'Crushing costs' of Obamacare crack follows 'awful legacy' jabPublished: 24 hours ago
Chelsea Clinton is taking a cue from her father and bashing President Obama's record to benefit her mother.
The president's key accomplishment – Obamacare – is scorned in video footage of the younger Clinton that appears to have been taken March 22 in Washington state. She discusses the "crushing costs" of Obama's health-care legislation on the campaign trail just one day after former President Bill Clinton lamented the "awful legacy" of the past eight years.
"This was part of my mom's original plan back in '93 and '94, as well as premium costs. We can either do that directly or through tax credits," the Democrat front-runner's daughter said Tuesday. "And, kind of figuring out whether she could do that through executive action, or she would need to do that through tax credits working with Congress. She thinks either of those will help solve the challenge of kind of the crushing costs that still exist for too many people, who even are part of the Affordable Care Act and buying insurance."
The criticism of Obamacare served as a political tag-team against the sitting president, given that Bill Clinton used his time before a Spokane, Washington, audience Monday to lament the political realities that have unfolded since 2008.
“If you believe we can all rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that when we were practicing trickle-down economics and no regulation in Washington, which is what caused the crash, then you should vote for [Hillary Clinton] because she’s the only person who basically had good ideas, will tell you how she’s going to pay for them, can be commander in chief and is a proven change-maker with Republicans and Democrats and independents alike,” Clinton said, WND reported.
Clinton spokesman Angel Urena issued a statement to USA Today on Tuesday framing the remark as an attack on Republicans.
"When Republicans controlled the White House, their trickle-down approach drove our economy to the brink of a collapse. After President Obama was elected, Republicans made it their number one goal to block him at every turn,” Urena said, WND reported. "That unprecedented obstruction these last eight years is their legacy, and the American people should reject it by electing Hillary Clinton to build on President Obama’s success so we can all grow and succeed together."
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders did not take it as an attack on Republicans, tweeting, "Don't know that I’d call President Obama’s 72 straight months of job growth an 'awful legacy,'" Monday night.
Left-wing magazine Salon weighed in as well on Tuesday by asking, "Why would such a skilled politician as Clinton so clumsily throw the current Democratic president under the bus? Is this an indication of a potential split from Obama from the former secretary of state as well?"
The confusion over the former president's motives appear to have earned him time in a political penalty box given that he largely disappeared from public events over the past two days. The American Mirror noted Thursday that a Cheyenne, Wyoming, event that was supposed to feature Clinton was canceled on Wednesday allegedly due to a snow storm.
"Has he finally become too much of a liability to his wife’s campaign?" the website asked.
Hillary Clinton is next scheduled to speak at a Chicago, Illinois, fundraiser on March 28. She will then head to a second fundraiser later that day in New York City.
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