I encourage you to watch this portion of Barack Obama’s speech in which he explains the rise of Donald Trump: “He is a symptom, not the cause. He’s just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years, a fear and anger that’s rooted in our past but it’s also born out of the enormous upheavals that have taken place.” What do you think?Robert Reich
His ability to communicate ideas like this succinctly is one of the major reasons that I wrote Obama Best President Since Eisenhower in 2015. It was a tongue in cheek nod to the fact that Americans were treating Barack Obama as if he was just the latest in a very long string of bad presidents, and not really, objectively, the most dedicated man to hold that office in their lifetimes. This has been documented since he left office. The fact that most people remain ignorant of the state of the union, or the quality of Barack Obama’s words and actions, is the reason why we find ourselves where we are today. Wise up, America.
Addendum. this was not a new thing in 2018. Here he is in 2016 stating the same obvious points he makes again two years later. Strangely, the GOP continues marching on as if they still are following someone with credibility.
The GOP was shellacked in the 2018 midterms. It will be nothing compared to the beating they are going to get in 2020. Can you say worst economy in American history along with the worst pandemic since the 1918 flu? Do I really need to spell the results of that out for you? For some of you it does appear that I do.