The 44th president of the United States is now concerned about his party eating their own through an obsession with progressive “purity.”
During remarks made in Berlin, Germany, Barack Obama warned that leftist are creating a circular firing squad.
Obama in Berlin: “One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States, maybe it's true here as well, is a certain kind of rigidity … and then we start sometimes creating what's called a circular firing squad.”https://t.co/tAMz8ZwvoV
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 7, 2019
He went on to warn progressives that they aren’t going to get everything they want.
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 7, 2019
His point was validated by the responses to his comments.
.@BarackObama thinks it’s creating a “circular firing squad” to demand criminal bankers go to jail, wealth not be stolen from workers to plutocrats, emergency action be taken to save the planet, & ensure ALL people have healthcare as a right. Got it. https://t.co/tH58MgFSSA
— Jordan (@JordanChariton) April 6, 2019
Watching one of my favorite members @katieporteroc. @jaketapper asks about Obama's warning about a 'circular firing squad' among progressives. Porter rejects Obama, says Democrats shouldn't be afraid of debating ideas and challenging the establishment. https://t.co/Nz1ndiVdvn
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) April 7, 2019
“circular firing squad”; https://t.co/q6QvnCqlLL
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) April 7, 2019
The problem for Obama is that he started this trend in his own party through his actions as president.
When he was president, he had no use for Congress or the Constitution when using his pen and his phone to executively actualize whatever Leftist agenda item felt good to him on a given day.
Obama created this mess for the Democrats!
— Suze Michelini (@emilia_suze) April 7, 2019
Where were his concerns about “rigidity” then?
— joeben (@JiggyJoeben) April 7, 2019
Where were his concerns about “rigidity” when he and his Democrat majorities in Congress attempted a government takeover of the entire U.S. healthcare system?
Now the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democrat Party is following in Obama’s footsteps with stuff like the Green New Deal.
Obama: Progressives have ‘a certain kind of rigidity’ that leads them to form circular firing squads https://t.co/1apL3LYJLH
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 7, 2019
We have now heard from Obama on the state of his party, but he still hasn’t said a word about his former vice president, Joe Biden.
Run on this! Joe Biden just drove a YUGE bus over the Obama administration and it's just too 'perfect' https://t.co/GC7DRA8bD6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 5, 2019