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Why the voters gave Hillary poor Marx

3 May 2018

2:53 PM

3 May 2018

2:53 PM

What would Karl Marx (unhappy 200th birthday for next Saturday by the way, Beardo) think of a political party that represents both the plutocracy and the workers?

The Daily Beast ponders these contradictions of capitalism:

Hillary Clinton claimed Wednesday that declaring herself to be a “capitalist” during the 2016 presidential primaries may have hurt her with Democratic voters.

“Probably,” she said when asked by Time Inc. Brands CCO Alan Murray if the declaration hurt her. The pair appeared in conversation as part of the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York City.

“It’s hard to know but I mean if you’re in the Iowa caucuses and 41 percent of Democrats are socialists or self-described socialists, and I’m asked ‘Are you a capitalist?’ and I say, ‘Yes, but with appropriate regulation and appropriate accountability.’ You know, that probably gets lost in the ‘Oh my gosh, she’s a capitalist!’” Clinton concluded, partly referring to the popularity of her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who ran as a self-declared democratic socialist.

More Marx. The oppressors stole the nomination from the oppressed. Even though Hillary herself always insists that she’s a victim.

No wonder the proletarian masses are so ill at ease over this bourgeois liberal democracy thing.

Arthur Chrenkoff blogs at The Daily Chrenk where this piece also appears.

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