Saturday, October 31, 2015

The power of Hillary Clinton.

"Let's see whihc greedy multinational company should I bankrupt now?"
Courtesy of Bloomberg:  

Hillary Clinton may not be president, but she's moving the markets like she is one. For the second time in three weeks, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination wiped millions of dollars off the value of an industry with a single tweet. 

On Friday, private prison stocks dropped sharply after Clinton said the U.S. needed to “end the era of mass incarceration.” 

“We need to end private prisons. Protecting public safety...should never be outsourced or left to unaccountable corporations,” she said in a tweet drawn from comments she made during a speech on the criminal justice system in Atlanta. 

Corrections Corp. of America fell more than 6 percent, lopping off approximately $200 million in value, while GEO Group Inc. dropped 4.2 percent, losing about $100 million. 

Earlier this month, biotech stocks tanked after Clinton slammed Turing Pharmaceuticals for increasing the price of a drug by 50 fold. “Price gouging like this in the specialty drug market is outrageous,” she tweeted at the time.

She is not even in the White House yet, and yet she already has huge corporations shaking in their boots that she might target them next.

I would imagine that the NRA, the folks behind the Keystone XL pipeline, and Exxon are all stuck in the fetal position over recent remarks by Hillary as well.

That is the kind of power I want to see running this country. And let's face it as much as we might like other candidates, NONE of them carry a stick this big.

In other news a recent poll shows that Hillary now leads Bernie by 20 points.

And considering that the Republicans are now eating their young right out in public I do not think there is much standing in Hillary's way at this point.


  1. Boscoe9:10 AM

    Wow... I think it is TERRIFYING that 6% of just ONE of the corporations behind for-profit prisons equals $200 MILLION!!

    How many BILLIONS are these profiteers reaping from our legal system every year? How many "finder's fees" are going into the pockets of those who hold the power to sentence people into those prisons? It's insanity.

    1. Anonymous9:46 AM

      Dick Fucking Cheney is up to his ears involved with this shit. That man is a SADIST.

    2. Anonymous9:51 AM

      Yeah, one of our scummier dirty little secrets.
      It's discouraging that more americans know the size of Kim Kardashian's ass than what their government is up to.

  2. Dinty9:30 AM

    She also did a number on Aetna and Humana's stocks when she expressed concern over their proposed merger. They've almost come back, people realized that merger will be complete before she's in the White House.

    It was telling, though, that she is who Wall Street thinks will be our next President.

  3. Anonymous9:31 AM

    The stock market is IMMORAL !

  4. And we can help my friends. Wherever you live, no matter how far down-ticket, this November and next, putting every helpful Democrat on your vote is an added endorsement of Obama and Clinton. From now till I'm dead, perhaps with some leftover Halloween candy in my pocket while I wait in line, I'm never missing another opportunity to vote.

    1. Anonymous10:20 AM

      I'm even voting in the local school board election on Tuesday. I don't want any more tea partiers or fundies messing with the public schools.

    2. Anonymous11:44 AM

      Amen to that. The grand scheme is to start infiltrating school boards and city councils, and work their way into state legislatures and houses. They have already decimated many red states, and turned blue Michigan into a mess...poison tap water, anyone?

    3. Anonymous4:53 PM

      I'm in my mid fifties and never missed a vote, even for local dog catcher. Every vote on every position and issue counts.

  5. "That is the kind of power I want to see running this country. "

    Oh, really?

    Dictators, tyrants, and presidents-for-life wield that kind of power.



    1. Anonymous10:24 AM

      "Dynasty" implies people from the same hereditary family.

      I don't know if you meant it this way, but I
      find it insulting to Hillary as a human being to assume her opinions or worldview are in any way dependent upon Bill's, simply because they share the same last name.

    2. Anonymous11:14 AM

      Ordinarily I might agree with you. However, the Republicans, after two terms of Bush and under the stranglehold of the Tea Party, have done SO much damage to this country that it will take someone with just that much power to finish the recovery that President Obama started. A Republican President is unthinkable, and any Democrat that the GOP can steamroller over will get absolutely nothing accomplished.

      As much as we need a complete overhaul of the corporate and religious control of our government and political campaigns, we first need to get this country back to a sound financial, environmental and international status. At this point in time, there is no one more capable of doing that than Hillary Clinton.

    3. Anonymous11:21 AM

      They run a big foundation together and the family that grifts together, stays together!

    4. Boscoe11:30 AM

      I think voting for OR against someone just because of their name is the definition of stupidity. Judge them on their merits.

      This election cycle is a perfect example = Jeb is clearly not someone who should be anywhere near the controls. WHat he did to Florida's sate employee pension fund and the way he personally benefitted from it should be enough to put him in jail. Hillary is arguably one of the most capable leaders we've seen in a long time, regardless of what you might think of her politics.

      I'm perfectly fine with a dynasty, as long as the results are good for the nation. I think people are confusing "dynasty" with "nepotism"...

    5. I disagree with the idea that once someone in a family has held elected office, no one else in that family should ever be permitted to run for the same office.

      Bill Clinton was elected in 1992. His wife being (possibly) elected 24 years later hardly constitutes a "dynasty."

  6. Don't confuse the faint hearted traders with the real power brokers. If for one moment they thought HRC was going to cut into their profits, they'd have her Wellstoned.

    HRC does not threaten the establishment, she IS the establishment.

    1. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Mark, can you say that a little louder please, thank you.

  7. Anonymous10:30 AM

    And you are one of the biggest suckers of them all Gryph.

    ^^what MarkGileson said above^^

  8. Our Lad10:49 AM

    I always like the smartest guy/girl in the room and unless I'm very wrong, she is that.

  9. Anonymous11:21 AM

    HRC Is the real "GAME CHANGEr"..

  10. Anonymous11:24 AM

    For anyone who might consider sitting out this election if Clinton is the Democratic candidate, please read this post. If the GOP gets control of the White House and maintains control of both houses of Congress, we are headed for a terrifying future.

  11. Anonymous11:53 AM

    Outstanding! I've always planned on voting for her and can hardly wait to do so!

    It's going to be a 'hoot' having two President Clintons in the White House. Imagine the impact they'll have for America and Americans!

    I've loved having President Obama in office for his nearly completed two terms. President Clinton will be able to continue his work and complete those things he started and couldn't complete due to the obstruction he met from Republicans in the U.S. Congress (mainly the House!).

    We'll no longer see the actions of racists in our Congress - just the same assholes continuing their stands as 'anti women'! She'll be tougher on them than President Obama and I can hardly wait to watch!

  12. Anonymous12:03 PM


  13. For every person who really says they will never ever vote for Hillary Clinton for Pres., I just ask: Why would Hillary be a worse President than Jeb? Why would Hillary be a worse President than Ben? Why would Hillary be a worse President than Donald? Fill in the name with any Republican competitor you like, the question is genuine.

    FL had a governor election in 2014 with incumbent Rick Scott (R) running against newly-minted and barely Democrat Charlie Crist. The race was very, very close. Voter turnout should have been better, but one of the memes that was going around was "They're both politicians, they're both the same, they're both bought by special interests". So even among the people who did turn out, if all the people who voted for the Libertarian Wylie, or voted for any other candidate, or wrote in the name of their dog, Florida would not have Gov. Scott right now.

    1. Anonymous1:09 PM

      Here is a big middle finger to you from all the people who vote against the pretend system of two candidates from the same two pretend parties, pretending as if that is a choice. Grow a pair and join the righteous.

    2. LOL, 1:09. I'll not join the righteous, thank you. I prefer to stay with the rational.

  14. Anonymous12:21 PM

    Hillary has THE most qualifications for the office of POTUS than any candidate in the running or in the last -IMHO- 50 plus years!

  15. Anonymous12:26 PM

    A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

    The War Room (1993)

  16. Anonymous12:27 PM

    Pantsuit vs. Empty Suit

  17. Anonymous12:36 PM

    I like this. While the clowns in the car are whining about the media and being asked actual questions, Hillary has been kicking ass and taking names.

  18. Anonymous3:27 PM

    The corporations and wall street have already made their donations to Hillary and Jeb....they said either one suits them because business will continue as usual. If any of you think that Hillary is being nothing more than a politician, and you believe she is going to deal with wall street...oh yeah, she has already said she is going to tell that to "quit it, knock it off"....right ....that is all it will take. I am really disappointed in you Gryphen.....I thought you wanted more than another mainsteam politician. Well, go ahead and have your hillary lovefest, if she gets it and nothing changes.....screw all of didn't do a damn thing when you had the chance. You will have lost your right to bitch.

  19. Anonymous4:26 PM

    I had some stock in private prison corps and got out a few months ago when there was some squawking about private prison corps and their coming into public scrutiny; bought low sold high, glad I got out when I did!!

    I did miss getting out of some biotech stocks and lost some bucks in IRA on those but I will pay much more attention to how the "Hillary winds blow" these days as I'd like to not lose any money in the market and if Hillary can tell me where to divest and invest I'm all in for paying attention to her campaign!

    I love having a person, especially one who is running for POTUS, that can help us "small investors" place our money in the most favorable places. Thank you Hillary in advance for all of your hard work for us personal investors. We appreciate it and in turn you will have my vote for sure!

  20. Anonymous5:04 PM

    I'm voting Hillary. This "dynasty" meme is getting old. Who do you want "advising" (not that she needs it) the president? Bill Clinton or GWBush?

  21. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Gryphen get used it: we're going to have a female president in 2016. Hallaloolah!

  22. Couldn't happen to a more deserving industry.

    There are some things you shouldn't make money on. Prisons are one. Anyone that holds stocks in prisons deserves to lose all of their money.

  23. Anonymous7:30 AM

    At least HRC eventually gets around to adopting Sanders ideas. What will she think of on her own . . .


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