Thursday, October 15, 2015

BERNIE'S FIRST MISTAKE. THERE'S NO NEED TO PROTECT HILLARY AND HER E-MAILS. THE ISSUE IS HER INTEGRITY DEFICIENCY. CHINA (TIBET) ISSUE OVERLOOKED AT DEBATE - EXCEPT BY CANDIDATE JIM WEBB


UP FRONT News    October 14, 2015
"The paper that won't be bought and can't be sold."
Published by Tom Weiss
Andrew Mazzone - Media Representative and Economics Advisor
Steven Gradman - Political Consutant
Allen Smith - Economics Reporter
  The views expressed in UP FRONT News are those of the publisher or of the contributing writer ansd do no necessarily represent the views of staff.
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BERNIE'S FIRST MISTAKE. THERE'S NO NEED TO PROTECT HILLARY AND HER E-MAILS. THE ISSUE IS HER INTEGRITY DEFICIENCY. CHINA (TIBET) ISSUE OVERLOOKED AT DEBATE - EXCEPT BY CANDIDATE JIM WEBB.
     When Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president, some people, perhaps from the ultra-left, suggested that he was nothing more than a stalking horse for Mrs. Clinton and that, should she become the Democratic Party nominee, he would support her. The reality is that there is widespread disaffection with Mrs. Clinton among Democrats, progressive and otherwise, about a political insider with a greedy streak that explains her demands for $300,000 per speaking engagement - plus free hummus -, her and her husband's deep ties to Wall Street, which includes the China Lobby (which profits from China's brutal and illegal occupation of formerly independent Tibet), and her recurrently adversary relationship with the truth.
  What is being referred to not only by Republicans as the "e-mail scandal" is the a manifestation of Mrs. Clinton's penchant for secrecy (which is not synonymous with privacy) and deviousness, both traits she shares with her husband, who has a history of keeping secrets not only from the public but also from his wife.
   For some reason it is necessary to repeat the reality that Hillary Clinton is not trustworthy - a very widespread character trait in politicians, particularly dangerous in presidents and their administrations. (See also Richard Nixon, George W. Bush/Big Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton).
  During the Democratic candidates debate, while Bernie Sanders - who is certainly no longer a fringe candidate, even as he calls himself as small "d" democratic "socialist" - was very impressive as he repeatedly focused on economic inequality and the ripoffs on behalf of the one percent by the big banks, which Mr. Sanders states need to be "broken up." His urging people to ignore Hillary's e-mail mess, however, was ill-advised because, by focusing on a symptom, he was overlooking the basic problem, which is that Hillary Clinton is sneaky - not a quality that we want in a president. The post-debate e-mail I received from Bernie's Campaign Manager Jeff Weaver asserts that Bernie's urging the voters to ignore the e-mail matter generated the largest applause from those at the debate in Las Vegas. Mr. Weaver may have overlooked the likelihood that most of that applause came from supporters of the grateful Mrs. Clinton.
   It was candidate Lincoln Chafee who pulled no punches in reminding the public, citing what he described as the inexcusable Hillary blunder of voting for the U.S. invasion of Iraq, accepting the Big Dick Cheney "weapons of mass destruction" political fiction, and then suggesting (again) that she end her candidacy. Mr. Chafee stated firmly that her vote in favor of the invasion was an indication of Mrs. Clinton's seriously impaired judgement. Her judgement regarding e-mail accounts is no better.   
   I've dealt with Bill and Hillary Clinton very directly primarily on the issue of China and Tibet. Their loyalties to some of the same corporations that Bernie Sanders criticizes so persistently and eloquently is much deeper than any concerns Mrs. Clinton may have about the horrendous human rights situation in Occupied Tibet.
  Being tied to Wall Street can impair one's judgement.
  CNN's Anderson Cooper was sharp in his questions.during the debate. He did however overlook the China issue. To his credit candidate Jim Webb referenced the very real threat of China's belligerence in Asia and the aversion of the Chinese Communist government to human rights.
  In response to a number of phone and e-mailed communications from me, Mr. Sanders had his then U.S. Senate Press Secretary Jeff Frank send me an e-mail on May 21 in which Mr. Sanders calls for "self-determination for the Tibetan people", reported exclusively in UP FRONT News. I hope that from this point on Bernie Sanders spends less time in making nice with Hillary about her e-mails and more time calling for a free Tibet.
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c.c. Newsday, NY Times, Daily News
       Congressional Executive Commission on China

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