WIKILEAKS: Podesta Rips Into Sanders’ Proposals, Says ‘We Live in a Leftie Alternative Universe’

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By Lukas Mikelionis | 12:05 pm, October 21, 2016

Clinton campaign’s chairman John Podesta ripped into Bernie Sanders’ health care policy, saying it “actually sucks” but gets support because “we live in a leftie alternative universe,” according to an email exchange published by WikiLeaks today.

Think Progress editor Judd Legum wrote to Podesta in January to advise the him that Hillary’s attack on Sanders’ single-payer health care plan fits “into the she’s dishonest/will say anything to win frame,” and is building lots of negative coverage.

Podesta responded saying: “His actual proposal sucks,” but implied the reason people show support for it is because “we live in a leftie alternative universe.”


Hillary Clinton has since moved further to the left on the issue of health care—and partially adopted Sanders’ proposal, offering a watered-down version of universal health care.

Will she say anything to appease people in a leftie alternative universe?