Even with the coronavirus pandemic dominating the news, the Presidential Election is starting to inch back into the forefront of American life.
That’s due in large part to former President Barack Obama getting off the sidelines.
Barack Obama jumped into the 2020 race. This is why it instantly backfired.
When George W. Bush left office, he famously said he owed Obama his silence, and that a sitting President did not need a former President seeking to undermine him at every turn.
Unfortunately for America, Barack Obama lacks that level of class and dignity.
During a livestream of a commencement speech to the 2020 graduating class of historically black colleges and universities, Obama savaged Donald Trump and ripped his leadership during this global pandemic.
“More than anything this pandemic has fully finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” Obama ranted. “A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”
“Broad majorities agree on the ends,” former President Obama added. “That’s why folks with power will keep trying to divide you over the means. That’s how nothing changes.”
That was just the opening act.
The second half of double-header attacks on Trump came during a high school commencement speech in an event produced by Trump-hating basketball superstar LeBron James.
“All those adults that you used to think were in charge and knew what they were doing, turns out they don’t have all the answers, a lot of them aren’t even asking the right questions,” Obama fumed.
“Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy, that’s what little kids think. Unfortunately, a lot of so-called grownups, including some with fancy titles and important jobs, still feel that way, which is why things are so screwed up,” Obama added.
President Trump and other administration officials hit back hard.
The President spoke with so-called “reporters” after returning from a weekend at Camp David.
“Look, he was an incompetent president, that’s all I can say,” Trump explained to the fake news media. “Grossly incompetent.”
White House trade advisor Peter Navarro doubled down, telling ABC’s “This Week” that the Obama administration gave away the store to the communist Chinese government during its eight years in office.
“As far as I’m concerned, his administration was a kumbaya of incompetence in which we saw millions of manufacturing jobs go off to China,” Navarro stated.
Joe Biden and Barack Obama represent the failed Washington, D.C. consensus of the last 20 years that inviting China to join the World Trade Organization would liberalize China’s government and economy.
The coronavirus pandemic, which was caused in large part by the Chinese government’s cover-up and lies, proved that theory to be disastrously incorrect.
Barack Obama trying to frame the race as a referendum on leadership may not be the sound political strategy Democrats and many in the fake news media assume it to be.
Black Eye Politics will keep you up to date on any new developments in the 2020 Presidential Election.