Former (thankfully) President Barack Obama finally admitted what most Americans know intimately. Democrats are f’g nuts.
Of course he didn’t say it quite that way. Instead he related what Democrats do to participating in a circular firing squad.
Barack Obama warned on Saturday that US progressives risk creating a “circular firing squad” at a time when prospective presidential candidates are competing fiercely against each other to run against Donald Trump.
The former president was speaking in Berlin, at an Obama Foundation event.
“One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States,” he said, “maybe it’s true here as well, is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‘Uh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be’ and then we start sometimes creating what’s called a ‘circular firing squad’, where you start shooting at your allies because one of them has strayed from purity on the issues.
“And when that happens, typically the overall effort and movement weakens.”
Funny statement coming from the man who did more damage to Democrats in 8 years than Republicans could do in a hundred.
And talk about a statement of the obvious? Aside from Obama’s damage, look at what the Democratic Party does to itself!
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The Green New Deal has been offered by a woman DNC Chairman Tom Perez called “the future of the Democratic Party”. Understand that most Democrats want their future silenced. How’s that for irony.
And what of the Democrats’ 2020 prospects?
The current leaders are two old white men. One sold out to now defunct Clinton, Inc, while the other finds himself under fire by the #MeToo movement for open sexual abuse of women of all ages.
As for the Democrats’ women, they don’t have much. A disgraced former “Indian” who can’t even carry her own state. They offer Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York whose claim to fame is ridding the party of former comedian Al Franken. And what of Kamala Harris, a #MeToo feminist who slept her way to higher office.
No wonder Barack Obama is concerned. Who will protect his fake news legacy if the party is destroyed.
Obama stopped short of praising President Trump. But if you read between the lines, that’s what Obama did. He praised Trump, and rightfully so.
Trump proves daily that he’s willing to negotiate. He’s willing to concede small wins to Leftists, as long as they abide by the big wins that will occur for the nation. Because of his tactics, Trump managed to expose Americans to the political games played by the Left.
There will be Leftists who ask Obama to help them campaign. And those candidates will be greeted with a changed Obama. He will appear as moderate as they try to appear. If the 2018 mid-terms showed the Left anything, it’s that they must move to the center-right.
This time that strategy won’t work. Because America has seen what competence looks like. And Obama will continue to acknowledge it, whether he likes doing it or not.