Acting as her mother’s attack dog in New Hampshire, Chelsea Clinton debuted in the Hillary Clinton campaign by deliberately misrepresenting Bernie Sanders’ position on ObamaCare and falsely claiming that he would “strip millions and millions of people of their health insurance.”
The sanctimonious — and scripted — Ms. Clinton announced that she didn’t “want to live in a country that has an unequal healthcare system again.”
Hillary is getting more and more desperate. Trotting the clueless Chelsea out with a hatchet in her hand is a sign that Hillary is panicking. She’s crashing in the polls and will do or say anything to knock Sanders. That’s typical Hillary.
But sending out Chelsea to do the dirty work and try and scare people was a stupid strategy. Her charges are easily disproved and she’s not a credible messenger. Fortunately or Bernie, no one takes Chelsea seriously. She’s an opportunist who has used her family name to worm her way into jobs and positions that she’s not qualified for and would not have received if she had a different last name. As for Bernie, the Clinton attacks led to $1.4 million in new donations on that day.
The attacks were patently false. Chelsea charged that Sanders wanted to dismantle ObamaCare, Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP, but she neglected to add that he wanted to replace them with one all-inclusive health care program for ALL Americans. Sanders was a sponsor of ObamaCare and helped write the legislation. He has always been an outspoken proponent of a health care plan that would go way beyond ObamaCare (Just like Hillary was when she tried to pass health care).
To say that Sanders is dismantling these programs while he is replacing them with something much bigger, much better, and much more costly is a dirty trick. It’s like accusing Bernie of demolishing an old house when he is planning to replace it with a mansion and then wondering if your favorite kitchen appliances will be installed.
It is beyond cynical for Chelsea to make an attack on Sanders over the issue of health care and the elderly. It is creating a fiction of the basest sort and putting it out there for Clinton operatives to use to scare people.
Chelsea should go back to taking about baby care. Maybe she does know something about that. Her invention of nonexistent negatives show that, in the case of Chelsea and Hillary, the apple did not fall far from the tree.