Sanders supporters seethe over Clinton's leaked remarks to Wall St


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Supporters of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday expressed anger and vindication over leaked comments made by Hillary Clinton to banks and big business that appeared to confirm their fears about her support for global trade and tendency to cozy up to Wall Street.

Clinton, who needs Sanders’ coalition of young and left-leaning voters to propel her to the presidency, pushes for open trade and open borders in one of the speeches, and takes a conciliatory approach to Wall Street, both positions she later backed away from in an effort to capture the popular appeal of Sanders’ attacks on trade deals and powerful banks.

The excerpts of remarks by the former secretary of state, made in 2013 and 2014 in closed-door meetings where audiences paid to attend, were published online on Friday by WikiLeaks, which sourced them to the email account of John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman.

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#2

She did say that one must have two positions: one private and one public.

Should really make people think… but it won’t.


#3

I certainly don’t blame Sanders and his supporters for being mad. If this information had been available during the primaries it would have made a big difference.


#4

Is anyone paying attention to the leaked e-mails or are they all focusing on comments made 10 years ago by Mr. Trump.


#5

Not enough people. Just look around this forum.


#6

Does anybody think it’s a coincidence the leaks and the tape and the debate happened so close together?


#7

Bernie was never supposed to be a true opponent or he would not have caved so often, so quickly. Didn’t want to hear about “damned e-mails” protested close contests in primary states but then let them slide on toss of coin, joined Hillary’s campaign trying to bring his people along though they were really seething… in the end, he sold out.
U.S not ready for socialist… Now what is he gonna say. Hillary still better than bad old Donald, dirty mouth macho dude. She has much more experience, even with breaking our laws than Donald could ever have…???


#8

This doesn’t spell as much trouble for Clinton as does Trump’s own problems.

If Clinton loses ALL Sanders’ supporters (which is unlikely), in comparison to the number of GOP voters who weren’t all that fond of Trump, and independents who were undecided, who are bailing because of his scandal…Clinton’s election is a done deal.


#9

Sanders supporter here. And not the least bit seething or angry or mad over free trade and certainly not over her comments about having never forgotten her middle class upbringing nor over her comments about single payer. Not in comparison to other news. Single payer is one of the primary reasons I supported Sen Sanders.


#10

The whole email thing is a giant nothing burger that gets larger and larger with each “leak.” The only people paying attention to it are people who don’t want Hillary to become our next President and were never going to vote for her in the first place.

These people know that Mr. Trump can’t beat her in the general, so they cling to hope of a Deus Ex Machina event. I get it, of course - losing gets tiresome.


#11

Hey Sy! The only thing even remotely interesting about Mrs. Clinton’s emails is how boring they are…yawn, yawn, yawn. :wink:


#12

God willing and the creek don’t rise! :thumbsup:


#13

I agree that the United States is not ready for or interested in someone with positions that are as extreme as the positions Mr. Sanders campaigned on. Generally, this country understands that real change is a slow process and the electorate tends choose moderate politicians as their POTUS.

Imho, this is why Mrs. Clinton won the Democratic primary and why she will win in November. She is very moderate, well known and respected for working with both parties and staying in the center of things. Mr. Trump, along with having no governing experience, is simply, like Mr. Sanders, too extreme for most US voters.


#14

No he didn’t sell out or cave. He is supporting the candidate of the remaining 2 who actually have a chance at being POTUS whom he believes comes closest to most of his views. Bernie Sanders was not a 1 or 2 issue candidate. He has caucused with the Democratic Party in the US Senate. I wasn’t one bit surprised to see him get behind Hillary Clinton. We can’t always get 100% of what we want. I imagine Bernie Sanders understands that.


#15

While I have absolutely no respect for Secretary Clinton at all, I think you are exactly right. He cannot beat her based on her lack of integrity, her lies, and her overt corruption. A significant number of Americans know it, and accept it. Joy Behar explained that clearly recently.
He has to beat her by convincing a majority of Americans that their lives and their country will be better off if he is president, or at least worse off if she is president. That has little to do with her corruption. It has to do with policy. He fails to articulate policy well.

Jon


#16

Nope, it won’t. Sanders voters will be good little drones and will obediently vote for who they are ordered to vote for.


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=Little Sheep;14210950]I agree that the United States is not ready for or interested in someone with positions that are as extreme as the positions Mr. Sanders campaigned on. Generally, this country understands that real change is a slow process and the electorate tends choose moderate politicians as their POTUS.

Actually, she’s acquired a number of positions from Sanders, taxpayer funded college for example. And she will call for single payer health care once elected. Bill’s attack on Obamacare signaled that.

Imho, this is why Mrs. Clinton won the Democratic primary and why she will win in November. She is very moderate, well known and respected for working with both parties and staying in the center of things. Mr. Trump, along with having no governing experience, is simply, like Mr. Sanders, too extreme for most US voters.

She is nothing like a moderate. Mitt Romney is a left of center moderate. John McCain is a moderate. She herself claims to be an “early twentieth century progressive”. That’s not moderate.


#18

Sadly, I think you’re probably right.


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