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Clinton Attacks Backfire; Lead to Huge Money Bomb for Sanders

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It seems that supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have given their response to Hillary Clinton’s newest line of attack. The Sanders team reports that his campaign pulled in about $1.4 million in just 24 hours, nearly quadrupling their daily average.

“Thanks, Team Clinton,” says Michael Briggs, spokesman for the Sanders campaign.

The surge in contributions comes in the wake of interviews and speeches by Mrs. Clinton in which she questioned his electability in a general election against a Republican opponent and called attention to his vote for a 2005 bill that shielded gun manufacturers from liability lawsuits.

Even her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, has stepped into the fray, charging that Sanders wants to “dismantle” Obamacare and Medicare. For the record, Sanders proposes a single-payer health care plan, but has yet to offer details on how he would fund it.

Mrs. Clinton likely stepped up her attacks after seeing the latest poll numbers coming out of Iowa and New Hampshire. A Monmouth University Poll has Clinton trailing Sanders in New Hampshire by 14 points, with 39 percent to his 53, while the Des Moines Register shows the double-digit lead she had in Iowa a month ago shrinking to just two points.

On the national level, the latest polls paint a race that is tightening by the day.

It is hard to imagine that eight years ago a candidate as far removed from the party establishment as Bernie Sanders would have broken out of the single digits in national polling, much less offered a serious challenge to the party’s front-runner. Sanders’ clashes with the Democratic National Committee — from the inconvenient weekend scheduling of the debates to temporarily cutting off access to the DNC’s voter database — have done little to blunt his support.

In fact, they may be helping him.

Though their policy proposals couldn’t be more different, Sanders’ rise mirrors Donald Trump’s unexpected success in courting the Republican base. Both candidates have found their voices by pitting themselves as the underdogs battling the elites in their respective parties in addition to the other side — an ironic twist on the “triangulation” strategy that Bill Clinton used in his re-election campaign in 1996.

Even if November ends with a President-elect Clinton or Rubio, 2016 is already looking to be the year of the outsider.

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Tamara Roach
Tamara Roach

Socialism means for the human need. Get a job..... work hard like everyone else if you want things in life.... Who said anything comes easy in life except Burnie Sanders. It's not his to take and give away. Free Healthcare supports those who don't pay... Not good to be using the system and living off of others. Want food get a job if need be work two jobs. Want water drink water. Unfortunately war will always be can't change other countries when they kill,rape, bomb innocent people. Rich works hard to build their business not yours to take. Taxes on business, payroll it takes a lot to pay these things. But you do not understand this apparently because you want it free. Maybe in your school you were taught capitalism? It certainly not taught in any school I have ever been associated with. Natural resources have made these countries (richer).

angeliname
angeliname

apparently you never traveled to Sweden or Norway, NONE there is living for free, if you could just be a bit more educated, oh wait, no you are not, you dont want to is too much for you to bear.. 

see how much natural resources are left on this planet.. 

thanks to your exploitation, we all will go down.. 

please.. 

Penny Stirling Johnson
Penny Stirling Johnson

Only " socialism does NOT mean communist. Sanders has been around long enough for us to see his record. OUR socialism means a lot more equality for all Americans, not the top 10% in my opinion. We already have the kind of Socialism Bernie supports in our country. We want health care for Everyone. You have a problem with that? We want every American to have enough to eat and clean water. You have a problem with that? We want graft and corruption money going for things it is intended for. You have a problem with that? We want war to be a thing of the past. You have a problem with that? We want the rich to pay more taxes and not hide their profits. You have a problem with that? Please tell us exactly what you have a problem with or is it just the word , socialist because we were all raised in school to support capitalism. We did until we grew up and found out a lot of it is based on greed, cheating, lying , stealing from other countries natural resources , and messing with their voting choices to keep people in power through graft , supporting us. Read.

Dar Vens
Dar Vens

Can't the democrats find a. Honest, person to make our country. Great again.. ????

Damien Scott
Damien Scott

I would love to see the look of dismay on your face the morning after elections \U0001f648 your living in denial .

Chris Kilner
Chris Kilner

I'm for ending the fed and shrinking the size and power of the government at every level. I'm a free market independent voter. How exactly am i the one drinking the koolaid?

Damien Scott
Damien Scott

You need to lay off the koolaid \U0001f648

Damien Scott
Damien Scott

Try as she may she will not be the next president !!

Nancy Purpura Penton
Nancy Purpura Penton

Old Bernie is a Communist/Socialist. What part of that psychosis dont you understand? He wants to give away everything for free. And just who do you think will pay for those freebies??? The struggling, hard working American citizen. Use your brains and think this through.

Marcy L Ross
Marcy L Ross

You are well informed; and I thank you for this.

Robert Clements
Robert Clements

Justin Mason Never mind, this post was not intended for you. Go back to watching Fox News.

Tamara Roach
Tamara Roach

That's right. Sanders pot. Hillary Clinton in the boiling kettle. Vote Trump

Tamara Roach
Tamara Roach

Sanders is a Socialist. Hillary Clinton needs to be in prison. Seems to me the Democrats are in big trouble.

Albert Albino
Albert Albino

Surely, there is one of you Bernie supporters out there intelligent enough to challenge me on Bernies economic ignorance.

Albert Albino
Albert Albino

And unfortunately your economic source makes no logical sense

Albert Albino
Albert Albino

Just as there are good examples of democratic socialism there are those states that have failed ie Greece, Spain, Portugal only to name a few that have been bankrupted or were on the verge of bankruptcy. Do you know why Germany, Sweden and yes even Denmark do well, here's a hint look at their exports over imports.

Martin Price
Martin Price

Justin Mason you are so right, our national debt right now has us on the verge of bankruptcy. The whole economy collapses if we go bankrupt. The promises of everything being free made by Bernie will push us over the edge. Sadly the uneducated hear FREE and have no clue as to the ramifications of bankruptcy. They think we have problems now, economic collapse will lead to no one having any thing. Free sounds so nice, but it is a wolf in sheeps clothing.

James Michael Busso
James Michael Busso

Rich Maghir- good points and I agree, but I do think you may be placing a little too much faith in the American electorate.

Debbie Parks
Debbie Parks

That would leave cruz. Are you nuts? Go bernie!

Justin Mason
Justin Mason

Trump will fix the problems thou. Not act like they dont exist.

Justin Mason
Justin Mason

Martin Price you are correct sir. Some people just cant understand finaces. Everyone wants the free hand outs. Everyone is going to work under the table so they can claim and get free hand outs. Then this government is enevidebly going to fail. Then we will borrow more money.

Justin Mason
Justin Mason

There are no good democratic nominees. The only thing Bernie has is the lower cost for college. He wants to tax the working class 90% to pay for it and other BS. He wants to increase our debt to try to recover these failing obama programs. Educate me. Why is he the best candidate? Republican have it this year. Democrats failed with their nominees.

Justin Mason
Justin Mason

He does want to tax the working class 90% to pay for free loaders. He also wants to increase the debt limit to try to fix obama programs. Make sure you have a full understanding before you vote. Hillary is not any better.

Martin Price
Martin Price

Kim when Bernie openly admits he is a socialist no further research is needed for people who believe in the American Dream! Way to many success stories of people of all races pulling themselves out of the grip of poverty. Give a man a fish he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Give a man a thousand fish and he will eat for a thousand days and unless you give him more fish he will starve.

Mary Jane Schreiner
Mary Jane Schreiner

Hillary is falling in the polls. And Obama doesn't want her in, because he wants to become Secretary of the UN after Jan 2017 and continue the Muslim invasion. But if Hillary gets in as POTUS, she would appoint Bill as UN Secretary, and they together would continue their communist agenda So somehow Obama will get Hillary out of the race (indictment?) and since Bernie is a nut case, they will get Biden to run. He'd miss all the pre-Iowa battles and debates and cruise through to the nomination

Albert Albino
Albert Albino

Oh Teresa Switzerland is actually a freer market economy than our own so you may want to remove that off your list.

Stephen Reeves
Stephen Reeves

Tino Valentino Yes we will. When the money runs out, you bet we will.

Chris Kilner
Chris Kilner

sanders is a career politician. he's the definition of establishment politician. What we need is to get sanders, trump and hillary out of the race.

Chris Kilner
Chris Kilner

I'm glad hillary's campaign is falling apart. But sanders is easily the worst possible choice out of either major party.

Sharon Lewis
Sharon Lewis

It is not about the money, it is about wasting money that could be used for important thing , like the poor and the Vets..

Mark Hale
Mark Hale

An even better idea would be to do a little research on the differences between a Democracy and an Oligarchy.

Jess Cortese
Jess Cortese

Tino. I like Bernie's idea on healthcare. But, how would it be paid for?

Jess Cortese
Jess Cortese

Well let's face it. Bernie is a lot better than Hillary. He'll loose to trump but that's okay he's a million $ socialist.

Noel Bullard
Noel Bullard

We have a Marxist in the Whitehouse! Cruz!!!

Noel Bullard
Noel Bullard

Wont matter, the Bernt out socialist has no machine beyond Iowa & NH. He will simply be a protest votes for disenfranchised Dims... Cruz!!!

Wayne Bishop
Wayne Bishop

If you believe him. You are as stupid as Trump backers.