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Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:00 AM

 

Right-Wing Wall St. Financiers Launch Big Money Attack on Clinton

Right-Wing Wall St. Financiers Launch Big Money Attack on Clinton
Super PAC ad funded by wealthy conservatives with ties to Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush.
By Cady Zuvich / The Center for Public Integrity December 10, 2015


Hedge fund managers and investors, together worth billions of dollars, are bankrolling a little-known super PAC that on Tuesday unleashed attack ads against Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

Running the operations is Brian O. Walsh, president of Future45. In 2010, Walsh directed a $26 million campaign at “dark money” nonprofit American Action Network — an effort that succeeded in helping Republicans gain control of the House. Walsh left the American Action Network in January.

Weiser, former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, is chairman of Future45.


http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/right-wing-wall-st-financiers-launch-big-money-attack-clinton


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workinclasszero Dec 2015 OP
treestar Dec 2015 #1
daleanime Dec 2015 #8
treestar Dec 2015 #15
daleanime Dec 2015 #22
treestar Dec 2015 #24
daleanime Dec 2015 #25
workinclasszero Dec 2015 #14
Betty Karlson Dec 2015 #19
MoonRiver Dec 2015 #33
Thinkingabout Dec 2015 #2
Dustlawyer Dec 2015 #11
workinclasszero Dec 2015 #16
treestar Dec 2015 #17
Thinkingabout Dec 2015 #26
upaloopa Dec 2015 #52
Dustlawyer Dec 2015 #55
RandySF Dec 2015 #53
daleanime Dec 2015 #23
Thinkingabout Dec 2015 #27
daleanime Dec 2015 #30
Thinkingabout Dec 2015 #35
daleanime Dec 2015 #36
Thinkingabout Dec 2015 #46
daleanime Dec 2015 #54
Skwmom Dec 2015 #40
Skidmore Dec 2015 #3
CorporatistNation Dec 2015 #4
McCamy Taylor Dec 2015 #10
treestar Dec 2015 #18
CorporatistNation Dec 2015 #5
Renew Deal Dec 2015 #6
workinclasszero Dec 2015 #20
artislife Dec 2015 #44
jalan48 Dec 2015 #7
ibegurpard Dec 2015 #29
libdem4life Dec 2015 #34
NCTraveler Dec 2015 #9
DhhD Dec 2015 #13
reformist2 Dec 2015 #12
Scuba Dec 2015 #21
ibegurpard Dec 2015 #28
GoneFishin Dec 2015 #31
Persondem Dec 2015 #32
stevenleser Dec 2015 #37
workinclasszero Dec 2015 #38
MeNMyVolt Dec 2015 #39
Doctor_J Dec 2015 #41
Persondem Dec 2015 #43
Thinkingabout Dec 2015 #47
Doctor_J Dec 2015 #42
artislife Dec 2015 #45
Thinkingabout Dec 2015 #48
Doctor_J Dec 2015 #49
Thinkingabout Dec 2015 #50
DonCoquixote Dec 2015 #51

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:04 AM

1. What a strange thing to do

to their most dedicated defender!

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Response to treestar (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:12 AM

8. Because we've had no examples at all....

of people 'biting the hand that feeds them'.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:29 AM

15. Not on this level.

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Response to treestar (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:53 AM

22. Because they're rich......

they're on a different level?

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Response to daleanime (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:56 AM

24. Biting the hand that feeds them is an individual dumb decision

Why would Wall Street is all its awful powerfulness make such a dumb mistake? Aren't they oligarchs who plan and scheme?

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Response to treestar (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:02 AM

25. If that made them superhuman.....

then they would also be kind, wise, and caring, and changing the system wouldn't be a matter of survival. But in spite of the 'planning and scheming ' they are only human.

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Response to treestar (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:28 AM

14. IKR?

 

How can this be??

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Response to treestar (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:32 AM

19. Unless they want to give her cover while she moves further to the right.

 

The Third Way did the same a couple of weeks ago.

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Response to Betty Karlson (Reply #19)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 12:11 PM

33. Delusional

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:06 AM

2. Attacks against HRC because they know her plan for regulation will halt their games.

I am not against Wall Street and I am not against regulations for Wall Street. We do not need to return to status quo with reinstating Glass Stegall. It is also RW attacks hoping HRC will nit be the nominee and the GOP will not have a strong opponent to run against in the GE.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:19 AM

11. I believe they are merely giving her cover to help separate herself from Wall Street.

They are not stupid and most really want her in charge. They know the Republican field has no one capable of the job and Hillary is very capable. She is their proven friend so they have to appear to be against her just like she has to tell them to "Cut that out!"

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:29 AM

16. lolol

 

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:30 AM

17. Wow that's an amazing conspiracy!

That risks their not getting their friend into office!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:08 AM

26. Like being a friend to NRA and Lockheed Martin. Yes Hillary is very capable, the Hedge Fund people

do not want her to beef up Dodd Frank and invoke the Volker Rule since it would stop their games. Hoping they have a soft candidate running as DNC nominee who is not going to curb their games and they can do whatever they want with a Republican such as Rubio in office.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 05:50 PM

52. How long does it take to make this shit up? Do you have to stop and think first or does it just

come out

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #52)

Mon Dec 14, 2015, 08:15 PM

55. Never heard Brea Rabbit beg, "Don't throw me in that briar patch!"

Hint, Brer Rabbit lived in the briar patch and so he used reverse psychology to get the bad guy to throw him in the briar patch instead of eating him.

Wall Street wants to help Clinton by providing some distance for her. Not to complicated to understand if you don't have blinders on. Hillary''s biggest weakness is her ties to Wall Street. Why is it outlandish to suspect that they would try to help her create distance?

By the way, no need to be ugly just because you don't agree. Hope you have a great day!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 06:10 PM

53. I knew there had to be a conspiracy theory in this thread

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:55 AM

23. How long ago.....

was Glass-Stegall revoked?

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Response to daleanime (Reply #23)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:09 AM

27. 1999

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:17 AM

30. Then 16 years ago, so how is reinstating it.....

"status quo"?

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Response to daleanime (Reply #30)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 12:44 PM

35. It goes right back to a bill which does not cover the things needed to prevent the finanical crisis,

so more failures. If Sanders was wanting to bust up the banks he would be for beefing up Dodd Frank and invoking the Volker Rule. If the banks start to fail then they would be broken up.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 12:53 PM

36. I love how people refuse to say....

to say 'oops, I was wrong there'. But going ahead and color it any way you want to, some one taking $200,000-$275,000 checks from any one is, shall we say, unlikely to go against their interest.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #36)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 05:19 PM

46. I find it very interesting also.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #46)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 06:42 PM

54. Implying moi?

If so please help a fellow out by pointing out where, I don't mind hand out apologies, but I despise blank checks.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 03:38 PM

40. Yeah, the brilliant plan to break them up if it becomes necessary.


Of course by that time it would be too late. More smoke and mirrors.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:07 AM

3. Yes. I see it here. The ads

run by Republican candidates here now only mention Hillary as the opposition in the GE.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:08 AM

4. ALL WHite Noise... A Diversionary Tactic

designed to influence the little people that Hillary is NOT in bed with Wall Street when everyone who really pays attention understands just "How" things work... That $105 $Million$ has got to be paid back somehow...

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Response to CorporatistNation (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:15 AM

10. Uh huh...

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Response to CorporatistNation (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:30 AM

18. coping strategy 29

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:10 AM

5. The General Election is The Democratic Primary...

Your Guess is as good as mine as to who Wall Street's candidate is in the General Election... which is currently underway...

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:11 AM

6. The Sanders campaign thanks them for the support

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:42 AM

20. I don't doubt it

 

Sad to say.

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 05:06 PM

44. Sure.

 

Just the same way any candidate supporters like it when the opposition is under scrutiny.



The h supporters also like this, they would admit if they were to be honest. And some can be candid about this. I have seen it on this site. It is an election, afterall.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:12 AM

7. Looks like Wall St. has decided to fund both sides to make sure it wins.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:09 AM

29. indeed

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 12:34 PM

34. It's been that way for a long time...Best kept secret and all.

 

Most don't know exactly what the Oligarghy Bernie talks about and of which Hillary is a deeply indebted and committed part of...

Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning "few", and ἄρχω (arkho), meaning "to rule or to command"[1][2][3] is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, religious or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary condition for the application of this term.

Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical, relying on public obedience or oppression to exist. Aristotle pioneered the use of the term as a synonym for rule by the rich,[4] for which another term commonly used today is plutocracy.

Throw in SCOTUS, and it's pretty far down the road in this direction, and in some ways, already there.

I'm pretty sure that this is why Bernie is not touting some "foreign policy". He has a lot to learn once he gets there and as Obama discovered, it ain't pretty. OTOH, our Hillary knows it very, very well.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:12 AM

9. The best free advertising she gets...

 

Is when the "left" goes around yelling that she is a corporatist. People hear that and then read stories like this. They quickly understand that she is a heavy regulation capitalist just like a majority of Democrats. Clinton doesn't pay a dime for the excellent dichotomy presented to the voters by WS and the "left."

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:23 AM

13. A heavy regulation capitalist? In my thinking, she is a heavy privatizationist for Big Money

Men and Women.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:21 AM

12. Oh noes! I sure hope *our* LEFT-wing billionaires save us!!!


*sarcasm*

Enough. I want a candidate who will put an end to this BS.

"Elections should be determined by the power of good ideas, not who can hustle the most money from the rich and powerful. " -Bernie Sanders

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:51 AM

21. Uh huh.

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:09 AM

28. lol

SEE???
How can Hillary be a water-carrier for an out-of-control financial system when they are attacking her?
What an insultingly transparent Politics 101 ploy.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:20 AM

31. The devil is in the details. In the primary, distancing her from Wall Street helps her. She is

taking a lot of shit for being cozy with them. The mere existing of a PAC doesn't prove shit.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:59 AM

32. Gee, to hear some folks at DU tell it, they should be contributing to her campaign, but ...

they are NOT. Instead they are trying to hurt Clinton's campaign. Imagine that

Wow, this will be earth shattering news to some folks here.

K & R

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Response to Persondem (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 12:57 PM

37. It took them half a heartbeat to develop a crazy conspiratorial spin that explained it away.

 

The truth is apparently to hard to bear for some folks if it explodes their desired beliefs.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #37)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:42 PM

38. You got that right

 

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #37)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:50 PM

39. Yep. It never fails.

 

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Response to Persondem (Reply #32)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 03:44 PM

41. actually a whole bunch of them are

 

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #41)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 04:59 PM

43. I take it you can prove that very specific charge that republican Wall St. types are

donating to Clinton's campaign.

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Response to Persondem (Reply #43)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 05:25 PM

47. Or maybe having donations to help beat your opponent like the NRA did to

Help Sanders get elected into congress, he
paid
them back by voting their way.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 03:48 PM

42. uh huh

 

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #42)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 05:08 PM

45. Keeping it real, Dr_J nt

 

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #42)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 05:27 PM

48. I don't see the NRA donation to help defeat his opponent when he was elected to congress.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #48)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 05:31 PM

49. maybe because the picture is from this century

 

And what does your post have to do with the op?

Do you think anyone at du is going to be convinced that Hillary is not wall street's candidate? We're not morons.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #49)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 05:35 PM

50. Hillary also donated to Sanders campaign and campaigned for him.

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As you say we are not morons, he must have liked her money coming in and having her campaign even though she is accused of being in with Wall Street. What about Sanders big banker friend?

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 05:48 PM

51. so slam Hillary

for the one part of her political work that sadly, is in perfect line with GOP policy, and that the GOP would double down on, sad.

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