Hillary's Stunning Hypocrisy
Hillary Clinton is afraid of Bernie Sanders. That's the only explanation for her absurd claim that she won't debate the surging socialist "until his tone improves." As we reported yesterday, her squeamishness in the face of a very mild Bernie Sanders could be setting the stage for her eventual refusal to debate GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump. It's disingenuous and cowardly. And according to the Free Beacon, her newfound aversion to debate is incredibly hypocritical:
Hillary Clinton said during her first run for the presidency in 2008 that each presidential candidate “should be willing to debate anytime, anywhere,” the Intercept reports.
Clinton, of course, lost that Democratic primary fight to current President Barack Obama. In her second run, she no longer abides by this rule. She reasoned that because the presidency is the toughest job in the world, candidates should be able to handle debates at any time.
Zaid Jilani wrote in the Intercept about the background of this clip.
In late April 2008, Clinton called for a 90 minute, “Lincoln-Douglas”-style debate with Obama. This was after the Democratic candidates had faced each other in 26 debates — far outnumbering the eight debates that Sanders and Clinton have had this election season.
No surprise here. Hillary fancies herself a progressive, but when the progressive ideals of voter participation and enfranchisement come into play, she's willing to sacrifice for her own good. Make no mistake: The Clintons are, as always, ideologically unmoored. Raw power is all that matters to them.