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Rightwing Rag Free Beacon Finds Hillary Clinton's 'Whitey' Tape
Hillary Clinton spoke to donors in February, and -- once she stopped coughing; seriously, Ed Rendell had to take the mic for a few minutes and Hillary Clinton probably has TB -- talked about how she didn't have a lot of company this campaign season in "the space from center-left to center-right." She also called Bernie Sanders voters "children of the recession" (FAIR) who are "living in their parents' basements" (ER...) and wanted Obamaphones from Sweden (ALSO TRUE) but half of them "don't know what that means." (FAIR-ISH, BUT KIND OF JERKY ALL THE SAME.)
"There is a strain of, on the one hand, the kind of populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach that we hear too much of from the Republican candidates," she said. "And on the other side, there’s just a deep desire to believe that we can have free college, free healthcare, that what we’ve done hasn’t gone far enough, and that we just need to, you know, go as far as, you know, Scandinavia, whatever that means, and half the people don’t know what that means, but it’s something that they deeply feel."
If you consider that by Hillary's accounting, half of Bernie's voters do know exactly what that means, and that the other half are young and VERY STUPID, it's not so terrible a statement. But we've the feeling some people might be a little bit rankled! And that is a fair thing to be!
Speaking of young and very stupid, in the heat of the primary battle with Sanders, Hillary Clinton's daughter Chelsea said a bullshit thing about universal healthcare, and it was bullshit:
"Sen. Sanders wants to dismantle Obamacare, dismantle the CHIP program, dismantle Medicare, and dismantle private insurance," Clinton said in New Hampshire Jan. 12. "I don't want to empower Republican governors to take away Medicaid, to take away health insurance for low-income and middle-income working Americans. And I think very much that's what Sen. Sanders' plan would do."
There was immediate pushback, as there should have been because it was false, lame, disingenous, and a VERY REPUBLICAN THING TO SAY, and Hillary Clinton's camp dropped that specious line of argument and went for one that Wonkette absolutely agrees with: that while Obamacare needs to be strengthened (especially in red states where Republican governors have chosen to piss all over free health-care dollars for their sick citizens), trying to do it from scratch, without Obama's first-term supermajority, would be absolutely impossible, and let's get on to other things like tackling global warming before we all diiiiiieeeee.
(Chelsea Clinton also said last week that there was "anecdotal evidence" people in Colorado were dying from pot and drug interactions. We don't know what Evan sees in Chelsea Clinton, but whatever it is, we don't share it. GRRR CHELSEA CLINTON, GRRRR.)
As to free college -- which at least in California we were able to do until everyone decided they didn't like property taxes -- Hillary Clinton may have been dismissive of it in February (and she did sound dismissive), but since then she's appropriated almost all of Sanders's plan for it, limiting it only to people with family incomes under $125,000.
Hillary Clinton might or might not be surprised to learn there's plenty of her own voters who wouldn't mind a bit more Scandinavia in their daily lives; plenty of her own initiatives count on new taxes on the wealthy for implementation. What are federal child care and parental leave if they're not pinko as all hell?
Anyway, commence fighting in the comments -- NICELY PLEASE. Imagine yourself, if you're not already, a Bernie supporter reading these words, and see if we can't come to a consensus on what these remarks mean by using your empathy centers and stuff.
It's what makes us un-Trump.