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.”