Clinton May Have Stood Out Front Before, But Now Bernie is Literally Standing Out Front

By | March 12, 2016

Let’s say you are reading this and supporting Hillary Clinton now. Let’s look at a recent object lesson to prove she has no qualms about tossing you aside when it is politically expedient to do so. The fun part about this story is the horrible gaffe that started it. Let’s set it up. First, Hillary says this:

“I always get a little chuckle when I hear my opponent talking about doing it,” she said at a rally today in St. Louis, Missouri, referring to universal healthcare. “Well, I don’t know where he was when I was trying to healthcare in ’93 and ’94 standing up against the insurance companies, standing up against the drug companies.”

This was quickly refuted by Mike Casca, the Rapid Response Director for Bernie Sanders:

Before moving on, can we just pause for a moment and consider that Hillary is really unravelling. Following the remarks the day before about Nancy Reagan and then this, is there any doubts that she has no filter and will say anything to get ahead.

Anyways, here she is trying to say that Bernie Sanders was absent when she was working for healthcare and then the Sanders campaign proves he was right behind her, supporting her.

Oh, and she sent this:

And for those unable to read what Hillary Clinton wrote to Bernie:

“To Bernie Sanders with thanks for your commitment to real health care access for all Americans…”

Wow. So, any reasonable person seeing all of this would think that Hillary really appreciated the work Bernie did for “real health care access for all Americans.” Well, that was 1993 and Bernie wasn’t standing in her way. Now she is doing this:

Clinton’s communications director Jen Palmieri, however, told reporters it is “ridiculous” to call Clinton’s remark about Sanders today a gaffe and that the video of Sanders behind Clinton “proves our point.”

“He is literally standing behind her,” Palmieri said. “She is literally the one out front.”

It’s actually a bit sad to see Hillary come to this, but it’s also a telling indictment on who she is. Bernie Sanders obviously was a significant advocate, by her admission, in her fight for Hillarycare in 1993-1994. Bernie is advocating to go further and Hillary is literally the conservative in the Democratic primary, fighting to conserve the legacy of Obama. Bernie want to move forward and continue toward the best system possible. Hillary has found herself wistfully looking back and reminiscing about her progressive fight in the 90’s while fighting Bernie’s call for progress today.

But Bernie was supporting her then, backing her up literally.

And Bernie is urging the fight forward now, with Hillary opposing him.

Two things here:

  1. Hillary will not hesitate to cut those down that oppose her, even if they were past allies.
  2. Her gaffe, and yes Jen it’s a damn gaffe, proves that Bernie was there in 1993 and in 2016. She was there in 1993 but is the opposition now.

So, Jen, here’s the problem for you: He is literally the one out front now. And she is standing behind.

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