Let’s Talk Clinton: Jerry Brown

Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.


Clinton was elected in a manner that made inevitable his failure. He ran a deceptive and hypocritical campaign, attacking Tsongas as a tool of Wall Street while he was collecting large amounts from the same people to pay for those ads. He’s been abandoned and can’t call upon people who want change because his pact with the devil has destroyed him.

He sold out his constituents by abandoning single-payer health care. He’s nowhere in campaign reform, having caved in to the same corrupt interests. His China policy is a complete betrayal.

It’s not easy to take a populist position, but if you don’t, you might as well be a Republican. The right wing has much greater force than the left. It won’t tolerate a centrist Democrat, and can call Clinton a leftist or socialist even though he’s gone as far toward business interests as any Democrat since Grover Cleveland.

GREAT JOURNALISM, SLOW FUNDRAISING

Our team has been on fire lately—publishing sweeping, one-of-a-kind investigations, ambitious, groundbreaking projects, and even releasing “the holy shit documentary of the year.” And that’s on top of protecting free and fair elections and standing up to bullies and BS when others in the media don’t.

Yet, we just came up pretty short on our first big fundraising campaign since Mother Jones and the Center for Investigative Reporting joined forces.

So, two things:

1) If you value the journalism we do but haven’t pitched in over the last few months, please consider doing so now—we urgently need a lot of help to make up for lost ground.

2) If you’re not ready to donate but you’re interested enough in our work to be reading this, please consider signing up for our free Mother Jones Daily newsletter to get to know us and our reporting better. Maybe once you do, you’ll see it’s something worth supporting.

payment methods

GREAT JOURNALISM, SLOW FUNDRAISING

Our team has been on fire lately—publishing sweeping, one-of-a-kind investigations, ambitious, groundbreaking projects, and even releasing “the holy shit documentary of the year.” And that’s on top of protecting free and fair elections and standing up to bullies and BS when others in the media don’t.

Yet, we just came up pretty short on our first big fundraising campaign since Mother Jones and the Center for Investigative Reporting joined forces.

So, two things:

1) If you value the journalism we do but haven’t pitched in over the last few months, please consider doing so now—we urgently need a lot of help to make up for lost ground.

2) If you’re not ready to donate but you’re interested enough in our work to be reading this, please consider signing up for our free Mother Jones Daily newsletter to get to know us and our reporting better. Maybe once you do, you’ll see it’s something worth supporting.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate