Hillary Clinton has run into a supercharged socialist buzzsaw named Sanders (yes, okay, “democratic socialist”). Clinton, whose progressive bona fides really aren’t in question, is taking a lot of heat from the Sanders side about her big money connections. Sanders and his anti-capitalist supporters believe that Clinton’s Wall Street connections disqualify her for the nation’s highest office. Clinton’s efforts to downplay those connections keep tripping on the same name, Goldman Sachs.
The legendary investment firm has long had a not-so-secret tunnel connected to the US government. But Clinton — usually ready with strong answers to complex questions on issues from healthcare to Syria — somehow goes blank when faced with a very straightforward Goldman Sachs question. Asked why she took a reported $675,000 for three speeches to Goldman Sachs executives since she left the State Department, Clinton responded: “I don’t know. That’s what they offered.”