October 9, 2016

DUDES, SHE'S A REPUBLICAN, NOT A PROGRESSIVE:

Sanders supporters seethe over Clinton's leaked remarks to Wall St. (Luciana Lopez and Jeff Mason, 10/09/16, Reuters)

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. [...]

"This is a very clear illustration of why there is a fundamental lack of trust from progressives for Hillary Clinton," said Tobita Chow, chair of the People's Lobby in Chicago, which endorsed Sanders in the primary election.

All of the death of the GOP stories ignore the reality of Anglosphere politics.  We elect conservative and liberal leaders who want to use First Way means (market mechanisms) to achieve Second Way ends (the social welfare net).  That's where the electorates are.  But the First Way true believers react against the conservatives (thus, Trump) and the Second Way ideologues against the liberals (thus, Corbyn).  The next Democratic nominee is not unlikely to be just as big a whacko as Bernie, while the next GOP nominee will be indistinguishable from W.

Posted by at October 9, 2016 9:13 AM

  

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