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Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:46 PM

Hillary Clinton Is Gaslighting Bernie Sanders and It Is Abusive



Hillary Clinton shares a common trait with Donald Trump, establishment media, and mental abusers. That trait is gaslighting.

According to the basic Wikipedia definition, gaslighting is a form of mental abuse wherein “information is twisted or spun, selectively omitted to favor the abuser, or false information is presented” by an abusive person in order to manipulate the accuser into questioning reality. Most commonly, the technique is used by abusers to outright deny any past wrongdoing when confronted for past behavior.

After a feud yesterday in which Clinton questioned Sanders’ qualifications for the presidency and Sanders responded in kind, Hillary Clinton played coy and acted as if she were above the fray. During an interview in New York, Clinton said she would support Sanders if he were the nominee, and suggested he instead direct his attacks on Republicans and “keep our eye on what’s really at stake in this election.” Liberal blog Daily Kos praised Clinton’s remarks, saying she was taking “the high road.” The same author of that blog called on Sanders to apologize for responding to Clinton’s previous attacks on his qualifications.

This is an odd 180 degree turn from Clinton’s post-Wisconsin campaign strategy of promising a scorched-earth primary until the convention. After Clinton’s drubbing in the Wisconsin primary, CNN reported that Clinton’s campaign was seeking to “disqualify and defeat” Sanders ahead of the convention, and put party unity on the back burner:


As Sanders took a victory lap following a 14-point triumph in Wisconsin, Clinton took fresh aim at the Vermont senator as part of a three-part strategy before the New York primary on April 19: Disqualify him, defeat him, and unify the party later.


For starters, Clinton used the 20 children killed in Sandy Hook as a launch pad for attacking Sanders on gun control, which ended up blowing up in her face. She also hinted that Bernie Sanders was a fake Democrat, who was unqualified to run for president. Attacking Sanders apparently wasn’t enough, as Clinton also lobbed patronizing shots at his supporters, saying she felt “sorry” for young people voting for Sanders who “don’t do their own research.”

Furthermore, at the most recent Democratic debate, Clinton accused Sanders of siding with anti-immigrant “minutemen” militias and suggested he was popular with the Koch Brothers. Before that, she tried to claim he was against the auto bailout for Michigan workers during the debate in Flint.

Of course, Sanders, the longest-serving independent member of Congress with 32 years of public service under his belt, had no choice to respond to Clinton’s most recent charge that he was unqualified. Sen. Sanders suggested Clinton was unqualified to hold the nation’s highest office, given her support for the Iraq War, which he called “the worst foreign policy blunder in U.S. history,” along with her support of free trade agreements like the Panama deal that enabled tax haven abuses, and for her willingness to take campaign money from Wall Street.

Clinton supporters started the hashtag #HillarySoQualified to boast of the former Secretary of State’s qualifications in response to Sanders’ statement, which backfired tremendously as it was hijacked by Sanders supporters criticizing Clinton’s record. Given the failure of Clinton’s attacks, she had no choice but to abandon her strategy and “take the high road” in an effort to reclaim the narrative, conveniently ignoring her own previous statements.

But Clinton isn’t alone in her use of gaslighting. The Washington Post did the very same thing last month after they got called out for running 16 stories critical of Bernie Sanders in 16 hours. The Post’s response to getting caught running blistering anti-Sanders headlines after his strong performance in a debate was to use gaslighting on their readers, claiming that they had no such bias by claiming stories that simply reported his victory the next day were “pro-Sanders,” mocking their detractors by sarcastically using the

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http://usuncut.com/politics/hillary-clinton-gaslighting-sanders/

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Reply Hillary Clinton Is Gaslighting Bernie Sanders and It Is Abusive (Original post)
amborin Apr 2016 OP
MFM008 Apr 2016 #1
SoLeftIAmRight Apr 2016 #2
dreamnightwind Apr 2016 #10
dchill Apr 2016 #3
JudyM Apr 2016 #5
senz Apr 2016 #20
Trust Buster Apr 2016 #4
NRaleighLiberal Apr 2016 #6
Fairgo Apr 2016 #7
yardwork Apr 2016 #8
Beacool Apr 2016 #9
dreamnightwind Apr 2016 #11
NCTraveler Apr 2016 #12
TMontoya Apr 2016 #13
azmom Apr 2016 #14
PufPuf23 Apr 2016 #15
GreatGazoo Apr 2016 #16
Seeinghope Apr 2016 #22
seabeyond Apr 2016 #17
senz Apr 2016 #18
TheBlackAdder Apr 2016 #19
senz Apr 2016 #21

Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:49 PM

1. sigh can we talk about republicans again?

Either Clinton or Sanders is 100 percent better that a republican and HRC said that today.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:52 PM

2. really

 


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Response to SoLeftIAmRight (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:59 PM

10. Perfect response! - eom

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:52 PM

3. Um, not right now. Start your own thread.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:54 PM

5. She throws a punch then clamors to get out of the ring.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:27 PM

20. She throws a punch & says she doesn't know why her target is angry.

 

It really, truly IS gaslighting. It's dirty. It's low.

I cannot recall a dirtier presidential candidate in my lifetime.

This is not good for the United States of America.



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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:53 PM

4. Nonsense. Sanders blatantly lied today. He lifted his hands up at a rally today and made

 

quotation marks with his hands and claimed that Hillary said he was unqualified to be President. She said no such thing. She said it was up to the people to decide. Sanders is doing the gas lighting here.

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:56 PM

6. the "whatever it takes" candidate

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:56 PM

7. Gaslighting!

Exactly what it was.

The antidote is the Klieg Light of truth.

10,000 Watts of WTF.

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:57 PM

8. Are you serious?

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 07:59 PM

9. Utter claptrap.

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:01 PM

11. The whole country has been gaslighted for 30 years by corporate interests!

Time to shut off the gas and give them a sun bern.

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:03 PM

12. The author of that garbage knows their audience well.

 

HA Goodman has used a certain segment to do his ratfucking bidding with ease in the same manner.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:04 PM

13. Isn't HA Goodman

 

The one who wrote and op-ed for the Huffington Post claiming Bernie was actually winning in all areas of the primary?

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:07 PM

14. Kick

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:09 PM

15. Same tactics that Hillary Clinton used against POTUS Obama in 2008. eom.

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:14 PM

16. Symptoms of Passive Aggressive behavior

Lying or reversing stated positions to manipulate others

Saying you will do something but you either don't or you delay indefinitely

Not owning up to your own aggression and blaming others for over-reacting

Insisting that you aren't angry or frustrated when you are, including insisting that you were joking or misunderstood.

Having an angry smile.

Taking,or claiming to take, offense when none is intended

Taking credit when it wasn't earned


Abusive indeed. Good article and analysis. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 09:48 PM

22. Yep yep yep that be Hillary!

 

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:15 PM

17. Lol. Ya, that's it.

 

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:17 PM

18. NPR is actively assisting Hillary in this LIE.

 

They introduce the story by saying Bernie was never going to use negative campaigning but now he has "gone on the offensive" by accusing Hillary of hustling money from big contributors.

As if he suddenly, unilaterally launched an attack on poor unsuspecting Hillary.

Then they play a clip of Hillary laughing about it and saying how she would support him in the GE, and that he "hasn't done his homework." That latter bit is intended to sow doubt about his competency.

Total bullshit. Dishonest and cheap. I cannot believe what has happened to NPR.

NPR should not be supported by any Bernie supporter. I have been giving a regular monthly contribution to them but no more. They are as filthy as Fox News.

You can listen to it here:

http://www.npr.org/2016/04/07/473416720/democratic-race-turns-negative-as-sanders-questions-clintons-experience

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Response to amborin (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:22 PM

19. Gaslighting - A practice used by those who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 08:30 PM

21. I've looked at NPD but maybe it is BPD.

 

This is not good. Not good at all.

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