Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 14 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 4/9/16

Sanders' Hillary "Unqualified" Comment: He's Right, at Least Bobby Kennedy Was Honest About it

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   No comments
Author 8715
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Ralph Lopez
Become a Fan
  (12 fans)

Bobby Kennedy was once asked how he became US Attorney General at such a young age. Bobby said:

"I studied, I applied myself, and then my brother was elected president."

Would that Hillary Clinton could show such grace and humor in the face of Bernie Sanders' essentially true remark that she is not qualified to be president. She went to law school. She worked hard. And then her politically gifted husband was elected president.

It is an incontrovertible fact that Hillary's US Senate run owed 100% of its success to her unelected role as a First Lady. Until then she had never answered to a voter a single time in her life. From there she got to be Secretary of State, with disastrous consequences and in association with Obama's botched Middle Eastern policies, which we can thank for the rise of ISIS.

The dust-up comes as Sanders hits back at Clinton for saying he should apologize to victims of Sandy Hook, a reference to his gun control record. Taking off the gloves, Sanders then insisted that Clinton apologize for all the millions of needless deaths in Iraq, a war she voted for, which threw the Middle East into the turmoil it remains in today.
added 4/10/16
What Bobby Kennedy did with rest of his career speaks for itself, even if launched by his fortuitous association with his brother the president. He took difficult and unpopular positions for the rest of his life, standing with Martin Luther King, with farm labor leader Cesar Chavez, and calling for an end to the Vietnam War at its height. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has gone along to get along, voting for the Iraq War, and backing anti-worker trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP.) The difference in the people who emerged from unqualified beginnings could not be more stark.


Copyrighted Image? DMCA


 

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Ralph Lopez Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linked In Page       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Ralph Lopez majored in Economics and Political Science at Yale University. He writes for Truth Out, Alternet, Consortium News, Op-Ed News, and other Internet media. He reported from Afghanistan in 2009 and produced a short documentary film on (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Wikileaks Soldier Reveals Orders for "360 Rotational Fire" Against Civilians in Iraq

Why Obama Will Not Veto NDAA Military Detention of Americans: He Requested It.

McChrystal Trying to Tell Us Something? "We're F%^*king Losing This Thing"

BoA Dumps $75 Trillion In Derivatives On Taxpayers, Super Committee Looks Away. Seize BoA Now.

Obama Lied: Taliban Did Not Refuse to Hand Over Bin Laden

Arrests at White House Over NDAA Military Detention of Americans, Occupy Wall Street Joins Fight.

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: