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GOP Pulls Off Corporate Takeover of the Democratic National Convention

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THE THOM HARTMANN PROGRAM

by Antifascist

The Republican Party has pulled off a corporate takeover of the Democratic Party with Hillary Clinton as the new CEO. But she is just the tip of the iceberg.

Thom Hartmann reported tonight on a story from the Intercept that the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia will be hosted by Republican donors, corporate executives, and Anti-Obamacare lobbyists. According to the Intercept article the 15 member Host Committee is composed of the same old Republican moneybags that bankroll Republicans in past elections.

Just look at the Host Committee: Independence Blue Cross CEO Daniel Hilferty is the committee’s finance chair. Hilferty represents the for profit health insurance industry inclulding Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association of America, serves on the board of directors of Amierican’s Health Insurance Plan’s that leads the lobbying campaign AGAINST the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) which the Republicans have tried to…

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