Last night was the CNN democratic town hall in Columbia South Carolina (on February 23rd). The 5 minutes video below includes only the segments pertaining to the transcripts of the speeches Hillary Clinton gave to Goldman Sachs.
There are 3 parts (where Hillary Clinton deliberately veers off course with mumbo-jumbo in an attempt to obfuscate the voters) that were fast-forwarded to make the video much shorter. But the most pertinent parts were left unedited.
Basically, it's Hillary saying that she will only release her transcripts after everybody else in the whole wide world releases their first — a true sign of bold "leadership" (Or does she just pragmatically follow in other people's footsteps?)
Of course we all know she has something to hide. If the transcripts were totally innocuous, they would have been released a long time ago.
Bernie Sanders, who was the first to speak at the town hall, had said he gave a few speeches many years ago (for little money that was given to charity); but that he gave no speeches (paid or otherwise) to any Wall Street banker — and so therefore, he had no transcripts to offer.
But now that Bernie has agreed to accept Hillary's challenge, she expanded the parameters (raised the bar) by requiring that the Republicans also turn over their transcripts to all their paid speeches as well (even though, not everyone else is running for president — or had given speeches to those who had destroyed the economy and created the Great Recession.
And why would Hillary even ask the Republicans, when we already know that most of them are beholden to special interests, the big banks, large corporations and the very wealthy — but Hillary is supposed to be a "progressive" Democrat, so what is she hiding?
And besides, no Republicans are running for the Democratic nomination — it's just Hillary and Bernie in this race.
Hillary had attempted to play the victim (yet again) by accusing the world of holding her to a different standard. But in her case specifically, the transcripts to her speeches are every relevant, because it is SHE who wants us to believe that she'll take on Wall Street and break up the big banks if they act naughty again.
And as for the Republicans, if she wants to make them play nice, she can always ask whoever the GOP nominee might be during the general election debates (if she ever gets the Democratic nomination). But for right now, Hillary is only running against Bernie . . . no one else.
Besides, the 3 speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs for $675,000 is only the tip of the iceberg. Between her and her husband (who's NOT running for president), they raked in over $125 million for speeches since they left the White House. So the transcripts just for the Goldman Sachs speeches shouldn't be that big of a imposition, a burden, or too much to ask from a person that wants to be elected to the White House.
Release the transcripts Hillary, or drop out of the race >>> because we need transparency in OUR government, and an honest leader who has no wrong-doing to hide.
* Watch the video. This women is a real con artist!