Sunday, October 02, 2016

Did Clinton Slashed The Bern?

The Clinton Campaign dismiss an audiotape of her dashing on Bernie Sanders and his supporters.

While being recorded, Hillary Clinton said that former rival Bernie Sanders's supporters are "living in their parent's basement". The Clinton campaign dismissed this as junk food media click bait.

The Clinton campaign says that their old rival's proposals make a whole lot of sense.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the former Democratic candidate for president was aggressive. He forced President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats to take a hardline stance on social, economic and political issues. The Democrats are moving to the left on issues that were once considered political suicide for a candidate.

Clinton has struggled to win over younger supporters.

In a nearly hour tape, Clinton has suggested that 2016 presidential race has been divided into two camps: the far-right "populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach" espoused by many Republicans. The other is the Sanders's democratic socialist vision that includes "free college, free healthcare and "go as far as Scandinavia, whatever it is."

She said that young Americans particularly college students who supported Sanders during the primaries are "living in their parents basement" and feeling like their post-graduate jobs are "not at all as they envisioned for themselves....They don't see much of a future."

"If you're feeling like you're consigned to being a barista... then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing".

She was addressing the concerns of an African-American voter who was gravely concerned about the future.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained the audio and released it yesterday. Wikileaks leaks a portion of a Democratic fundraiser where Clinton was criticizing Sanders for believing that he could jam his progressive agenda through a stubborn do-nothing Republican controlled Congress.

The Clinton campaign dismissed the audio. They said that it's true and she's determined to make things work for the working class.

"As Hillary Clinton said in those remarks, she wants young people to be idealistic and set big goals. She is fighting for exactly what the millennial generation cares most about.... a fairer more equal, just world.... That's why she worked with Sen. Sanders on a plan to provide students with debt-free college and it's why she's traveling the country listening to their concerns and talking about not only what's at stake in this election, but her plan for the generation... They've helped her craft and promote the most progressive platform in Democratic Party history."

Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager told the junk food media to not jump to conclusions.

"I really encourage everybody to listen to that full audio. The original piece that came out on it had to have the headline changed because it completely mischaracterized what she was talking about. She was talking about young people that she'd met who were frustrated that they graduated  from college and went into an economy where they couldn't find the job they wanted."

When Sanders appearing on GOP Sundays to talk about the controversy. He shrugged off the criticism and said that Clinton is correct on this.

"If you listen to the whole discussion that she had, a very important point that she made is that a lot of young people who went into debt, worked very hard to get a good education, can't find a job commensurate to the education that they received," Sanders said on CNN.

By the way, Julian Assange of Wikileaks had canceled his announcement on Tuesday citing "security concerns". Many of the conservatives were hoping that Assange would blow up the internet with damaging information about Clinton.

They put their trust in a man who leaked state secrets. The United States alleges Assange is a supporter of the Russian Federation. The Swedish government wants him to face trial for allegations of rape.

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