Monday, April 20, 2015
Esquire likes Democracy Now debate on Hillary Clinton candidacy
Hillary Clinton was in favor of a very belligerent attitude in Syria, which has led to the unleashing of ISIS. She's the one that said, "Oh, Assad is just the worst thing going," just like they said Saddam Hussein, just like they said Gaddafi. So you look at Libya now, you look at Iraq, you look at Syria, a terrible mess. And yet Hillary Clinton seems to have no compunction that their foundation that her daughter—you know, she says, "I want for every child what my granddaughter has." Well, your granddaughter has a father who works for Goldman Sachs and a daughter who now works for a foundation that gets an enormous amount of money from Saudi Arabia and other people who have actually been the backers of ISIS. What do you stand for? Where are you going to get your $2.5 billion to be president, if not kissing up to Wall Street, which you've been doing as senator?—Robert Scheer, in Democracy Now debate
by Larry Geller
Esquire liked the debate led by Amy Goodman last Monday on Democracy now. Here’s the Esquire story:
The ever-invaluable Amy Goodman did us all an inestimable service by marking the launch of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, not with stupid video of camera crews chasing a van across a pasture in Iowa, but, rather, in setting up a spirited debate over how progressives should confront the near-inevitability of an HRC nomination and/or presidency.
I quote at length because this is the debate you're going to hear for the next two years. Clip it and save it.
Here’s a link to the debate on the Democracy Now website. There’s a complete transcript (for you to clip and save) and the video. Or, you can watch the video in the player below.
Debate: Hillary Clinton Sounds Populist Tone, But Are Progressives Ready to Back Her in 2016? (Democracy Now, 4/13/2015)
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