Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that the “vast right-wing conspiracy” is still alive, and that its operatives are trying to destroy the country.
Asked by CNN moderator Anderson Cooper, a former Clinton Global Initiative member, if she thinks the conspiracy is still out there, Clinton snapped back, “Don’t you?”
“Yeah. It’s gotten even better funded,” Clinton complained, launching into a conspiratorial diatribe about Republicans trying to ruin the country.
“These guys play for keeps. They want to control our country…They want to rig the economy so they keep getting richer and richer,” Clinton said, mocking the idea of private philanthropy and ridiculing rich people who take pictures of themselves after donating their own money to “whatever charity.”
“They want to destroy unions, they want to go after any economic interest that they don’t believe they can control, they want to go after our political system and fill it with people who will do their bidding,” Clinton said.
“They’re just doing the bidding of the Koch Brothers,” she said about Republicans doubting climate change science. “This is exactly what they are up to. At this point, it’s probably not correct to say it’s a conspiracy, because it’s out in the open.”
“It’s real, and we’re going to beat it, but it’s going to take everybody working together.”
Clinton also said that supposed right-wing attacks have gotten to her. “It is a brutal experience, and when it first started happening to me in the early ’90s when I was working on health care,” Clinton said. “I could not understand how they got away with it.”
“I’m still standing, and I will keep standing,” she affirmed.
Clinton’s talking point about how the “conspiracy” is real but now “out in the open” is almost identical to what Clinton ally David Brock, who runs two pro-Clinton super PACs, American Bridge and Correct the Record, had to say at a talk recently at Georgetown University.
“In comparison to what is going on today, it was a ragtag, seat-of-the-pants operation. Today it is really centered on the Koch Brothers,” Brock said while looking at this Breitbart reporter in the crowd. “It’s better-funded, it’s more sophisticated. The Koch Brothers operate somewhat in the dark, but now [the conspiracy is] right in front of our face every day.”