Peak Desperation – Clinton Campaign Deploys Strategist for Wall Street Mega Banks to Attack Bernie Sanders

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“She’s not doing the big rallies because she can’t get the big crowds,” said the Iowa Clinton ally. “Maybe people are too anxious over this, and that anxiety is spilling over into cautiousness and overthinking decisions. Everyone’s on edge given how much we’ve invested in Iowa.”

– From the Mashable article: Bernie Sanders is Surging in Iowa and Hillary Clinton’s Campaign is Freaked

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is absolutely imploding right now. When people get desperate, they do desperate things, and the latest move by the Clinton campaign reeks of putrid, panicked desperation.

What I am referring to are recent accusations that Bernie Sanders has “gone negative” by releasing the following television ad. Let’s take a watch:

This is literally one of the most gentle, benign campaign ads I have ever seen. Nevertheless, implying the obvious, that Hillary Clinton is a Wall Street funded tool, has her campaign running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Which goes to show you how completely terrified and vulnerable she is on this particular issue. As such, her campaign’s strategy is to spread this non-story throughout the media in an attempt to guilt the Sanders campaign into not aggressively using this key issue going forward. Let’s hope it doesn’t work.

Yet the best part in all of this, is that the firm working with the Hillary campaign to publicize this faux outrage, is the Benenson Strategy Group, a top strategist to Wall Street mega banks.

As reported by International Business Times:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign held a conference call Thursday with reporters to deride Bernie Sanders for airing an ad that criticized Wall Street firms and the politicians who accept their donations. Though the ad did not mention Clinton by name, the conference call featured her top strategist Joel Benenson portraying the spot as an inappropriate attack on Clinton, whose 2016 campaign has accepted $5.7 million from executives in the financial industry.

According to its website, the Benenson Strategy Group lists Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase among its clients. In a 2012 press release, Benenson listed JPMorgan Chase — whose executives are collectively among Clinton’s top 2016 donors — as an example of how the firm “has guided many Fortune 500 companies and leading advocacy groups through critical strategic and communication challenges.” The section of Benenson’s website listing the banks as clients says the firm is focused on “delivering strategies corporations need to stay ahead of the curve.” Other clients listed include McDonald’s, Pfizer and Walmart — the last of which once had Hillary Clinton on its board of directors when she was first lady of Arkansas.

Just below the listing of Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, Benenson’s firm lists Clinton’s campaign, the Obama campaign and top Democratic Party groups as clients. Those clients are listed under a section in which Benenson’s firm says it works on “advising leaders who shape the world.”

Of course, it makes perfect sense that Hillary Clinton, JP Morgan and Bank of America would share the same strategist. After all, they are the exact same brand.

For related articles, see:

A New Low – Hillary Clinton Claims 9/11 is the Reason She’s Owned by Wall Street

COMPROMISED – How Two of Hillary Clinton’s Top Aides Received Golden Parachutes from Wall Street

Hillary “Feels the Bern” – Record Numbers of MoveOn.org Members Vote to Endorse Sanders by Massive Margin

Who’s the Real Progressive? A Side by Side Comparison of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s Lifetime Donors

Here Come the Cronies – Buffett and Blackstone President Launch $33,400 a Plate Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

Ex-Goldman Banker Who Profited from Housing Crash and Subsequent Bailout Donates $100k to Hillary SuperPAC

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Michael Krieger

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  1. Put Hillary in the Bern Unit

    How much do I want to see Hillary Clinton driven back into the muck she has wallowed in all her adult life? Enough for this life-long Republican/Libertarian voter to register for the Democrat primaries and vote for Bernie…in the election, too. The biggest criticism of Sanders is that he is a socialist who will spend us into oblivion. He may do that. But if he does, it will be for education, healthcare, environmental care, public art, etc. instead of black ops, regime overthrow, surveillance, and crushing costs for wars to enrich arms dealers.

    So, against everything I’ve ever thought about politically in my life, I’m starting to “Feel the Bern. I just hope it incinerates Hillary and everyone associated with her.

    • Be careful what you wish for. Communism isn’t any “better” than fascism. They are just different sides of the same collectivist coin. I do agree with you though that Hitlery is a total witch who should hang from a tree branch for all her crimes.

    • I am going to vote AGAINST HITLERY Also, in the primary…
      Bernie is correct, we need to break up the BIG BANKS, but the National Debt will take us down faster than anything else, so we need to right the ship before any NEW SPENDING!

    • I agree, I am Libertarian but in this case, the elistist Hillary must be blocked and hands down, Bernie Sanders is a superior choice FOR THE PEOPLE. Those who want a woman president, can later vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party. She is better than Hillary in all measures! Dr. Robert J. Newton

    • I think this guy might have a good idea. Vote in the demoncrat primary for bernie. It doesn’t keep you from voting from the Republican candidate in the general election.

  2. I would love to see the Clintons disapear from washington

  3. We CANNOT/AREN’T ALLOWED TO SEE the DETAILS in the emails that Clinton sent USING HER/A PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER! SOME were made available to see, but NONE with “BIG INSIDE” information because THEY ARE CLASSIFIED TO OUR PUBLIC EYE! But if ANY of us did that we’d be PROSECUTED & SENT TO PRISON! As far as I’m concerned that is a “Benedict Arnold” move and that is TREASON!!! They led to an ATTACK ON BENGHAZI & I BELIEVE SOME AMERICAN LIVES WERE LOST!!! She should be JAILED FOR THEM, NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF OUR NATION! She has BETRAYED OUR COUNTRY & NOW SHE HAS THE NERVE TO LASH OUT AT ANOTHER CONTENDER BATTLING TO GET THE SAME SEAT/JOB! (President of the United States) I mean I’m not to FOND OF Bernie Sanders, I pretty much AGREE WITH WHAT HAD BEEN SAID ABOUT HIM! HE HAS LIKE A “SOCIALIST CHARACTER” & I JUST DON’T CARE FOR THAT! I MEAN, I AM NOBODY, I’M A GOING TO BE 32YEAR OLD MAN THAT SUFFERED A T.B.I. (Traumatic Brain Injury) 2/8/10 WHEN I WAS 25 & 11 MONTHS OLD, WORKBOUND, so for NO REASON! I AM TRYING TO LIVE ON DISABILITY BECAUSE I LOST MY COMPANY, HOUSE, CAR & OTHER FULL TIME JOB! SO BECAUSE I NO LONGER CAN WORK I’VE BEEN PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO POLITICS & THE COMING IGGY OR NEW PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF THE SECURITY OUR COUNTRY HAS DEALING WITH THIS TERRORIST NETWORK (ISIS) DEALING WITH THESE MASS SHOOTINGS! MY LIFE IS PRETTY MUCH SHOT CONSIDERING THE BRAIN INJURY I HAVE BECAUSE PITY IS LIFE LONG & CANNOT JUST “HEAL & ALLOW ME TO MOVE ON! ” SO I’M VERY WORRIED ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE ALONG WITH THE NEXT GENERATION LIVELIHOODS! THIS MAY NOT MEAN MUCH, BUT IT’S MY OPINION!!! THANK YOU – Christopher Aimutis

  4. “advising leaders who shape the world.” – Given the Obama/Clinton Middle East, the massive invasion by foreign nationals, the numbers of unemployed and the barely working economy that sounds more like a confession than a boast. The best advice to Hillary might be to liquidate her assets and move to a country that doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the U.S.

  5. Shes not worth my time can’t stand liars

  6. HILLARY can’t draw enough people to see her speak. TRUMP has more people going to BATH ROOM than Hillary can DRAW!!! That’s The reason the OLD LIB MEDIA will not shot over her should when she is talking!! WHY? Because no one is standing THERE!!

  7. “has guided many Fortune 500 companies and leading advocacy groups through critical strategic and communication challenges.”

    “delivering strategies corporations need to stay ahead of the curve.”

    “advising leaders who shape the world.”

    That is some seriously sickening non-accountable psychopathic drivel.

  8. I feel that Hilary is desperate I also feel that she is the not. Right candidate for President her tactics
    and her beliefs. Are too radical and bias towards
    this country and our allies. She’s is fueling fear
    and using dirty political smears. I wanted a woman
    for a President but she’s not the right one.

  9. BURN BABY, BERN !!!!

  10. Hillary is unfit to lead this great country and to even consider her as a candidate shows how low the country has sunk. Hillary is incompetent, arrogant, self serving, and a consummate liar. If she is ever again in the White House it should be for delivering cookies to President Trump or as a member of a custodial team. Her supporters have to be blinded by ideology or totally stupid. Good Luck America !!!

  11. I believe that many Hillary supporters are finally realizing that she is – and always has been – an unprincipled, narcissistic, lying opportunist. Sanders accuses her of wall street improprieties but he gives her a pass on the rest of her infamous past. JRS

  12. all said and done Hillary prayerfully will never ever be president of the USA NEVER NEVER

  13. The FBI wants to indict Hillary on several felonies and Sanders has been found out about inappropriate campaign finance abuse while, IMHO, no one wants O’Malley. This is the best news for the country. Go Trump, go.

  14. There seems to be a conflict over riding the CRAP coming from both hillary and Sanders.

  15. Sanders or Hillary, both spell absolute destruction for our Great Country!
    The morons the voted for Obama and the crushing debt, unemployment, (part time jobs do not count, it is only under Obama that they have been counted, but it is the only way they could cook the numbers to make it look like unemployment is low), Obamacare, (thank you sky rocketing rates and every fewer choices for doctors or plans!). The list goes on, and all Bernie wants to do is following in Obama’s footsteps, and spend the country even further into debt!!
    Hillary, well she has always been a criminal, look at her past and why she was fired from the Rose Law Firm.
    Her problem now is Billy is being shown to be the rapist, pedophile he has always been and people are starting to see just how scummy he really is, she is just as bad if not worse! Ask any of the many people whom have “mysteriously died”, while being around those two!

  16. She may not be desperate at all:
    Microsoft (or rather NSA, CIA via backdoors) wants a dominating say in Iowa? And, with both parties approval.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/01/iowa-caucuses-go-high-tech/
    Iowa caucuses go high-tech
    Newsweek

    But now both parties will use a Microsoft smartphone or tablet app to report the results from each precinct caucus back to the state party on election night. In addition, the Democrats will host a tele-caucus for Iowa residents who are out of the country, allowing them to vote via a conference call system.
    snip

    In the past, both parties in Iowa have reported individual precinct results via phone, with an automated dial-in system to punch in the vote counts. The Microsoft platform is replacing that process with separate apps for Republicans and Democrats to input their results digitally and another app for each party’s headquarters to receive those figures and validate the results. The parties can also program their apps to catch potential anomalies or reporting errors. Once the precinct figures are approved by the state party, they’ll be posted online in real time for the public to follow. Kaufman says the state GOP has already held more than 200 training sessions with precinct chairs to go over the new system.

    Microsoft isn’t charging the parties of the state for the technology. “We’re providing this to the parties because we think it’s an important process the U.S. election process and our democracy,” Stan Freck, the company’s senior director of Campaign Technology Services, told reporters.
    ……….

    Microsoft doesn’t have to (won’t) control its software backdoors to the NSA, CIA. So, let me guess. Bushs are CIA. I suspect Obama, the Clintons and perhaps Trump are CIA. So that we will have an election with another Bush/Trump and Clinton…if we are not prepared.

    To prepare:
    http://bradblog.com/?p=11498
    Another Presidential Election Year Featuring Unverified and/or Unverifiable E-Voting Begins: ‘BradCast’ 1/7/2016
    GUEST: Election integrity watchdog Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting.org
    By Brad Friedman

    (Bev) Harris tells me (Brad Friedman), describing some of the ways election integrity advocates can try to force the issue a bit. Among her suggestions: “You can go [to the polling place at closing time] and snap a picture of what those [computer tabulated] results are with your cell phone and compare it with, at least, what they report” later on.

    • UPDATE:
      Oh, thank goodness, Bernie.

      http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/28/10858462/bernie-sanders-campaign-microsoft-iowa

      Bernie Sanders campaign questions Microsoft apps made for Iowa Caucuses

      By Colin Lecher
      on January 28, 2016

      As the Iowa Caucuses approach, Microsoft has partnered with the Republican and Democratic parties in the state to create apps for tabulating results. But the Bernie Sanders campaign is questioning why, exactly, the company is involved at all.

      “You’d have to ask yourself why they’d want to give something like that away for free,” Pete D’Alessandro, who’s heading Sanders’ Iowa campaign, said in an interview with MSNBC.

      D’Alessandro said the campaign, which has often criticized corporate influence in elections, will be using its own reporting system, as the Clinton campaign has, to double-check the results. He clarified that the issue was not with the Iowa Democratic Party as a whole, but with Microsoft’s involvement specifically. MSNBC also reported that other Sanders aides have raised concerns about Microsoft employees donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to Clinton over the years.

      A spokesperson for the Iowa Democratic Party told The Verge that the app has been under development for more than a year. “Microsoft and their app partner, InterKnowlogy, are global leaders in the technology industry, and we completely trust the integrity of their staff and the app,” (my note: Just like the Republican and Democratic leadership trust convicted criminal lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s HAVA putting those right wing evidence stripping e-voting, e-scanning, e-tabulating machines everywhere through abuse and blackmail, see comments via: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/01/n-h-poll-indicates-sanders-will-win-democratic-nomination-presidency.html ) the spokesperson said in a statement. “The app will help make caucus reporting more efficient, accurate and secure, and we look forward to seeing it in action on caucus night.”

      Microsoft, for its part, is disputing that it had any ulterior motive in creating the apps.
      ………..

      Another good idea from Lynn Landes to Mark Crispin Miller for all Independent Voters in All States:

      http://markcrispinmiller.com/2016/01/independent-bernie-voters-need-to-change-their-registration-if-they-want-to-vote-in-pa-primary-and-others/

      INDEPENDENT Bernie voters need to change their registration, if they want to vote in PA primary (and others)
      From LYNN LANDES:

      Bernie should be alerting his independent voters to change their registration to Democrat if they want to vote for him in the Pennsylvania presidential primary, as well as in other states.  The independent voter is a huge group.  Nationwide, 43% of all voters consider themselves to be independent according to Gallup – http://www.gallup.com/poll/180440/new-record-political-independents.aspx.  Not sure what official registration figures report. Many independents may not understand the limitations of their registration status (depending on their state) and how that affects their right to vote for the candidate of their choice in the primary.

      In Pennsylvania, voters must be registered Democratic in order to vote in the Democratic primary.
      IN PENNSYLVANIA – Deadline Alert: 03/28/2016 is the last day to register before the 04/26/2016 Democratic Primary Election.

  17. I’m With Michael – gonna register Democrat so I can vote for Bernie.
    Had to listen to all her lies. Enough to last a lifetimethe Lies

  18. Anybody that votes for Hillary and Barney are totally stupid and if you are are a Republican and vote for Barney is to get rid of Hillary your stupid as well vote for a conservative running for president. If you want changes in this country what is wrong with you load for what’s good for the country not vengeance have a nice day all of you

    • Ivan,I feel your pain and disgust. This criminal Congress is to blame. All of them. They love for us to be divided, racially, politically, and religiously. All so they can shift blame. Congress funds it all,mandates the Fed, and is totally bought off by the oligarchy of Banksters, Daddy Warbucks, and the Pharma Boys with their deadly drugs. Somehow killing over 300 infants from heavy dosing of vaccines laced with mercury is ok. The lies coming out of DC no matter who is in there. Govt is bankrupt do the math. The solution is for them to collapse. The interest is consuming all the capital.

  19. The Clinton’s were behind authorizing the HSE law in the late 90’s where Fed College loans can not be extingushible thru bankruptcy. Our children were Fed a lie about the economy,as they took out loans for college. Some 60% can not find a job in their field of study

  20. It’s difficult to perceive why the Democratic Party can only produce these three candidates to run as POTUS. O’Malley actually doesn’t seem like such a bad sort which is probably why he’s so dead in the water. I don’t know how to descibe Hillary without using terms not of common usage in the Queen’s Christmas message. It’s unbelievable that she is a candidate. Sanders, at least is fairly open regarding his far-left idiology. From north of the border , it is my view that your best choices are from the Republican group . The world needs a strong USA- its up to you folks to make the best choice.

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