Oh, Democrat Party. Will you ever learn?
Of course not. After the bloodletting that was the 2016 election, I predicted that the party would have to reform in order to survive. They would have to let go of their radical stances and get back to connecting with Americans over real issues.
But in the last two years, have they done so? Nope! Instead, they’ve doubled down on the very behavior that got them in their current mess.
They push to help illegal immigrants. They voted against a massive tax cut for Americans. And they opposed Trump’s plans to protect against terrorists. Just to name a few.
In fact, over the last two years, things have only gotten worse for liberals. More and more of their top “feminist” leaders have been outed as sex offenders. Not great, you guys.
But it’s okay, they have a plan. And that’s to glean as much knowledge from the last popular Democrat. You know, the guy whose administration was so bad, it ushered in the Age of Trump.
Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office.
All the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told of the conversations, in part because of how much Obama bristles at his private meetings becoming public knowledge. All have been confirmed to POLITICO by multiple people who have been briefed on the secretive sit-downs.
But Obama is concerned about how his own party is responding, and how it can be best positioned to win in the midterms and in the next presidential cycle to beat back the president and his politics.
He doesn’t see himself as the person to come up with the plan, people who know about the meetings say, but he is eager to be a sounding board and counselor to the Democrats he sees as playing a role in shaping the party’s future.
LOL, Obama doesn’t want to be the one to come up with a plan? Good. His plans tend to not work out so well. Remember Obamacare? Yeah, his name is in that one, he was so proud of it. That terrible program was a big reason Midwest states voted for Trump.
Remember, Obama was the far-left radical president that tried to turn America into socialist Europe. He apologized for our beliefs to the world. He damaged our economy with terrible regulation, taxes, and trade agreements. And he aided Iran—one of our worst enemies—by giving them billions.
Something tells me he’s not the man to look to for success.
Sure, Democrats eager for a win might want some of his fading star power to give them a bump. But that’s very different than studying strategy with the man. Obama is all appearance; we know that much by now. When it comes to true leadership and resolve, he’s a lightweight. He couldn’t accomplish anything without abusing executive orders, undermining Congress.
What could he possibly offer these 2020 “hopefuls” that won’t blow up in their faces?
Instead of trying to connect with Americans with an “America First” agenda, they continue to embrace socialism and globalism.
And they wonder why they continue to lose.