Senator Sanders on President Obama
Hillary Clinton believes we must build on the progress achieved under President Obama and that, no matter what, we can’t go backwards. Despite 70 consecutive months of private sector job growth and landmark legislation for universal health care and Wall Street reform, Senator Sanders has a troubling history of questioning President Obama and his achievements.
- Sanders called for a primary challenger to President Obama in 2012, saying it would do the country “a great deal of service” to push a “progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama is doing.”
- Sanders said President Obama had been “weak” and a “disappointment.”
- Sanders said his presidency would be a “course correction” from President Obama.
- Sanders said President Obama was “not strong enough on many issues.”
- Sanders said President Obama abandoned the movement that got him to the White House.
- Sanders’s health care proposals would roll back the gains made under the Affordable Care Act and take the national debate over health care back to square one.
- Sanders came out against to the Paris climate accord, which has been called“President Obama’s biggest accomplishment.”
- The Daily Beast: Bernie: I Wouldn’t Continue Obama Legacy
- New York Times: Bernie Sanders Suggests He Won’t Campaign on Obama’s Record
- The Hill: Sanders Won’t Take Up The Obama Mantle