What a shock: Obama may remain in politics so he can help Dems attack Trump

What a shock: Obama may remain in politics so he can help Dems attack Trump

How do you define loser? In case you need some help answering that question, feel free to conult the above picture, which should appear alongside any dictionary’s definition.

It was less than a week ago that this legend in his own mind said he would refrain from criticzing his successor in order to facilitate a dignified transfer of power. Dignified, shmignified.

From Sunday’s New York Times via MSN:

President Obama is rethinking his plans to withdraw from the political arena after he leaves office next year, hinting to friends and supporters that he wants to add his voice to the shellshocked Democratic activists and elected officials who are now angrily vowing to oppose Donald J. Trump’s presidency.

…[W]hile the president holds out hope that he might influence Mr. Trump, he has made it clear that once out of office he will not remain silent if Mr. Trump goes too far in undoing his legacy.

“I’m going to be constrained in what I do with all of you until I am again a private citizen,” Mr. Obama, who will be living a few miles from the White House next year, told a meeting this past week of Organizing for Action, the group that maintains his political movement. “But that’s not so far off.”

Maybe he should ask the “shellshocked Democratic activists” if they want his help after the bangup job he did on the campaign trail stumping for Hillary Clinton, where he told black voters that he would consider it a “personal insult” to him and his legacy if they didn’t turn out to vote.

It appears not to have sunk in yet that Obama had his turn running the country — twice in fact. On Nov. 8 of this year, voters rejected a third term for his agenda and expressed a desire for change. It is time for him to move on to the next chapter of his life. He has already surpassed Jimmy Carter as the worst president in history. Now it appears he is planning to supplant Carter as the most boorish by violating even more vociferously the tacit rule that former presidents remain silent about the current sitting president.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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