Tuesday, December 13, 2016

For people who say Sanders was never attacked or has never faced serious opposition

The following links are from the first hits from "Clinton attacks Sanders" and some Twitter discussions. If you want more, Google's your pal.

June 2015

Hillary Surrogate McCaskill Attacks 'Extreme', 'Too Liberal' Bernie Over "Socialist" Views | The Daily Caller

September 2015

A Pro-Clinton Super PAC Is Going Negative On Bernie Sanders | The Huffington Post:
The group links Sanders to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and the United Kingdom’s new Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
January 2016

Hillary Clinton's dirty attack on Bernie Sanders:
Hillary Clinton took aim at Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care plan on Monday, characterizing it as "turning over your and my health insurance to governors," specifically naming Republican Terry Branstad. It's a pretty clear reference to the many conservative states that have refused ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion — implying that Sanders would allow conservative states to opt out of his plan, and hence partially destroy all federal health insurance programs. This is absolutely false.
February 2016

How a Washington Post Writer's Attack on Bernie Sanders' Civil Rights Record Completely Backfired | Alternet

March 2016

WikiLeaks - The Podesta Emails, Brent Budowsky writing to John Podesta:
Beyond this Hillary should stop attacking Bernie, especially when she says things that are untrue, which candidly she often does. I am one of the people with credibility to suggest Bernie people support her in November, and she and Benenson and others have no idea of the damage she does to herself with these attacks, which she does not gain by making.
In Democratic Debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Clash on Immigration - The New York Times:
"Aiming her remarks at viewers watching on Univision, a Spanish-language sponsor of the debate, Mrs. Clinton threw his past support for Fidel Castro and President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua in Mr. Sanders’s face and repeatedly criticized him for opposing a 2007 bill that would have created a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

“We had Republican support,” Mrs. Clinton said. “We had a president willing to sign it. I voted for that bill. Senator Sanders voted against it.”
She refused to let up when Mr. Sanders explained that he thought the guest worker provisions in the bill were “akin to slavery.”
Hillary Clinton compares Bernie to Trump in ad - Business Insider

April 2016

Hours after losing the Wisconsin primary, Hillary Clinton fired a barrage of charges at Sen. Bernard Sanders on Wednesday, questioning his commitment to the Democratic Party and accusing him of enabling the gun industry to arm mass killers, as she seeks to regain liberals’ backing.
 Hillary PAC Spends $1 Million to ‘Correct’ Commenters on Reddit and Facebook:
FEC loopholes mean Correct the Record can openly coordinate with Clinton’s campaign.
Clinton's Internet Supporters, Allegedly Using Pornography, Shut Down Bernie Sanders' Largest Facebook Groups in Coordinated Attack

May 2016

Hillary Clinton wrong that no negative ads have hit Bernie Sanders | PolitiFact

The Myth That Sanders Hasn’t Been Criticized Won’t Go Away | FAIR

October 2016

Hillary Clinton Calls Bernie Sanders Supporters Basement Dwellers

Related: A reminder for Clinton fans that the polls were right all along

ETA: If I've missed any major ones, please leave a link in the comments and I'll add it.

ETA: Useful: Bernie Sanders says Americans back his agenda — and he’s mostly right

ETA: 15 of the 16 negative stories that the Washington Post ran about the Sanders campaign over a 16-hour period:
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