Watch Hillary pivot to that magical “middle”

 

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Now that the AP and corporate media were able to depress the California vote count yesterday just enough to make Bernie Sanders look like the windmill-tilting character these types have always wanted him to be, how long do you think it will take for Hillary Clinton to magically turn herself back into the neo-liberal Republican-lite candidate that she and her husband have been working on for years?

This has always been Bernie’s big fear: that the Dems will be looking for any excuse they can to try to appeal to Republicans in the fall in order to get more votes, and then leave the Left for granted. It’s why he still wants to make a splash at the Convention in July.

This political mollification has been the standard Democratic Party approach for at least the last 30 years. The media will be cheering her on for this of course, because after all, everybody knows that most real Americans are true “centrists” who more or less hold quite conservative “mainstream” positions on the things that matter.

Which in fact in most cases they don’t. But this reality never stops the supporters of the status quo from continuing to blab their phony line about the America they think they know and love. It always resembles that of an old-fashioned moderate Republican from the upper Midwest.

Of course they see it this way. They’re all multi-millionaires! And they’ve already started at it too, beginning last night. Sanders has gone from a real contender in their eyes (after Oregon and Washington) to the “leader of a modern youth movement.” How condescending — and how thoroughly and deliberately marginalizing.

He’s now quickly become “the Vermont socialist” again. The guy who wants “free tuition at public colleges.” Can you imagine such a silly, impossible demand?

The great thing about the Bernie Sanders campaign is that he forced Democrats to see themselves as the progressives they really are. Even better, he forced Hillary to go to the left. But that won’t last after yesterday.

To the Magic Middle! Where — unless Donald Trump completely self-destructs over the next few months — the gutless Dems will most likely lose.

 

 

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13 responses to “Watch Hillary pivot to that magical “middle”

  1. Anonymous 3

    Clinton will beat Trump like a rented mule.

  2. RINO Poacher

    Hillary just made history, now can she make bail?

  3. chad

    Anon 3, this is her election to lose. For the past 25 years, she has been publicly vilified being called a everything from a murderer to a perjurer. What else do the Republicans have in their playbook? Exploit misogyny which is much more widespread than racism.

  4. Establishment Hack

    Here’s a partial list of Hillary’s accomplishments:

    18USC§201 Bribery
    18USC§208 Acts Effecting A Personal Financial Interest (Includes Recommendations)
    18USC§371 Conspiracy
    18USC§1001 False Statements
    18USC§1341 Frauds And Swindles (Mail Fraud)
    18USC§1343 Fraud By Wire
    18USC§1349 Attempt And Conspiracy (To Commit Fraud)
    18USC§1505 Obstruction Of Justice
    18USC§1519 Destruction (Alteration Or Falsification) Of Records In Federal Investigation
    18USC§1621 Perjury (Including Documents Signed Under Penalties Of Perjury)
    18USC§1905 Disclosure Of Confidential Information
    18USC§1924 Unauthorized Removal And Retention Of Classified Documents Or Material
    18USC§2071 Concealment (Removal Or Mutilation) Of Government Records
    18USC§7201 Attempt To Evade Or Defeat A Tax (Use Of Clinton Foundation Funds For Personal Or Political Purposes)
    18USC§7212
    Attempts To Interfere With Administration Of Internal Revenue Laws
    (Call To IRS On Behalf Of UBS Not Turning Over Accounts To IRS)

    Shall I go on? More later …

    • semichorus

      Such nonsense.

      Mail fraud? You left out dog beating, or any other state laws that she must have violated as well.

      Why just stick to listing the federal statutes? You guys are missing out on a good thing.

  5. CornFused

    She’s an embarrassment. Not to mention she dresses like Dr. Evil from Austin Powers.

    The people who waste their time to rally and support any of these candidates will be getting exactly what they deserve. A country this large and diverse, and this is what’s offered as potential leaders. So very sad.

  6. chad

    I didn’t even vote for Clinton but here I am defending her. Do experience and qualifications count for anything? Yale Law School graduate. Senator from New York. Secretary of State. If anyone thinks Clinton is not up to the responsibilities of the job just watch her at the most recent Congressional hearing about the Benghazi tragedy. She sat there for over ten hours answering hostile question after question from politically motivated Republicans who had their marching orders from their Central Committee to wear Clinton down. She answered every question multiple times and embarrassed anyone trying to make her trip. She is a conservative Democrat, something I truly resent, but at least she has a sensibility that will not embarrass this country like Bush did and Trump does. I’m definitely in the Bernie Sanders camp. When will I ever be able to vote for a Socialist again for president? Probably never. However, with Sanders’s prodding maybe Clinton can fins a way to listen to the those on the real left.

    • CornFused

      I watched her on Sunday morning and she couldn’t even keep from stumbling her way out of the email mess. You’d think by now she’d have a quality answer to anything an interviewer would throw her way on that topic. She came across rather pathetic.

      Her professional qualifications are side effects of being an ego driven first lady. I’m guessing she was rewarded quite well for looking the other way when her husband tripped all over everything he could find in DC.

      I don’t like either of them.

  7. chad

    If oversized ego is a negative then how does Trump rate?

    • CornFused

      He’s the second part of the “I don’t like either of them”.

      It’s obvious as to the kind of person Trump is, but Hillary seems to have a lot of people thinking she has some sort of value as a leader/person.

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