even so, black folks are sticking with the Clinton brand.

What have the Clintons done to earn such devotion? Did they take extreme political risks to defend the rights of African Americans? Did they courageously stand up to right-wing demagoguery about black communities? Did they help usher in a new era of hope and prosperity for neighborhoods devastated by deindustrialization, globalization, and the disappearance of work?

No. Quite the opposite.

http://www.thenation.com/article/hillary-clinton-does-not-deserve-black-peoples-votes/

Latest Bernie smear: "Snake Oil Salesman Extraordinaire"

Probably a good thing I've been banned from posting here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/110744638

Quotes by Sanders' Congressional colleagues

8 Quotes From Congress About Bernie Sanders
By HumanOfEarth * Wednesday Feb 10, 2016 * Kos



1) Senator Jeff Sessions — Republican, Alabama
“I’ve always respected Bernie and we’ve gotten along personally well.”
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2) Senator Jack Reed — Democrat, Rhode Island
“[He’s] a gentleman, thoughtful, a leader… If you want to have a pleasant discussion on not only policy issues but just issues of the day, he’s a pleasant guy.”
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3) Senator Richard Burr — Republican, North Carolina
“[Sanders is] one who’s willing to sit down and compromise and negotiate to get to a final product.”
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4) Senator Roger Wicker — Republican, Mississippi
“I learned early on not to be automatically dismissive of a Bernie Sanders initiative or amendment… He’s tenacious and dogged and he has determination, and he’s not to be underestimated.”
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5) Senator Sherrod Brown — Democrat, Ohio
“[Sanders] would call them ‘tripartite amendments’ because we’d have him and he’d get a Republican, he’d get a Democrat and he’d pass things.

He’s good at building coalitions.”
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6) Senator John Mccain — Republican, Arizona
“[While working on the Veterans Affairs legislation], I found him to be honorable and good as his word.”
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7) Senator Chuck Schumer — Democrat, New York
“He knew when to hold and knew when to fold and, I think, maximized what we could get for veterans.”
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8)Senator Jack Reed — Democratic, Rhode Island (again)
“Frankly, without him, I don’t think we would have gotten [the Veterans Affairs legislation] done…

It was a great testament to his skill as a legislator.”


You constantly hear about how Bernie Sanders is disliked by his colleagues — but this is simply untrue.

A simple Google search will reveal otherwise, and the fact that the media portrays him in such a different light says far more about them, and the lack of substantial journalism in this country, than Bernie Sanders himself.

He is excellent at building coalitions, compromising, and getting things done.

He is well-liked and well-respected by other senators, and has often worked with them to bring real change to the American people ( Sanders passed the most amendments of any representative serving alongside him while in the House).

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/10/1482833/-8-Quotes-From-Congress-About-Bernie-Sanders

Thanks to my heart-givers. Back at you w/good cheer & happy-heart vibes.

Hillary is insisting that if Bernie beats her by over 9%, then Bernie WINS!!!

Thank you Hillary. I'm glad you said that actually.

Bobby Mook, Clinton Campaign Mgr. "Bernie has some explaining to do" re: Martha's Vineyard

Bernie "raising 100s of thousands of dollars from establishment lobbyists for his Senate
campaign in Vermont".

Chuck Todd: "well, i guess he will need to answer to that" ..

When is Bernie going to put this one to rest, in the graveyard of bogus & ridiculous attacks
on Bernie by Hillary people, now about those Martha's Vineyards gigs.

My understand it that those were raising money for ALL US Senators the Democrats want
to see RE-ELECTED, that there were many sources of funds (not just corporate lobbyists),
and that by participating, Bernie was actually supporting other Dems, running for US Senate
and not just his own campaigns.

Do I have this ^ wrong? Is there some big 'scandal' here? Seems to me if Bernie had NOT
participated he'd be pilloried for "not being a loyal Democrat".

CNN: Clinton announcing a "single-digit loss will be a win" for her. nt

Rachael's Pre-election Day Show: ALL about Yuuge interview w/Hillary. Bill attacks Bernie,

Clinton comments, Clinton responds, Clinton this, Clinton that..... wow.

Are NH voters really that gullible? To fall for this last-minute M$M hard-sell?

I guess we shall see.

ON EDIT: Rachael did say later on Larry O'Donnell's show that she'd asked
Bernie to be on too, but he declined re: prior commitments and all. So there
is that. PLUS during that 4-way conversation with Rachael, O'Donnell and
David Corn, Hillary was fairly even-handed and not Bernie-bashing at all.

So I'm trying to be fair here, with my little update.

Clinton News Network is working overtime on steroids today

Blitzed had Jeff Weaver on for a few brief moments, just long enough to pepper him with
curve-balls and accusatory questions, which Weaver never quite caught up to, then BOOM,
interview over ... NEXT UP: Hillary Clinton campaign guy for 10-12 minutes of Bernie-bashing,
Wolff sets it up, Clinton shill goes on about how horrible Bernie is, Wolf sets up again... etc.
etc. And it was brutal 1/2-baked nonsense coming from Camp Clinton.

Frankly I couldn't take more than 2 minutes into the Hillary guy, but I did get my kitchen
cleaned up waiting for it to be over.

Did anyone else catch that, just a few minutes ago on CNN?
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