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‘Ill-Conceived Strategy’ By 2020 Candidates To Attack Obama’s Legacy | MTP Daily | MSNBC

‘Ill-Conceived Strategy’ By 2020 Candidates To Attack Obama’s Legacy | MTP Daily | MSNBC


THAT’S COMING UP.>>>IF IT’S FRIDAY, IT’S MEET>>>IF IT’S FRIDAY, IT’S MEET THE PRESS. THE PRESS. GOOD EVENING, I’M KRISTEN WELKER GOOD EVENING, I’M KRISTEN WELKER IN WASHINGTON IN FOR CHUCK TODD. IN WASHINGTON IN FOR CHUCK TODD. WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH BRAND-NEW WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH BRAND-NEW REPORTING AT THIS HOUR AND A REPORTING AT THIS HOUR AND A GROWING BACKLASH AMONG SOME OF GROWING BACKLASH AMONG SOME OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CLOSEST PRESIDENT OBAMA’S CLOSEST ADVISERS AND ALLIES. ADVISERS AND ALLIES. AGAIN, SOME IN THE DEMOCRATIC AGAIN, SOME IN THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL FIELD AFTER A PRESIDENTIAL FIELD AFTER A NUMBER OF CANDIDATES THIS WEEK NUMBER OF CANDIDATES THIS WEEK TOOK AIM AT A NUMBER OF OBAMA TOOK AIM AT A NUMBER OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION POLICIES ON ADMINISTRATION POLICIES ON DEPORTATIONS, OBAMACARE, TRADE, DEPORTATIONS, OBAMACARE, TRADE, AND CLIMATE CHANGE. AND CLIMATE CHANGE. BASED ON INTERVIEWS WITH SOME BASED ON INTERVIEWS WITH SOME OBAMA’S CLOSEST AIDES AND OBAMA’S CLOSEST AIDES AND ADVISERS, THE RESPONSE FROM ADVISERS, THE RESPONSE FROM OBAMALAND BOILS DOWN TO THIS, OBAMALAND BOILS DOWN TO THIS, KNOCK IT OFF. KNOCK IT OFF. THOSE WHO SERVED CLOSEST TO THOSE WHO SERVED CLOSEST TO OBAMA HAVE EXPRESSED DISMAY AT OBAMA HAVE EXPRESSED DISMAY AT SEEING HIS RECORD PICKED APART. SEEING HIS RECORD PICKED APART. ONE FORMER OBAMA OFFICIAL TOLD ONE FORMER OBAMA OFFICIAL TOLD NBC NEWS, QUOTE, IT’S NOT A NBC NEWS, QUOTE, IT’S NOT A LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR THE LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC FIELD, IT’S NOT A DEMOCRATIC FIELD, IT’S NOT A STRATEGY THAT SUSTAINS ANYONE. STRATEGY THAT SUSTAINS ANYONE. ANOTHER FORMER OBAMA OFFICIAL ANOTHER FORMER OBAMA OFFICIAL CLAIMED THAT ANYONE SHARPLY CLAIMED THAT ANYONE SHARPLY CRITICAL OF OBAMA’S RECORD WON’T CRITICAL OF OBAMA’S RECORD WON’T BE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE NOTING BE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE NOTING THAT MANY OF WHAT THEY SAW AS THAT MANY OF WHAT THEY SAW AS THE SHARPEST ATTACKS WERE COMING THE SHARPEST ATTACKS WERE COMING FROM CANDIDATES NOT IN THE TOP FROM CANDIDATES NOT IN THE TOP TIER. TIER. STILL PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FORMER STILL PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER WHO ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER WHO FLIRTED WITH A RUN FOR PRESIDENT FLIRTED WITH A RUN FOR PRESIDENT HIMSELF HAD THIS MESSAGE FOR THE HIMSELF HAD THIS MESSAGE FOR THE FIELD, TWEETING BE WEARY OF FIELD, TWEETING BE WEARY OF ATTACKING THE OBAMA RECORD, ATTACKING THE OBAMA RECORD, BUILD ON IT, EXPAND IT, BUT BUILD ON IT, EXPAND IT, BUT THERE IS LITTLE TO BE GAINED FOR THERE IS LITTLE TO BE GAINED FOR YOU OR THE PARTY BY ATTACKING A YOU OR THE PARTY BY ATTACKING A VERY SUCCESSFUL AND STILL VERY SUCCESSFUL AND STILL POPULAR DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT. POPULAR DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT. THE NUMBER OF EXPLICIT AND THE NUMBER OF EXPLICIT AND IMPLICIT REBUKES OF OBAMA IMPLICIT REBUKES OF OBAMA ADMINISTRATION POLICIES ON THE ADMINISTRATION POLICIES ON THE DEBATE STAGE THIS WEEK CAME AS A DEBATE STAGE THIS WEEK CAME AS A SURPRISE TO SOME ON THE LEFT, SURPRISE TO SOME ON THE LEFT, AND THOSE DIVISIONS WERE QUICKLY AND THOSE DIVISIONS WERE QUICKLY TARGETED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP. TARGETED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.>>LOOK WHAT HAPPENED.>>LOOK WHAT HAPPENED. BUT I WAS WATCHING THE SO-CALLED BUT I WAS WATCHING THE SO-CALLED DEBATE LAST NIGHT. DEBATE LAST NIGHT. [ CROWD REACTING ] [ CROWD REACTING ] AND I ALSO WATCHED THE NIGHT AND I ALSO WATCHED THE NIGHT BEFORE, THAT WAS LONG, LONG BEFORE, THAT WAS LONG, LONG TELEVISION. TELEVISION. AND THE DEMOCRATS SPENT MORE AND THE DEMOCRATS SPENT MORE TIME ATTACKING BARACK OBAMA THAN TIME ATTACKING BARACK OBAMA THAN THEY DID ATTACKING ME THEY DID ATTACKING ME PRACTICALLY. PRACTICALLY. [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ]>>THE PRESIDENT POUNCING WHILE>>THE PRESIDENT POUNCING WHILE SOME OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ALLIES SOME OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ALLIES ARE PUBLICLY WARNING DEMOCRATS ARE PUBLICLY WARNING DEMOCRATS ABOUT THE RISK OF CRITIQUING THE ABOUT THE RISK OF CRITIQUING THE LAST ADMINISTRATION, MANY FEEL LAST ADMINISTRATION, MANY FEEL CONSTRAINED FROM DOING SO MORE CONSTRAINED FROM DOING SO MORE FORCEFULLY PARTLY BECAUSE FORCEFULLY PARTLY BECAUSE PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNALED HE PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNALED HE DOESN’T WANT TO PUT HIS FINGERS DOESN’T WANT TO PUT HIS FINGERS ON THE SCALES OF THIS DEMOCRATIC ON THE SCALES OF THIS DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, PUTTING BIDEN IN THE PRIMARY, PUTTING BIDEN IN THE AWKWARD SPOT OF RUNNING AS A AWKWARD SPOT OF RUNNING AS A RESTORATION OF THE OBAMA YEARS RESTORATION OF THE OBAMA YEARS AND FIELDING CRITICISM OF AND FIELDING CRITICISM OF OBAMA’S RECORD WHILE OBAMA STAYS OBAMA’S RECORD WHILE OBAMA STAYS SILENT HIMSELF. SILENT HIMSELF. WE’VE GOT A PHENOMENAL GROUP WE’VE GOT A PHENOMENAL GROUP HERE ON SET WITH ME TO TALK HERE ON SET WITH ME TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THIS. ABOUT ALL OF THIS. NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT MIKE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT MIKE MEMOLI IS HERE WITH THIS NEW MEMOLI IS HERE WITH THIS NEW REPORTING. REPORTING. MATTHEW MILLER WAS AN OFFICIAL MATTHEW MILLER WAS AN OFFICIAL IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHERE HE SERVED AS THE DIRECTOR WHERE HE SERVED AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS OF THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. FOR THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. AND FAD IS THE CAMPAIGN MANAGER AND FAD IS THE CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR BERNIE SANDERS’ PRESIDENTIAL FOR BERNIE SANDERS’ PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. CAMPAIGN. THANKS TO ALL OF YOUFOR BEING THANKS TO ALL OF YOUFOR BEING HERE. HERE. AND OF COURSE, MIKE, I HAVE TO AND OF COURSE, MIKE, I HAVE TO START WITH YOU IN THIS NEW START WITH YOU IN THIS NEW REPORTING. REPORTING. BREAK DOWN THE CRUX OF WHAT BREAK DOWN THE CRUX OF WHAT WE’RE HEARING FROM FORMER OBAMA WE’RE HEARING FROM FORMER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TODAY. ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TODAY. YOU AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING THE YOU AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING THE PHONES, AND WICKLY THEY’RE PHONES, AND WICKLY THEY’RE SAYING THIS IS JUST NOT SMART SAYING THIS IS JUST NOT SMART STRATEGY. STRATEGY.>>THE OBAMA ALUMNI, WHICH IS A>>THE OBAMA ALUMNI, WHICH IS A VERY TIGHT-KNIT CREW, THEY WERE VERY TIGHT-KNIT CREW, THEY WERE IN THE TRENCHES FOR TEN YEARS. IN THE TRENCHES FOR TEN YEARS. THEY ALWAYS KNEW HIS RECORD WAS THEY ALWAYS KNEW HIS RECORD WAS GOING TO BE SUBJECT TO SCRUTINY. GOING TO BE SUBJECT TO SCRUTINY. ESPECIALLY ON THAT DEBATE STAGE ESPECIALLY ON THAT DEBATE STAGE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH FORMER VICE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH FORMER VICE PRESIDENT ON THE STAGE. PRESIDENT ON THE STAGE. THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS FRANKLY WHY SOME OF HIS ADVISERS FRANKLY WHY SOME OF HIS ADVISERS WERE WORRIED ABOUT BIDEN’S WERE WORRIED ABOUT BIDEN’S CANDIDACY. CANDIDACY. THIS IS IN SOME WAYS PRIDE IN THIS IS IN SOME WAYS PRIDE IN THEIR WORK THAT THEY DON’T WANT THEIR WORK THAT THEY DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT RECORD PICKED APART. TO SEE THAT RECORD PICKED APART. BUT IT’S ALSO BAD POLITICS. BUT IT’S ALSO BAD POLITICS. THEY THINK THAT THIS IS TAKING THEY THINK THAT THIS IS TAKING THEIR EYES OFF THE BALL, THAT THEIR EYES OFF THE BALL, THAT THAT FOCUS SHOULD BE ON THAT FOCUS SHOULD BE ON DEFEATING PRESIDENT TRUMP, NOT DEFEATING PRESIDENT TRUMP, NOT ATTACKING OUR OWN CANDIDATE. ATTACKING OUR OWN CANDIDATE. YOU SAW THE PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT YOU SAW THE PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP, ENJOYING THIS SIDE SHOW. TRUMP, ENJOYING THIS SIDE SHOW. HE KNOWS THAT IT COULD’VE BEEN HE KNOWS THAT IT COULD’VE BEEN ALL ATTACKING HIM. ALL ATTACKING HIM. THERE’S DIFFICULTY THOUGH IN THERE’S DIFFICULTY THOUGH IN ADDRESSING THIS TOO PUBLICLY ADDRESSING THIS TOO PUBLICLY BECAUSE IN RESPONDING TO THESE BECAUSE IN RESPONDING TO THESE CHARGES THEY DON’T WANT TO BE CHARGES THEY DON’T WANT TO BE SEEN AS PUTTING THE THUMB ON THE SEEN AS PUTTING THE THUMB ON THE SCALE FOR JOE BIDEN BECAUSE HE’S SCALE FOR JOE BIDEN BECAUSE HE’S THE ONE MORE THAN ANYONE RUNNING THE ONE MORE THAN ANYONE RUNNING MOST CLOSELY ON THE OBAMA MOST CLOSELY ON THE OBAMA RECORD. RECORD.>>MATTHEW MILLER, TAKE US>>MATTHEW MILLER, TAKE US INSIDE WHAT YOU AND YOUR FORMER INSIDE WHAT YOU AND YOUR FORMER COLLEAGUES WHO YOU USED TO WORK COLLEAGUES WHO YOU USED TO WORK WITH FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA ARE WITH FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA ARE SAYING AND THINKING. SAYING AND THINKING. THIS OBVIOUSLY HAS TO DO WITH THIS OBVIOUSLY HAS TO DO WITH STRATEGY. STRATEGY. YOU WANT TO SEE THE DEMOCRATIC YOU WANT TO SEE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE WIN. NOMINEE WIN. BUT WHAT WAS THE GUT REACTION BUT WHAT WAS THE GUT REACTION WHEN YOU SAW SOME OF THOSE SHARP WHEN YOU SAW SOME OF THOSE SHARP COMMENTS? COMMENTS?>>LOOK, IT’S A VERY DIVERSE>>LOOK, IT’S A VERY DIVERSE GROUP OF FORMER OBAMA OFFICIALS. GROUP OF FORMER OBAMA OFFICIALS. SO I THINK IT’D BE UNFAIR TO SAY SO I THINK IT’D BE UNFAIR TO SAY THAT EVERYONE HAS KIND OF THE THAT EVERYONE HAS KIND OF THE LOCK STICK OPINION. LOCK STICK OPINION. BUT MY TAKE IS SIMILAR TO THE BUT MY TAKE IS SIMILAR TO THE TWEET YOU QUOTED FROM ERIC TWEET YOU QUOTED FROM ERIC HOLDER. HOLDER. I DON’T THINK THAT’S WHAT ANY I DON’T THINK THAT’S WHAT ANY CANDIDATE SHOULD DO. CANDIDATE SHOULD DO. IF OBAMA WAS ALLOWED TO RUN, I IF OBAMA WAS ALLOWED TO RUN, I DON’T THINK HE WOULD RUN ON WHAT DON’T THINK HE WOULD RUN ON WHAT HAPPENED IN THE LAST EIGHT YEARS HAPPENED IN THE LAST EIGHT YEARS SH HE WOULD RUN ON WHAT HE WANTS SH HE WOULD RUN ON WHAT HE WANTS TO DO TO GO FORWARD. TO DO TO GO FORWARD. ATTACKING HIS RECORD ON HEALTH ATTACKING HIS RECORD ON HEALTH CARE. CARE. LOOK, IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT LOOK, IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT HE DID ON IMMIGRATION, HE WHAT HE DID ON IMMIGRATION, HE WAS THE PRESIDENT WHO GAVE, YOU WAS THE PRESIDENT WHO GAVE, YOU KNOW, WHO ALLOWED CHILDREN WHO KNOW, WHO ALLOWED CHILDREN WHO HAD SPENT THEIR ENTIRE LIFE HERE HAD SPENT THEIR ENTIRE LIFE HERE TO STAY UNDER THE DACA PROGRAM. TO STAY UNDER THE DACA PROGRAM. THAT PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCINDED THAT PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCINDED AND IS UNDER COURT CHALLENGE BY AND IS UNDER COURT CHALLENGE BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS THE PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS THE PRESIDENT WHO TRIED TO PASS PRESIDENT WHO TRIED TO PASS COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND COULDN’T BECAUSE REPUBLICANS AND COULDN’T BECAUSE REPUBLICANS BLOCKED HIM. BLOCKED HIM. SO IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE SO IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE OBAMA ERA, TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY OBAMA ERA, TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY DID TO BLOCK AND HOW YOU’RE DID TO BLOCK AND HOW YOU’RE GOING TO CHANGE THAT IF YOU’RE GOING TO CHANGE THAT IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT.>>ONE FORMER OFFICIAL SAID>>ONE FORMER OFFICIAL SAID MOSTLY IT SEEMS LIKE THESE ARE MOSTLY IT SEEMS LIKE THESE ARE CANDIDATES WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO CANDIDATES WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO REGISTER IN THE POLLS. REGISTER IN THE POLLS. IS THAT HOW YOU SEE IT, OR DO IS THAT HOW YOU SEE IT, OR DO YOU SEE THIS AS A BROADER YOU SEE THIS AS A BROADER CRITIQUE, AND I’M GOING TO BRING CRITIQUE, AND I’M GOING TO BRING YOU IN, IN JUST A MINUTE. YOU IN, IN JUST A MINUTE.>>IF YOU LOOKED ON THE DEBATE>>IF YOU LOOKED ON THE DEBATE STAGE, WAS THE PEOPLE ON THE STAGE, WAS THE PEOPLE ON THE EDGE OF THE DEBATE STAGE, THE EDGE OF THE DEBATE STAGE, THE PEOPLE IN 1 OR 2% OF THE POLLS PEOPLE IN 1 OR 2% OF THE POLLS WHO WERE TRYING TO FIND THEIR WHO WERE TRYING TO FIND THEIR WAY TO CLIMB TO THE TOP. WAY TO CLIMB TO THE TOP. AND I WOULD JUST SAY IF YOU AND I WOULD JUST SAY IF YOU THINK YOU’RE GOING TO MOVE FROM THINK YOU’RE GOING TO MOVE FROM 1% TO 15% IN THE POLLS BY 1% TO 15% IN THE POLLS BY ATTACKING A PRESIDENT WHO HAS ATTACKING A PRESIDENT WHO HAS SOMETHING LIKE A 95% APPROVAL IN SOMETHING LIKE A 95% APPROVAL IN THE DEMOCRATIC BASE, THAT IS AN THE DEMOCRATIC BASE, THAT IS AN ILL-CONCEIVED STRATEGY. ILL-CONCEIVED STRATEGY.>>LET ME BRING YOU IN.>>LET ME BRING YOU IN. WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO ALL YOU WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO ALL YOU THIS? THIS? IS OBAMA’S RECORD FAIR GAME? IS OBAMA’S RECORD FAIR GAME? TO SOME EXTENT, SENATOR SANDERS TO SOME EXTENT, SENATOR SANDERS IS MAKING THE CASE, LOOK, I WANT IS MAKING THE CASE, LOOK, I WANT TO START AGAIN WHEN IT COMES TO TO START AGAIN WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH CARE. HEALTH CARE. I WANT MEDICARE FOR ALL. I WANT MEDICARE FOR ALL.>>BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE>>BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE LANGUAGE HE’S USED, HE’S BEEN LANGUAGE HE’S USED, HE’S BEEN VERY INTENTIONAL ABOUT IT SAYING VERY INTENTIONAL ABOUT IT SAYING HE WANTS TO BUILD ON THE LEGACY HE WANTS TO BUILD ON THE LEGACY OF OBAMA. OF OBAMA. HE’S DEFENDED THE ACA. HE’S DEFENDED THE ACA. HE SAID I’VE BEEN OUT THERE HE SAID I’VE BEEN OUT THERE FIGHTING, TRAVELING ALL OVER THE FIGHTING, TRAVELING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO DEFEND IT. COUNTRY TO DEFEND IT. AND AT THE SAME TIME SAYING WE AND AT THE SAME TIME SAYING WE HAVE TO GO MUCH FURTHER. HAVE TO GO MUCH FURTHER. SO HE’S MADE THE CASE FOR SO HE’S MADE THE CASE FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL BUT NOT SAYING MEDICARE FOR ALL BUT NOT SAYING IT AT THE EXPENSE OF ANYTHING IT AT THE EXPENSE OF ANYTHING THAT WAS TERRIBLE OR WRONG WITH THAT WAS TERRIBLE OR WRONG WITH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, JUST THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, JUST THAT WE CAN MOVE THE BALL THAT WE CAN MOVE THE BALL FORWARD AND WE SHOULD BY FORWARD AND WE SHOULD BY ESTABLISHING THAT WE HAVE A ESTABLISHING THAT WE HAVE A HEALTH CARE AS A HUMAN RIGHT AND HEALTH CARE AS A HUMAN RIGHT AND IN CORPORATE GREED IN OUR HEALTH IN CORPORATE GREED IN OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. CARE SYSTEM.>>BUT IS OBAMA’S RECORD FAIR>>BUT IS OBAMA’S RECORD FAIR GAME? GAME? IS THERE A POINT AT WHICH WE IS THERE A POINT AT WHICH WE MIGHT SEE BERNIE SANDERS HAVE MIGHT SEE BERNIE SANDERS HAVE SHARPER WORDS FOR HIS POLICIES? SHARPER WORDS FOR HIS POLICIES?>>PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS A GOOD>>PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS A GOOD PRESIDENT TRAPPED IN A CORRUPT PRESIDENT TRAPPED IN A CORRUPT POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEM. POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SYSTEM. ARE THERE THINGS THAT HE DID ARE THERE THINGS THAT HE DID THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN PERFECT? PERFECT? HE WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE IT. HE WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE IT. I THINK ALL OF US WOULD I THINK ALL OF US WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TOO. ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TOO. SO ARE THERE AREAS OF SO ARE THERE AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT ON IMMIGRATION, ON IMPROVEMENT ON IMMIGRATION, ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM? CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM? COULD YOU ADVANCE THE BALL EVEN COULD YOU ADVANCE THE BALL EVEN FURTHER? FURTHER? YES. YES. DOES IT MEAN THAT HE DID A BAD DOES IT MEAN THAT HE DID A BAD JOB AND WAS A BAD PRESIDENT? JOB AND WAS A BAD PRESIDENT? NO. NO. I THINK CERTAINLY OUT OF SENATOR I THINK CERTAINLY OUT OF SENATOR SANDERS’ MOUTH, ANY SUGGESTION SANDERS’ MOUTH, ANY SUGGESTION THAT HE WAS A BAD PRESIDENT, IN THAT HE WAS A BAD PRESIDENT, IN FACT, HE WAS A GOOD PRESIDENT. FACT, HE WAS A GOOD PRESIDENT.>>SHE TWEETED THE GOP DIDN’T>>SHE TWEETED THE GOP DIDN’T ATTACK REAGAN, THEY BUILT HIM UP ATTACK REAGAN, THEY BUILT HIM UP FOR DECADES. FOR DECADES. DEM CANDIDATES WHO ATTACK OBAMA DEM CANDIDATES WHO ATTACK OBAMA ARE WRONG AND TERRIBLE. ARE WRONG AND TERRIBLE. OBAMA WASN’T PERFECT, BUT COME, OBAMA WASN’T PERFECT, BUT COME, ON PEOPLE, NEXT TO TRUMP, HE ON PEOPLE, NEXT TO TRUMP, HE KIND OF IT. KIND OF IT. THIS IS MY OUTRAGE OF THE DAY. THIS IS MY OUTRAGE OF THE DAY. MIKE, THE REALITY IS WHEN MIKE, THE REALITY IS WHEN CANDIDATE OBAMA WAS CAMPAIGNING, CANDIDATE OBAMA WAS CAMPAIGNING, HE DIDN’T ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST HE DIDN’T ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST GLOWING COMMENTS ABOUT FORMER GLOWING COMMENTS ABOUT FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON, FOR EXAMPLE, PRESIDENT CLINTON, FOR EXAMPLE, AND THAT PRIMARY DID GET UGLY AND THAT PRIMARY DID GET UGLY OBVIOUSLY BETWEEN HIM AND OBVIOUSLY BETWEEN HIM AND HILLARY CLINTON. HILLARY CLINTON.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT. AND OF COURSE WHEN YOU’RE AND OF COURSE WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON, RUNNING AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON, WE SAW HIM CRITICAL OF BILL WE SAW HIM CRITICAL OF BILL CLINTON’S RECORD IN THE WHITE CLINTON’S RECORD IN THE WHITE HOUSE. HOUSE. HE SAYS HE WASN’T A HE SAYS HE WASN’T A TRANSFORMATIONAL PRESIDENT IN TRANSFORMATIONAL PRESIDENT IN THE WAY THAT RONALD REAGAN WAS. THE WAY THAT RONALD REAGAN WAS. AND A LOT OF THIS COMES OUT OF AND A LOT OF THIS COMES OUT OF THE FRUSTRATION, FRANKLY, FOR THE FRUSTRATION, FRANKLY, FOR HOW JOE BIDEN SEEMS TO BE USING HOW JOE BIDEN SEEMS TO BE USING BARACK OBAMA AS SOMEWHAT OF A BARACK OBAMA AS SOMEWHAT OF A CRUTCH THAT IN ORDER TO GET OUT CRUTCH THAT IN ORDER TO GET OUT OF ALL OF HIS LINGERING OF ALL OF HIS LINGERING CONTROVERSIES HERE, HE SAID CONTROVERSIES HERE, HE SAID OBAMA VETTED ME AND I’LL TAKE OBAMA VETTED ME AND I’LL TAKE HIS VALIDATION MORE THAN HIS VALIDATION MORE THAN ANYBODY. ANYBODY. YOU SAW CORY BOOKER SAY IF YOU SAW CORY BOOKER SAY IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO CRITICIZE WHAT SOMEBODY WANTS TO CRITICIZE WHAT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DID ON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DID ON IMMIGRATION, YOU HAVE TO STAND IMMIGRATION, YOU HAVE TO STAND UP FOR THAT AS WELL. UP FOR THAT AS WELL. YOU CAN’T USE HIM AS AN ASSET YOU CAN’T USE HIM AS AN ASSET AND A LIABILITY AT THE SAME AND A LIABILITY AT THE SAME TIME. TIME.>>WE DID SEE CANDIDATE OBAMA AT>>WE DID SEE CANDIDATE OBAMA AT CRIMES CRITICAL OF FORMER CRIMES CRITICAL OF FORMER PRESIDENT CLINTON. PRESIDENT CLINTON.>>EARLY ON IN THE CAMPAIGN WHEN>>EARLY ON IN THE CAMPAIGN WHEN HE WAS STILL FIGHTING HILLARY HE WAS STILL FIGHTING HILLARY CLINTON, BUT THOSE WERE MILD CLINTON, BUT THOSE WERE MILD COMMENTS, THEY WERE INFREQUENT, COMMENTS, THEY WERE INFREQUENT, AND THAT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS AND THAT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS GOING AGAINST THE FORMER GOING AGAINST THE FORMER PRESIDENT’S SPOUSE. PRESIDENT’S SPOUSE. I THINK IN THIS INSTANCE IT I THINK IN THIS INSTANCE IT WOULD BE A MASSIVE MISTAKE, WOULD BE A MASSIVE MISTAKE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE A ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS TRYING TO PRESIDENT WHO IS TRYING TO DISMANTLE THE OBAMA LEGACY PIECE DISMANTLE THE OBAMA LEGACY PIECE BY PIECE. BY PIECE. THAT’S THE THING I THINK IF THAT’S THE THING I THINK IF YOU’RE AN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION YOU’RE AN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL YOU TAKE MOST OFFICIAL YOU TAKE MOST PERSONALLY. PERSONALLY. WHEN YOU SEE THE PRESIDENT WHEN YOU SEE THE PRESIDENT COMING IN SYSTEMATICALLY, COMING IN SYSTEMATICALLY, ROLLING BACK THE IRAN AND DEAL ROLLING BACK THE IRAN AND DEAL AND DACA. AND DACA. AND JUST ROLL IT BACK. AND JUST ROLL IT BACK. AND SOMETIMES THERE’S AN ABSENCE AND SOMETIMES THERE’S AN ABSENCE OF A POSITIVE AGENDA FROM THIS OF A POSITIVE AGENDA FROM THIS PRESIDENT OTHER THAN JUST TO PRESIDENT OTHER THAN JUST TO REPEAL EVERYTHING THAT BARACK REPEAL EVERYTHING THAT BARACK OBAMA DID. OBAMA DID. SO IF I’M LOOKING FOR A SO IF I’M LOOKING FOR A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE WHO’S GOING DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE WHO’S GOING TO BE THE NOMINEE, I WANT TO TO BE THE NOMINEE, I WANT TO HEAR FROM THEM HOW THEY’RE GOING HEAR FROM THEM HOW THEY’RE GOING TO TAKE ON WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS TO TAKE ON WHAT DONALD TRUMP IS DOING, NOT WHAT BARACK OBAMA DOING, NOT WHAT BARACK OBAMA DID. DID.>>AND WEIGH IN ON THAT, FAIZ.>>AND WEIGH IN ON THAT, FAIZ. AND I THINK MORE SPECIFICALLY, AND I THINK MORE SPECIFICALLY, WE DIDN’T SEE SENATOR SANDERS ON WE DIDN’T SEE SENATOR SANDERS ON THE DEBATE STAGE WITH JOE BIDEN THE DEBATE STAGE WITH JOE BIDEN IN THIS ROUND. IN THIS ROUND. WHEN HE IS THE NEXT TIME, IS HE WHEN HE IS THE NEXT TIME, IS HE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE AIM AT NOT GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE AIM AT WHAT HAPPENED UNDER OBAMA? WHAT HAPPENED UNDER OBAMA? WHAT’S THE STRATEGY? WHAT’S THE STRATEGY?>>JOE BIDEN’S RECORD TO TAKE>>JOE BIDEN’S RECORD TO TAKE AIM AT, AND THAT’S WHERE HIS AIM AT, AND THAT’S WHERE HIS FOCUS WILL BE ON, WHETHER IT’S FOCUS WILL BE ON, WHETHER IT’S THE IRAQ WAR OR TRADE DEALS OR THE IRAQ WAR OR TRADE DEALS OR ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO GO ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO GO THROUGH ON EDUCATION POLICY AND THROUGH ON EDUCATION POLICY AND DISCRIMINATION WITHIN OUR DISCRIMINATION WITHIN OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THERE IS A LOT TO FOCUS ON WITH THERE IS A LOT TO FOCUS ON WITH REGARDS TO JOE BIDEN’S EVOLUTION REGARDS TO JOE BIDEN’S EVOLUTION ON MANY OF THESE ISSUES AND ON MANY OF THESE ISSUES AND POSITING AGAINST THAT ON BERNIE POSITING AGAINST THAT ON BERNIE SANDERS. SANDERS. SO WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT SO WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT DEBATE. DEBATE. QUITE FRANKLY, WE’RE LOOKING QUITE FRANKLY, WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING ON THE DEBATE FORWARD TO BEING ON THE DEBATE STAGE WITH HIM IN OCTOBER, STAGE WITH HIM IN OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, AND DECEMBER. NOVEMBER, AND DECEMBER.>>ONE OF THE THINGS I’VE HEARD>>ONE OF THE THINGS I’VE HEARD FROM VOTERS IS THE TONE. FROM VOTERS IS THE TONE. AND YOU SORT OF TOUCHED ON THAT, AND YOU SORT OF TOUCHED ON THAT, MATT, THAT PARTICULARLY THE MATT, THAT PARTICULARLY THE SECOND DEBATE SEEMED TO — YOU SECOND DEBATE SEEMED TO — YOU SAW THE CANDIDATES REALLY GO SAW THE CANDIDATES REALLY GO AFTER EACH OTHER IN PERSONAL AND AFTER EACH OTHER IN PERSONAL AND VERY AGGRESSIVE WAYS. VERY AGGRESSIVE WAYS. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? AGAIN, THE PRIMARY IN 2007, AGAIN, THE PRIMARY IN 2007, 2008, GOT VERY UGLY AT VARIOUS 2008, GOT VERY UGLY AT VARIOUS MOMENTS. MOMENTS. SO SURPRISED BY THAT, CONCERNED SO SURPRISED BY THAT, CONCERNED BY THAT? BY THAT?>>I DON’T HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH>>I DON’T HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH THE CANDIDATES ATTACKING EACH THE CANDIDATES ATTACKING EACH OTHER. OTHER. THIS IS FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT THIS IS FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT OFFICE IN THE WORLD. OFFICE IN THE WORLD. THERE OUGHT TO BE A LITTLE BIT THERE OUGHT TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF FIGHTING. OF FIGHTING. THERE’S AN OLD SAYING, POLITICS THERE’S AN OLD SAYING, POLITICS ISN’T BEAN BAG. ISN’T BEAN BAG. AS A VOTER I WANT TO SEE WHO CAN AS A VOTER I WANT TO SEE WHO CAN THROW A PUNCH AND TAKE A PUNCH THROW A PUNCH AND TAKE A PUNCH BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO THAT AS THE NOMINEE. DO THAT AS THE NOMINEE. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE, WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE, HOWEVER, INSTEAD OF, YOU KNOW, HOWEVER, INSTEAD OF, YOU KNOW, FIGHTING OVER THE NITTY-GRITTY FIGHTING OVER THE NITTY-GRITTY POLICY DETAILS, LET’S FIGHT POLICY DETAILS, LET’S FIGHT ABOUT A BIGGER VISION FOR WHERE ABOUT A BIGGER VISION FOR WHERE TO TAKE THE COUNTRY. TO TAKE THE COUNTRY. I WANT TO SEE FROM CANDIDATES I WANT TO SEE FROM CANDIDATES HOW THEY CONTRAST THEIR VISION HOW THEY CONTRAST THEIR VISION TO LEAD THE COUNTRY VERSUS TO LEAD THE COUNTRY VERSUS DONALD TRUMP’S VERSUS FIGHTING DONALD TRUMP’S VERSUS FIGHTING OVER WHETHER MY HEALTH CARE PLAN OVER WHETHER MY HEALTH CARE PLAN IS GOING TO GET 100% COVERAGE IS GOING TO GET 100% COVERAGE VERSUS 99, 98%. VERSUS 99, 98%. WHEN YOU GET DOWN IN THE WEEDS, WHEN YOU GET DOWN IN THE WEEDS, JUST SEEMS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT JUST SEEMS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT TO WHAT I THINK VOTERS CARE TO WHAT I THINK VOTERS CARE ABOUT. ABOUT.>>JOE BIDEN WAS ASKED ABOUT>>JOE BIDEN WAS ASKED ABOUT ATTACKED AGAINST HIS FORMER ATTACKED AGAINST HIS FORMER BOSS. BOSS.>>I MUST TELL YOU I WAS A>>I MUST TELL YOU I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH LITTLE SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH INCOME THERE WAS ABOUT BARACK, INCOME THERE WAS ABOUT BARACK, ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. I’M PROUD OF HIM, I’M PROUD OF I’M PROUD OF HIM, I’M PROUD OF THE JOB HE DID. THE JOB HE DID. I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANYTHING I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANYTHING HE HAS TO APOLOGIZE FOR. HE HAS TO APOLOGIZE FOR. AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, IT KIND AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, IT KIND OF SURPRISED ME THE DEGREE OF OF SURPRISED ME THE DEGREE OF THE CRITICISM. THE CRITICISM.>>MIKE, TAKE US INSIDE THE>>MIKE, TAKE US INSIDE THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN. BIDEN CAMPAIGN. OBVIOUSLY JOE BIDEN WAS THE OBVIOUSLY JOE BIDEN WAS THE TARGET OF ALMOST EVERYONE’S TARGET OF ALMOST EVERYONE’S ATTACKS IN THIS LAST ROUND OF ATTACKS IN THIS LAST ROUND OF DEBATES. DEBATES. HIS STRATEGY HAS BEEN TO EMBRACE HIS STRATEGY HAS BEEN TO EMBRACE HIS FORMER BOSS, PRESIDENT HIS FORMER BOSS, PRESIDENT OBAMA. OBAMA. DOES THAT CHANGE THE ALL? DOES THAT CHANGE THE ALL? DOES IT NEED TO CHANGE? DOES IT NEED TO CHANGE? HAS IT MADE HIM MORE VULNERABLE HAS IT MADE HIM MORE VULNERABLE TO SOME OF THESE ATTACKS? TO SOME OF THESE ATTACKS?>>WELL, I WAS THERE YESTERDAY>>WELL, I WAS THERE YESTERDAY AS PART OF THAT GAGLE. AS PART OF THAT GAGLE. I ASKED HIM, THERE HAS BEEN A I ASKED HIM, THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN YOUR STRATEGY. CHANGE IN YOUR STRATEGY. AND HE STARTED OUT THE CAMPAIGN AND HE STARTED OUT THE CAMPAIGN BY SAYING I’M NOT GOING TO SPEAK BY SAYING I’M NOT GOING TO SPEAK ILL OF ANOTHER DEMOCRAT. ILL OF ANOTHER DEMOCRAT. THAT NOW IS FAIR GAME. THAT NOW IS FAIR GAME. A LOT OF THIS GETS TO WHAT MAT A LOT OF THIS GETS TO WHAT MAT HAS SAID WHICH IS THAT THE HAS SAID WHICH IS THAT THE SUBSTANCE IS IMPORTANT. SUBSTANCE IS IMPORTANT. DONALD TRUMP HAS CHANGED OUR DONALD TRUMP HAS CHANGED OUR POLITICS AND EVERYBODY, YOU POLITICS AND EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW, WE TALKED TO VOTERS ALL KNOW, WE TALKED TO VOTERS ALL THE TIME WHO SAY I JUST WANT TO THE TIME WHO SAY I JUST WANT TO SEE SOMEBODY ON THAT DEBATE SEE SOMEBODY ON THAT DEBATE STAGE THAT I AM CONFIDENT THAT STAGE THAT I AM CONFIDENT THAT CAN GO UP AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. CAN GO UP AGAINST DONALD TRUMP. WITH JOE BIDEN WHAT YOU’RE GOING WITH JOE BIDEN WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO BE SEEING OVER THE NEXT MONTH TO BE SEEING OVER THE NEXT MONTH AND THE MONTHS AHEAD IS AN AND THE MONTHS AHEAD IS AN ACTUAL IDEA OF BRINGING THE FACT ACTUAL IDEA OF BRINGING THE FACT THAT HE BELIEVES THE MOST THAT HE BELIEVES THE MOST DEMOCRATIC VOTERS IN TERMS OF DEMOCRATIC VOTERS IN TERMS OF IDEOLOGY ARE MUCH CLOSER TO HIM IDEOLOGY ARE MUCH CLOSER TO HIM THAN TO A BERNIE SANDERS THAT HE THAN TO A BERNIE SANDERS THAT HE ACTUALLY REPRESENTS THE VIEWS OF ACTUALLY REPRESENTS THE VIEWS OF MUCH MORE OF THE DEMOCRATIC MUCH MORE OF THE DEMOCRATIC POLITICS AND THAT WE PAY TOO POLITICS AND THAT WE PAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION, PERHAPS, TO SOME MUCH ATTENTION, PERHAPS, TO SOME OF THE VOICES ON THE LEFT WHICH OF THE VOICES ON THE LEFT WHICH CAN BE SHAPING THIS DEBATE. CAN BE SHAPING THIS DEBATE.>>AND, FAIZ, JUST GIVE US A>>AND, FAIZ, JUST GIVE US A PREVIEW OF WHAT WE CAN EXPECT, PREVIEW OF WHAT WE CAN EXPECT, IF YOU WILL. IF YOU WILL. A LOT OF PEOPLE NOTE OF THE FACT A LOT OF PEOPLE NOTE OF THE FACT THAT DURING THE FIRST NIGHT OF THAT DURING THE FIRST NIGHT OF DEBATES WHAT WE REALLY SAW WAS DEBATES WHAT WE REALLY SAW WAS THIS REMARKABLE DIVIDE BETWEEN THIS REMARKABLE DIVIDE BETWEEN THE MORE PROGRESSIVE AND MORE THE MORE PROGRESSIVE AND MORE MODERATE CANDIDATES. MODERATE CANDIDATES. SENATOR WARREN AND SENATOR SENATOR WARREN AND SENATOR SANDERS DID NOT CRITICIZE EACH SANDERS DID NOT CRITICIZE EACH OTHER AT ALL. OTHER AT ALL. IN FACT, THEY WERE ARM IN ALL. IN FACT, THEY WERE ARM IN ALL. IS THAT SUSTAINABLE? IS THAT SUSTAINABLE? ONE OF THEM OBVIOUSLY IS ONE OF THEM OBVIOUSLY IS FIGHTING TO BECOME THE NOMINEE. FIGHTING TO BECOME THE NOMINEE.>>I KNOW.>>I KNOW. IT IS SURPRISING TO MANY PEOPLE, IT IS SURPRISING TO MANY PEOPLE, BUT YOU CAN MAKE A CASE FOR BUT YOU CAN MAKE A CASE FOR YOURSELF WITHOUT DENIGRATING THE YOURSELF WITHOUT DENIGRATING THE OTHER, PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU OTHER, PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU AGREE ON SO MUCH. AGREE ON SO MUCH. AND SO I THINK THEY FEEL LIKE AND SO I THINK THEY FEEL LIKE THEY CAN MAKE A CASE FOR THEY CAN MAKE A CASE FOR THEMSELVES WITHOUT DENIGRATING THEMSELVES WITHOUT DENIGRATING THE OTHER. THE OTHER. WE TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID MEDICARE PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID MEDICARE FOR ALL IS A GOOD IDEA. FOR ALL IS A GOOD IDEA. AND I DON’T KNOW THAT JOE BIDEN AND I DON’T KNOW THAT JOE BIDEN HAS SAID THAT OR BELIEVE IT’S. HAS SAID THAT OR BELIEVE IT’S. SO I’M HAPPY TO HAVE THAT SO I’M HAPPY TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION. CONVERSATION. I AM SURE SENATOR SANDERS WILL I AM SURE SENATOR SANDERS WILL BRING THAT UP AT SOME POINT IN A BRING THAT UP AT SOME POINT IN A FORTHCOMING DEBATE STAGE. FORTHCOMING DEBATE STAGE. I THINK THE DEBATE WILL BECOME I THINK THE DEBATE WILL BECOME TIGHTER ON THE DEBATE STAGE, TIGHTER ON THE DEBATE STAGE, FEWER CANDIDATES. FEWER CANDIDATES. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING JOE BIDEN, ELIZABETH WARREN, JOE BIDEN, ELIZABETH WARREN, KAMALA HARRIS, ON THE DEBATE KAMALA HARRIS, ON THE DEBATE STAGE SO THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE STAGE SO THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE OUT AND DISCUSS YOUR VISION FOR OUT AND DISCUSS YOUR VISION FOR AMERICA AND WHETHER YOU’RE AMERICA AND WHETHER YOU’RE WILLING TO TAKE ON CORPORATE WILLING TO TAKE ON CORPORATE SPECIAL INTEREST OR NOT. SPECIAL INTEREST OR NOT.>>MATT MILLER, WHAT ARE YOU>>MATT MILLER, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR IN THE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR IN THE NEXT DEBATE? NEXT DEBATE?>>I REALLY DO WANT TO SEE THE>>I REALLY DO WANT TO SEE THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ELIZABETH INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ELIZABETH WARREN, BERNIE SANDERS, AND JOE WARREN, BERNIE SANDERS, AND JOE BIDEN. BIDEN. KAMALA HARRIS SHOWED SHE’S ALONG KAMALA HARRIS SHOWED SHE’S ALONG TO TAKE A SWING AT HIM, TO TAKE A SWING AT HIM, DELIVERED A PRETTY EFFECTIVE ONE DELIVERED A PRETTY EFFECTIVE ONE IN THE FIRST DEBATE. IN THE FIRST DEBATE. I’M REALLY CURIOUS TO SEE I’M REALLY CURIOUS TO SEE WHETHER THOSE TWO SENATORS ARE WHETHER THOSE TWO SENATORS ARE WILLING TO. WILLING TO.>>AND THE FIELD WILL BE MUCH>>AND THE FIELD WILL BE MUCH SMALLER IN SEPTEMBER WHEN WE SEE SMALLER IN SEPTEMBER WHEN WE SEE THE NEXT DEBATE. THE NEXT DEBATE. SO FAR EIGHT CANDIDATES HAVE SO FAR EIGHT CANDIDATES HAVE QUALIFIED SO WE’LL HAVE TO SEE QUALIFIED SO WE’LL HAVE TO SEE IF MORE DO.

  • Old hypocrite Bernie didnt want to pay his own campaign workers $15 per hour. He final caved-in to do it but then cut their hours.

  • Obama would be considered a conservative in the 12 years since he ran, drone strikes on "brown" people on foreign soil, deporting thousands of illegals, etc

  • Bernie & Warrennhad no part of even touching Obama’s record, yet this moderator is intent on tagging them with the 2nd night’s attack on Obama. This hack insists that, even though Bernie wasn’t on the 2nd night debate stage, Bernie “will have to attack Obama” in future debates to take on Biden. This hack’s assumptions just demonstrate loud and clear the bias against Progressives, especially Bernie. After the 1st night debate, there wasn’t one word of media criticism about anyone in that debate trashing Ibama, but this media hack want to lump Bernie & Warren in with what happened in the 2nd night debate. Also, this media hack can’t possibly believe that Bernie & Warren can keep from attacking each other in future debates and states that personal attacks between the two are a given. Th fact that Bernie & Warren have been ablevto run their campaigns without attacking each other (or anybody else) demonstrates why they are at the top of this group of candidates. The media is so biased against Progressives that they go out of their way to lump them into the 2nd night debate group drama when they had nothing thing to do with anything that was said in the 2nd night debate. After the 1st night debate, Sanders received $1.1 million from 70,000+ contributors, so he must have said something during thfv1st night debate that many people liked. But these media hacks would never mention that.

  • Obama had four quarters that were higher than 4.1 percent GDP and one quarter that was over 5.0 GDP. The stock market was doing well under Obama. The problem with Obama and Trump is that they are both Wall Street sellout.

  • Get off your high horse! Both Obama and Trump have blood on their hands when they armed Saudi Arabia as it attacks Yemen. Obama failed to pass universal healthcare and couldn't even pass climate change legislation. He even held wall street speeches after his second term, making lots of money off speaking fees. Screw Obama and media like you who protect corporate interests. No one is above criticism.

  • She couldn’t wait to jump in and blame Bernie – he didn’t even say anything disparaging about Obama. #Bernie 2020

  • Attacking Obama legacy will not do those candidates any good. This will only hand Donald the 2nd presidency smh

  • Now that 'wild ideas' like universal health care are mainstream it is ridiculous to look back and judge Obama who lived and struggled in a totally different political environment. Oh, and by the way, just in case you forgot, there is an effing would-be MUSSOLINI in the WH!

  • Be silent and never scene Mr. Trump you are also Nothing! Let's never forget your border wall promotion tactic…I want ever forget it hoe🌚

  • Obama empties our bomb stock with his drone campaign.

    He wasn’t perfect ffs. MSNBC rides his nuts as bad as fox rides trump.

  • Obama is not perfect. MSNBC get real. Faiz saved you all. Neera Tanden is a corporate hack. Invoking Reagan who we know is a racist.

  • In the Obama era, the Dems lost over a thousand seats, and got screwed over by the Republicans on every single piece of legislation. That's just an easily demostrable fact. What's to talk about?

  • Not a fan of Obummer, who campaigned as a progressive but then became a corporate Democrat (sold out to the insurance companies and banks, and cared more about cultural issues than working class issues).

  • Obama's failure to use the bully pulpit for the working class got trump elected and it is never bad strategy to tell the truth

  • Barack Obama was not perfect like Donald Trump or any other President.I don’t what’s wrong with criticizing him

  • Criticising the Obama administration is necessary. What Obama, and many other more liberal leaders in Europe by the way, didn´t realise is that capitalism as it is came to an end, that there should have been new and fresh ideas to solve the problem of increasing social inequality. The system needs to be reformed and modernised drastically. He didn´t catcht that moment in history and that deserves to be criticised. Take it away from the person. I like Obama but he´s just a human being and he made mistakes. I´d love to see him admitting some of these mistakes in public. That would be the right thing to do right now. Regarding the argument that this form of internal criticism will only fuel Trumps campaign…that´s just nonsense. Don´t get distracted. He will spin everything no matter what Democrats will do. Democrats should focus on doing what´s right and shouldn´t waste their time thinking about Donald too much.

  • One can be confused about Obama the candidate of 2008 vs 2012. He campaigned as a liberal progressive etc then when he entered office to his credit he tried to appease make amends with Republicans and negotiate with them. But Republicans obviously blocked him mercilessly on anything. His crowning achievement was the ACA and keeping the timeline for troop with draw in Iraq. Besides that nothing worthwhile. He should of fought harder. But in the end his role in Syria, Libya, expanding Bush tax cuts etc tainted his legacy. Makes me wonder if he was actually a progressive. Question is would Obama survive the 2020 election? With non traditional media now a days if it was around back then would he survived the 2008 election or been called out as corporatist elitist because if you follow the money Obama 2008 is lighter version of Cory Booker 2020.

  • I love and voted for Obama. I can criticize the people I love. He also continued a horrible drone strike campaign, killing Americans (albeit terrorists) without trial and 80% of those killed in drone strikes were innocent people- thereby creating more terrorists, etc. He also saved Wall Street over Main Street in the recession recovery. He pushed the needle for people of color in many ways, recovered our economy from W's destruction, but was too corporatist for my liking.

  • These Obama allies need to stop being such snowflakes and own up to their bad policies. Also, stop evoking Trump to criticize the primaries as if they’re a general election! They aren’t, and it sure didn’t keep Trump from winning in 2016.

  • Swing Voter Here! I'm not voting for ANY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE who DISSES OBAMA. His presidency was the happiest time in my life. Bad Strategy!!!

  • The Dems attacking Obama just to get a dig in at Biden is rediculous!!!! Stop being stupid or you will have 4 more years of Trump… Dem supporters still love Obama… So do a lot of other people. You gave Trump a good night of TV watching.. He's feeling pretty secure after the debate..

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