delegates, opinion

Hillary Clinton Uses Ageism To Attack Bernie Sanders

Photo (modified) by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

Photo (modified) by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

In May of 2014, Hillary Clinton, and her family, were put in the awkward position of defending her health against Karl Rove’s claims she had brain damage from a head injury. Imagination not being one of her strengths, Mrs. Clinton chose to use this same tactic against Bernie Sanders. In an effort to damage Bernie Sanders reputation, Mrs. Clinton chose to question his health, based on age.

Mrs. Clinton’s efforts to provide misinformation about Bernie Sanders’ health is being carried out by Correct The Record, a super PAC communicating directly with Mrs. Clinton. On more subtle levels, this attack is also a promotion of ageism. It is a questionable attack, as Mrs. Clinton is only a few years younger than Bernie. If she were elected, she would be the second oldest President-elect, just behind Ronald Reagan, by less than a year. Bernie, being a few years older, would be the oldest president elected. Bernie shows no signs of Alzheimers, is in good health, and maintains a vigorous schedule.

Mrs. Clinton, on the other hand, is generally seen only at small events, and not very often. She has taken on a pattern of “never” leaving the script, and no longer answers questions, unless they are from children (and those may be staged to promote the image of the kindly grandmother). She looks younger than Bernie, but that is more about makeup and hair dye.

Mrs. Clinton has an unusual relationship with Correct the Record. The super PAC coordinates directly with the Clinton campaign, and other federal campaigns and Democratic party committees. It is questionable as to whether this is actually legal. Campaign finance laws are designed to prevent PACs and super PACs from having direct contact with campaigns.

These laws are designed to separate donations from bribes. By coordinating directly with her super Pac, Hillary Clinton is accepting bribes in the form of donations. She knows who her donors are, and she can communicate with them.

Selecting a new president is an important task, and a responsibility not to be taken lightly. There needs to be a level playing field with candidates obeying the laws, and our expectations, so that we, the people, can make informed decisions. Our expectations are based on the laws, and the laws are based on the concepts of honesty and fair play. Please sign the petition requesting an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s super PAC, Correct The Record. You can do that here.

3 Comments

  1. Naomi

    Who’s the one an old type of Blood thinners Hilly , She is not young or healthy. Kettle meet pot! Hilly plays in nursery school sandbox with her old party AGAIN
    Bernie 2016

  2. Jerilyn

    Let me guess, she can’t use th old Birtherism and islamaphobia tactic anymore.

  3. Cheryl

    Thank you Keith for getting this out there. I was researching and posting about the FEC laws last night. Just because it’s a Carey type of super PAC does not change the law, at least not from their last ruling in 2012, at least as far as I was able to find. It’s scary to think Clear the Record can take unlimited money for the sole purpose of attacking her opponents, or defending her. It would not surprise me if it is ruled illegal and she says “Sorry, I made a mistake”.

    Just wondering if you’ve heard any word on the independent investigation into the firewall fiasco.