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.).
Now she knows how I feel. In a statement posted to her campaign website, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts laments that the Obama administration has kept secret the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership—TPP for short—the decade-in-the-making free trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim countries that will soon be put to a vote in Congress. “If the American people would be opposed to a trade agreement if they saw it,” she writes in bolded text, “then that agreement should not become law of the United States.”
Many liberals support Hillary Clinton because she’s not a Republican and wouldn’t it be awesome to have our first woman president and stuff. Other liberals have actual beliefs when it comes to politics, and aren’t convinced by Clinton’s campaign rationale: “I recently became a grandmother and I really want to be president.” Now that Hillary is actually running, some of these liberals are starting to troll her, which is kind of amusing to watch.
Liberals like Elizabeth Warren want Hillary Clinton—who is potentially just days away from announcing a second White House run (her first was a failure)—to take a position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade deal backed by the Obama administration.