Hillary Clinton's closest advisors and top fundraisers include drug and insurance lobbyists. Clinton fought hard to force everyone to buy health insurance, and to force employers to cover all contraceptive costs through insurance. Her donor rolls include Big Pharma PACs, and drugmakers have paid her six-figure speaking fees.
Yet Clinton claims the insurers and the drugmakers are her enemies. It's no wonder so many voters don't trust her.
Anderson Cooper, the CNN moderator, asked candidates in the first Democratic debate, "Which enemy are you most proud of?"
After her rival Martin O'Malley said, "The National Rifle Association," to applause, Clinton answered, "Well, in addition to the NRA, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the Iranians. Probably the Republicans."
No one is surprised that Clinton considers 40 percent of the country her "enemy" because they vote against her. But her claim of mutual enmity with the industries that have long supported her strains credulity for anyone who has followed her career.