So, “A woman or candidate of color could beat Trump?” Really Mr. Obama? “A woman or candidate of color could beat Trump?” That’s amazing! I never would have thought it was possible!
This statement isn’t racist or sexist at all, is it? How about a gay man or a lesbian? What about someone who is disabled? Would they have a chance as well?
Barack Obama talked about the choice facing Democrats in a podcast interview with his old buddy and political strategist, David Axelrod, at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
What a wonderfully diverse institute of thought that must be!
Mr. Axelrod, as it turns out, is actually the institute’s director!
Wow! It just keeps getting better!
Mr. Axelrod is also a commentator for CNN in his spare time!
Oh, well, then you know he’s gotta be good!
In the podcast, Axelrod asked Mr. Obama about, “those who say the party would make a mistake in selecting another woman or candidate of color as its presidential nominee.”
Neither Mr. Obama nor Mr. Axelrod mentioned any names, regarding these beliefs, of course.
Michael Avenatti, everyone’s favorite Trump hating, Kavanaugh bashing, self-proclaimed potential democrat candidate for president in 2020 and self-righteous attorney, said in an interview with Time Magazine last month that he believes “a white man would have the best chance at winning [the presidential election of 2020].”
“I think it better be a white male,” said Mr. Avenatti, who is openly considering a White House bid. “When you have a white male making the arguments, they carry more weight. Should they carry more weight? Absolutely not. But do they? Yes.”
After some of his comments were called into question, Avenatti quickly cleared up all of the concern and confusion by explaining he was referring to “the sexism and bigotry that ‘other’ white males engage in,” not him, of course.
It is almost comical what these liberals are allowed to get away with. Are they really listening to themselves? A conservative would have been hung out to dry seven ways ‘till Sunday for daring to utter these insensitive words.
In fact, shortly after making his enlightened comments, Mr. Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence, after his girlfriend told police he abused her at his Los Angeles apartment following an argument.
You really couldn’t make this stuff up.
Not to be outdone, another potential democrat candidate for president in 2020, Bernie Sanders, decided to put his foot in his mouth during an interview this month with “The Daily Beast,” in which he said that there are “a lot of white folks out there in Florida and Georgia who are not necessarily racist who felt uncomfortable for the first time in their lives about whether or not they wanted to vote for an African-American.”
Ah yes, Bernie, do tell about all of those rare “unicorns” in Florida and Georgia “who are not necessarily racist!” Tell us about all of those people there who are uncomfortable voting for African-Americans as well. Not like the people in your own well educated and noble state of Vermont!
A Sanders spokesman later clarified in a statement to NPR (a clarification we would all hear, of course, since everyone listens to NPR) that the senator was speaking about racist attacks made by ‘others’ against both [African-American] candidates [in Florida and Georgia].
Later in the Axelrod interview, Mr. Obama cited his own 2008 victory as well as Trump’s in 2016 as examples of how generalizations about the chances of certain candidates could prove to be wrong.
He did, however, contrast his own view of America with what he described as that of the current president.
Oh boy, here we go….
“I think what’s unique about America is our aspirations to be a large, successful, multiracial, multicultural, multiethnic, multi-religious, pluralistic democracy,” Mr. Obama said.
“Do you think that’s President Trump’s vision?” Mr. Axelrod asked.
Obama responded without hesitation, saying, “No. Obviously not. We have contrasting visions about what America is. And that’s self-apparent.”
I would respond that I feel you are off base a bit there, President Obama.
I would say that your vision for America and President Trump’s vision for America are quite similar. Similar except for that “successful” part.
You weren’t very good at that “successful” part.
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