Skip to comments.Bernie Sanders spokeswoman says asking for his medical records is like birtherism
Posted on 02/19/2020 12:20:19 PM PST by karpov
Bernie Sanders press secretary on Wednesday compared demands for him to release his medical records to the birther smears against former President Barack Obama, drawing strong backlash.
The Democratic Vermont senator, 78, balked earlier this month at releasing his medical records despite suffering a campaign-trail heart attack in October 2019.
Top spokeswoman Briahna Joy Gray doubled down in a CNN interview on Wednesday, insisting that the onus is on Sanders only to be as forthcoming as the rest of the 2020 Democratic field.
I think the American people deserve to know exactly as much as every other candidate has released in this race currently and historically, said Gray.
What youre seeing right now is really reminiscent of some of the kind of smear, kind of skepticism campaigns that have been run against a lot of different candidates in the past, questioning where theyre from, aspects of their lineage, continued Gray, in an apparent reference to birther conspiracy theories that said Obama was born outside the United States.
The comparison drew a swift rebuke from many on social-media.
Asking Sanders to release health records he promised to release in not remotely equal to birtherism, tweeted writer Tim Wise. Sanders HAD a heart attack. Obama was NOT born in Kenya. One is true, the other false. The parallel is absurd and diminishes the racism of the latter.
Added user Amee Vanderpool, Demanding medical records from a 78 year old man who had a heart attack while on the campaign trail is not called Birtherism, its called VETTING.
On CNN, Gray went on to argue that whispers about Sanders health and his refusal to release further records are based in political fear from the right.
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So “birtherism” means a search for the truth, in other words.
So, is Bernie really dead? ;-)
An interest in investigating a legitimate concern about a candidate? Sure, they are the same thing.
Bad optics. (I know, *shhhhh*).
Bolshevik Bernie was apparently born with TDS and Soviet Socialist Syndrome and wants to hide those serious, extreme afflictions from the public.
Bernie doesn’t want the truth to come out about his medical issues that’s why..from the same people who said OMG WE GOTTA SEE TRUMPS TAX RETURNS..but nah, we dont need to see the medical records of a candidate for President
So it took his team a week to come up with this line.
Birtherism is the greatest Alinsky ever perpetrated. Those who use the term assist in the denigration of the Constitution
They have gotten the American people to reject one of the most valuable safeguards bequeathed to us by the founders.
The natural born citizen clause served us well until we allowed it to be ignored.
Barry Soetoro/Barack Hussein Obama should be proof enough of the wisdom of the founders when they tried to prevent him from being President by requiring someone who could only be a US citizen and nothing else.
Born here of citizen parents.
Naturally a US citizen because there is no other possibility.
One cannot be anything else and also be a natural born citizen.
It does not matter if he was born in Hawaii if his father was a foreign national.
Children of foreign nationals inherit the nationality of their foreign national parent(s).
Natural born citizen means born here of citizen parents.
People born with divided loyalties, allegiance and citizenship are not naturally Americans.
The children of foreign nationals are precisely who the founders were excluding from the office.
Only when one cannot be anything else can one be a natural born citizen.
No foreign birth.
No foreign parent(s)
No foreign citizenship(s)
No foreign influence on the Presidency is what John Jay stated in a letter to George Washington as the reason for insisting on a natural born citizen.
Obama told us he was born a British subject.
Who believes Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Jay, Monroe, Madison, etc. would have found him to be a natural born citizen?
Who believes they would have thought the recently deceased King of Thailand was eligible to be President?
He was born in Cambridge MA.
Usurpation Day, January 20, 2009, happened with the complete cooperation of both parties.
They want the Constitution changed without the hassle of amending the Constitution.
Confuse people about the clear meaning of a three word phrase and voila, every anchor baby and Winston Churchill is eligible.
The bench was the reason the GOP went along with the fig leaf resolution for McCain that was used by the Democrats as cover for Obama.
Jindal, Rubio, Haley, George P. Bush and Cruz were all up and comers and the future of the party and ineligible.
The truth of the Kenyanesian Usurpation will never see the light of day because both parties cooperated in the violation of the Constitution
New name.... Bitching and Moaning Bernie.
Just for the record Briahna Joy (if that’s your real name) who was it that spawned birtherism? Hillary something, wasn’t it?
Dear leader is in great health!
Is he going to swim in The Potomac?
I want to see the HIV test results for Mayor Pete.
. . . or actually born in the Soviet Union??????
Sanders HAD a heart attack. Obama was NOT born in Kenya. One is true, the other false.”
Wonder if this guy knows what he wrote?
I’m not worried about his recent heart attack, it’s the brain tumor that worries me, and of course his drinking problem.
They are wanted for the same that lying Dorkbama, the Muslim eunuch quota baby’s were wanted.
Dorkbama was hiding something (actually, pretty much everything).
And Breadline Bolshevik Bernie, the man who never had a REAL job, who knows? I’m not even sure that he has not got three stomachs, green blood (nope, that’s GOTTA be red) , and no talliwacker.
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