Feb 20, 2016

Lose with Hillary Clinton

While Hillary Clinton spent the 1960s working to elect Republicans—Nixon (1960) Goldwater (1964) and Rockefeller (1968)—to the presidency, Bernie Sanders was a civil rights activists, a leader in Chicago of the Congress of Racial Equality working to desegregate housing, also attending the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Faced with these facts and Clinton's smearing of Sanders' civil rights record, the Chicago Tribune (Skiba) straightened out the record this weekend and released a photo from its archives of a young Sanders being arrested at a South Side civil rights protest occurring just weeks before the March on Washington.

No comment from the Clinton campaign who instead is smearing Sanders for proposing New Deal and Great Society initiatives that used to be the foundation of the Democratic Party's platform.

After spending the 1960s working for Republicans, Clinton worked briefly as counsel in 1974 for the House Committee on the Judiciary during the Watergate scandal. During her tenure on the Judiciary Committee, Clinton alienated several other young progressive attorneys with her "self-absorbed" manner as described by one counsel.

Clinton with her husband spent the 1970s and 1980s advocating a corporatist Democratic Party vis a vis a working families Democratic Party, an effort that grew to fruition during the Clinton adminstration.

Now Clinton is questioning Sanders' bone fides as a Democrat prior to mounting evidence Clinton would lose a general election.

Notes Aaron Camp at The Progressive Midwesterner:
Sara Goldrick-Rab, who is a education policy and sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Goldrick-Rab is also a frequent user of Twitter, and she only needed one tweet to make a compelling case for how Bernie is a more electable presidential candidate than Hillary Clinton:

It's not personal Hillary, the American people just don't trust and like you, (Bloomberg Politics).

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