Barack Obama is doing everything in his power to defeat Donald Trump next November.
But it quickly dawned on Obama that he and the rest of the Democrats made one giant mistake.
And Barack Obama hushed a crowd with this truth about why Trump will win in 2020.
Barack Obama appeared at the Obama Foundation Festival in Illinois where he delivered a highly anticipated talk before the crowd in attendance.
Every time Obama speaks in public, the audience in attendance, pundits and everyone in Washington views his remarks through the prism of Donald Trump and the 2020 election.
Obama’s comments at the festival were no different, but they shocked observers with his glum assessment of the direction the Democrat Party charted heading into the 2020 election.
The former President shocked the crowd by tearing into the “woke” and “cancel” culture sweeping over large portions of the Democrat Party.
“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly,” Obama told the crowd. “The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb or then, I can sit back and feel good about myself: ‘You see how woke I was? I called you out.’ Get on TV. Watch my show. Watch Grownish. You know, that’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change.”
“Woke” and “cancel” culture are how liberals – especially liberals in the media and on college campuses – police speech by constantly decrying racism, sexism and homophobia in American society and banishing any offenders guilty of “wrong think”.
Halloween costumes, ethnic food nights as well as comedy is now subject to woke culture litmus tests and even liberals in previously good standing can find themselves on the wrong end of cancel culture.
Comedians like Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle railed against the Stalinist speech codes liberals now demand on issues of race, gender and homosexuality.
Barack Obama’s concern is not how individuals co-exist in polite society.
Obama’s worry is that liberals will isolate themselves from the broader electorate constantly holding other Americans to impossible to live up to “woke” standards.
Some pundits took these comments as a show of support for former Vice President Joe Biden.
The 76-year-old Biden’s struggled in his presidential campaign as voters evaluate Biden’s past comments, votes and even how he interacts with women through the lenses of today’s “woke” culture.
Some Democrats believe Biden is the most electable Democrat, but worry his campaign is imploding because modern liberal social norms are turning voters against him.
Former Obama aide Jen Psaki expressed these concerns in an appearance on Don Lemon’s fake news CNN program.
“I think, in part. People running and for the party,” Psaki told Lemon. “I think, at times. the reaction to Donald Trump has been to put out the purity tests that say if you don’t meet these bars and not with me on every issue and don’t check every box, you can’t be a part of the party.”
“If we are launching purity tests and say ‘You can’t be a part of us,’ we’ll have such a small party, we won’t be able to win.” Psaki continued, “Governing is not about saying ‘You don’t agree with me, you can’t be part of the conversation.’ That was important, I think, for people to hear. Governing, especially, is about compromise. And not letting the perfect be enemy of the good.”
Liberals were stunned to hear these comments from Obama and his former aides.
It was Obama’s Presidency that put race front and center by convincing liberals they owned a lock on the White House due to the “coalition of the ascendant” – the young, minority, female and college educated voters that banded together to put Obama in the White House – emerging as the dominant faction in American politics.
But now their obsession with race and gender threatens to sink the Democrats in 2020.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.