Dem Operatives Worry That Hillary Honeymoon Will Be ‘Nonexistent’

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Republican nominee Donald Trump isn’t the only person pouncing on the leaked Podesta emails, according to a Politico report Friday.

Clinton advisers John Podesta and Neera Tanden emailed each other often about liberal operatives, and people that were working for Senator Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign. Some of the emails called Sanders and the left “puritanical,” “pompous,” “naive,” and “dumb.” One especially harsh email said that Sanders supporters were “Freaks” who needed to “get a life.”

Aside from the personal attacks and insults, progressive operatives aren’t convinced a Clinton presidency will allow their voice to be heard in Washington.

“We were already kind of suspicious of where Hillary’s instincts were, but now we see that she is who we thought she was,” an unnamed Democratic operative told Politico. “The honeymoon is going to be tight and small and maybe nonexistent.”

Some of the most troubling emails to liberal politicos include Podesta saying that Sander’s idea of the carbon tax “sucks,” and criticized Sanders for saying that the 2015 Paris climate accord went “nowhere near far enough.”

The emails also show union leaders telling the Clinton campaign that they planned to attack the national nursing union for “there high and mighty sanctimonious conduct [sic]”.

Clinton staffers also ridiculed the $15 minimum wage, and also privately supported the highly controversial TPP.

Clinton advisor Jake Sullivan reportedly advised against a bill that aimed to limit the connection between politicians and Wall Street. “I know I sound like I am protecting the plutocrats, but there is a line here — if we go across it we’re just demagoguing [sic].”

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