We recently talked about how a poll showing that 17 percent of the federal government workforce would resign if Donald Trump were elected. It seemed to me a perfect pitch for Trump to make to conservatives that he has already delivered on shrinking the size of government. Now Bernie Sanders may have been given the greatest possible gift from a past donor for the Clintons. The CEO of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, has given an interview and warns that Sanders is “dangerous.” If that is not the next political ad from the Sanders campaign, they are asleep at the switch.
Blankfein stated “To personalize it, it has potential to be a dangerous moment. Not just for Wall Street … but for anybody who is a little bit out of line.” In what could be a reference to Hillary Clinton, Blankfein said “It’s a liability to say, ‘ I’m willing to compromise’ It’s just incredible. It’s a moment in history. Eventually people, the electorate, will notice nothing is getting done.”
Blankfein was one of Clinton’s supporters in 2008 and has been often associated in the media with both Bill and Hillary Clinton. Since January 2014 alone, the Clintons made 25 million from speeches. Their hotel from lucrative speech deals since leaving the White House is an estimated $125 million. Clinton was heavily criticized for her huge speaking fees from Wall Street and banks.
Notably, Bill Clinton shocked many in an account of a statement he made to former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that dismissed liberals who were demanding punishment for Wall Street and bank executives. Clinton said “You could take Lloyd Blankfein into a dark alley. And slit his throat, and it would satisfy them for about two days. Then the blood lust would rise again.”
That “blood lust” is likely to rise in anyone hearing that Blankfein wants to warn everyone about the dangers of electing Bernie Sanders.