While the public polls show a public disgusted with the two party duopoly on power and demanding change, the same figures are emerging as the choices for the next president. The most obvious is Hillary Clinton who is reportedly positioning herself now as a candidate of change — a curious role for one of the most establishment figures on the political scene. The other leading candidate is Joe Biden who has been a source of continued gaffs as Vice President and viewed as the other leading candidate of establishment interests. However, there is an effort to reinvent Clinton who supported various wars under Bush and Obama and did little to stop torture and surveillance programs. Indeed, the new MSNBC host Ronan Farrow has proclaimed that the “Clintons represent a style of honesty that the public craves.” Farrow does not appear to remember Bill Clinton’s public and sworn denials in the Lewinsky affair or other scandals. Indeed, the new Hillary Clinton is already attracting the type of influence seekers associated with the two parties. Just this last month, Goldman Sachs gave Clinton almost a half of million dollars for just two speeches in one week. The event is made more curious by fact that speech was described as “prepared remarks” followed by limited questions. It is doubtful that Clinton informed Goldman Sachs of anything other than the most predictable remarks from a politician — not some critical re-orientation of their investment strategy. UPDATE: Chuck Schumer has already endorsed Clinton to be the next president.
In speeches on October 24 and October 29, Goldman Sachs gave Clinton $200,000 a speech. Thursday’s speech was a closed door meeting with Goldman and its clients. The prior Tuesday she spoke at a session hosted by Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
From Goldman Sachs to the Carlyle group, business interests are lining up to give huge amounts of cash to the Clintons personally for such speeches.
In the meantime, the two parties are moving to ensure that the same faces and choices will be given to voters despite overwhelming discontent over the two-party monopoly on power. With a system protecting incumbents and control of the two main parties, such public opposition remains largely immaterial and business interests are already putting money down on candidates like Clinton — and the “style of honesty” that they crave.
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Sadly, it’s unrealistic to expect Washington to do much to curb the industry, given the banks’ enormous lobbying sway and privileged access to senior officials, regardless which party is in power.
Just what we could use about now – a thug in a dress.
The public has never seen a couple in politics as well educated, as well experienced, and as well schooled in the demands of politics and elections as this couple, and that has always been true.
It was a problem in his 1992-1998 term, in her 2008 election, and could crop up in any 2016 election she may endure…..but the public is finally coming around to understand that this is not an ordinary Presidential couple, President and First Lady, or former President and former First Lady.
American is not yet fully equipped to deal with First Ladies as fully competent as her mate, due not to the Clintons, but due to prior expectations and traditions in America’s political traditions, and styles.
As a couple, they are an anomoly, unique in a manner that may never occur again for a very long time, if ever. Styled after the Dole’s perhaps, but more effective, and more popular!
I guess this is a mountain-sized clue that the warmongering dyke will be running for Criminal-in-Chief in 2016, and GS wants to make sure that it gets to the front of the line and starts paying up front for what they want. Of course, I expect them to hedge their bets and pay off whoever she runs against. Why not? It’s not as if they had to do any work for the money.
Lordy look at those eyes!
The eyes of a neo-Bolshevik.
(they have murder in their blood)
The title of “Wicked Witch of the West,” currently held by Mad Maddie Albright and her half million dead Iraqi children are “worth it” body count, will certainly be threatened, if not obliterated..
Warning: Hellary also has The Carny Prince Bill in her corner. (or else)
The Butcher of Benghazi no less.
The thing I like about David is the same thing I like about Bron: they never let a bad idea slow them down, let alone an unconstitutional one.
Nice to see the beatings continued in my absence.
Keep up the good work.
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