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KoKo

(84,711 posts)
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:05 AM Mar 2016

CNN's Jake Tapper: This Week Hillary is Fundraising from NRA Lobbyists and Goldman Sachs in DC

Elections
CNN’s Tapper Asks Podesta If Hillary Attending Lobbyist Fundraiser Undermines Her Message [VIDEO]

by Steve Guest


CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta if having a fundraiser with lobbyists from Goldman Sachs “undermines” Clinton’s message and drive “supporters to Bernie Sanders.”

During “The Lead” on Tuesday, Podesta downplayed the possible conflict of interest and said “we’re going to raise money that we need to compete.”

Tapper said, “John, according to the Sunlight Foundation and The Intercept, you’re hosting a fundraiser for Secretary Clinton in Washington, along with several lobbyists who work for firms that lobby on behalf of Goldman Sachs, the NRA. Isn’t this the fundraiser exactly the kind thing that drives supporters to Bernie Sanders?”

“Well look, I think we’re trying to raise the resources that are necessary with respect to her positions,” Podesta said. “For example, there’s no one who’s been stronger, louder, in taking on the gun lobby than Hillary Clinton. She has a record in sharp contrast to Senator Sanders who’s voted five times against the Brady Bill. Voted to provide immunity to gun owners. He’s shifted, to some extent, we welcome that, in the course of this campaign. But she’s going to take on the gun lobby, take on Wall Street with comprehensive plan.”

Tapper interjected, “But aren’t you afraid that it undermines her pitch on Wall Street and the gun lobby when she takes money from federal lobbyists who lobby on behalf of Wall street and the gun lobby?”

“Well, as I understand your reference to the gun lobbies, the person no longer does that, that’s a good thing for the country because we need to beat back the gun lobby. And I think what’s important is that she can stand up, as she always has to special interests, to the people who are taking our country in the wrong direction, and she’ll do that,” Podesta claimed.

“But as you know, there’s a lot of money coming at us from the other side and we’re going to raise resources that we need to raise to compete both in these primaries and then if we become the nominee, as I think we will, in the general election.
Super PACs are already advertising against her and they have been since Iowa. And we’re going to raise money that we need to compete.”


TAPPER's Comment at the very end of Video:


http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/01/cnns-tapper-asks-podesta-if-hillary-attending-lobbyist-fundraiser-undermines-her-message-video/
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CNN's Jake Tapper: This Week Hillary is Fundraising from NRA Lobbyists and Goldman Sachs in DC (Original Post) KoKo Mar 2016 OP
Surprised anyone? Not here. nt 7wo7rees Mar 2016 #1
Any Hillary supporters care to comment? revbones Mar 2016 #2
Crickets. Eom Karma13612 Mar 2016 #31
{chirp, chirp} InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2016 #34
K&R sorry, did not see that you had already posted. amborin Mar 2016 #3
One could never post enough about this latest from her! KoKo Mar 2016 #11
And she wants to crush Bernie so badly it hurts into next election cycle Karma13612 Mar 2016 #30
And the pivot begins! NWCorona Mar 2016 #4
It's This Kind Of Crap That Should Resonate With Hillary Supporters And Let Them Realize That They.. global1 Mar 2016 #5
It won't. These things go in one ear and out the other Armstead Mar 2016 #13
I believe they are following their money; they got lucky like R. Perot. DhhD Mar 2016 #43
"Following the money:" "It's that giant sucking sound." Eleanors38 Mar 2016 #57
... PonyUp Mar 2016 #6
Bwwa-HH!! Eleanors38 Mar 2016 #58
oh man i can't wait to see this come up in the debate!! nt restorefreedom Mar 2016 #7
I hope Bernie talks about Hillary's recent fundraising schedule BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #8
he simply HAS TO. gloves off time. nt restorefreedom Mar 2016 #9
Oh he will... word is Bernie's not going away quietly. InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2016 #35
Not to mention her fundraisers in Mexico City, London and Paris Divernan Mar 2016 #26
It's Amazing That No Hillary Supporter Is Commenting On This.... global1 Mar 2016 #10
Nothing. KPN Mar 2016 #14
You're not missing a thing... Hillary is as phony as a three-dollar bill. InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2016 #36
A Nixon $3 bill, at that Art_from_Ark Mar 2016 #38
Annie's baaaack. Never met a dolla she could turn down. Such a hypocrite. nt nc4bo Mar 2016 #12
K&R Katashi_itto Mar 2016 #15
Obama had the same fundraisers. I bet you didn't care about those though. nt BreakfastClub Mar 2016 #16
I think we know more now about who funds our Politicos KoKo Mar 2016 #19
Clintons doing their best to privatize the office of President. Divernan Mar 2016 #27
But this time we have a choice... TCJ70 Mar 2016 #44
So INCREDIBLY shady. AzDar Mar 2016 #17
She has no shame! kgnu_fan Mar 2016 #18
yeah, but will HRC supporters care? casperthegm Mar 2016 #20
Apparently not..haven't seen a defense on this thread... KoKo Mar 2016 #21
Hill supporters are blinded by their hate of Trump, which is understandable; but Nuclear Unicorn Mar 2016 #40
I will rein in wall st... Unknown Beatle Mar 2016 #22
LOL Art_from_Ark Mar 2016 #25
Excellent! Karma13612 Mar 2016 #29
Yep, that's Stevie Ray, Unknown Beatle Mar 2016 #47
Where do you rank Slowhand? Karma13612 Mar 2016 #52
I would rank Clapton in a tie with Page at number 3. Unknown Beatle Mar 2016 #53
+10 Karma13612 Mar 2016 #55
You summed up Hillary's phony baloney shtick perfectly! InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2016 #37
She needs that money from the NRA and banks TheFarseer Mar 2016 #23
Faust sold his soul for power as well. EndElectoral Mar 2016 #24
The hits just keep on coming Fairgo Mar 2016 #28
Poetry & Platitudes like, " Let them eat cake " orpupilofnature57 Mar 2016 #32
Hillpocracy is the new word after Ichingcarpenter Mar 2016 #33
E-Bay? $315,000 KoKo Mar 2016 #42
When I'm president, I'll make sure you pay less in taxes... Unknown Beatle Mar 2016 #48
2A supporter here, but this does nothing to endear me to Clinton. Nuclear Unicorn Mar 2016 #39
I loved this part... Peace Patriot Mar 2016 #41
This message was self-deleted by its author cyberpj Mar 2016 #46
This message was self-deleted by its author NWCorona Mar 2016 #45
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Mar 2016 #49
K&R. Once again, my most cynical thoughts about American politics are confirmed... friendly_iconoclast Mar 2016 #50
Bogus angle, nearly a Darb Mar 2016 #51
#You'reWithHer?? Barack_America Mar 2016 #54
Are we playing 6 degrees of seperation again? MaggieD Mar 2016 #56
 

revbones

(3,660 posts)
2. Any Hillary supporters care to comment?
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:20 AM
Mar 2016

How about the ones that used her talking points and lies about Bernie's gun control record? I'm sure they have a lot to say about this.

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
11. One could never post enough about this latest from her!
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 02:54 PM
Mar 2016
To think she'd have the audacity to do this. She has to be desperate for funds.

Karma13612

(4,519 posts)
30. And she wants to crush Bernie so badly it hurts into next election cycle
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 06:05 AM
Mar 2016

In 2020.

Or she knows if she gets to the Oval Office we are going to primary her in 2020.
I have already made up my mind.

So keep begging Hillary, you are going to need that money!!!

global1

(25,107 posts)
5. It's This Kind Of Crap That Should Resonate With Hillary Supporters And Let Them Realize That They..
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:42 AM
Mar 2016

are being played for fools by Hillary and her campaign. She tells them and us one thing and goes and does just the opposite.

This is why we need to see her transcripts of the Goldman speeches.

I just don't understand how those that support Hillary can do so - so blindly?

She is playing you and all of us for suckers. I have to believe that Hillary supporters are smart enough to see this for themselves. If not - there will be massive buyers remorse - should she become president.

DhhD

(4,695 posts)
43. I believe they are following their money; they got lucky like R. Perot.
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 11:13 AM
Mar 2016

Perot indicated that either Clinton I and Bush 1 would cause us to be in deep vodo. Bloomberg and Perot have gravely different personal values.

BernieforPres2016

(3,017 posts)
8. I hope Bernie talks about Hillary's recent fundraising schedule
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:46 AM
Mar 2016

in the next debate. Private high dollar fundraisers in California. Upcoming high dollar fundraisers in Europe. Goldman Sachs, NRA lobbyists.

global1

(25,107 posts)
10. It's Amazing That No Hillary Supporter Is Commenting On This....
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 12:38 PM
Mar 2016

When it comes to poll numbers showing Hillary ahead or wins in primaries or caucuses - the Hillary supporters are out like flies to honey to rub it in and gloat. Then when an OP like the one here posted by KoKo - that shows the real Hillary and how she makes fools of her supporters - not a comment by them as to how they are able to justify her actions.

What am I missing?

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
19. I think we know more now about who funds our Politicos
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:46 PM
Mar 2016

and what they demand than even when Obama ran in 2008. The problem is that the Clintons have made a life career of "Pay to Play." We aren't just voting for Hillary...we are voting for Clinton Term 3. And, sadly, they have commercialized the role of the Presidency by their actions after the Presidency.

Who will "Clinton Administration 3" be responsible to? Those who paid for them to run, or the people who didn't have the big bucks to buy their time?

TCJ70

(4,387 posts)
44. But this time we have a choice...
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 11:18 AM
Mar 2016

...between someone who does crap like this and someone who doesn't. This isn't 2008.

casperthegm

(643 posts)
20. yeah, but will HRC supporters care?
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 07:51 PM
Mar 2016

I swear, it's like Trump supporters. Every time something new happens it just gets swept away. They seem to have made up their minds, no matter what. This is just another example of her hypocrisy. But will any of her supporters care?

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
21. Apparently not..haven't seen a defense on this thread...
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 08:24 PM
Mar 2016

but, then many have Bernie Supporters on "Ignore."

Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
40. Hill supporters are blinded by their hate of Trump, which is understandable; but
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 07:26 AM
Mar 2016

they seem to think she's more electable, which she isn't but even if she was she shouldn't be elected because she is Trump, just with better hair.

Unknown Beatle

(2,671 posts)
22. I will rein in wall st...
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:35 PM
Mar 2016

...as soon as they give me some of their money. But after that, I promise, I'll destroy them. But first, more money. After that, you'll see me obliterate them. What? They have more money to give? Hey, it's not my fault they're offering me money. After I become president, I'll pulverize Wall St. Okay, I'll do it now. CUT IT OUT! - Hillary

Karma13612

(4,519 posts)
29. Excellent!
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 06:00 AM
Mar 2016

Just curious, is the 4th picture in your sig, Stevie Ray Vaughn?

Loved his work, he was a musician who will never fully be appreciated.

Unknown Beatle

(2,671 posts)
53. I would rank Clapton in a tie with Page at number 3.
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:00 PM
Mar 2016

Of course, that's only for blues rock, my favorite music. Number 1 in any category is Hendrix.

TheFarseer

(9,307 posts)
23. She needs that money from the NRA and banks
Wed Mar 2, 2016, 09:42 PM
Mar 2016

So she can fight those banks and gun nuts on behalf of the people! What don't you understand about that?

Fairgo

(1,571 posts)
28. The hits just keep on coming
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 05:58 AM
Mar 2016

This won't slow them down a lick. Cognitive dissonance is a strategy.

Unknown Beatle

(2,671 posts)
48. When I'm president, I'll make sure you pay less in taxes...
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 03:21 PM
Mar 2016

blah blah blah...companies like yours need tax breaks...blah blah blah...taxes are killing companies like eBay...blah blah blah...we need to make it easy for eBay to thrive even further...blah blah blah...so on and so forth...

Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
39. 2A supporter here, but this does nothing to endear me to Clinton.
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 07:23 AM
Mar 2016

In case anyone was concerned the NRA maintained a Svengali-like hold on my mind.

Peace Patriot

(24,010 posts)
41. I loved this part...
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 08:10 AM
Mar 2016
Tapper interjected, “But aren’t you afraid that it undermines her pitch on Wall Street and the gun lobby when she takes money from federal lobbyists who lobby on behalf of Wall street and the gun lobby?


Can it be that Bernie Sanders' unheralded calling out of the corrupt bullshit of campaign finance has wormed its way onto CNN? Would this question have been asked of Podesta if Sanders had not entered the race and raised this issue repeatedly?

I must say I'm shocked (and not like that French guy in "Casablanca&quot by the boldness of Hillary Clinton's corruption. It is so amazingly "in your face." It's like, "See me! I do whatever I goddamn please and nyah, nyah, nyah, you peons can't do anything about it!"

Really. It's NOT shocking that she does it. It IS shocking that she really, really, really doesn't care if we know it.

Podesta has no answer to the question--just wet babbling. You'd think they would have had an answer all slicked up. No. They don't need to answer for anything.

But Bernie, yeah, he makes one difficult decision about good and bad provisions of a crime bill, consults his conscience, votes the way he thinks is best for the country, takes money from nobody, still earns a D- from the NRA (and VT a rural hunting state) and, hey, he's gun-crazy, he's a hypocrite, he loves murderers, he's the "Demon Barber of Fleet Street"!

Here was my rule-of-thumb for sussing out Bush junta statements:

Whatever they say, the opposite is true; and whatever they accuse others of doing, they are doing or planning to do.


I need to start applying this to Hillary Clinton.

Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #41)

Response to KoKo (Original post)

 

Darb

(2,807 posts)
51. Bogus angle, nearly a
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 04:45 PM
Mar 2016

shark jump. Not quite though. Good try.

One lobbyist in a big lobbying firm that doesn't lobby for the NRA any more does not mean she is taking money from the gun lobby.

That's nearly as stupid as using the term "Wall street", which actually means nothing. It is a generalized term that is used to demonize big bankers, or hedge fund guys, but actually is so goddamned broad that it means NOTHING.

 

MaggieD

(7,393 posts)
56. Are we playing 6 degrees of seperation again?
Thu Mar 3, 2016, 10:29 PM
Mar 2016

Jebus, do you think lobbyist give a rat's ass who pays them? I once hired a republican lobbyist to help pass LGBT legislation because she was buddies with two moderate republicans. She was happy for the contract.

Lobbyists have no ideology. It's a business.

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