Obama Is Trying To Take Down Bernie Sanders, Report Claims

Politico has published a, a rather explosive,
I guess you could call it article about Barack Obama and why he is and is not at the same
time getting involved in the 2020 democratic presidential primary. Because as we all know, Obama’s been kind
of sitting this thing out. Political also pointed out that most of the
Democrats running for president have had to go and meet with him privately. Why anybody’s guests? I guess it’s just a formality. He was the last democratic president. So you go and you meet with him and you get
his advice and you hope to get his approval. But again, Obama stayed silent right up until
the last couple of weeks when he started popping up at these donor meetings and attacking Bernie
Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Now he never mentioned either of them by name,
but he did refer to the candidates who are a little too far left and talked about these
pie in the sky dreams like Medicare for all and debt free college and how bad they are
and that we need to be more realistic. So why after months of silence does Barack
Obama re-emerge and then tell us that the things we need as a country we simply can’t
have? Well, luckily Politico answer that question
for us. With this paragraph publicly, he is being
clear that he won’t intervene in the primary for or against a candidate unless he believed
there was some egregious attack. I can’t even imagine with this field how bad
it would be for him to say something. Set a close adviser. Instead, he sees his role as providing guardrails
to keep the process from getting too ugly and to unite the party. When the nominee is clear, there is one potential
exception. Back when Sanders seemed like more of a threat
than he is now. Obama said privately that if Bernie were running
away with the nomination, Obama would speak up to stop him. Asked about that. A spokesperson for Obama pointed out that
Obama recently said he would support and campaign for whoever the democratic nominee is. If Bernie’s going to run away with it, I’m
a step in and put a stop to it. So now we know why Barack Obama suddenly re-emerged. Now we understand why Barack Obama is out
there telling us that all of these things that Bernie Sanders wants to do for the country
just simply can’t happen and we need to just aim low, aim so low that even Joe Biden looks
like a good candidate, I guess is what Obama wants to tell us. Now, here’s the thing. I don’t know if I’ve actually said this yet
in a video that’s public. I think I’ve said it in a couple of the exclusive
videos, but let me go ahead and say it now in case it’s not a hundred percent clear. I am backing Bernie Sanders for president
of the United States. I am backing Bernie Sanders to become the
democratic nominee. That is who I want. That is who I plan to vote for in the primary. Barring some weird thing happening before
Florida starts to vote, that’s where I stand. Even if I didn’t support Bernie right now,
what Obama has said, if true would still piss me off just as much because here’s what’s
really at stake here with Obama. Here’s what he’s trying to tell us. It’s not that he thinks we need to curtail
our expectations. It’s that he doesn’t want his legacy to be
destroyed. See Obama, his entire presidency was a centrist. He always thought he could reach across the
aisle and play nice with Republicans who continued to spread rumors that he wasn’t even born
in the United States. He wanted to be their friend. He wanted to be everybody’s friend. He wanted everybody left and right and everything
in between to love him. It didn’t work out that way. Lot of people on the left still do as a person. I think he’s a great human being. As a president. I think he was exceptionally middle of the
road. Nothing great, nothing too bad. A couple of really good things, a couple of
really bad things, so it all evens out to meh. That’s my thought on Obama’s presidency. I’m still angry about a lot of the things
he did and I’m always going to be, but at the end of the day, he didn’t necessarily
accomplish a whole hell of a lot. Yes, there was Obamacare, which in its early
days would have given us a public option, which could have paved the way for Medicare
for all. But he, along with the read over in the Senate
and Pelosi over in the house, decided to water that down to let the industry come in and
let their lobbyists get a crack at that bill. And that ruined it. Yes, it got a lot of people insurance. Yes, it left millions off. So that wasn’t good enough. So if you got somebody like Bernie Sanders
coming into the white house and doing all these things that Obama tells us is not possible,
suddenly nobody cares about Obama anymore. All of the things he did or didn’t do become
irrelevant because now we have a new guy in there who came along and did really great
things that Obama never could. And that’s what terrifies Obama. He is willing to sail us down the river just
to preserve his own mediocre legacy. And that’s what these attacks are all about.


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