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Lobbyist Steve Elmendorf & Howard Dean, sitting in camp Clinton at tonight's MSNBC debate

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posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 03:24 AM
While HRC has been getting hammered for her close ties to Goldman Sachs, by Sen. Sanders. So who shows up in her audience? The well known Goldman Sachs lobbyist Steve Elmendorf and ex the Vermont Governor turned lobbyist, Howard Dean! MSNBC just happened to pan in on him long enough for some viewers grab a got a shot of him and put it up to imgur. It would seem HRC thinks being Progressive is hanging out with big lobbyists!

HRC has her corporate cheerleaders watching, or are they deciding if they want to keep bankrolling HRC???

imgur link

Yahoo's Michael Isikoff notes Elmendorf is a "key player" in her campaign. Elmendorf runs Subject Matter, "a go-to Democratic lobbying firm for corporate interests, raking more than $10 million in fees last year." Its clients include Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Verizon, and Monsanto.

This isn't an ideal image for Clinton, who has been fighting her ties to Wall Street. Just yesterday, Anderson Cooper asked Clinton, "did you have to be paid $675,000" for speeches to Goldman Sachs. She replied, "That's what they offered."


In turn, as “proof” that she’s progressive, Clinton touted the endorsement of former Vermont governor and farther-left presidential candidate Howard Dean, now himself an employee of a healthcare lobbying firm.

He’s not exactly a “lobbyist,” but he more or less is.

Here’s how The Intercept describes him:

Dean, though he rarely discloses the title during his media appearances, now serves as senior advisor to the law firm Dentons, where he works with the firm’s Public Policy and Regulation practice, a euphemism for Dentons’ lobbying team. Dean is not a lawyer, but neither is Newt Gingrich, who is among the growing list of former government officials and politicians that work in the Public Policy and Regulation practice of Dentons.

The Dentons Public Policy and Regulation practice lobbies on behalf of a variety of corporate health care interests, including the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a powerful trade group for drugmakers like Pfizer and Merck.

Not only is Dean now a corporate shill for Big Pharma, he is actively campaigning against his own support for single-payer healthcare (Medicare-for-all, as Bernie calls it) while also playing a surrogate for the Clinton camp.


edit on 5-2-2016 by AlaskanDad because: tittle added howard dean

edit on 5-2-2016 by AlaskanDad because: typos clean up

posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 03:39 AM

Well spotted.

What's worrying about this is not the blatant buying of politics. It is the fact that many on here and the general public palm it off as the norm.

In repressive regimes do u think the people accepted murders etc as the norm. No! Every single one in history shows people say enough I'd enough as stand up in numbers

The American people are to a degree voting for the world in that the us president wields massive power.

Don't vote this criminal family back into the white house.
I don't care how bad the rest are.. .anyone is better than hillary rotten clinton

posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 12:02 PM
a reply to: InMyShell

Just say no to Hillary!

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