Speaking Fees Are an Unfair Character Attack
I found this somewhere in a thread over at dKos:
What crap. But coming from Peter Daou, what else would one expect.
Here’s the Cliff’s Notes:
“What are you going to believe, Hillary, or your lying eyes?” Bernie is suggesting that you to trust your lying eyes when it comes to Hillary.
The sheer, unmitigated gall of Bernie and his supporters to suggest that millions in Wall St speaking fees might have public policy implications! Why I never!
Obama proved that a Democratic President is unimpeachable when it comes to corporate sponsorship. He took on Big Corporate & the Oligarchs like no other in memory…
Bernie is in league with Rove and the Right Wing Smear Machine. It’s all the same, just Hillary Hate™.
We got new endorsements from successful minorities.
Bernie should stop highlighting Hillary’s record and her relationships with Big Corporate & the Oligarchs.
It’s friggin’ bonkers! It’s simple assertion of fact in the face of what we know to be reality.
Everybody knows that money corrupts politics, and talking about cozy relationships between politicians and business interests is not a personal attack.
It’s like they think these things like taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees is some kind of personal matter that deserves deference. It is not. It is a matter of public policy — something that would merit recusal in many public policy situations is not a personal or private matter.
Peter Daou essentially just said that Hillary’s Speaking Fees are illustrative of her character. That’s about the only thing I agree with.