Bill Clinton ex-aide "My party has lost it's soul" and the victory of Wall Street Democrats

  • tj85016

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    Jul 30, 2014 3:24 AM GMT
    http://www.salon.com/2014/07/27/my_party_has_lost_its_soul_bill_clinton_barack_obama_and_the_victory_of_wall_street_democrats/

    "One reason we know voters will embrace populism is that they already have. It’s what they thought they were getting with Obama. In 2008 Obama said he’d bail out homeowners, not just banks. He vowed to fight for a public option, raise the minimum wage and clean up Washington. He called whistle-blowers heroes and said he’d bar lobbyists from his staff. He was critical of drones and wary of the use of force to advance American interests. He spoke eloquently of the threats posed to individual privacy by a runaway national security state.

    He turned out to be something else altogether. To blame Republicans ignores a glaring truth: Obama’s record is worst where they had little or no role to play. It wasn’t Republicans who prosecuted all those whistle-blowers and hired all those lobbyists; who authorized drone strikes or kept the NSA chugging along; who reneged on the public option, the minimum wage and aid to homeowners. It wasn’t even Republicans who turned a blind eye to Wall Street corruption and excessive executive compensation. It was Obama."
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    Jul 30, 2014 11:23 AM GMT
    Ironic that a BILL CLINTON aide is talking about how bad Wall Street is in terms of political influence (considering Slick Willy is Mr. Wall Street himself and was during his administration).
  • tj85016

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    Jul 30, 2014 11:39 AM GMT
    ^^

    I'm not partisan when it comes to political criticism, I call 'em like I see 'em

    But RJ has only Republican criticism and dismiss the Democratic corruption. I dislike probably 90% of Republicans just based on social issues, but the Democrats aren't exactly doing you a favor either.
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    Jul 30, 2014 2:01 PM GMT
    tj85016 said^^

    I'm not partisan when it comes to political criticism, I call 'em like I see 'em

    But RJ has only Republican criticism and dismiss the Democratic corruption. I dislike probably 90% of Republicans just based on social issues, but the Democrats aren't exactly doing you a favor either.


    You must be thinking of threads just like this one?

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