Marc Lamont Hill: Clinton Plays To ‘People’s Insecurities And Fears’ [VIDEO]

Steve Guest Media Reporter
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Liberal CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill argued that during the debate Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton was “playing to people’s insecurities and fears.”

Hill, appearing on “CNN Newsroom” with Carol Costello Wednesday, argued “Bernie Sanders has a vision of the world that resonates with most people. It’s a populist vision. He’s not a radical Leninist or impose a radical or despotic dictatorship.”

During the debate Tuesday night Clinton said, “I’m a progressive, but I’m a progressive who likes to get things done. And I know how to find common ground, and I know how to stand my ground.” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Reassures Liberal Base During Debate: ‘I’m A Progressive’)

Hill argued on Clinton is “playing to people’s insecurities and fears. And people often vote their fears rather than their dreams. … [Sanders is] a democratic socialist. That’s a fancy way of saying he’s a real liberal. He wants companies to be accountable, he wants governments to be accountable, and he wants everyday working people to be OK.”

Hill insisted that because Sanders is “using that label ‘Democratic socialist,’ Hillary Clinton that knows she can play to the cheap seats and she can play to people’s insecurities and say, ‘Hey, wait a minute. Bernie wants to make us another country, something other than what Americans are, which is unfettered free-market fundamentalists.’ That’s the problem here. Americans want working people to have a chance. Americans do think it’s unfair that CEOs make so much more, sometimes thousands and tens of thousands more than their workers, but for some reason, that word ‘socialism’ is a trigger for people, and Hillary is wisely playing on it from a political perspective.”

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