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0908, 16 Nov 19

Obama Warns Dems to Not Veer Too Far Left

Once again, I find myself agreeing with Obama.

Former President Barack Obama on Friday warned the Democratic field of White House hopefuls not to veer too far to the left, a move he said would alienate many who would otherwise be open to voting for the party’s nominee next year.

Though Obama did not mention anyone by name, the message delivered before a room of Democratic donors in Washington was a clear word of caution about the candidacies of Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. The two have called for massive structural changes — and in Sanders’ case “revolution” — that would dramatically alter the role of government in people’s lives.

The centrist wing of the party has warned for months that a far-left nominee could alienate moderate Republicans and independent voters needed to oust President Donald Trump.

“The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it. And I think it’s important for us not to lose sight of that,” Obama said. “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.”

You’ll notice, however, that Obama is not saying that he disagrees with those socialist policies or that they shouldn’t govern that way if elected. He’s merely pointing out that most Americans don’t want to be socialists and it will be difficult for Democrats to get elected if they campaign on those policies.


0908, 16 November 2019


  1. steveegg

    Alternate headline – SCOAMT I Encourages Fellow Communists to Lie

  2. dad29

    He forgot to tell them to STFU about confiscating ALL the guns, too–although Bernie’s already lying about his ‘thoughts’ on the matter.

  3. jjf

    Dad29’s losing sleep again, thinking they’ve coming after his guns.

  4. Merlin

    You can fool some of the people some of the time and jerk the rest off.
    Robin Williams – A Spark of Madness, 1977

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    I think Obama is serious, but he fails to realize how crazy left he is himself.

    It is a good warning because liberals have gone insane.

  6. MjM

    Too late, bro. By about 6 decades.

  7. Mar

    Now that Obama is swimming in money, now he thinks the rich shouldn’t be taxed into oblivion.
    What a hypocrite.

  8. dad29

    No, Jiffyboy.  I’m not losing any sleep at all.  But thanks for worrying about me.  I blush!!

  9. jjf

    But your guns, Dad29!  Your precious guns!  Your family’s greatest treasure, the reason they all look up to you….  because you’re going to be the one to save them when the burglars come!  Obama might knock on the door to try to seize them!  Keep your powder dry and your ammo lubricated!

  10. dad29

    Off your meds again, Jiffy?

  11. jjf

    I bet you’re on more meds than I am, Dad29.  Oh, wait, you’re joking.

    Trying to insult, the ol’ Catholic schoolyard bully routine, because actually talking about how you feel about your guns and their relationship to those around you is too difficult, I think.

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