Whether she obeys or not, progressives are about to find out if Wall Street money really does influence the Democratic Nominee
Wall Street has threatened Hillary Clinton over her possible VP pick. Hillary has been directly threatened by her Wall Street donors over the possibility of Elizabeth Warren being chosen as Clinton’s Vice Presidential candidate.
In fact, these donors have said in a recent Politico piece that they will abandon Hillary all-together if she chooses Warren to be her Vice President. What happens going forward will only confirm progressive suspicions of Hillary or perhaps cast those suspicions aside. At this point it seems a real challenge has been placed at Hillary’s feet by the power brokers of her campaign.
The piece in Politico had several Wall Street donors state on record that Hillary dare not pick Warren to be her VP or they will withdraw their support. The language is not very subtle, and in fact reveals the exact arrogance and corruption of the political system that progressives have been pointing out for a while now.
It is abundantly clear that Wall Street despises Elizabeth Warren, and it seems they are going to make the VP pick a test for Hillary. It’s amusing how many Hillary supporters claimed Bernie supporters were wrong for thinking that financial contributions would influence her decision making. We were called radicals and loons and that we had no evidence that her decisions were based on who funded her campaigns. If we didn’t have evidence for it before (which we did) then we may certainly have it soon.
The ball is now in Hillary’s court. If Hillary does pick Elizabeth Warren, or a comparable progressive, to be her VP then it could possibly change the left’s view of Hillary. This is certainly true after the recent Politico article, and if Hillary did break with her donors and picked a progressive like Warren then it does show perhaps that Hillary could be an independent actor from her donors.
If, however, Hillary does not choose a progressive like Warren and picks a more centrist/establishment candidate, then it is pretty clear at that point who is really calling the shots in Hillary’s camp.
At the very least, the Politico piece reveals the mechanics of how our electoral system really works. Now that they are convinced Bernie Sanders is no longer a threat to Hillary or them, they are bluntly stating what they expect from Hillary. It’s fair to say these are more than expectations, but rather demands. What they mainly expect from Hillary is a deal with Republicans in Congress and “tax reform.” In other words, they want Hillary to cut a deal with Republicans to get their taxes lowered (again).
How funny is it that when Bernie implied that Hillary would have to adopt some of his platform to draw his support and the support of his voters, he was called a sexist for making “demands” to Hillary. Yet, here are these Wall Street fat cats demanding Hillary do what they say, threatening her, and I haven’t seen a single Hillary supporter or surrogate say a peep.
The establishment media has barely even covered this story. Where is the outrage, the cries of patriarchal sexism? I mean, how dare these elitist men tell the first potential female president who she can and cannot pick for VP, right? Something tells me I shouldn’t hold my breath in waiting for feigned outrage here.
For the Hillary supporters reading this, don’t you see now what progressives meant when they said our political system is owned by corrupt corporate oligarchs, and that Hillary is meshed within that system? This is the most blatant exercise of the corrupt system yet, and the coming weeks will either confirm or overturn expectations about Hillary. At this point, I desperately hope Hillary does pick Warren or someone like her as her VP, just to spite Wall Street and their arrogance.
If Hillary does pick Warren, then it could give the left hope that maybe there is a way to reach Hillary. If Hillary does not pick Warren or a progressive like her, then all bets are off. If that is the case, and Hillary cowers to her donors, then there is no hope. If she is more worried about appeasing Wall Street then with connecting to the will of the American people, then once again Democrats have been duped into voting for a Wall Street puppet.
Hillary supporters, ask yourselves; should Hillary take orders from these characters, or should she set the standard? As of now, the signs are not promising. Are you going to stand by and let these robber-barons command Hillary around, or are you going to be as vitriolic against the fat-cats as you were against Bernie and his supporters?