The repressed giggles never heard will be coming from the direction of Senator (President in her own mind) Kamala Harris
Shades of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor, who once complained that the president “threw me under the bus”.
“Barack Obama is sharing doubts about the ability of his former Vice President Joe Biden to win the 2020 election, according to a new report.” (Daily Mail, Aug. 15, 2020)
“Tensions linger between the camps with the VP determined to prove the naysayers wrong after Obama backed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as his successor in 2016, Politico states.
‘Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f**k things up’
“While the former President has publicly backed Biden – albeit late in the day – he is said to be warning his inner circle that he may not be fit for office.
‘Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f**k things up,’ Obama has cautioned, according to one Democrat who spoke to Politico.”
“Don’t underestimate Joe’ ability to f**k (his words, not ours) things up”.
In other words Obama is greasing his former VP’s back for an easy slide under the bus, before he can even deliver his acceptance speech at the DNCC on Thursday night.
Could it be that Obama is paving the way for the presidency run of Senator Kamala Harris which is who Democrat elites really want as president?
Up to now, Obama and Biden have come across as BFFs.
“On the social media-generated #BestFriendsDay, the campaign posted a picture of “Joe” and “Barack” friendship bracelets. Biden relabeled himself an “Obama-Biden Democrat.” (Politico, Aug. 14, 2020)
Throw out your Obama-Biden friendship bracelet, Joe. It was only a juvenile joke from the get-go.
Fifty-two percent of Democrats/Leaners wish someone else were their nominee (Gallup, Aug 14, 2020)
Obama is now specific about Biden in his 11th-hour complaints about him
Long before Obama’s pointed critiques, Biden was already out there shooting himself in the foot by not seeming to know what day or place it was, to the point where some were demanding he take a professional cognitive test.
“Obama is said to have bemoaned Biden’s lack of understanding for much of the Democratic electorate. (Dailymail)
Because of his multiple trademark gaffes, Dems have treated Biden like the tipsy uncle in early stage dementia some folk hide in the attic when unexpected visitors come to call.
In Biden’s case, the attic is his Delaware basement.
Interesting how the usually non-specific Obama, who performed like the Artful Dodger during his 8 years in the Oval Office, is now specific about Biden in his 11th-hour complaints about him.
“The former president allegedly told one former Democratic candidate that he was struggling to understand voters in the likes of Iowa. (Daily Mail)
‘And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden,’ they said he added.
“Yet, Biden has pushed ahead despite knowing that Obama may feel he is not the right person for the job and disagrees with his governing style.
Obama didn’t ‘lift a finger’
“ ‘He was loyal, I think, to Obama in every way in terms of defending and standing by him, even probably when he disagreed with what Obama was doing,’ said Leon Panetta, Obama’s secretary of Defense.
‘To some extent, [he] oftentimes felt that that loyalty was not being rewarded.’
“Biden is said to have hit out of the fact that Obama didn’t ‘lift a finger’ to help him take the primary in South Carolina and that he had won the support of black voters in the state on his own merit.
“The tension comes after Obama lined up Clinton instead of his own VP to be his successor, talking Biden out of a run in 2016.
“While the move was linked to Biden’s recent loss of his son Beau and it being too soon after the death for him to begin a grueling presidential campaign, insiders have said that Obama simply viewed Clinton as a better person to take over.
‘In the Situation Room, Biden could be something of an unguided missile’
“…Obama heaped praise on Clinton early after his own 2012 reelection.
‘I was a big admirer of Hillary’s before our primary battles and the general election,’ Obama once said.
‘You know, her discipline, her stamina, her thoughtfulness, her ability to project, I think, and make clear issues that are important to the American people, I thought made her an extraordinary talent. … [P]art of our bond is we’ve been through a lot of the same stuff.’
“Obama is said to have viewed himself and Clinton as the ones that do ‘the reading’.
‘In Situation Room meetings, she had the thickest binder and had read it three times,’ one Clinton aide told Politico.
“While in office, young Obama aides are reported to have dismissed Biden, even ‘eye-rolling’ when the VP would begin speaking, while former members of the administration have also treated Biden dismissively in their memoirs.
‘In the Situation Room, Biden could be something of an unguided missile,’ Ben Rhodes, Obama’s former deputy national security adviser, wrote.
Obama on Clinton: ‘I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office’
“Former FBI Director James Comey also said that ‘Obama would have a series of exchanges heading a conversation very clearly and crisply in Direction A. Then, at some point, Biden would jump in with, ‘Can I ask something, Mr. President?’
‘Obama would politely agree, but something in his expression suggested he knew full well that for the next five or 10 minutes we would all be heading in Direction Z,’ Comey added.
‘After listening and patiently waiting, President Obama would then bring the conversation back on course.
“The tension becomes more clear when looking back at Obama’s endorsement of Clinton in 2016.
‘I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,’ Obama said of the former New York Senator.
In contrast he said of Biden this year: ‘I believe Joe has all of the qualities we need in a president right now … and I know he will surround himself with good people.’
“Obama’s dismissal of Biden comes despite Republicans recalling how they preferred to negotiate with the Vice President over the President, referring to Obama’s know-it-all attitude which they felt spoke down to them.
Meanwhile, when Biden makes his acceptance speech on Thursday night, he’ll be making it from under the bus where Obama already threw him.
The repressed giggles never heard will be coming from the direction of Senator (President in her own mind) Kamala Harris.