Obama has been very quiet about the 2020 Democratic primary debates so far, but according to one reporter he is not happy.
CNN’s Rebecca Buck claims that Obama is bothered by it and that he is also concerned about the party’s lurch to the far left.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
CNN Reporter: Obama Exasperated Over Left-Wing 2020 Candidates
CNN reporter Rebecca Buck on Friday said former president Barack Obama is “expressing exasperation” over the Democratic Party’s movement to the left.
CNN’s Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto mentioned Obama wasn’t pleased by criticism from Democratic presidential candidates and asked Buck what she was learning behind the scenes.
“As you know, Obama has been trying to stay out of this primary as much as possible, keeping quiet, and not making any endorsements even with his former vice president Joe Biden in the race,” Buck said. “But privately Obama, our CNN colleagues are reporting, is expressing exasperation at how far left the party is moving on some policy issues and of course breaking with some of the things he did when he was president.”
“Primaries are all about the legacy of the last president where the party is moving, and it’s no secret that the Democratic Party right now has been moving far to the left policy-wise relative to the Obama administration,” Buck continued. “And it is for many of these candidates a balancing act because Joe Biden of course is essentially a third term of President Obama.”
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Biden sees a political opportunity here, and is standing by Obama.
Biden mounts fierce defense of Obama legacy after debate attacks
Democratic presidential front-runner and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden mounted a fierce defense of Barack Obama’s legacy on Saturday after several of his White House rivals attacked that record in debates this week.
Biden, appearing at a union forum in Nevada with 18 Democratic rivals, appeared fired up as he forcefully defended former U.S. Democratic President Obama and his signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
“I’m against any Democrat who wants to get rid of Obamacare,” Biden, 76, declared.
Biden appeared at the forum shortly after U.S. Massachusetts Senator and progressive candidate Elizabeth Warren had given her full-throated backing to a “Medicare for All” healthcare plan, a government-run system that would remove roughly 140 million Americans from their private or employer-issued plans.
Democrats are an absolute mess.
They’re eating their own.