Hillary behind closed doors

The Washington Free Beacon has posted a 50-minute audio of Hillary Clinton speaking to donors at a fundraiser behind closed doors this past February. The Free Beacon has posted the audio with a report by Lachlan Markay here. When she gets behind closed doors, she doesn’t let her hair hang down. However, she does show another side of her face.

Josh Feldman slices an excerpt featuring Clinton’s take on Sanders supporters for Mediaite here. The pseudonymous Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge pans the whole thing for gold here.

ZeroHedge quotes this excerpt (audio above):

It is important to recognize what’s going on in this election. Everybody who’s ever been in an election that I’m aware of is quite bewildered because there is a strain of, on the one hand, the kind of populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach that we hear too much of from the Republican candidates. And on the other side, there’s just a deep desire to believe that we can have free college, free healthcare, that what we’ve done hasn’t gone far enough, and that we just need to, you know, go as far as, you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means, and half the people don’t know what that means, but it’s something that they deeply feel. So as a friend of mine said the other day, I am occupying from the center-left to the center-right. And I don’t have much company there. Because it is difficult when you’re running to be president, and you understand how hard the job is — I don’t want to overpromise. I don’t want to tell people things that I know we cannot do.

ZeroHedge comments:

The hacked audio provides another peek into the ideological chameleon that Hillary is on a day to day basis. As the Intercept notes, “Clinton has been inconsistent in the past about espousing political labels. She has at times touted herself as stalwart liberal.”…

In one segment of the leaked audio, Hillary focused on her opponent at the time, Bernie Sanders, was pointed to successful programs in Scandinavia which provide universal daycare, family leave, and government sponsored healthcare and college education, as policies that he would seek to adopt. “Progressive” Hillary mocked the compared idea of “free college, free healthcare” to the “extreme” ideas promulgated by the right, which include “populism, nationalism and xenophobia.”

ZeroHedge has more here. In an alternative universe where such things were treated equally among candidates accorded to their relevance and interest, this would be huge, unending news.