I just got in a protracted discussion about how Hillary is quite literally a Republican. I cited that she supports all the organs that keep power removed from the clutches of commoners, and in the safe keeping of the elite.
I also pointed out how people say that she has voted much like Sanders from issue to issue, but that measuring the difference merely in terms of voting isn't the whole truth. The seeming small measure of difference accounts for millions of lives lost, billions, or even trillions of dollars spent, and millions of people's standard of living being semi-permanently lowered.
And to all that she says, "Oops!"
I don't suppose I connected classical liberalism with Hillary, nor neo-liberalism, because I don't really think on the labels much. I just know what I have witnessed, and she's not about what she presents. She is the sort to grant authority to invade Iraq, then say she never thought the villains would us it, then pretend to put up a fight about keeping troops there, then write an email to prominent businesses proclaiming that Iraq should be seen as a most excellent business venture.
Since it is most certainly the case that any GOP candidate would fall into the same line of American exceptionalism that she is trapped in, but would likely try to errode further civil rights, and privacy rights, I suppose I very narrowly prefer her to that, but really, sometimes I think the mask just needs to be ripped full off.
That's something that Sanders promises too. A guy told me I assume he will be able to enact his policies with 100% effectiveness, but I actually assume quite the opposite. I assume that both the GOP, and the Dems will cock block the hell out of Bernie, and I think that'll show people what our political system is really made of.
If I am wrong, and the Dems follow his lead, all the better, but that seems unlikely.