Obama's "Stop Bernie" Campaign

Jun 2014
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"From lofty heights, Obama has now become a dampener of hope, a barrier to change, and a threat to progress."

Former President Barack Obama reportedly told advisers behind closed doors earlier this year that he would actively oppose Sen. Bernie Sanders if the progressive senator from Vermont opened up a big lead in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race.

"Publicly, [Obama] has been clear that he won't intervene in the primary for or against a candidate," Politico reported Tuesday. "There is one potential exception: Back when Sanders seemed like more of a threat than he does now, Obama said privately that if Bernie were running away with the nomination, Obama would speak up to stop him."

"Obama's post-presidency is grating and full of contradictions. He considers himself a success but the mere fact of Trump's presidency belies this. He won on hope and counsels hopelessness."
—David Klion, Jewish Currents

Progressives viewed Obama's comments as further evidence that the former president, who was elected in 2008 on the soaring promise of "hope and change," is now using his influence on the Democratic Party to undercut the grassroots push for transformational policies like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

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Whose interests is Obama trying to serve?

Certainly not those of the 99%.
 

Jets

Moderator
Feb 2011
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From the link:

According to Politico, Obama plans to speak out more frequently about the state of U.S. politics in the coming weeks. Earlier this month, Obama told a roomful of rich donors that he is worried about "certain left-leaning Twitter feeds" and "the activist wing of our party," sparking outrage from progressives.

Obama makes a valid point. Is it more important for the party centrist to win the Presidency or lose the office standing behind a progressive too far left to win.
 
Feb 2011
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"From lofty heights, Obama has now become a dampener of hope, a barrier to change, and a threat to progress."

Former President Barack Obama reportedly told advisers behind closed doors earlier this year that he would actively oppose Sen. Bernie Sanders if the progressive senator from Vermont opened up a big lead in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race.

"Publicly, [Obama] has been clear that he won't intervene in the primary for or against a candidate," Politico reported Tuesday. "There is one potential exception: Back when Sanders seemed like more of a threat than he does now, Obama said privately that if Bernie were running away with the nomination, Obama would speak up to stop him."

"Obama's post-presidency is grating and full of contradictions. He considers himself a success but the mere fact of Trump's presidency belies this. He won on hope and counsels hopelessness."
—David Klion, Jewish Currents

Progressives viewed Obama's comments as further evidence that the former president, who was elected in 2008 on the soaring promise of "hope and change," is now using his influence on the Democratic Party to undercut the grassroots push for transformational policies like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

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Whose interests is Obama trying to serve?

Certainly not those of the 99%.
There isn't much evidence that "the 99%" would actually benefit from radical left wing policies.
 
Jun 2014
64,789
39,680
Cleveland, Ohio
From the link:

According to Politico, Obama plans to speak out more frequently about the state of U.S. politics in the coming weeks. Earlier this month, Obama told a roomful of rich donors that he is worried about "certain left-leaning Twitter feeds" and "the activist wing of our party," sparking outrage from progressives.

Obama makes a valid point. Is it more important for the party centrist to win the Presidency or lose the office standing behind a progressive too far left to win.
Whut use is another billionaires' bootlicker as president?
 

HayJenn

Former Staff
Jul 2014
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From the link:

According to Politico, Obama plans to speak out more frequently about the state of U.S. politics in the coming weeks. Earlier this month, Obama told a roomful of rich donors that he is worried about "certain left-leaning Twitter feeds" and "the activist wing of our party," sparking outrage from progressives.

Obama makes a valid point. Is it more important for the party centrist to win the Presidency or lose the office standing behind a progressive too far left to win.

Yeah, kind of thinking Obama knows what he is doing vs. "pundits".
 

CtC

Mar 2019
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"From lofty heights, Obama has now become a dampener of hope, a barrier to change, and a threat to progress."

Former President Barack Obama reportedly told advisers behind closed doors earlier this year that he would actively oppose Sen. Bernie Sanders if the progressive senator from Vermont opened up a big lead in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race.

"Publicly, [Obama] has been clear that he won't intervene in the primary for or against a candidate," Politico reported Tuesday. "There is one potential exception: Back when Sanders seemed like more of a threat than he does now, Obama said privately that if Bernie were running away with the nomination, Obama would speak up to stop him."

"Obama's post-presidency is grating and full of contradictions. He considers himself a success but the mere fact of Trump's presidency belies this. He won on hope and counsels hopelessness."
—David Klion, Jewish Currents

Progressives viewed Obama's comments as further evidence that the former president, who was elected in 2008 on the soaring promise of "hope and change," is now using his influence on the Democratic Party to undercut the grassroots push for transformational policies like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.

*Skip*"


Whose interests is Obama trying to serve?

Certainly not those of the 99%.
For the first time in a long time I find myself in agreement with our former President.
 

CtC

Mar 2019
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California
Which means what? Being a normal president instead of having chaos every single frinking day as we see now? Including a complete disregard for the rules of law and massive corruption?
This ain't about Trump. In this case ,Obama is right. Keeping Commies out like Bernie is a good thing. Hope folks listen to him.