If you follow the work of Crush The Street, you can tell that our contributors are not big fans of former President Barack Obama. That said, I’m a person that gives credit when it’s due. In this case, I must give props to Obama, who had some sage advice for Democratic presidential hopefuls.
Speaking to a group of elite, wealthy liberal donors, President Obama urged current candidates to consider the bigger picture. Specifically, he referenced the tough campaign battle he endured against Hillary Clinton for the 2008 Democratic nomination. From his perspective, this process creates a viable candidate through a baptism of fire.
In the conference, Obama stated, “For those who get stressed about robust primaries, I just have to remind you I had a very robust primary…I’m confident that at the end of the process we will have a candidate that has been tested.”
It’s actually great advice for any candidate, irrespective of political affiliation. However, the former President really brought down the house when he discussed extreme elements within the left, stating:
Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality…The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.
Stunningly, this is a clear admission that prior extreme liberal policies have failed both the American people and the leftists. However, I’m not sure if the Democrats are getting the message.
Despite Obama, Democrats Continue the “Cray Cray”
Clearly, the sage advice from Obama is falling on deaf ears. Throughout the Democratic debates, we’ve heard endless promises to fix a broken system. Almost always, they revolve around spending money that we don’t have.
See Senator Elizabeth Warren’s healthcare proposal for a better idea of this nonsense.
In one of the few times that I actually agree with the former President, the Democrats are running faster in the wrong direction. Finally, someone from the left gets it: you can’t win elections without the broader support of the American people.
This involves a little give and take, something called compromise. Yet the extreme left wants to force their agendas down our throats, come hell or high water. That might work in securing California or New York, which are already deeply blue states. But extreme liberalism won’t fly in the middle of America.
Ironically, it’s one of the most leftist Presidents that is issuing this warning, yet it’s apparently to no avail.