Even in Defeat, Hillary Wins

Yesterday's Counterpunch has a Paul Street article on Hillary''s record of replacing left-leaning democratically elected governments in the Americas.

What is it with Hillary Clinton and the installation of authoritarian right-wing regimes in the Americas? Seven and half years ago, she used her position as Barack Obama’s first Secretary of State to help the right-wing Honduran military and business class overthrow the democratically elected government of Honduras’s then president Manuel Zelaya. Mrs. Clinton did this because she was (and remains) a right-wing neoliberal who naturally opposed Zelaya’s shift to the populist left.

Street includes preventing left-leaning democratically-elected governments in her record, which brings us to the 2016 election. Street argues that she (and her real backers in the Oligarchy) found the threat of Bernie bringing his lefty ideas to the Whte House far worse than the possibility of Trump getting into the office.

Seven years after the Hillary-backed Honduran coup, Mrs. Clinton and the capitalist-imperial U.S. Deep State she has long served helped place the thin-skinned megalomaniac and right-wing quasi-fascist Donald Trump atop the executive branch of the world’s most powerful state.

I think this ignores to some extent her personal lust for power, but the end result was the same: we got to choose between <snark>Hitler and Mussolini</snark>.

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ZimInSeattle's picture

I've been saying for more than a year that DNC/DWS/Wall Street cabal would much rather have Trump than Bernie. He was the only real danger.

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - JFK | "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine." - G. B. Shaw Bernie/Tulsi 2020

Trump has the potential of being our worst president. Clinton had the probability of being our worst president, in my view.

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"The justness of individual land right is not justifiable to those to whom the land by right of first claim collectively belonged"

Pluto&#039;s Republic's picture

…a punch in the stomach. When they appeared together to show who supported Hillary? Her fellow wimmins? For wimmin voters?

Really, I can only do one "She-Monster of the Neocons" at a time.

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Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
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given her lust for war with another nuclear power.

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terriertribe's picture

I mentioned this a few weeks ago in another reply, but it bears repeating: I was in Chile on election day, and the people there were watching the results closely. One of my hosts asked "how can people vote for Trump?" I replied that Hillary claimed Kissinger as a friend and mentor. After a pause the gentleman said "maybe Mr. Trump won't be as bad as we think."

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Oldest Son Of A Sailor's picture

They'll have trouble keeping it lit...

piss on grave sm.jpg

*resized ridiculously large picture

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"Do you realize the responsibility I carry?
I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."

~John F. Kennedy~
Economic: -9.13, Social: -7.28,

I agree that Bernie was enemy #1. If he had won, they might have had to pay taxes and get real jobs.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

all that left wing, either--because we don't want to risk that they will succeed and Americans will get ideas that neocons don't want them to get.

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terriertribe's picture

I'm surprised every morning when I wake up and we haven't started bombing yet.

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CB's picture

neck to ensure they cannot rise.

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Oldest Son Of A Sailor's picture

That works too...

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"Do you realize the responsibility I carry?
I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House."

~John F. Kennedy~
Economic: -9.13, Social: -7.28,
dervish's picture

in the neocon attempts at control of the DNC and other institutions, and her actual political career lives on, in the bizarre trial balloons of her as NYC mayor. I suppose if you're in the influence-peddling business, any sort of influence is better than none.

How many acres of garlic does it take to fend off this threat?

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"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

Garlic alone is about as effective as deet on mosquitoes. It helps, but you wouldn't bet your life on it.

You need a stake carved out of hard wood. White oak works well. Live oak is the gold standard. The point of the stake should be hardened over a hot charcoal fire. (For some reason a lot of people neglect this step.) The stake is driven through the heart with a hammer. Do not remove the stake! The head should be entirely severed from the body. The mouth is filled with garlic bulbs. There should be space between the body and the severed head. Some argue that the space between the head and the body should be filled with garlic. Others insist that holy water should be poured on both sides of the incision. (Nothing stops you from doing both.) Sometimes the hands are bound with a rosary, although I think that may be for the benefit of the family. As the coffin is sealed the edges should be moistened with holy water. A crucifix (not just a cross) should be screwed into the lid of the coffin. The body can then be buried in hallowed ground.

It's not for the squeamish. Remember that the creature involved is not alive. It's undead. You are liberating a soul as well as protecting a community.

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CB's picture

Pleasantry

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Pluto&#039;s Republic's picture

…to see if it was sold as a kit — with the hardened stake, holy water, and rosary. (I've got the garlic.) But, alas….

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Bisbonian's picture

I think I saw it in there once.

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

Wouldn't it be cute if Hillary and Chelsea ran in concurrent races, Hill for mayor and Chelsea for U.S. Representative? Then Bill could run the Clinton Foundation, while Chelsea shilled in the House and Hill continued her shilling of Wall Street. But, killing both Nita Lowey (who won't give up her seat to another Clinton) and DeBlasio (who semi-supported Hill in 2016) may be a bit complex and definitely bad optics, considering that a lot of bodies turned up in 2016, including Seth Rich. The Hillbots will ignore the messy parts and shill for the women's parts.

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snoopydawg's picture

is the world's protector of women and children. And if anyone says it otherwise then they are just being sexist and misogynistic..

The results were not pretty: murderous paramilitary repression of peasants, workers, trade unionists, feminists, and intellectuals; a deepening of mass poverty; assassinations of opposition candidates; expanded corruption and gang violence; “social cleansing” of poor children; a massive flight of unaccompanied minors to Mexico and the U.S. in 2014. The great “Children Advocate Hillary Clinton made sure to encourage the closing of U.S. borders to the thousands of children fleeing the vicious regime she helped impose on Honduras,

She also said that all children should be sent back to their country to send a message to their parents.

We told people about this before the March decree and were called the names above and that we were spreading right wing talking points.
And she isn't a warmonger.
She is both a warmonger and a sociopath because it's obvious from her actions that she doesn't give a shit about women and children.
If she did care about them, she would have spoken out against the Iraqi sanctions her husband placed on Iraq.

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It is not until the tide goes out that you discover who has been swimming naked.

black base "super predators", before Bill sent them off to private prisons, which he personally invested in.

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ggersh's picture

it didn't stop with the suggestion to trump to run for prez.

It's a one party system and the 99% ain't invited.

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Yes the DHS’s Ministry of Truth is headed by a weird ridiculous person. Please don’t let that distract from the vastly more significant fact that the DHS has a Ministry of Truth.

Caitlin

Redstella's picture

We need to hear more of Beppe Grillo. We are information starved in our 'free press' amerika.

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Yes the DHS’s Ministry of Truth is headed by a weird ridiculous person. Please don’t let that distract from the vastly more significant fact that the DHS has a Ministry of Truth.

Caitlin