During Obama’s reign of error, Democrats have lost 13 Senate seats, around 70 House seats, 12 governorships and and over 900 state legislature seats across the nation. His party has been decimated to the extent they haven’t been this powerless since the 1920’s.
So by all means, we welcome the idea that he and his charming wife plan to be talent scouts for the Democratic Party. With Donald Trump being ratified by the Electoral College today, it’s an early Christmas for the GOP.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be transitioning from being players to coaches.
The soon-to-be former president and ex-first lady plan to stay involved in the Democratic Party — and, in an interview with NPR, are now pledging to develop talent as scouts and coaches.
“I’m less likely to get involved in all the nuts and bolts of electioneering. In that realm, I’m much more likely to just give advice,” President Obama said in the radio interview.
“What I am interested in is just developing a whole new generation of talent,” he said, citing people who worked on his campaign and “issues like climate change or conservation, criminal justice reform, you know, campaigns for a livable wage, or health insurance.”
Because so-called “climate change” and the minimum wage were such big issues this year. And health insurance? Is he joking?
Obama said he’ll be joined in his effort by his wife.
“That’s something that I think I can do well, I think Michelle can do well. That’s part of what makes me optimistic about our future because I know those young people are out there ready to lead, and when they start moving into more and more positions of authority, then I think the issues that I care most deeply about are going to be well served,” he said.
Asked whether he’ll be focused on finding talent and building a Democratic bench, Obama said, “Well, not only a talent scout but I think also, you know, a coach, a friend, somebody who can build on the incredible work that has already been done by young people and that to a large degree was responsible for getting me elected.”
Does he have the slightest idea they abandoned his party already? Their leadership in the House and Senate is about 10 years past retirement age, they can’t even find someone to install at the DNC. But by all means, you go ahead and recruit future talent. Enjoy your decades in the wilderness, champ.