Wall Street crony Hillary Clinton’s scandalous attempt to redefine her support of and by the top 1 percent is being met with revulsion from liberals and “I told you so’ from main street conservatives.
Bernie Sanders did nothing more than state the fact the Hillary is beholden to Wall Street for the millions of dollars they have given her.
He didn’t even mention the fact that Chelsea Clinton’s first job was with an influential hedge fund or that Chelsea’s husband now runs his own multi-million dollar Wall Street hedge fund.
She did it for victims of 9/11.
“Where were we attacked? We were attacked in downtown Manhattan where Wall Street is,” Clinton crowed. “I did spend a whole lot of time and effort helping them rebuild.”
“That was good for New York. It was good for the economy, and it was a way to rebuke the terrorists who had attacked our country.”
Liberals from every left-wing site, from Alternet to Huffington Post and Salon, excoriated her response.
Andy Grewal, a law professor at the University of Iowa, tweeted, “I’ve never seen a candidate invoke 9/11 to justify millions of Wall Street donations until now.”
Families of those slaughtered by radical Islamists were understandably outraged by Hillary’s latest dishonesty.
Lis Smith tweeted, “My dad worked in WTC from the day it was built to the day it went down. @HillaryClinton, never invoke 9/11 to justify your Wall St positions.”
It matters not to Hillary. She has created a world for herself in which she need not be truthful to profit politically and materially.
She was paid millions of dollars by Wall Streeters for “speeches” as investments for her future favors.
Never mind Hillary’s focus group-tested populist rhetoric.
“Something is wrong when CEOs earn more than 300 times than what the typical American worker earns and when hedge fund managers pay a lower tax rate than truck drivers or nurses,” Clinton said in May.
Bloomberg reports billionaire Wall Street tycoons are granting their greatest largess upon their trusted associate, Hillary Clinton, while throwing Republicans relative monetary crumbs.
Because they know she’ll lie to you and serve their needs.
In May of this year, Politico quoted Manhattan hedge fund managers who said they don’t worry about Hillary’s rhetoric.
“It’s ‘just politics,’ said one major Democratic donor on Wall Street, explaining that some of Clinton’s Wall Street supporters doubt she would push hard for closing the carried-interest loophole as president, a policy she promoted when she last ran in 2008.”
Another one of Clinton’s leading donors in New York’s financial community remarked, “She’s not saying that a hedge fund manager shouldn’t be making what they’re making. Just that someone in another job shouldn’t be making 300 times less.”
That’s an easy way of admitting she really won’t be the liberal Democratic voters hope for.
At least Bernie Sanders, proudly Socialist, can be trusted to mean what he says.
Hillary, after all, is the one who whined that she and Bill “came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt,” and “struggled to piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea’s education.”
Yes, trying to be like “an ordinary American,” she complains about the difficulty buying “houses” as in the plural of many houses.
We all know they had millions of dollars awaiting them, which they quickly banked.
At the recent debate, Hillary snarled at Sanders for bringing up her Wall Street puppet-masters, saying he was trying to “impugn my integrity.”
That isn’t possible. One has to actually have some integrity for it to be impugned.
But then, to quote Hillary, “…at this point, what difference does it make?
Rick Jensen is Delaware’s award-winning conservative talk show host on WDEL, streaming live on WDEL.com from 1pm — 4pm EST. Contact Rick at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter @Jensen1150WDEL