Is it just my perception, or has the Clinton campaign revealed a gross hypocrisy on the left that we generally consider more likely to come from the right? Maybe it has always been there, and it has taken a campaign by such a bad person to receive a lot of support to shine a light on it. If you're a left-wing/progressive person, you're generally in favor of economic equality/justice, transparency and honesty in government, support for women and minorities etc. With Clinton, you have someone who is part of the economic elite and tied to big money donors and special interests. Hypocritical elements on the left don't seem to care. More email information comes out, and it is clear she has been untruthful from the start. Even among her supporters her marks for perceived truthfulness aren't good. She keeps reporters away from speeches to big money. She's corrupt and opaque instead of honest and transparent. Hypocritical elements on the left don't seem to care. I'm biased on the women's issue, I suppose. I worked at a domestic violence shelter. I subscribe to the general progressive view that victims of assault, harassment, abuse, and the like deserve support and deserve to be believed. With respect to Clinton, as was recently reported in the NY Times and elsewhere you have people going back to the 1970s - quite a few of them - talking not only about Bill's actions (which I don't find particularly relevant to Hillary's campaign), but also about Hillary's horrible treatment in response by way of trying to discredit them, destroy them, and whatever else she said she was going to do (which I do find quite relevant). In this sense, Hillary supporters are kind of like people who still stand by Bill Cosby. As to my question of why hypocrisy...I suppose one might argue that the human brain is so good at rationalizing that people have built up a barrier to protect against cognitive dissonance of sorts. This allows them not to perceive their views and actions for what they are. I don't believe that, by and large. I think most Clinton supporters know exactly what she is and don't care. That subset of people are bad people in the same way that many Trump supporters are bad people. Some of the rest just aren't bright enough to see what's right in front of them. Maybe it's our two-party system that encourages this, made worse by the internet and 24-hour news cycles. Everyone is fixated on "us" versus "them" that they no longer care what "us" is. After 9-11 people were talking about how important it was that the U.S. not become like its enemies in order to fight them. Clinton supporters have demonstrated that the Democrats have become a lot like the GOP in their battle for power, and Democratic voters are a lot more like Bush/Cheney voters than they're comfortable admitting.