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Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are having an effect already!

Hillary’s critics on the left may finally have the opportunity they’ve been waiting for.

Adam Green, the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, one of the groups most closely associated with the so-called “Warren wing of the Democratic Party,” said his organization reached out to Clinton’s camp before the election and that a meeting was “very soon.”

He declined to name the Clinton advisers with whom he’s been in contact, saying discussions have so far been limited to “conversations about having conversations.” “We want to keep as open a line of communication with Hillary Clinton and her team as possible,” he told msnbc.

The meeting will hopefully be a precursor to a larger summit with more progressive leaders and Clinton herself. “The more the merrier,” Green said. “Individual meetings are useful, but progressive movement-wide meetings would be really smart for her.”

Their message is that Clinton should adopt the kind of economic inequality issues championed by Warren, both for substantive and political reasons. “This is the path to victory in the primary and general election,” Green and co-founder Stephanie Taylor wrote in an op-ed in The Hill.

Other liberal groups, which have sometimes been critical of Clinton, are also interested in a chance to bend Clinton’s ear on these issues. MoveOn.org, which has 8 million members and traces it roots to defending Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial, said that while noting is planned at the moment, they anticipate some kind of interaction with Clinton. “We would be open and expecting a meeting and interactions with anybody looking for the Democratic nomination,” said a source at the group.

3 thoughts on “See?

  1. Oh my. Our first black president, Mr. Obama, talked a great game on the campaign trail. Then he was elected and became a neo-con interventionist on foreign policy and a Wall Street ass kisser on domestic policy. Who gives a good goddamn what Hillary’s message is when she’s campaigning? The important question that must be answered is whether or not she’s a Progressive? The answer to that question is an emphatic NO! Green , Taylor and the rest of the political stage managers can dance as fast as they’d like. But in the end Hillary is what she is no matter what comes out of her lying mouth. She is now, always has been, and will continue to be a neo-con interventionist and Wall Street corporatist. That’s who the 1% wants as their president. It is not what the 99% needs as its president. Which is why only Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren should be our next president.

  2. Meh. We’ve been lied to before by the current president. We shouldn’t have to accept a superficial progressive agenda painted on a candidate who is essentially neoliberal, as opposed to a genuine candidate who has been espousing a liberal agenda for decades.

    The sense I get from the Clintons is that they’re so socially isolated from the electorate that they have very little idea of how ordinary people are faring or why. Bill seems to be in denial about the effects of his actions such as NAFTA, Graham-Leach-Bliley, welfare “reform,” the repeal of Glass-Steagal, or even Hillary’s vote for the Bankruptcy bill in 2001. Not to mention the AUMF in Iraq. She can talk shit all she wants–talk is cheap–but when it came down to actions she sank the shiv as deep as any Senator from Alabama. So no thanks to colloquies and feather-smoothing from the Larry Summers wing of the party (who also, incidentally, inspired the shit fest of the midterms).

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