What is it with Hillary Clinton? She not only wraps President Obama, and all of his achievements. around herself, she sits down and has them for dinner. To hear her talk about it, she did everything that the president accomplished in his seven years. Hillary, Hillary, you are no Barack Obama. Sure, you were his Secretary of State, but haven’t you ever heard: keep your friends close and your enemies closer?
In the Thursday night debate, Bernie Sanders blew open Clinton’s whole charade.
Clinton leeched onto one sentence Sanders gave in an interview, saying that Obama failed to fix the leadership gap in America. She said:
‘The kind of criticism that we’ve heard from Senator Sanders I expect from Republicans, I do not expect from someone running for the Democratic nomination to succeed President Obama.’
‘Today Senator Sanders said that President Obama failed the presidential leadership test. This is not the first time that he has criticized President Obama.’
‘In the past, he’s called him weak, he’s called him a disappointment. He wrote a foreword for a book that basically argued voters should have buyers’¬remorse when it comes to President Obama’s leadership and legacy, and I just couldn’t disagree more with those kinds of comments.’
Sanders immediately gave us a taste of how decisive a President Sanders would be:
‘Madam Secretary, that is a low blow. I have worked with President Obama for the last seven years. But you know what? Last I heard, we lived in a democratic society. Last I heard, a United States senator had the right to disagree with the president, including a president who has done such an extraordinary job.’
‘Have you ever disagreed with the president? I suspect you may have.’
Clinton returned to her constant jabs at Sanders, taking his words out of context:
‘I think that goes further than saying, ‘Hey, we have our disagreements… Those kinds of personal assessments and charges are ones that I find particularly troubling.’
That was the point where Sanders let Clinton know she was facing a formidable opponent:
‘One of us ran against Barack Obama. I was not that candidate.’
Touche, Bernie, touche.
To see the entire debate, watch below:
Featured Image: PBS Screengrab.