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Hillary Blames Bernie for An Old Clintonite Hustle and That IS a Rotten Shame


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, shame, debates, Commodity Futures Modernization Act, President Bill Clinton, lame duck, Gary Gensler, Wall Street, economic meltdown )

Sheryl
- 1248 days ago - commondreams.org
Hillary knows that the disastrous legislation the Commodity Futures Modernization Act had nothing to do with Sanders and everything to do with then President Bill Clinton who devoted his presidency to sucking up to Wall Street.



   

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Donna T (0)
Thursday January 21, 2016, 7:05 am
thank you
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday January 21, 2016, 7:14 am
Commodity Futures Modernization Act

Bill Clinton signed this bill into law as a lame-duck president, ensuring his wife would have massive Wall Street contributions for her Senate run.

Sanders, like the rest of Congress, was blackmailed into voting for the bill because it was tucked into omnibus legislation needed to keep the government operating.

The measure freeing Wall Street firms from regulation was inserted at the last moment in a deal between President Clinton and Senate Banking Committee Chairman Phil Gramm, R-Texas, who had failed in an earlier attempt to get the measure enacted. Clinton signed it into law a month before leaving office.

NOW.....Hillary wants to blame Sanders for this. TECHNICALLY, yes, he was the only one in office at the time to sign the bill HIDDEN in there.....as the other two were not in those political positions at the time.

But Hillary's husband was in on it......KNEW it.....and she blames Sanders.

DIRTY DIRTY Shame on you Hillary.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 21, 2016, 7:14 am
THANKS FOR SHARING DANDELION
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday January 21, 2016, 7:23 am
SANDERS soon figured out that he and almost all other Congress members had been tricked ----
into providing a blank check for the marketing of bogus collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps made legal by the legislation, of which a key author was GARY GENSLER, the former Goldman Sachs partner recruited by Clinton to be undersecretary of the treasury.

Eight years later, when President Obama nominated Gensler to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, it was SANDERS who put a temporary hold on the nomination, stating:

“Mr. Gensler worked with Sen. Phil Gramm and [former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman] Alan Greenspan to exempt credit default swaps from regulation, which led to the collapse of AIG and has resulted in the largest taxpayer bailout in U.S. history.”

TODAY.......

GARY GENSLER.........IS the top economic adviser to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The one's who created the conditions for the economic collapse are now blaming Sanders for it.

Grrrr.....cheap dirty shameless.......nasty you are Hillary.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday January 21, 2016, 7:30 am
GREENSPAN, chief prophet of radical banking deregulation.....

is MARRIED to NBC journalist ANDREA MITCHELL,

one of the two DEBATE MODERATORS Sunday night,

who pointedly challenged Sanders with questions about his integrity in his call for reform of the economy.

Imagine.....the thick as Thieves challenge Bernie of all people!

What a Farce......I hope this EXPLODES!

And shameless Gary Gensler Hillary's debate adviser Gensler to attack Sanders for his vote for legislation THAT GENSLER WROTE WHEN WORKING FOR HILLARY'S HUSBAND!
 

Sheila D (194)
Thursday January 21, 2016, 11:09 am
And Clinton says she's not part of the establishment...thanx Dandelion.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday January 21, 2016, 12:12 pm
Shared the article all over social media.

Greenspan has a lot of gall, given he's a multimillionaire.

Clinton in theory has the most to lose already, given that she spent years as First Lady with a popular with dysfunctional President.

Bernie Sanders is the one who shines out with more ethical and moral integrity than most of them. I hope Americans can see through all the smoke and mirrors.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Thursday January 21, 2016, 1:48 pm
Hillary becoming revealed as MORE AND MORE A TOTAL SHAMELESS *LIAR*....
NO Integrity whatever...
 

Animae C (509)
Thursday January 21, 2016, 2:11 pm
DIRTY!!!
 

Arild Warud (174)
Friday January 22, 2016, 2:51 am
Hillary is getting desperate and that brings out the worst in her.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday January 22, 2016, 4:25 pm
Well maybe it will let people see that side of her that they might of forgotten. She might be her own undoing. People love Bernie, he is like the loveable grandfather.....
 

Roslyn McBride (26)
Friday January 22, 2016, 5:06 pm
Never have liked Hilary Clinton.
 

Eileen S (52)
Friday January 22, 2016, 5:07 pm
she will be caught in the end the lies will finally catch up wih her. Thank you Dandelion ..hope your move went well love hugs and blessings
 

Craig Pittman (52)
Friday January 22, 2016, 5:12 pm
Hilary Clinton has revealed her true character during this campaign. I sincerely hop she is trounced by Bernie in the vote. Thanks for helping to spread the word Dandelion..
 

Laurie H (818)
Friday January 22, 2016, 5:30 pm
Here we are so clear to see. Go Team Bernie!!!!!! Thanks SO MUCH Sheryl!!~
 

Maryann S (112)
Friday January 22, 2016, 5:36 pm
The Clinton's are rotten to the core! Thanks for sharing Dandelion.
 

Robert B (55)
Friday January 22, 2016, 5:36 pm
Hillary just comes off as a slick salesman that will say anything to close the deal. BERNIE, on the other hand, is a genuine and honest. BERNIE 2016!
 

Cheryl Aaron (18)
Friday January 22, 2016, 6:20 pm
noted and shared, thanks, Dandelion.
 

Shirley S (187)
Friday January 22, 2016, 6:39 pm
Your Bernie is HONEST !
 

divergent revolution (309)
Friday January 22, 2016, 6:47 pm
welcome to 2016 year of the DUHFF
designated under handed federal friends
it will be an interesting year
GO BERNIE fellow Vermonter !!
tyfs Dearest Dandeliin
 

divergent revolution (309)
Friday January 22, 2016, 6:48 pm
DANDELION
stupid iphone cant spell
 

Roger G (148)
Friday January 22, 2016, 7:26 pm
noted, thanks
 

Rose Becke (141)
Friday January 22, 2016, 9:35 pm
Team Bernie
 

Cindy Brickner (4)
Friday January 22, 2016, 9:50 pm
Hillary Clinton is a dyed-in-the-wool politician who is not above telling bald face lies to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people. We don't need more lies! Our country needs truth and honesty. Bernie Sanders is the ONLY candidate we can trust to give us that. GO, BERNIE. GO, BERNIE. GO,BERNIE, GO.
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Dt Nc (0)
Friday January 22, 2016, 9:54 pm
danke
 

Evelyn B (63)
Friday January 22, 2016, 11:23 pm
And a whole bunch of people think voting Hillary in is important, so as to have a woman as President?

She'll do more damage to the idea of gender equality and women's capacity to lead than did Maggie Thatcher ... and the UK hasn't allowed another woman near the top for 30 years now!

Thanks, Dandelion
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 12:01 am
Margaret Thatcher and her government were the ones to open the free market enterprise AND start privatizing everything in sight. . . decimating Britain, plus making a few very rich.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 12:22 am
Darren has made a comment in response to mine that isn't showing up yet ...!
He says "Margaret Thatcher and her government were the ones to open the free market enterprise AND start privatizing everything in sight. . . decimating Britain, plus making a few very rich."

Darren - are you disagreeing?
I'd reiterate: "and the UK hasn't allowed another woman near the top for 30 years now! "
Hillary is liable to have the same impact on women at the top ......
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 2:38 am
Incidentally - back to the manipulating truth - more same, more same: Tell Hillary Clinton to Stop Lying About Single Payer - Petition ... Do sign if you haven't already!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 4:13 am
I don't believe Darren is disagreeing with you Evelyn, but he'll most likely come back to speak for himself. He has made other statements in the past of his displeasure of having had Margaret Thatcher's rule.

Thanks for posting the petition on the thread Evelyn.

Eileen, thank you, but the move is still in progress, just that I take a quick break here and there, and some stories I just can't help, like this one, to reveal. Too important an election. Between she and Bernie debate we should, but don't just bold face twist the truth.

For those with limited time.......I broke the story down in my first few comments. You can verify back to the article when you do have time.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 4:26 am
Yeah, Evelyn and Dandelion.

To clarify, Margaret Thatcher and her government were instrumental in DESTROYING the fabric of Britain, making a few very rich, and the rest of us struggle and frustrated.
 

Peggy B (43)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 4:34 am
Please don't start mudslinging within the democratic party. When Hillary lowers herself to this sort of behavior just pushes voters away from her. I want integrity and Sanders has it in bucket loads. I thought Clinton did as well, sadly I'm mistaken.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 4:47 am
As an Independent I will call out any Candidate of either Party. I've moved to the Democratic Party to vote for Bernie Sanders as he does have what you say, integrity. I'm tired of the lies, I'm tired of the cheap shots and underhanded ways of the politicians that only hurt the people and ultimately the Country.

The 1% have ruled and gotten all that it is they wanted, at the expense of the rest of us, our environment, and the animals as well. We need to claw back the power to the majority of the people and not keep voting in the people who are only the spokespeople for the most wealthy. We once more need to be that beacon of hope that Lady Liberty stands for, but first we must bring that hope back to our own lives who already live here.

Corporate politicians do not bring the average people that hope and on the Republican side why people think a Billionaire is going to do that for them is beyond me. He isn't in their corner, look at how he treats those who done business with him or work for him, he pays them low and has not paid for a lot of services and supplies provided to him along the way. He is an expert at slight of hand, ie the bulldozers and heavy equipment story, and he knows how to manipulate the media. If you think he is going to work for all those "common folk" while he exploits low wage workers abroad, you got to be kidding me. So both Parties are that, Parties, people MUST start really looking into Candidates, and that means going into 3rd Parties if no Candidate of integrity is running in the major Parties.
 

Arielle S (313)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 5:45 am
Liking Hillary less and less... she seems strident and vindictive now, never good qualities in a presidential candidate. I hope Bernie trounces her butt in the election...go, President Sanders, go!
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 6:13 am
Thanks for sharing Dandelion.
 

. (0)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 6:35 am
Noted & shared.
 

. (0)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 6:53 am
Remember also that Bill Clinton on November 12, 1999 signed into law the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act. This is the bill that allowed the banks to become too big to fail.
Glass-Steagall as I understand it needed the proposed amendments under Frank-Dodd in order to restore the safeguards for the public and their banks. Instead Clinton had no problem signing on behalf of all his good old Wall St. buddies and at the FED too, just as they did today in stopping the passage of Frank-Dodd.
I didn't see the debate but I do hope Uncle Bernie had the temerity to call her on it publicly.
 

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 7:03 am
Noted - Thanks Sheryl
 

Nita L (127)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 7:20 am
Noted and shared article. SIgned & shared petition Evelyn. Thank you Dandelionand thak you Evelyn.
 

pam w (139)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 8:14 am
SHAME ON HER!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 9:26 am
I have never trusted this woman.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 9:54 am
Peggy -
I agree: it is bad enough when political candidates use mud-slinging (because they don't have the calibre to debate and discuss effectively?). But when it takes place within the party, it is even more sickening.

When she first started showing her will to lead (when Bill Clinton was first elected), I liked her taking a position other than "First Lady supporting the Big Man") although I wasn't sure she was choosing the best way of standing up for her own identity. But bit by bit, she slipped in my respect, and it has been a number of years that I've felt she's driven by interest in power more than in will to serve the people effectively. Which is where she can't stand high alongside Bernie.

If (I hope in fact it is WHEN) Bernie gets in, there will be many points where he disappoints us, because much of the time not even Potus can do as he believes is best .... Pragmatic realities have to be tolerated, worked with - and there are many factors outside the control of even Potus ....
But I do believe he will do his best for the People (not primarily for the Corporations & the 1%) ... and that's already a lot.

And for a woman as President? Maybe next time ...? But - a good one, sound and solid, not into self-promotion. Hopefully - for the People, not for the powerful ....
 

Mandi T (367)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 11:19 am
What Darren said.
 

Judy C (91)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 1:41 pm
Damn, this IS outrageous. I was puzzled by Clinton's assertion that Sanders had voted in support of banking deregulation involving derivatives and swaps. I knew her reply had to be BS, and I didn't get around to checking out exactly what she meant. The comments above about say it all, regarding Clinton's lack of integrity. I once respected her, I certainly do not now.

This entire scenario illustrates very powerfully the fact that they need to quit placing all these ridiculous riders into vital legislation such as this, where the bill must pass to ensure that the government continues to operate.

We must remember that presidential power is limited, and if Sanders does get in, there will be a lot of people trying to ensure that he gets nothing done. It will probably be even worse than the opposition received by Obama. Still, of course, I'm hoping Sanders get elected. Thanks Dandelion.
 

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 4:25 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (47)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 4:39 pm
she is getting desperate and fears this could be 2008 for her all over again.
 

Edith B (146)
Saturday January 23, 2016, 9:15 pm
Thanks for the post. Hillary is a born politician and pragmatic enough to do whatever she has to do to get elected. Bernie is my first choice, but I will vote for her if she gets the nomination. All the current Repub candidates are scary. She is running scared of Bernie right now and will mud sling if she thinks it will help her candidacy.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 12:16 am
Reshared on social media.
 

fahad Al fahad (140)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 5:04 am
HANKS FOR SHARING DANDELION :)
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 8:14 am
Unfortunately, at this particular debate set up Bernie wasn't able to Michael. In some debates the people have a 30 second window to address an outright mistruth. Clinton and her advisors knew he wouldn't be able to do it at this debate and where Debbie Wasserman Schultz has no more debates set up before Iowa and NH this just sits out there as a last claim by Clinton.

This is why I did what I did to get out this information Judy and I hope other Progressive writers and people that have radio and video will also do. In fact I first heard the rebuttal on No Lies Radio with Tom Hartman speaking. He feels the same as you do Edith, he was very disappointed that Hillary would take this road as he will vote for her too in the end IF Bernie Sanders doesn't win the Primaries.

I realize this once more brings many people down to the voting for the lesser of two evils if Hillary wins the Primaries and many will like yourself and Hartman vote for her, for fearing the Republicans getting in. The two Parties went into cahoots with each other, when the League of Women Voters pulled out and said they would no longer partake in the election process because the elections were now going to be a "farce" and it is and has been. Most Americans are playing right into this sham and shame that the two Parties has put in place, and that is why we have Corporate rule.

To learn more go read the link below:
Our Presidential Debates Now Held Hostage by The Two Parties

I've stopped playing their pawn, if Bernie doesn't get in, I will vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party. I will not vote to slice my own throat, but I may still get it sliced anyways because it matters not if Tweedle Dee or if Tweedle Dum gets in, we will continue to lose. The Republicans have gone so far to the Right I hope that at some point they fall off the cliff, but seems there is enough Americans that continue to feel there isn't a true end to what they'll accept, we move into more and more craziness. Donald Trump now saying he could in fact shoot someone and be still okay.

The Dem's in trying to placate to the Right have moved further and further to the Right to appease and to also play up to their Corporate masters, which Hillary has no issue dancing with, nor did her husband, who not only did what Michael mentions above, but brought into NAFTA, did the Welfare Reform Act that has thrown millions of women and their children into DEEP poverty, he signed bills that increased the rates of incarceration, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which was the a massive giveaway of public airwaves to big business hastened the rise of hate radio and demise of local news and public affairs programming across America.

I could go on and on. So although I hear the "but if we don't vote for her (assuming Bernie lost) we'll get a Republican and if we get a Republican they'll pick the court people and although correct, I'm just not doing that dance anymore and haven't for years. You see, too many have played out that and it doesn't work it just gets us into the mess we are in. Both Parties have sold us out......so I'd rather vote for Jill Stein, IF Bernie doesn't get in, and if we ALL did that, maybe we could really mess with Corporate's head and get in still a person that would fight FOR us and the environment rather than going back and forth between the evils of the two sell outs.

I agree Judy, Bernie will not be able to do all he wants, but what he'll have is the microphone and with that maybe he can start convincing people to start voting in their own best interest. The elections in two years after the President is the Senate and the House, perhaps if the people like what Bernie is saying they'll vote in Candidates that also have Bernie's vision.

This is not going to change overnight, and Bernie is telling people that, he needs us to be active and to be remaining active. He can't do it alone, he isn't promising that, but he has said, he'll work as hard as he can to make some saner policies and with the people behind him we can change a lot of what we don't like. I feel we must start, and Bernie is someone that this start can begin with and we can build upon. Hillary isn't that, she is more of the same, so I will NOT have it on my conscious of being more of the same, I have done all I can to help Bernie, if he doesn't make it, I throw my support behind Jill Stein.

We have to stop the criminals no matter what Party they run under.
To Refresh Your Memory on Hillary Clinton

 

Anne P (174)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 9:35 am
I expect nothing less from Killary. Remember the awful things she said about Barack during the 2008 primary campaign? She is an untrustworthy corporate hack and religious extremist (check out "The Family") and will never get my vote. Bernie 2016!
 

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 9:50 am
*********************************************************** Dandelion
I feel deeply for you and many others who would find themselves up against a wall if Bernie isn't selected as the Candidate - particularly as I suspect it will be the kind of dirty play that blocks ... rather than a genuine voice of the people. Which also means that the world will pay a heavy price ...

Unless, of course, enough people were to swing to Stein, shock the Democratic Party conservative (or self interested?) leadership and create a tsunami in American politics. Better Stein than refusing to vote, anyway - at the very least, Stein's support would express rejection of options offered by the Two Parties ...

But we're not there yet - and hopefully we'll see Bernie as the Democrat(ic) Candidate .....
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 3:14 pm
Reshared on social media
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 3:46 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Dandelion.
Glad that this issue has been explained in this article. It's too bad there are no more debates. If Hillary does end up winning, (which I don't believe will happen), I'm leaving the Dem. party. I had to stay registered to vote in primaries in my state.
The differences between Hillary and Bernie can be explained in my mind with Hillary working at the top---collecting politicians and Corporate/Wall St. money, while Bernie's campaign is totally grassroots. For me, it's a no-brainer to vote for Bernie. Just have to make sure he wins those early primaries and continues to be supported by "small money donations."
 

Diane K (134)
Sunday January 24, 2016, 9:41 pm
Thank you for sharing, Sheryl.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday January 25, 2016, 12:40 am
Reshared on social media

A similar thing is happening in the UK, where various factions within Labour are causing friction due to the voting in of Jeremy Corbyn as leader. Corbyn is essentially the UK/US equivalent of Bernie Sanders. He's anti-austerity, and anti-war. If Labour manages to oust Jeremy Corbyn as leader, then my allegiance will die as well, in favour of our Green Party.

The main parties are too controlled and dictated to by Corporate big business and right-wing media.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Monday January 25, 2016, 4:45 am
Darren - that's bad news (yes, I tend to see Corbyn as a British Bernie, too) ...
The Labour Party has become very sick (Blair managed to move it right of Maggie ...) - I'd see Corbyn as leading back to a path of health.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday January 25, 2016, 7:57 am
The same playbook is used, if it works in one place it may work in another. Is very distressing.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 27, 2016, 1:11 am
Much noted--He speaks only truths. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Peggy B (43)
Thursday February 18, 2016, 9:25 am
I'm standing by BERNIE SANDERS. We must send a message to government that the people want their government back. Oust corporation cronyism. The Democratic party will have to listen if enough people back Bernie and stop saying they will vote for Hillary if Bernie isn't the candidate.
 

Donna G (42)
Sunday February 28, 2016, 4:19 pm
It is important to vote in your primary or caucus for Bernie Sanders; or, he may not make it to the General Election. Hillary won South Carolina by more than 2-1 against Hillary.

Washington state has a caucus and a primary. The caucus is for the Democrats and the primary is for the Republicans. I have never caucused for any candidate. The Democrats do appear on the Republican primary ballot; but, I heard that a vote for the Democrat candidate does not go towards the Democrat.

I will have to go to the caucus in March if I want my vote to count for Bernie.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday February 29, 2016, 4:57 pm
I hope others realize that as well Donna.

We vote here in Florida but I've told people they can't vote unless they are registered as a Democrat. Many are registered as Independents and may not be aware of that fact. I've told as many people as I can here with the C2 threads as well as speaking to people in the flesh here in this State.
 
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