Hillary Super Delegates = Lobbyists for Goldman Sachs, Taco Bell, Pfizer, Fox News and more!

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    Feb 17, 2016 11:42 PM GMT
    A few Clinton superdelegates...aka...The Deciders.

    Jeff Berman, well-known for his delegate-strategy work in the past, is being paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign to organize her delegate-counting effort while himself being a superdelegate. A “top lobbyist” at Bryan Cave LLP, Berman previously worked as a lobbyist for the private prison company Geo Group and as a lobbyist helping TransCanada build support for the Keystone XL.

    Bill Shaheen is one of the six New Hampshire superdelegates to endorse Clinton. Shaheen is a prolific party fundraiser, and his law firm is registered to lobby local officials in the state. The most recently available lobbying records show that Shaheen’s firm is registered to lobby on behalf of the American Council of Life Insurers and PainCare Centers, among other clients. PainCare has faced increasingly scrutiny as local officials have noted that eight of the 10 most prolific opioid prescribers in New Hampshire’s Medicaid program worked for PainCare. The flood of prescription painkillers has fueled the heroin epidemic in the region, as four out of five heroin addicts report beginning their drug habit with opioids. Bill is the husband of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.

    Joanne Dowdell, another New Hampshire superdelegate, is the senior vice president for global government affairs at News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News. Federal Election Commission reports show Dowdell has contributed directly to multiple Democrats as well as to the News Corp PAC, a company committee that splits its donations between lawmakers of both parties. The News Corp government affairs division works to lobby public officials and regulators.

    Superdelegates Jill Alper, Minyon Moore and Maria Cardona are officials at Dewey Square Group, a lobbying firm that is closely affiliated with the Clinton campaign and retained by the Clinton-supporting Super PACs Priorities USA Action and Correct the Record. Alper and Moore are Clinton advisers who have raised over $100,000 for her campaign. Dewey Square Group, as we’ve reported, was retained by the health insurance industry to undermine health reform efforts in 2009, including proposals to change Medicare Advantage. The firm has previously worked to influence policy on behalf of Enron, Countrywide, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, the U.S. Telecom Association and News Corporation.

    Jennifer Cunningham is the managing director of SKDKnickerbocker, a political consulting firm that provides a variety of services, including advertising and direct lobbying of public officials. In recent years, SKDKnickerbocker helped a coalition of corporate clients lobby the Obama administration on a tax cut for overseas earnings; lobby for weakened rules governing for-profit colleges; and helped a food industry group undermine Michelle Obama’s nutrition guidelines for foods marketed to children. Recent records show that the firm is providing consulting work for Independence USA PAC, the SuperPAC backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

    Tonio Burgos, a fundraiser for Clinton, is a lobbyist registered to influence New York City officials. Burgos’ current client list includes Verizon, Pfizer, and American Airlines.

    Emily Giske, also a lobbyist in New York City, is registered to work on behalf of AirBnB, Yum Brands (the parent company of Taco Bell), Pfizer, and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, a trade group for Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs, Fidelity, and Bank of America.

    More: https://theintercept.com/2016/02/17/voters-be-damned/

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    Feb 18, 2016 1:16 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidToo bad the Democrats - and especially the Bernie supporters - aren't aware of this.

    Sanders supporters intend to circumvent the wealth in Washington. Time to put the constitution to the test.icon_mad.gif
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    Feb 18, 2016 1:53 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    HottJoe said
    southbeach1500 saidToo bad the Democrats - and especially the Bernie supporters - aren't aware of this.

    Sanders supporters intend to circumvent the wealth in Washington. Time to put the constitution to the test.icon_mad.gif


    Good, so long as it means they don't vote for the nominee that the DNC political hacks put up in the General election come November. icon_wink.gif

    The DNC should accept that their hands are tied. The GOP gave up on Bush. The DNC needs to let go of Clinton. Sanders has surpassed her beyond the point of no return.
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    Feb 18, 2016 2:18 AM GMT
    The idealism of Bernie reminds me of McGovern and Mondale. At least he is honest -- he is just is profoundly confused as to how the world works.

    Hayek argues that socialism has, from its origins, been mistaken on factual, and even on logical, grounds and that its repeated failures in the many different practical applications of socialist ideas that this century has witnessed were the direct outcome of these errors. He labels as the "fatal conceit" the idea that "man is able to shape the world around him according to his wishes."

    No matter how times it is tried it will eventually fail.



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    Feb 18, 2016 2:50 AM GMT
    desertmuscl saidThe idealism of Bernie reminds me of McGovern and Mondale. At least he is honest -- he is just is profoundly confused as to how the world works.

    Hayek argues that socialism has, from its origins, been mistaken on factual, and even on logical, grounds and that its repeated failures in the many different practical applications of socialist ideas that this century has witnessed were the direct outcome of these errors. He labels as the "fatal conceit" the idea that "man is able to shape the world around him according to his wishes."

    No matter how times it is tried it will eventually fail.

    Good point. "For F. A. Hayek, the collectivist idea of empowering government with increasing economic control would lead not to a utopia but to the horrors of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy."

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