Former President Barack Obama is worried by the upward ascent of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the presidential primary polls, according to sources within the Democratic Party, and he may come out publicly against the openly socialist candidate.
Fox Business host Charles Gasparino announced the news on Twitter today:
SCOOP: Dem Party sources who have spoken w @BarackObama say former prez is growing increasingly anxious about @BernieSanders rise in the national polls & where the avowed socialist would take the country; he is considering a public statement addressing it more now @FoxBusiness
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) January 23, 2020
Obama is far from blameless in Sanders’ rise as a political leader, as he helped to create the monster that is hijacking the Democrat Party and taking it to the far left. Obama endorsed Sanders in 2006 and stumped for him on the campaign trail:
🗝️From the archives: A young Senator from Illinois stumping for @BernieSanders in 2006, sounding the call to action for "honest" leadership that puts people ahead of drug companies. #NotMeUs #Bernie2020 pic.twitter.com/t1Vnaj9nyG
— Every nimble plane is a policy failure. (@KindAndUnblind) March 18, 2019
Years later, Obama now wants to stifle Sanders because the Vermont Senator’s brand of socialism, which aims to cut corporations down to size and protect workers, is different than Obama’s brand of socialism, which empowered corporations and did nothing to protect workers while relentlessly demonizing white Americans.
Obama surrogates are already publicly trashing Sanders as more Democrat voters unite behind him.
“He’s beginning to consolidate the Left in his party,” said Jim Messina, who was Obama’s former campaign manager, during an MSNBC appearance. “He has a relationship with these voters, he’s been campaigning with these voters for now six years, he knows New Hampshire voters really well, and people are beginning to come to him.”
“But in the general election, it’s a message that I think is going to get him killed. I think he’s the worst candidate in a general election for exactly that reason,” Messina added.
“You think Bernie is the worst candidate?” asked Morning Joe co-anchor Willie Geist.
“I don’t think there’s a question about it,” replied Messina. “I think it’s very clear to me that these swing voters, that I care about, the Trump-Obama voters in Midwestern states, Bernie Sanders is not the candidate we need to beat Donald Trump in November.”
Obama’s former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also released blistering attacks against Sanders in recent days.
“He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done,” Clinton said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
“It’s not only him, it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women,” Clinton explained, before adding that Sanders is responsible for this behavior.
“Then this argument about whether or not or when he did or didn’t say that a woman couldn’t be elected, it’s part of a pattern,” she added. “If it were a one-off, you might say, ‘OK, fine.’ But he said I was unqualified. I had a lot more experience than he did, and got a lot more done than he had, but that was his attack on me.”
Despite the Democrat establishment uniting against Bernie Sanders, he continues to rise in the polls. He is arguably the front-runner heading into a tightly-contested Iowa caucus that is a little over a week away for the Democrats.
Two new polls out this morning, both showing gains for Bernie Sanders… pic.twitter.com/nUdNGQyyfI
— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) January 22, 2020
Obama may have to come out and throw Sanders under the bus as the Democrats grow more desperate to stop their insurgent socialist candidate with a growing and devoted following of radical Marxists.
“Moderate” Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Wants Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz Removed From the Senate
So much for moderation and unity…
Conventional wisdom can often be misleading and at times dangerous if we believe in it too strongly.
Take for example West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. He is constantly marketed as the Democrats’ most moderate Senator. There is a grain of truth to this. Manchin has publicly stated that he opposes ending the filibuster and has also poured cold water on $2,000 stimulus checks. But that’s where the moderation ends.
Manchin is now saying that the Senate should entertain the idea of expelling Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) by using the 14th Amendment over their recent decision to challenge the Electoral College results.
On PBS’s Firing Line, Manchin said the Senate should look into the option after right-wing activists stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Manchin is of the opinion that President Donald Trump and Senators like Hawley and Cruz “incited” these demonstrators.
“That should be a consideration,” Manchin stated. “He understands that. Ted’s a very bright individual, and I get along fine with Ted, but what he did was totally outside of the realm of our responsibilities or our privileges.”
According to the 14th Amendment, no elected official “shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.”
Hyped up leftist pundits believe that the 14th amendment is applicable to Cruz and Hawley due to how they allegedly “incited” the riot by talking about electoral fraud and pointing out electoral irregularities.
“I’m totally convinced it was done because of political reasons. This was all politically motivated. This was calculated,” declared Manchin. “I believe that all my colleagues truly made a decision that was politically best for them and expedient for them. It was not what they believed to be true or false.”
Unquestionably, Manchin is an establishment hack through and through. He may have reasonable views on gun policy, in part due to West Virginia’s strong gun culture, but Manchin is still a member of the D.C. swamp. His recent statements demonstrate this. Republican nationalists should relieve him of the burden of holding public office in 2024.
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