The radical change to the far left is so bad that even former President Barack Obama can see it.
While appearing at an event in Berlin for the Obama Foundation, former President Obama warned that Democrats may be creating a “circular firing squad” within the party with their insistence on pushing more and more leftward.
Going Too Far Left
Believe it or not, there was a time when Obama would have been considered a moderate Democrat.
Among other things, he had made some pretty scathing speeches about immigration and the need to control it.
But that stance changed after he got into the White House and people like George Soros starting to get into his ear.
Quickly, Barack Obama went from being a moderate to a hardline progressive.
Oddly enough, the man that started the far-left swing in the party now thikgs today’s candidates and elected representatives are taking it too far.
Take It or Leave It
The wake-up call for Obama may have been when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced her botched Green New Deal, then threatened her fellow Democrats in office with being put on a blacklist among advocates if they don’t stand against the GOP.
“One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States – maybe its true here as well – is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‘Uh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be,’ and then we start sometimes creating what’s called a ‘circular firing squad,’” Obama said.
Indeed, Ocasio-Cortez’s list — and the fact that Nancy Pelosi did not rein her in — is proof-positive of that.
Our political system is set up for compromise, which is something today’s politicians are incapable of doing.
Democrats have taken an all-or-nothing stance with Trump, which makes it even more amazing he has been able to accomplish what he has.
If, however, politicians on both sides do not quickly understand the art of compromise, the ideology of this country will be overhauled, and not for the better. Even Obama realizes this.