Bernie Sanders recently pointed out a truth about the Democrats that the far left doesn’t want to hear. He said that although Obama was a charismatic leader, the party lost a thousand seats on his watch. That is completely accurate, but it made people on the left a little angry.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Sanders Under Fire for Comments ‘Dismissing’ Obama’s Accomplishments
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) appeared to criticize former President Barack Obama’s leadership of the Democratic Party on Wednesday, drawing backlash from those who consider his message to black voters tone-deaf.
Sanders made the comments on Obama while speaking at an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in Jackson, Mississippi, a venue that many said was inappropriate for him to chide the country’s first black president for losses that Democrats sustained during his presidency, BuzzFeed reported. Sanders has denied that he intended to be critical of Obama, though his comments were certainly critical of Obama’s party.
“The business model, if you like, of the Democratic Party for the last 15 years or so has been a failure,” Sanders said. “People sometimes don’t see that because there was a charismatic individual named Barack Obama, who won the presidency in 2008 and 2012.”
“He was obviously an extraordinary candidate, brilliant guy,” the senator added. “But behind that reality, over the last 10 years, Democrats have lost about 1,000 seats in state legislatures all across this country.”
Y’all can defend Bernie all you want. On #MLK50 his lack of self awareness and arrogance in dismissing #44, is wild.
Bernie 2020 died 4/4/18. https://t.co/W6gKZ9dUO4
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) April 5, 2018
The truth hurts, huh?