Left blasts Hillary Clinton for - wait for it - being too much of a hawk
I guess that the Left has decided that they want Elizabeth Warren (God Forbid) to be President of the United States. They have decided that Hillary Clinton is too much of a hawk
“[A] Clinton presidency undos [sic] all our progress and returns the
financial interests to even more prominence than they currently have,”
Melissa Byrne, an activist with the Occupy Wall Street movement, said in
a November 2013 email.
The progressives expressed an appetite
for an alternative to Clinton to teach her — and those from the centrist
wing of the party — a lesson.
Liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has repeatedly said she won’t run for president, but some on the left aren’t convinced.
establishment Dems need to be punished, and the best way for that to
happen is for Warren to beat Hillary in the primary on a populist
message,” Carl Gibson, a progressive activist and writer for Occupy.com,
wrote in one email.
Even though months have passed since the emails were sent, the sentiment remains.
One of Clinton’s biggest critics among the group is Guy Saperstein, a
major Democratic donor and part owner of the Oakland Athletics baseball
In emails, Saperstein called a report out in December of
last year that Clinton offered a “reassuring” message to Goldman Sachs
executives “horrific,” and slammed her for “ducking a lot of issues,
like the Keystone pipeline.”
He also raised questions about her
leadership at the State Department and referenced “the type of
intimidation the Clintons want to quietly promote [in the velvet glove,
Saperstein expressed concerns that voters would begin to speculate over her personal life and relationship with her husband.
“None of that would be helpful to her candidacy,” he wrote.
For Israel, either choice would be a disaster. What could go wrong?
Labels: Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, US presidential campaign 2016