Barack Obama is coming off the sidelines in the 2020 election.
The former President made his intentions clear with the one announcement every Democrat was waiting for.
Barack Obama said seven words that had Donald Trump seeing red.
Barack Obama engineered a leak of his comments to the Obama Alumni Association to make it clear that he intended to viciously attack Donald Trump during the 2020 Presidential Election.
Obama ranted and raved that the election was bigger than just defeating President Trump.
In the leaked recording, Obama informed Democrats that those who Joe Biden and the left had to defeat were closed-minded, racist, selfish and ignorant Trump supporters.
“This election that’s coming up on every level is so important because what we’re going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party. What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided, and seeing others as an enemy — that has become a stronger impulse in American life,” Obama raged.
Obama then slammed President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic claiming “it has been an absolute chaotic disaster.”
“And by the way, we’re seeing that internationally as well. It’s part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty. It would have been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset — of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ — when that mindset is operationalized in our government,” Obama added.
And if anyone didn’t already get the message, former President Obama drove home the message that he intended to commit all of his energies to defeating Donald Trump in November.
“That’s why, I, by the way, am going to be spending as much time as necessary and campaigning as hard as I can for Joe Biden,” Obama concluded.
After Joe Biden entered the race and his campaign began to flounder, reports surfaced that Barack Obama counseled Biden that he did not have to run for President in 2020.
Obama is said to have told associates that Biden never had a connection with the voters.
Those leaks – as well as the leak of Obama’s comments to his former staffers – were not an accident.
When Biden struggled, Obama wanted it out in public that he was ahead of the curve and that Biden’s failure as a candidate should not tarnish the Obama administration’s record.
Now Obama is signaling he is going all-in to help Biden because in his heart, Obama knows that Biden is a deficient candidate and Obama thinks only a heavy dose of Obama on the campaign trail can drag Biden across the finish line.
But this is a case of ‘be careful what you wish for.’
Whenever Obama campaigns for candidates other than himself – think the 2010, 2014 and 2016 elections – it ends in disaster.
Black Eye Politics will keep you up to date on any new developments in the 2020 Presidential Election.