Every presidential election involves name calling and criticism from candidates about their opponents. Some candidates do this more than others. Bernie Sanders constantly attempts to reveal his opponent’s “dirty laundry” and attacks their integrity as an attempt to climb in the polls. Recently, he has been alluding to Clinton being involved in the suspicious death of President Clinton’s former White House Counsel Vince Foster.
Now he is condemning Hillary Clinton for her campaign finance tactics, saying she has been influenced by big banks due to her history of delivering high-priced speeches to Wall Street. However, in an interview with MSNBC, Howard Dean, one of Clinton’s most avid supporters, was quick to accuse Sanders of doing the same thing.
“Why does Hillary Clinton have to put up with a double standard?” said Dean. “I don’t hear anybody asking Bernie Sanders for his transcripts for some speech he made with a labor union. Frankly, for Bernie to say he doesn’t have a super PAC — labor unions are super PACs. Now, they’re super PACs that Democrats like, so we don’t go after labor unions, but this is a double standard.”
These democrats are “advocators” of campaign-finance reform, but Dean’s proves that they don’t actually practice what they preach. One of the super PAC backing Sanders is the National Nursed United (NNU) labor union, which has provided over $400,000 of funding to groups that support Sanders in the second half of last year. This may not be as much as the super PACs of Corporate America, but it doesn’t mean Sanders’ political agendas are not being swayed by their involvement.
However, Clinton, who pointed out that the NNU union was one of his super PACs, has her own endorsements from labor unions. Just proving that both of them are corrupt. Financial support from unions is just one of the ways democrats are cheating the system.