Barack Obama, former president and Republican sleeper agent who successfully destroyed the Democratic Party in eight years, is back in the news after hosting a series of private, one-on-one meetings with Democratic hopefuls who may end up running in 2020.
The former president has been meeting with a lot of names that have been tossed around in national media as potential opposition to Donald Trump, who won the presidency in 2016 after Obama had completely destroyed the Democratic Party’s bench to the point where an actual, avowed socialist and a politician whose political expiration date passed in 2005 were the only viable options.
The meetings come as the former president charts his future political life and evaluates how he can best help a Democratic Party that is working to figure out how to run with President Donald Trump in the White House. Some Democrats accused Obama of neglecting the Democratic Party apparatus while in the White House, but people close to the former president argue he is fully invested in the future of the party and the bench of talent looking to run on 2020.
To date, according to the Democrat, Obama has met with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren; former Vice President Joe Biden; former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick; New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Peter Buttigieg; former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander; and former Attorney General Eric Holder.
While many in the GOP are concerned about their chances in the impending 2018 elections, there has actually been little worry over 2020 due to the fact that the Democratic Party has pushed so far to the Left that Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein of all people are now considered moderate.
Obama’s legacy of destruction is near-legendary in some circles. When he left office, the Republican Party controlled more governor’s mansions and state legislatures than ever before. To say that he was to the Democratic Party what Thanos was to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a huge understatement of Obama’s power, and he didn’t even need a fancy glove.
As a clearly partisan commentator, I encourage Democrats to continue using Barack Obama as an electoral resource. His knowledge of how to continue to be entirely disdainful of non-coastal Americans, Christians, and the working class will surely be a great addition to the Democrats’ already impressive arsenal of policy pushes, including fully socialized healthcare, the $15/hour minimum wage, and forcing Christians to violate their beliefs.