Obama Says Old Men are World’s Biggest Problem
If I didn’t know any better, I’d really say that former President Barack Obama will be the next Democrat to switch to the GOP. I know it won’t actually happen, but in light of how far left his party has gone as well as some to the comments he has recently made, he sure seems to be not entirely on the same page as most Democrats.
And this week’s recent statement by him continues to prove that.
During a private leadership even in Singapore on Monday, the former Commander in Chief said that most of the world’s problems were caused by “old men not getting out of the way.”
As BBC reported, he said, “If you look at the world and look at the problems, it’s usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way.”
And he continued, “It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life, you are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self-importance or your own power.”
And it’s true. Obama is making a wholly correct statement. Yes, they have a job to do, but it is not to make themselves the subject of glory and attention, it is to do whatever is best for the people they rule over.
However, few in the party seem to agree with this statement. Just take a look at congressional leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, or Representative Elijah Cummings of Baltimore, or tens of others who continue to hang on to their seat of power even though they know they are no longer doing it for the people. They’ve been doing this job for decades. And while they might have started off with good intentions, they now use their position to gain more political prowess, more money, and more bought votes.
We also have to take a look at some in the 2020 presidential race. In particular those on the far left like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Sure, these two have been senators for decades, but even more important than that is their belief in a socialist America.
But what of former Vice President Joe Biden? Before he was the vice president for eight years, he served in the US Senate for about 36. Could this be the reason that Obama hasn’t been willing to endorse him yet?
According to Biden, he specifically asked Barack Obama to not endorse him back in April of this year. He said, “I asked President Obama to not endorse and he doesn’t want to – whoever wins this nomination should win it on their own merits.”
And while there may be some truth to this, some believe that there must be another reason why Obama hasn’t announced support for Joe Biden. For President Donald Trump, that reason is that he considers Biden is not the man for the job.
He told The Hill in June, “How (Biden) doesn’t get President Obama to endorse him – there has to be some reason why he’s not endorsing him.” And he continued, “He was the vice president. They seem to have gotten along. And how President Obama’s not endorsing him is rather a big secret. Then he goes and lies and said, ‘I asked the president not to endorse me.’ Give me a break.”
Some believe that Obama doesn’t think Biden is capable or will “damage his legacy.” According to Biden’s campaign advisors, Obama warned both them and Biden in March to make sure the former veep did not “damage his legacy.” He even met personally with Biden several times before he announced his presidential bid, asking him about why he wanted to run.
According to Biden’s advisors, Obama said, “you don’t have to do this, Joe, you really don’t.” But Biden responded by telling Obama that he would not be able to forgive himself if he didn’t at least try to beat Trump.
To just about anyone, this would seem like Obama was trying to deter his former second in command not to run. And since he didn’t succeed, he isn’t willing to endorse him or help him to win a job that maybe he isn’t the best for. After all, Obama saw Biden in the position closest to that of the president and knows how he will likely respond.
Perhaps, this old man won’t be a good look for Obama.