(Truthdig) -- Bernie blew it. By embracing rather than confronting Hillary Clinton, Sen. Sanders fell into the trap of sellout mainstream politics, improving his personal brand as an appealing but ultimately non-threatening advocate for the downtrodden, while studiously avoiding any suggestion that the smiley-faced woman standing next to him is deeply complicit in Wall Street’s rape of the nation.
He pointedly ignored the Clinton family’s role in deregulating Wall Street greed, allowing Hillary Clinton to cast the regulation of guns as the key issue that divides her and the Vermont senator. Forgotten was Bill Clinton’s selection of Goldman Sachs honcho Robert Rubin to be his treasury secretary, who then presided over the dismantling of New Deal limits on financial greed, with President Clinton’s complicity.
The Clinton family tradition of sucking up to Wall Street is why the Clintons and the foundation their daughter heads have been rewarded with millions in lecture fees and donations that are the basis of Hillary’s rags-to-riches fairytale. When she says she wants every child to have the opportunity that her grandchild has, that presupposes a father set up in the hedge fund business by Goldman Sachs chairman and Clinton buddy Lloyd Blankfein.
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