Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders continues to gum up the works in the coronation of Hillary Clinton as the party’s nominee for the 2016 election.
Sanders’ latest trespass was to walk all over Clinton’s talking points in response to Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s comment that Americans “need to work more hours.”
Taking Bush’s comment out of context, Clinton, the so-called champion of the working class, took a cheap shot at the Republican:
Anyone who believes Americans aren't working hard enough hasn't met enough American workers. pic.twitter.com/wyS1p8zcDo
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 9, 2015
Enter Sanders, an open socialist, who has been refreshingly candid on the campaign trail — and drawing plenty of interest.
Taking Bush’s comment at face value, that part-time workers need full-time jobs, he trampled on Clinton’s spin in an interview Friday on CNN.
“Of course we need full-time jobs rather than part-time jobs,” Sanders said.
“If he [Bush] is talking about the need for more full-time jobs than part-time jobs, that’s absolutely correct,” he added.
Bernie defends Jeb’s ‘longer hours’ comment http://t.co/ckwsTrFNja
— POLITICO (@politico) July 10, 2015
The muffled popping sound heard around that time was of heads exploding at Team Hillary. A social media user summed it up well by asking how long it would be before Sanders becomes “too big a problem” for Clinton.
Here is that tweet and a sampling of other responses from Twitter:
— not better off (@nopenochange) July 10, 2015
— JackieOH! (@Junebug1952) July 10, 2015
— Sarajane Winchester (@swinches1) July 10, 2015
@redsteeze As a Northerner, Sanders reminds me of the late Paul Wellstone. Huge disagreements on policy but respected his sincerity.
— James Meredith (@NDTwinsfan) July 11, 2015
— kevin lennon (@kevinclennon) July 10, 2015
— Republicanvet (@Republicanvet91) July 10, 2015