Hillary Clinton attacks Sanders, helping Trump again


This 7 February 2020 video about the USA says about itself:

After Iowa Caucus Win, Bernie Sanders HAMMERS Pete Buttigieg’s Billionaire Donors

Earlier today in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders called out Pete Buttigieg for being indebted to billionaire donors more than perhaps any other candidate in the 2020 Democratic Primary.

So while Mayor Pete Buttigieg likes to pretend that he is a small midwestern mayor who isn’t tainted by big-time politics, he is in reality the choice of the billionaire donor class, and not of the marginalized, working-class, and young.

Bernie Sanders is still the only one to challenge the neoliberal status quo, be it led by Buttigieg or by Joe Biden.

By Barry Grey in the USA:

After impeachment debacle and Iowa chaos

Hillary Clinton launches new attack on Sanders

8 February 2020

In the aftermath of the Democrats’ impeachment debacle and the chaotic breakdown of the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic Party establishment has stepped up its efforts to undermine the campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the party’s presidential nomination.

With Trump’s poll numbers rising, despite the shift to the left among working people and youth reflected in the broad support for Sanders, the Democratic leadership is determined to suppress the issue of social inequality in the 2020 campaign for fear of encouraging the growth of social opposition and anti-capitalist sentiment.

The lead role in attacking Sanders from the right has been given to the Democrats’ defeated 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. On Thursday, one day after the Senate’s acquittal of Trump and in the midst of the continuing vote-counting debacle in Iowa—and one day before the Democratic presidential debate in New HampshireClinton intervened once again to accuse Sanders of dividing the Democratic Party and leading it toward disaster in the November election.

Appearing on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Clinton attacked Sanders without naming him. Implicitly branding Sanders an extremist, she said, “You’ve got to be responsible for what you say and what you say you’re going to do. And if you promise the moon and you can’t deliver the moon, then that’s going to be one more indicator of how we just can’t trust each other.”

Dear Ms Clinton: Why do people in the USA ‘can’t trust each other’; more explicitly, why do so many people in the USA don’t trust politicians? A major reason for that is you. Eg, when you said in speeches when you were running against Sanders in the 2016 presidential primaries that, like Sanders, you opposed the TPP trade deal. A deal which you had promoted while being Secretary of State. And about which you, while you said in public that, being a candidate, you now opposed it, you said in a secret speech to Wall Street bankers that you really supported it. And that your public trade deal criticisms were just empty election promises, not intended to be kept.

This comes in the wake of Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, in which he once again placed the defeat of socialism at the center of his reelection campaign and his efforts to create a fascist force to throw against the growing movement of the working class.

Last month, as Sanders’ poll numbers were rising in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, the first contest in the Democratic primaries, Clinton told an interviewer, “Nobody likes him [Sanders], nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done… It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors …”

She refused, when asked, to commit to supporting Sanders should he win the nomination. …

This is despite Sanders’ repeated assurances that he will support whoever is nominated by the Democrats in November and his … role in 2016, when he endorsed Clinton …

Clinton’s attacks on Sanders are part of a concerted campaign by leading Democrats and media outlets aligned with the Democratic Party, from the New York Times and the Washington Post to CNN, NBC and other major media outlets. The breakdown of vote-counting in Iowa was used by the state Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee to downplay Sanders’ victory in the popular vote in the caucuses and his virtual tie with Pete Buttigieg, the right-wing former Naval intelligence officer and one-time mayor of South Bend, Indiana, in the race for delegates to this summer’s party convention, and declare Buttigieg the winner.

The state party’s three-day delay in reporting the results was also a boon to former Vice President Joe Biden, favored by the party establishment to be its “centrist” opponent of Trump, who suffered a humiliating defeat in Iowa, coming in fourth behind Sanders, Buttigieg and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

The Democratic establishment’s increasing attack on socialism and gang-up against Sanders continued in Friday night’s debate in New Hampshire, four days in advance of that state’s primary election.

The debate began with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos inviting Biden to repeat his charge from earlier in the week that the nomination of Sanders, who occasionally calls himself a “democratic socialist”, would undercut Democrats running for office at every level in the face of Trump’s tirades against socialism.

Biden obliged, saying that Trump would use the fact that “Bernie has labeled himself a democratic socialist.”

Asked to respond, Sanders evaded the issue of socialism. Instead, he said, “Trump lies all the time”, and declared, “At the end of the day, the way we defeat Trump—no matter who wins [the nomination]—we all stand together to beat Trump.”

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, part of the right-wing grouping that includes Biden and Buttigieg, piled on, saying the party did not “want to divide”, but instead needed to “bring people together”. She explained that this meant winning independents and moderates and said Trump’s nightmare was facing “someone who can bring people in from the middle”. She added, “That’s me.”

Buttigieg was next, saying it was a “risk to fall back on the familiar of having a nominee who is dividing the country.” Asked by Stephanopoulos if he was talking about Sanders, the former Naval intelligence officer said, “Yes”, adding that he, in contrast, represented the “politics of addition and inclusion.”

All of the major candidates declared their support for the right-wing basis on which the Democrats have opposed Trump, including in their impeachment drive. From the outset of Trump’s tenure, they have been guided by one overriding aim—to deflect the mass opposition to Trump’s racism, militarism and pro-corporate policies away from a popular movement of social opposition and channel it behind their foreign policy agenda, which centers on a more aggressive confrontation with Russia than that endorsed by Trump.

That the Democrats, following the ignominious outcome of their impeachment drive, intend to continue their McCarthyite campaign against Russia was indicated by the publication of an editorial Friday by the Washington Post demanding new sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its role in attacking Al Qaeda-linked “rebel” forces in northwestern Syria.

In the debate, Warren backtracked on her previous call for “Medicare for all”, continuing a path that began weeks ago when she came under attack by bankers and the billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for calling for a wealth tax on billionaires to pay for the program. …

The impeachment debacle has further demoralized the Democratic Party and exacerbated its crisis and internal divisions, raising the possibility of a split even before the November election. The dominant faction is determined to suppress the class issues of social inequality that are driving the growth of working-class opposition, and to run a campaign based on anti-Russian and anti-Chinese militarism

In an article in the New York Times on Friday, columnist David Brooks summed up the crisis of the Democratic Party as follows: “Democrats may end up in a position in which they can’t nominate Bernie Sanders because he’s too far left, and they can’t not nominate him because his followers would bolt from a Biden/Bloomberg/Buttigieg-led party.” Brooks noted that tens of thousands of Sanders voters in the 2016 Democratic primaries ended up going for Trump in the general election after the Democrats nominated Clinton and Sanders lined up behind her.

Hillary Clinton attacks Sanders, rap music parody


When Hillary Clinton lost the 2008 United States Democratic party primary elections to Barack Obama, somewhat more to the left than her, she did 12 meetings supporting the winner of the nomination.

When Bernie Sanders lost the 2016 United States Democratic party nomination to Hillary Clinton, after the party establishment had used dirty tricks, Sanders did many more meetings, 41, all over the USA asking voters to vote not for Trump, and not to stay home, but to vote for Clinton; even though the opposition to him had been much dirtier and the political differences were much bigger than after the Clinton-Obama primaries.

Now, it looks like Ms Clinton would rather have four more years of Donald Trump than Bernie Sanders being elected president.

This 3 February 2020 rap music video from Britain, a parody of the song Insane in the brain, by Cypress Hill, says about itself:

Cypress Hillary – Insane in the Dem Brain

Hillary Clinton‘s Cypress Hill tribute act.

LYRICS:

Listen up, DNC:
It’s looking rough
We can’t let Bernie win the primary
How can we make the nominee me?
Or Bloomberg or John Kerry?
Rig the convention selections
To kill momentum in time for the General Election
Damn! The gap just widened on Biden
And Liz Warren
Gotta come out fightin’
Oh! Can someone wake up Joe?
We need a good show for the Bernie Bros
They’re booing my name
It’s got Hillary Clinton going insane

Insane in the Dem brain
(Insane in the brain!)
Insane in the Dem brain
(Insane in the brain!)
Insane in the Dem brain
(Galaxy brain! Got no shame!)
Insane in the Dem brain
(Insane in the brain!)

Do my shit undercover, drone strike like Obama
Oughta take out the whole of Iowa
I’ll take a donation from any nation
Just make it out to the Clinton Foundation
Nobody in Congress likes Bernie S
He’s basically Trump for the left
And you’re all deplorable, frankly
You don’t believe I’m a fan of the Yankees
Or that I was attacked on the tarmacIn Bosnia with Sinbad and a press pack
Get on the galaxy brain thought train!
‘Cause Hillary Clinton’s going insane

Insane in the Dem brain
(Insane in the brain!)
Insane in the Dem brain
(Insane in the brain!)
Insane in the Dem brain
(Galaxy brain! Got no shame!)
Insane in the Dem brain
(Insane in the brain!)

Hillary Clinton smears Bernie Sanders, helping Trump


This 21 January 2020 video about the United States presidential election says about itself:

Nobody Likes Him“: Hillary Clinton spreads more lies about Bernie Sanders

Earlier today, Hillary Clinton did an interview where she said that Bernie Sanders “was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. … It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” Clinton also would not commit to endorsing Bernie Sanders if he wins the Democratic nomination: “I’m not going to go there yet.”

She also smeared Bernie Sanders with the Bernie Bro myth, and lied about how Bernie Sanders is attacking Elizabeth Warren, when the exact opposite is true.

All of this is based on lies; Bernie did 41 events for Hillary, Bernie is among the most popular politicians in the United States, and Bernie is supported by millions of regular Americans. All this shows is that Hillary still blames Bernie for her failures, and fails to see why regular people are buying into Bernie’s message .

‘I Like Bernie’ hashtag trends after Clinton criticizes Sanders: here.

‘Inexcusable’: Hillary Clinton, Who Lost to Trump in 2016, Won’t Commit to Helping Bernie Sanders Win in 2020: here.

What will Ms Clinton do if Bernie Sanders will win the nomination? Found a ‘Democrats for TrumpSuper PAC funded by fossil fuel billionaires?

Top Democratic officials and Democratic-aligned media outlets are engaged in a coordinated offensive against the campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. In an extraordinary interview published Tuesday, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, denounced Sanders and refused to commit herself to support Sanders if he wins the Democratic presidential nomination this year: here.

Hillary Clinton smears Bernie Sanders, video


This 5 December 2019 video from the USA is called Hillary Clinton Redbaits Bernie [Sanders] On Howard Stern.

This 5 December 2019 video from the USA is about the same subject.

Dear Ms Clinton: you had your unique chance of beating very deservedly unpopular Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump; and you blew it. So, stop smearing Bernie Sanders, who, according to polls, contrary to you, would have beaten Trump in 2016. Stop trying to sabotage him from beating Trump in 2020.

Hillary Clinton’s 2020 United States presidential campaign?


Fossil fuel industry-supported United States Democratic party ‘centrist‘ presidential candidate Joe Biden is not doing well in public opinion polls. Other right-wing pro-Wall Street Democratic candidates are doing even worse.

So, whom are fossil fuel and other Wall Street billionaires considering now about the presidential candidacy? A fossil fuel and otherwise Wall Street politician who managed against all odds to lose the 2016 election to the, deservedly so, deeply unpopular Donald Trump.

This 23 October 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Hillary Clinton Seriously Considering 2020 Run

Establishment Democrats want a new candidate. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss on The Young Turks.

“When a half-dozen Democratic donors gathered at the Whitby Hotel in Manhattan last week, the dinner began with a discussion of which presidential candidates the contributors liked. But as conversations among influential Democrats often go these days, the meeting quickly evolved into a discussion of who was not in the race — but could be lured in.”

Read more here.

Ms Clinton may have started off her 2020 campaign with her ‘Trump-lite’ McCarthyist attack on anti-war Iraq war veteran congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard. Ms Gabbard, whom Ms Clinton, cowardly, did not name; smearing Ms Gabbard as a ‘Russian spy’. She did smear 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Ms Jill Stein as a ‘Russian spy’ by name. While, implicitly, her target was 2016 and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders, who generated far more enthusiasm than her among voters in 2016. And whom she only managed to defeat with a little help of dirty tricks by the Democratic National Committee, and of threatening police violence against Nevada pro-Sanders Democratic party delegates.

After which Ms Clinton made Donald Trump president … Granted, I have to admit that Ms Clinton had millions of more votes than Trump. But the 18th-century electoral college system helped Trump.

Hillary Clinton Says ‘Many, Many People’ Urging Her To Run In 2020: here.

DEVAL PATRICK ‘CONSIDERING’ PRESIDENTIAL RUN Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is reportedly considering launching a last-minute presidential bid, the newest sign that some establishment Democrats are unsatisfied with the current slate of contenders. [HuffPost]

Hillary Clinton’s anti-Gabbard, anti-Green McCarthyism


This 18 October 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Tulsi Gabbard: “Hillary Clinton is the queen of warmongers and the embodiment of corruption. She is the personification of rot that has sickened the Democratic party.”

After Hillary Clinton’s ‘Trump-lite’ xenophobia, now her ‘Trump-lite’ McCarthyism.

By Andre Damon in the USA:

Hillary Clinton slanders Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Green Party candidate Jill Stein as Russian spies

19 October 2019

Hillary Clinton, the widely despised former Democratic Party presidential candidate, has slandered two of her political opponents—Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein—as traitors and Russian spies.

The World Socialist Web Site has fundamental political differences with both Ms. Gabbard and Dr. Stein. But Clinton’s claims, made without the slightest effort at factual substantiation, are an attempt to criminalize the anti-war statements of the two candidates as treasonous.

Clinton’s attacks on Gabbard and Stein make clear once again that the Democrats’ assertions of “Russian meddling” in the 2016 election were primarily aimed not at Trump, but at the anti-war and anti-capitalist sentiments that led millions of people to refuse to vote for her in 2016.

They underscore how the Democrats have appropriated the McCarthyite tactics historically associated primarily with the Republican right.

As a central part of their anti-Russia campaign, Clinton and the Democrats promoted the media effort to poison public opinion against journalist Julian Assange by slandering him as a “Russian agent”, preparing the way for the Trump administration to indict him on bogus sedition charges and secure his imprisonment in London under conditions that threaten his life.

At the same time, in the name of countering the supposed menace of Russian “fake news”, the Democrats pressured Google to slash search traffic to left-wing political websites and insisted that Facebook and Twitter delete left-wing accounts with millions of followers.

In a podcast interview published Thursday, Clinton told former Obama adviser David Plouffe, “I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.” Implicitly but clearly referring to Gabbard, Clinton continued, “She’s the favorite of the Russians.”

“They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her,” Clinton added.

Asked later if the former secretary of state was referring to Gabbard in her comment, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill told CNN, “If the nesting doll fits…”

Clinton then went on to make her strongest assertion yet that Jill Stein was a “Russian asset”.

“That’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not, because she’s also a Russian asset,” Clinton said. “Yes, she’s a Russian asset, I mean, totally. They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate.”

Gabbard replied to Clinton’s slander on Twitter by declaring, “Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain.”

Gabbard’s performance in this week’s Democratic presidential debate no doubt put her in Clinton’s crosshairs. Gabbard vowed, “As president, I will end these regime-change wars”, and “would make sure that we stop supporting terrorists like Al Qaeda in Syria, who have been the ground force in this ongoing regime-change war.”

Gabbard’s true statement that the United States—with Clinton as secretary of state under Obama—had allied with forces linked to Al Qaeda in the drive to overthrow the Syrian government was passed over in total silence by the rest of the candidates and the CNN and New York Times moderators. It was then blacked out in the post-debate media coverage of the event.

In an earlier debate, Gabbard said the greatest geopolitical danger facing the United States was the threat of nuclear war—another taboo in the broadcast media, which routinely demands that the United States “stand up” to Russia without mentioning what a military confrontation with the nuclear-armed country would look like.

Toward the end of Thursday’s interview, Clinton implicitly called for censorship. She condemned the growth of internet news outlets, which have broadened the number and range of sources of information available to the population.

“I think it’s a lot harder for Americans to know what they’re supposed to believe,” she said. In the 1970s, with only three major national newspapers, “It was a much more controllable environment.”

Jill Stein advocates the reform of capitalism and is an opponent of Marxism. She has stated that she is opposed to “state socialism.” Tulsi Gabbard, a veteran of the Iraq war and major in the Hawaii National Guard, describes herself as a “hawk” in many aspects of US foreign policy.

Nevertheless, it is clear that the statements they have made in opposition to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria correspond to the sentiments of the overwhelming majority of the American people, who see these wars of aggression launched on the basis of lies, which have killed and maimed millions, as a criminal squandering of lives and resources.

Clinton, speaking for a rabidly pro-war faction of the American financial oligarchy and the military-intelligence establishment, sees these sentiments as treasonous and argues for their criminalization.

Her statements make clear once again that the working class has no stake in the struggle between the Trump faction and his opponents in the Democratic Party and intelligence apparatus. Trump, relying on fascistic appeals to his right-wing base, is seeking to turn the United States into a personalist dictatorship. But Clinton’s faction does not oppose his concentration camps for immigrants or his pro-corporate agenda. Rather, it opposes Trump on the grounds that he is “soft” on Russia and insufficiently aggressive in waging America’s wars.

This 19 October 2019 video from the USA is called Jill Stein: “Hillary Is Desperate To Explain Why She Lost The 2016 Election”.

This 15 October 2019 video from the USA is called Hillary’s Newest/Dumbest Excuse For Losing Election.

Trump-lite Hillary Clinton, British Labour disagrees


This 27 November 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Jeremy Corbyn Responds To Hillary’s Xenophobia

Hillary Clinton recently made some immigration statements to the Guardian. Here’s how Jeremy Corbyn approaches the issue.

Hillary Clinton sees Russians under all beds


This 27 November 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Hillary Says Russia Controls Most Of The World

Hillary Clinton spoke at a conference for Human Rights in Oxford. Here’s What Happened .…

So, after self-styled former ‘Goldwater girl’ Ms Clinton imitated the xenophobia of Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, she now imitates Sarah Palin’s Russophobia.

After Clinton supporters smeared Ms Donna Brazile, ex-Democratic Party chair and long-time friend of Ms Clinton, as supposedly a ‘tool of Russia’ for objecting to Democratic party establishment dirty tricks against Bernie Sanders. After Establishment smears against African American rights advocates, like Black Lives Matter, as ‘tools of Russia’. After right-wing claims that Russia supposedly controlled the British Labour party. Etc.

Amid new exposures of Wall Street criminality, the White House’s mass imprisonment of immigrant children, and growing demands by US workers for decent wages, the US media was preoccupied Monday with the supposed efforts of Russian President Vladimir Putin to make people believe that life in America is not a paradise: here.

Example of what Facebook and New Knowledge call 'Russian Propaganda'

This is an example of what Facebook and [ex-secret ‘intelligence’] corporation New Knowledge call ‘Russian propaganda’.

Hillary Clinton, Steve Bannon-lite?


This 26 November 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Did Hillary Clinton Just Go Full Steve Bannon?

Clinton’s comments on European Union immigration are demonstrably wrong. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

Europe must get a handle on immigration to combat a growing threat from right-wing populists, Hillary Clinton has said, calling on the continent’s leaders to send out a stronger signal showing they are ‘not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support’.

In an interview with the Guardian, the former Democratic presidential candidate … suggested immigration was inflaming voters and contributed to the election of Donald Trump and Britain’s vote to leave the EU. ‘I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame’, Clinton said, speaking as part of a series of interviews with senior centrist political figures ….”

Hillary Clinton, ‘Trump-lite’ against immigrants?


This 23 November 2018 video from the USA is called Hillary [Clinton] Blames Immigrants For Rise Of Right Wing.

Dear Ms Clinton: if you really, as reports say, plan to be the Democratic party candidate against Trump once again in the 2020 United States presidential election, then you should know that the Trump xenophobia original will win against a ‘Trump-lite’ carbon copy.