Barack Obama just stabbed the one group in the back that no one expected
During his two terms in office, Barack Obama was known for always presenting a united front with the left.
They never broke ranks.
But Barack Obama just stabbed the one group in the back that no one expected.
During a speech at his foundation, Obama warned Democrats that they risked losing the next election because of their demands that candidates embrace radical left positions such as eliminating the electoral college, reparations for slavery, and punishing them if they do not adhere to the rigid ideological framework of the activist Left.
The Daily Caller reports:
The former president was speaking on Saturday at a town hall event for the Obama Foundation in Berlin. He reportedly used the Affordable Care Act as an example of compromising without achieving all of one’s goals.
“One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States —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,” Obama said, according to The Hill. “And when that happens, typically the overall effort and movement weakens.”
The former president emphasized that during his days as a community organizer he also“wanted change now and I wanted 100% of what I wanted,” but he later realized that getting things done often takes compromise.
“So I think whether you are speaking as a citizen or as a political leader or as an organizer,” he continued, “you have to recognize that the way we structure democracy requires you to take into account people who don’t agree with you, and that by definition means you’re not going to get 100 percent of what you want.”
No one expected this to come from Obama.
Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in 2008 precisely because Obama pummeled Hilary Clinton for her vote for the Iraq war that ran counter to liberal dogma.
Now Obama is telling the grassroots of the Democrat Party that they have moved even further to the left and it is throwing their chances of victory in 2020 in doubt.