Another day, another Clinton, another swipe at the outgoing leader of the free world

Another day, another Clinton, another swipe at the outgoing leader of the free world
Clinton being sworn in as Secretary of State, swearing to uphold the law

So how will Team Clinton spin this one to try to persuade the American people it was not intended as an attack on the current administration?

As I wrote yesterday, a spokesman for Bill Clinton released a statement that attempted to explain how the former president’s reference in a stump speech to “the awful legacy of the last eight years” was not a reflection on the Obama presidency.

Now some other handler has his hands full trying defang a comment made on the campaign trail by daughter and surrogate Chelsea Clinton.

The comment, made at town hall event this past Tuesday in Tacoma, Wash., outlined ways in which her mother Hillary, if elected, would help curb the “crushing costs” for health insurance many Americans continue to experience under the Affordable Care Act.

Here is text of the comment. A video capture follows:

We can either do that directly or through tax credits. 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. [Emphasis added]

As Fox News notes, Mrs. Clinton has herself criticized Obamacare while simultaneously pledging to defend her former boss’s signature legislative coup:

In December, Hillary Clinton was asked by a questioner at a town hall event why companies are favoring part-time employment over full-time employment. Clinton responded by saying, “the Affordable Care Act. You know, we got to change that because we have built in some unfortunate incentives that discourage full-time employment.”

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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