“Voters Don’t Want To See Crazy Stuff” – Obama Asks WTF Are 2020 Democrats Doing

Former President Obama cautioned 2020 Democratic candidates not to move too far to the left, as messages of sweeping societal and government transformations risk turning off the party’s moderate base, according to the New York Times.

“Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality,” said Obama – who told a room of wealthy liberal donors: “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.”

Obama joins House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Florida Senator Bill Nelson, and other moderate Democrats in his implicit warning over plans by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) who have called for a “political revolution” and “big structural change” with ideas that would eliminate private health insurance and place a moratorium on deportations according to The Hill.

The comments marked an extraordinary entrance into the primary contest by the former president, who has been careful to avoid even the appearance of influencing the direction of the race.

His remarks offered an implicit critique of Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who have urged voters to embrace “political revolution” and “big, structural change,” as well as proposals once widely considered to be left to the liberal fringes of the party, including court packing and decriminalizing illegal border crossings. –NYT

I don’t think we should be deluded into thinking that the resistance to certain approaches to things is simply because voters haven’t heard a bold enough proposal and if they hear something as bold as possible then immediately that’s going to activate them,” added Obama. “There are a lot of persuadable voters and there are a lot of Democrats out there who just want to see things make sense. They just don’t want to see crazy stuff. They want to see things a little more fair, they want to see things a little more just. And how we approach that I think will be important.”

In April, the former president said “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,” adding “And when that happens, typically the overall effort and movement weakens.”

In early November, Pelosi suggested that 2020 Democrats may strike out against Trump with ultra-liberal policies that may fire up coastal leftists, but may not go over well elsewhere.

What works in San Francisco does not necessarily work in Michigan,”Pelosi said in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg. “What works in Michigan works in San Francisco — talking about workers’ rights and sharing prosperity.”

Bill Nelson, meanwhile, also said earlier this month that if Warren or Sanders become the party’s nominee in 2020 that Democrats would effectively be ceding Florida to Trump.

“The answer is yes,” said Nelson – a Biden supporter who narrowly lost his re-election in 2018. “I say this with the greatest respect and admiration and friendship for those other senators who embrace Medicare for All. But the hard reality is, it is going to be a stretch too far for the Democrat candidate.

And while Obama is now cautioning 2020 progressives against straying too far left, he’s still not endorsing his former VP Joe Biden, the moderate Democratic frontrunner.

via zerohedge

26 comments

  1. I am sorry but there are NO democrat moderates. All the democrats are wild eyed screaming socialists, even here where I live. Many of my customers are democrats who hate Trump deeply in their heart, but can’t really explain why. They hate him because Ch 13 NBC News says to hate him.

    1. I agree…half the voting public due as they are told to do by the democrat party news media…and how did they stop thinking for their delves…? Indoctrination!

  2. I don’t agree with our President’s tweets all the time either. but I love this country. I am pro Jesus, pro life. Pro America. I love this country and I think he does too. i believe in respecting
    others even when you don’t agree with them He has kept his promises or tried to, the best he can with all the negative he has had to deal with since he has been in office. Do you really y think other Presidents before him were perfect? come on now, He is not perfect by no means, but he is our elected President. all this hatred ? it saddens me. do Americans really know what America stands for? How God has blessed us? Just look at us, instead of hating our President let’s get back to thanking our Creator, for He has blessed us so many times in so many ways. Let’s be thankful, let’s show a little kindness, a little love, and respect for one another no matter our differences. Let’s show ourselves as Americans!

    1. Susan, what a beautifully written statement! Yes, he is our duly elected president, trying to stand for the American people! I honestly don’t know how he is able to deal with the vitriol but , I pray daily for our country, for our president and for the hearts of men to kind and compassionate towards each other.
      God bless America!

    2. I agree with you! I also don’t like all the tweets! I think he should keep them guessing instead of telling all he knows!
      I think Democrats have made his job so hard with all their harassing about everything.
      I will vote for Trump in 2020 because I believe he has America and all of us as his priorities! God Bless

  3. “voters don’t want to see Crazy Stuff”, right…so, now he is telling them to tone it DOWN – start LYING to get back in power so that they CAN DO all the Crazy Stuff they said they would do and as PLANNED all along….!!!! They are and will always be LYING, no matter what….The Genie is OUT of the bottle and CANNOT be put BACK in…simple as THAT…..!!!! And remember, obama LIED for all of the 8 years he squatted in the WH…..!!!!

  4. Obama shouldn’t comment on anything after what he did to this country! After allowing 4 brave Americans to be slaughtered in Benghazi! Fast and Furious selling guns to drug cartels! Giving 150 billion dollars to our enemy Iran! The disaster called Obamacare! The 900 billion dollar stimulus program to help his political buddies! The illegal socialist/communist POS should be in jail!

  5. They are just “sheep” following their sheep-leader who says: “HATE HIM”…..But there is a REASON for it too, It’s THEM who want to RULE and CONTROL us, with Trump in the MIDDLE/BLOCKING their DESIRE to bring us all DOWN, it’s hard for THEM to continue on, so in their minds “Trump has to go”….I say he needs to STAY and who ever it is that comes NEXT, NEEDS to be somebody of his Caliber….!!!!!

  6. Think for yourselves America, Obama didn’t get it done for Americans. Trump is ! is that why so many hate him? that don’t make sense. You don’t have to like him but admit he is doing what he said he would do. Trump can handle it. He is doing what’s good for America. Give him a chance. That’s what in a President to do, what’s in America’s best interest right?

    1. The only reason I didn’t like Trump in the beginning, during the Primaries, is because I thought he was a Democrat in Republican clothing!! But I was a Never Hilary, for sure and soon realized that he would be better than her any day! Then after the amazing election, I read The Trump Prophecies and understood that God had chosen Trump and all was under God’s control. Now I understand that Trump isn’t perfect, but am so thankful for God’s intervention in everything!

  7. You’re right Angelika, I want a president who will get it done. He is , wants to, but some people just want to hate and point fingers. Nobodies perfect. Let’s give him due credit here

  8. Stop with the ‘crazy stuff’s and be moderate in proposals. Then if we keep the House and gain the Senate and White House, let the Looney Tunes begin.
    Barak Obama, 2019

  9. I support President Trump primarily because he understands and advances the interests of this country and most importantly seems to understand that babies in the womb are people and that all of the laws we’ve enacted to protect people naturally include them too. That said, I am not a fan of meanness and Mr. Trump’s seeming predisposition to be mean spirited distracts from his message of America First. Perhaps it is the absence of an objective and fair press that causes him to be on the defensive so much of the time. It would have been interesting to see what his demeanor would have been had the press acknowledged his many victories on America’s behalf and not tried to undermine him at every turn or negate his 2016 election victory with lies about Russian collusion.

  10. Communism won’t work in America. Someone has to work and be productive for it to work, so taking from the producers and giving to non-producers is not the answer. Government creates no wealth, it can only give away what it confiscates from someone that worked for it.

  11. You own this Obama! Now that you have taken your money and want this country to go back and run on the common sense rules that this nation has developed over the pain and lives sacrificed since the beginning of this country to get us where we are today. You and Hillary ran this country like a couple of ghetto lawyers for your OWN personal gain! You two knowingly broke the rules MANY times and undermined the security of this great NATION bringing us to where we are today! WAY TO GO!!!

  12. Send on the crazy stuff so we can outvote all of you. God has His hand in every election. We should pray for our President and this great country, America. Long live freedom.

  13. Translation of Obama’s message: Are you CRAZY? You DON’T tell the voters the TRUTH about what you’re planning to do! You tell them what they want to hear. You LIE, because that is the ONLY way you will convince them to vote for you. But don’t worry–once you get elected, you can do whatever the hell you want, and there is nothing the voters can do about it until the next election.

  14. The one thing that makes us different from ALL other nations is the orderly transfer of power from one President to the next, and the Dems have been trying to PREVENT and UNDO that ever since Pres. Trump was elected. They are America-hating, RABIDLY Leftist LOONS who would happily run our Constitution AND our liberties through the shredder if they could! The ONLY reason they haven’t already done it is Pres. Donald Trump. He is IN THEIR WAY of getting TOTAL power and control over everybody and everything in this country–which they expected to complete with HILLARY in the White House–and they HATE him for it!

    And you can be sure, if these power-mad LOONS ever DO get back into power, the FIRST thing they will do is fix things where we can NEVER vote them out of power, EVER AGAIN.

  15. Mr. Obama, you sound dismayed by the actions of your party. Why? The actions of your party is your legacy. Lies, false accusations, media adulation printing what your party wants, and multiple illegal actions held secret from the American public. You will be fully exposed. GOD is not mocked. You should read the Bible.

  16. First time I have agreed with anything Obama has said—-not really but hopefully, he will put some sanity into the Democratic Party. I am a Republican by registration but I vote for whomever makes the most sense policy wise–Democrat or Republican. Don’t particularly care for Trump but he has done some very good things for our country. However, I would vote for no existing Democrat because I don’t want our country to slowly fall into the death throws of Socialism. And that is what the Democrats are offering. Their tax policies on income and wealth to pay for the free stuff will actually drive the job producers away sheltering their money and their companies off shore. Why can’t the the Democratic public see this and start sending messages to their Congressmen/woman? If they stay on their current path,love him or hate him, I would vote for Trump against the current cast of contenders except perhaps Bloomberg. Will have to start checking him out.

    1. Bloomberg as Mayor of New York is the nan who made the Big Gulp illegal. He is a control freak and was often the reason NYC was called a “nanny city”. He makes illegal anything he does not like or think people should not do, like drink lots of soft drinks! Lol

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