Hillary Clinton has a problem. She is seeking the presidential nomination of a party that, at least superficially, doesn’t think very highly of Wall Street. Her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, for example, is a principled liberal who voted against the controversial TARP bailout in 2008 (which Hillary supported), and supports legislation to break up big banks. Hillary, however, believes Wall Street is actually pretty good, especially when it comes to funding her political campaigns, paying her lots of money to give speeches, and donating to the Clinton Foundation.
Elizabeth Warren is trolling Hillary Clinton again. The liberal darling tweeted a not-so-subtle jibe aimed at the Democratic frontrunner on Thursday, touting the support of Hillary’s opponents for a lobbying reform bill authored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.).
Does Hillary Clinton have a racism problem? Some people think so. At the very least, Ryan Cooper writes in The Week, it’s strange that Hillary is getting so much praise from groups like the #BlackLivesMatter movement for simply telling them what they want to hear right now, especially in light of the problematic racist undertones of her 2008 primary campaign against Barack Obama:
Many of the demands posed by activists focus on rhetorical gestures of support and solidarity (a notable feature of the Netroots confrontation last weekend). But this raises this issue of trust: A very charming, cynical person could simply promise support using the right words, win the election, then forget all about it.
Does the Hillary Clinton of 2008 sound like someone who’s genuinely committed to the cause of racial justice? If she has changed her views, now would be a good time to explain.
While Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are both vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, they are very different candidates, a recent Free Beacon analysis found. A subsequent analysis has determined that Bernie and Hillary had significantly different opinions regarding the controversial welfare reform legislation signed into law by Bill Clinton in the mid-1990s.
Hillary Clinton has already spent $1 million on polling, but her standing in the polls continues to slide. A Quinnipiac poll published Wednesday shows Clinton trailing Republican rivals in the key swing states of Iowa, Virginia, and Colorado. Perhaps most worrisome for Clinton is the fact that in the first-in-the-nation primary state of Iowa, her favorability/unfavorability rating is nearly identical to that of Donald Trump.
Bernie Sanders, a principled liberal, does not like corporate welfare. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has built a successful career (and massive fortune) by trafficking in corporate welfare. Many of Clinton’s close friends and associates have also gotten a piece of the action. People like Claudio Osorio, a Miami businessman currently serving 12 years in federal prison for defrauding the U.S. government. Osorio sought and received help from both Bill and Hillary Clinton in obtaining a $10 million loan from the taxpayer-backed Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in 2010 for a housing project in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. It was all a scam. But that’s what friends are for.