By Jerry Alatalo
ernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are seeking the office of President of the United States. Thus far in the campaign, nobody, not one single American, has been able to point out an instance where Bernie Sanders deliberately lied to improve his chance of winning or manipulate the minds of voters. For voters paying attention, Sanders’ personal integrity represents possibly the most important human quality and character they wish to see embodied in the person sitting in the Oval Office.
On the other hand, Hillary Clinton has told a number of major lies about Sanders:
- Weeks ago, Clinton and daughter Chelsea unleashed a completely calculated political attack on Sanders questioning his stance on universal healthcare for all Americans, using fear tactics and implying doom for healthcare if Sanders became the nominee – when his clear stance has consistently been “health care is a right, not a privilege” and that “every major country, except America, has provided healthcare for all its citizens”.
- During the Flint, Michigan debate Clinton lied about the government bailout of the auto industry – in Academy Award winning fashion feigning moral outrage that: “I voted to save the auto industry – (with eyes straight ahead, her face assuming an angry emotion, left arm and index finger pointed at Sanders) and he didn’t”
- In the Miami, Florida debate, Clinton attempted – with full knowledge of Sanders’ being the member of Congress who has been most outspoken in opposition to the Koch Brothers and their political philosophy – to convince viewers that Sanders had somehow gained the endorsement of the Kochs.
- In that same Miami debate, Clinton painted an image in the minds of viewers that Sanders supported right-wing extremists, “vigilantes”, who take up arms against immigrants at the border between the United States and Mexico. Sanders responded strongly, essentially calling out and implying Clinton’s lie was not only ridiculous but immoral.
- Coming full circle on the issues where Clinton has lied about Sanders, once more this time it’s healthcare, in St. Louis, Missouri she told the crowd how she “gets a little chuckle…” (think Meryl Streep), painting in the minds of voters that Sanders was nowhere to be found in 1993/94, and disingenuously creating a profoundly fictitious contrast between her and Sanders’ true resolve and determination on behalf of all Americans.
- Her persistent refusals to release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs are in reality acts of lying to the American people by omission.
She’s lied to all Americans – again, and again, and again…
Ms. Clinton, and here it’s important to repeat – seeking the office of President of the United States, seems to have (think George W. Bush) “misremembered” that Bernie Sanders was standing right behind her, within an arm’s length.
During history’s most famous courtroom trials, the revealing of lies told by witnesses becomes the point where the case becomes finalized and settled, clear to all observers, and justice prevails. As the 2016 campaign moves forward, the only real and serious question which the American people must ask themselves is this:
Is a habitual liar acceptable for the position of President of the United States?
(Thank you to The Big Picture RT)