On Becoming Anti-Bernie
Robin Alperstein

Wow. I haven’t read such a poorly researched article in a long time. Where do I begin? How about the fact that Bernie contributed enormously to the Affordable Care Act by insisting on the inclusion of $11 billion in funding for community health centers, especially in rural areas? There are many members of Congress who attest that this very important provision would never have been included in the ACA if it weren’t for Bernie. How about the fact that Bernie was known as the “Amendment King” while he was in Congress since Bernie passed more amendments than any other member of Congress during his 16 years in the House of Representatives? How about the fact that, after receiving campaign contributions from Wall Street, Hillary flip-flopped on her 1998 position on the bankruptcy bill when the bill came to a vote in 2001? In her 2003 book, Elizabeth Warren writes about Hillary’s flip-flopping after Hillary received Wall Street money, and, in a 2004 interview with Bill Moyers, Warren further describes Hillary’s corrupt change of heart. Are you now going to write another poorly researched article dismissing Elizabeth Warren? Also, I find it troubling that you fail to mention Hillary’s adoration for Henry Kissinger — one of the biggest war criminals this country has ever seen. Are you not old enough to remember the destruction created by Kissinger in Vietnam? I assume that either 1) you are not old enough or unfortunate enough to know anyone killed, severely wounded, or eternally traumatized with PTSD after the war in Vietnam, or 2) you don’t give a shit. Hillary has promoted the same Kissinger-like policies with her vote for the Iraq War, her advocacy for bombing Libya and overthrowing Gadhafi, and her promotion of a “no fly zone” over Syria. Again, I am assuming that you are either privileged enough to not know anyone who has been or will be directly affected by these hawkish policies, or you don’t give a shit. Based on the excuses you make for Hillary throughout your article and loose research on which you base your writing, I think it is safe to assume that, while the former may also be true, the former merely reinforces the latter.

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