They’re both right, maybe the first honest assessment expressed by any duopoly aspirant since campaigning began last year.
Trump ad hominem attacks on other Republican candidates throughout the campaign are in a category of their own – along with similar retorts directed at him.
Clinton and Sanders went at it ahead of the April 19 New York primary. Clinton said “I think he hadn’t done his homework, and he’d been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn’t really studied or understood.”
Asked if Sanders is a “real Democrat, she said “I’m not even sure he is one (even though) he’s running as one.”
On whether he’s qualified, she said “what he has been saying about the core issue in his whole campaign doesn’t seem to be rooted in an understanding of either the law or the practical ways you get something done.”
“And I will leave it to voters to decide who of us can do the job that the country needs, who can do all aspects of the job, both on the economic domestic issues and on national security and foreign policy.”
Raising these issues amounts to calling Sanders unfit for the nation’s top job without saying it in so many words directly.
Sanders minced no words, saying “I don’t believe that she is qualified if she is – through her Super PAC – taking in tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds.”
“I don’t think that you are qualified if you get 15 million dollars from Wall Street through your Super PAC. I don’t think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in Iraq.”
“I don’t think you are qualified if you’ve supported virtually every disastrous trade agreement, which has cost us millions of decent paying jobs.”
Sanders ignored his own deplorable record, voting with Democrats 98% of the time, supporting the rape of Yugoslavia, all US post-9/11 wars except 2003 Bush aggression on Iraq – then opposed impeaching him and Obama for war crimes.
The real issue for voters is why they support any duopoly candidate for any political office, especially the nation’s highest.
No matter who succeeds Obama, government of, by and for its privileged few exclusively will continue, concerns of ordinary people ignored.
Bipartisan neocons infesting Washington headed by Clinton as president may launch WW III.
Ballot box change is unattainable. America’s political process is too venal to fix. Voting is a waste of time.
The only solution is grassroots revolution. Nothing else can work.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”. www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html Visit his blog site at www.sjlendman.blogspot.com.