Washington Post actually has the audacity to call former President Barack Obama a Conservative. I guarantee you that spineless jellyfish of a man is the farthest thing from it!
Obama has apparently been triggering the snowflakes of the left with comments he’s made recently about how their “woke” activism isn’t actually doing anything.“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,” the former president said in October, “The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws.”
Then WaPo journalist David Swerdlick thought he would give more perspective to the situation, which was to call Obama a Conservative.
The Post tweeted on Sunday, “Perspective: Democratic presidential candidates still can’t figure out how to talk about the most popular figure in their party, [Swerdlick] writes, and there’s a simple reason,” they added, “Barack Obama is a conservative.”
Perspective: Democratic presidential candidates still can’t figure out how to talk about the most popular figure in their party, @Swerdlick writes, and there's a simple reason.
Barack Obama is a conservative. https://t.co/45gsMfhQ2c
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 22, 2019
Preserving Obama’s legacy is the heart of former vice president Joe Biden’s pitch to voters — which has allowed his rivals to mark him as complacent. More left-leaning candidates, such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), say the next president needs to do more to push for health-care reforms and combat income inequality — but lately, she’s struggling to sell her proposals. Onetime Obama Cabinet secretary Julián Castro has ripped his former boss’s record on immigration and deportation. Meanwhile, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg raced to have a reporter correct a story that misquoted him citing “failures of the Obama era.” Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) said in Wednesday’s debate that it’s crucial to “rebuild the Obama coalition” because “that’s the last time we won.” Picking and choosing which parts of Obama’s tenure to embrace, and how firmly to embrace them, has become a delicate game in the primary season.
“It’s because the former president, going back at least to his 2004 Senate race, hasn’t really occupied the left side of the ideological spectrum,” he argued, “Obama never dramatically departed from the approach of presidents who came before him.”
“There’s a simple reason: Barack Obama is a conservative,” Swerdlick said, adding that the left and the right still don’t understand Obama’s politics.
I think we understand it just fine. Perhaps Swerdlick should lay off the Mary Jane and he could see things for how they really are.