Saturday, April 09, 2016

Clinton and Sanders Shift Criticism to Praise

Clinton and Sanders Shift Criticism to Praise

by Stephen Lendman

Days earlier, both candidates calling each other unfit to be president was meaningless campaign bluster - a tempest in a teapot now forgotten. More on this below.

Clinton said he “hadn’t done his homework…obviously hadn’t…studied or understood” the issues…the law or the practical ways you get something done.”

Sanders called her unqualified to be president. He blasted her raising huge sums from Wall Street and other special interests, along with supporting war in Iraq - ignoring his own deplorable voting record, backing what he claims to oppose, showing he’s a con man like Obama, a populist in name only.

On Friday, both candidates backtracked. Clinton called Sanders remarks about her a “misrepresentation,” adding she doesn’t “know why he made them in the first place.”

Again asked if she thought he’s qualified to be president, she said she’d “take him over Donald Trump or Ted Cruz any day.” 

She called debating each other’s qualifications “pretty silly,” adding elections are about “who can…get things done.” 

Her public record is deplorable, horrendous criminality too grave to ignore, showing she belongs in prison, not high office.

On Friday, Sanders flip-flopped on NBC’s Today Show, saying “of course” Clinton “has what it takes to lead the country…(o)n her worst day…infinitely better” than any Republican candidate.

Focus on issues, not ad hominem attacks, he urged. Throughout the campaign, he ignored her despicable criminal record as first lady, US senator and secretary of state, her permanent war advocacy against nations threatening no others, her threat to world peace.

A previous article called a Clinton/Sanders ticket likely, saying his popularity among young voters combined with most women for her look likely to defeat any Republican challengers.

Allying with the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history means he’ll support her pure evil, permanent war advocacy, possible confrontation with Russia, China and Iran, maybe with nuclear weapons.

It should convince his diehard supporters they’ve been had, deceived by a dirty business as usual con man masquerading as populist.

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