Anyone who dozed off after the first several hours of Thursday nightβs #DemDebate in New York might have thought that Hillary Clinton was leaning heavily on President Obama to prove herself qualified for the office he now holds.
Disappointed Clinton doesn't just come out hugging a cardboard cutout Barack Obama.
β Jonathan Bernstein (@jbview) April 15, 2016
β KC (@KevinSoup100) April 15, 2016
It took until the foreign policy segment of the debate, and discussion of Libya and Syria in particular, for Clinton to throw her former boss under the bus. Taking the βI just work hereβ approach, Clinton explained that as a member of the Obama administration, the best she could do was provide recommendations to the president.
Wow Hillary just not so obliquely trashed Obama's Syria policy.
β Jamie Kirchick (@jkirchick) April 15, 2016
Hillary just called Obama's policies in Syria "a disaster."
β Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 15, 2016
"Nobody stood up to assad and we have had a far greater disaster in Syria" β Clinton #DemDebate
β Andrea Bernstein (@AndreaWNYC) April 15, 2016
Good thing she had nothing to do with that whole mess or wow what an embarrassment that would be https://t.co/ST4WWSf8TY
β Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 15, 2016
β labornutz (@labornuts) April 15, 2016
If you think what I did to Libya was bad, just take a look at what I did to Syria! ~ Hillary #DemDebate
β jon gabriel (@exjon) April 15, 2016
#DemDebate So Hillary is the new Obama except for the fuck up in Lybia and Syria which are his fault. Talking 'bout having it both ways
β ElMolino (@ElMolinoOnline) April 15, 2016
Soβ¦ now Hillary blames Obama for Libya and Syria foreign policy disasters. Because refusing accountability is SO PRESIDENTIAL.
β It'sBiochemical (@AllysonSaad) April 15, 2016
Hillary takes credit when Obama does good things, says "my job is just to make recommendations" when he did something unpopular. Amazing.
β Lucas Sams (@RealLucasSams) April 15, 2016
β Samantha (@saschmidty16) April 15, 2016
Anyone else notice that Hillary just threw President Obama under the bus? #DemDebate
β Demin (@TehDeminz) April 15, 2016
First on Libya, then Syria. Poor little Hillary, riding Obama's coattails while stabbing him in the back. https://t.co/qsc7BUwjBG
β Mr. Babypants (@mrbabypants) April 15, 2016
Hillary's strategy: Pass the buck when it fails, take the credit when it succeeds. Great quality in a leader #DemDebate
β Drew Kirts (@drewkirts) April 15, 2016