Having sent Bill Clinton out only to have him bomb, Hillary Clinton dispatched Chelsea to the campaign trail to remind everybody tht her "kid" is old enough to be president, at age 35.
And following a long-standing family tradition, Chelsea immediately lied.
From Mark Finkelstein:
Proving that there is nothing and no one she won't sacrifice on the altar of her political ambition, Hillary Clinton today sent her daughter Chelsea out to smear Bernie Sanders by claiming his health care plan would "strip millions and millions and millions of people of their health insurance." On today's With All Due Respect, Mark Halperin repeatedly said he was "stunned" by the attack. John Heilemann put in blunter terms, flatly calling the attack a "lie."
Last night I suggested that Hillary's sudden lunge left in proposing a big tax increase on the rich suggested panic on her part. But what she pulled today makes yesterday's panic pale in comparison. Let's call it a sign of craven hysteria.And the lie was ridiculous, worthy of saying she was named after a Mount Everest climber who was under attack from sniper fire. Her actual words:
Senator Sanders wants to dismantle Obamacare, dismantle the SCHIP program, dismantle Medicare, dismantle private insurance. Now the Republicans in congress have voted against the affordable care act 55 times, right? Not because they want to replace it with something because they want to get rid of it. So I worry that if we give Republicans Democratic permission to do that, we'll go back to an era before we had the affordable care act that will strip millions and millions and millions of people of their health insurance.Bernie Sanders wants to dismantle Medicare?
The family olive oil business is in good hands with Fredo in charge.