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Wed Jan 13, 2016, 10:19 AM

Sanders campaign says Chelsea Clinton was 'wrong.' [View all]

from ABC:


Hillary Clinton today defended her daughter’s attacks against her Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care plan, despite criticism the remark was inaccurate.

“You know, I adore my daughter and I know what she was saying,” Clinton told “Good Morning America” about Chelsea Clinton. “Because if you look at Senator Sanders’ proposals going back nine times in the Congress, that’s exactly what he’s proposed. To take everything we currently know as health care, Medicare, Medicaid, the CHIP Program, private insurance, now of the Affordable Care Act, and roll it together.”


Chelsea Clinton Tuesday joined in on her mother’s jabs against Sanders, saying during a campaign event in New Hampshire that the Vermont senator wants to “dismantle Obamacare, dismantle the CHIP program, dismantle Medicare and private insurance.”

The Sanders campaign quickly responded by saying that Chelsea Clinton was “wrong.”

“A Medicare-for-all plan will save the average middle class family $5,000 a year,” a spokesman for Sanders’ campaign said. “The Clinton campaign is wrong.”

read: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-defends-chelsea-clintons-attacks-bernie-sanders/story?id=36263047


...I think the Sanders campaign struck just the right tone, correcting Mrs. Clinton, instead of employing the more inflammatory language others have resorted to. Myself, I'm completely turned off this morning by the piling on with some of the most vicious language directed at a Democratic candidate for president I've ever seen allowed here at DU. It does nothing to illuminate the issues involved (some aren't even trying to spell out their objections), and it actually stifles debate - polarizing the competing camps here and setting a destructive precedent.

I'm perfectly capable of understanding where the Sanders campaign feels Chelsea Clinton has apparently erred from their professional response. Even supporting an opponent of Hillary in this primary, I have zero understanding for those who engage in vicious attacks on the Clintons' character.

Not that I think it'll make a huge difference in expressing this, but I think the call for more comity needs to begin somewhere. Kudos to the Sanders camp for refraining from vulgarity and personalization (as if that's some monumental task).

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