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If Bernie Sanders does win the nomination, it's because his record has not been vetted. He castigates Clinton for taking speaking fees for her speeches to Wall Street after she left office. He asks for the transcripts of her speeches and brags that he doesn't have any transcripts himself because he has "never made any speeches". Yes that's right. I researched his 25 year record in Congress and couldn't find any speeches on anything other than statements he made on the floor of the House and Senate or his infamous 8 1/2-hour attempted filibuster against the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 because as a compromise with Republicans it included a two year extension of the Bush Tax cuts. That piece of legislation also provided a one year reduction in the Social Security tax to help all working Americans but perhaps more importantly it provided much needed relief to the unemployed and also extended the Child Tax Credit to 10.5 million lower-income families with 18 million children. Bernie Sanders railed against it because he could not stand the thought of the "millionaires and billionaires" getting two more years of relief of the Bush tax cuts. I guess the benefits to the poor and children were secondary in Bernie's mind. No compromises!
I also found a lot of "yea" and "nay" votes to cover his voting record, and his Wikipedia bio says he was an "outspoken critic" and a "progressive voice" on all the same issues that he is now running for president on. But for someone who has spent 25 years in Congress (10 as Senator), there is no passed legislation that has his "name" on it other than the recent bi-partisan Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act. Although he was chair of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee to get that legislation passed, before that time according to Watchdog.org, he made "a series of puzzling public statements that appear to defend the government hospital bureaucracy."
I guess it's okay to criticize someone else's efforts, but when the criticism comes back to the efforts of the committee that he chaired, it's a different tune.
Now prior to entering Congress in 1991 his record includes a strong socialist agenda as mayor of Burlington, Vermont. I'll give him credit for that. However, that record of accomplishments somehow got sidelined once he entered Congress.
In the last debate the moderator finally asked him about his trips to Nicaragua and Cuba in which he criticized US government policies while praising the socialist Sandinista movement and Fidel Castro's Cuba. Up until that debate no one felt like they should muddy Bernie's record, and Hillary Clinton to her credit had remained silent up to that point. Yet true to Bernie's character he defended his actions.
The Hill: Sanders defends past praise of Fidel Castro
Maybe we should ask for transcripts of those speeches.
And for the record, here is a transcript of one of Hillary's speeches to Wall Street in 2007. Read it. Oh you might ask, we need to see the transcripts of all those "secret speeches". Forget her voting record or what she said in this speech. We need to go fishing in all those other speeches because we "just don't trust her". She's not one of us. But I would say for the average American, neither is Bernie.