Barack Obama has a new book out and he is trashing the GOP and President Trump early and often.
You will not be surprised to learn the book, ‘A Promised Land’ is 768 pages long but you may be surprised to learn he believes his 2008 election unleashed a wave of GOP obstruction that changed the party.
“It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted,” Obama wrote.
“Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and was thus an illegitimate president.”
“For millions of Americans spooked by a Black man in the White House, he promised an elixir for their racial anxiety,” he wrote.
“In that sense, there wasn’t much difference between Trump and Boehner or McConnell. They, too, understood that it didn’t matter whether what they said was true,” he said before adding, “In fact, the only difference between Trump’s style of politics and theirs was Trump’s lack of inhibition.”
Barack also went after Sarah Palin saying he thought John Mccain would not pick her agaion because ehe pout the coutnry first.
“Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party — xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks — were finding their way to center stage,” Obama wrote.
Obama went after Palin again saying he “wonders sometimes” if McCain would have picked Palin if he had known:
“Her spectacular rise and her validation as a candidate would provide a template for future politicians, shifting his party’s center and the country’s politics overall in a direction he abhorred.”
“I’d like to think that given the chance to do it over again, he might have chosen differently,” Obama said.
“I believe he really did put his country first.”
“I liked the fact that Joe would be more than ready to serve as president if something happened to me — and that it might reassure those who still worried I was too young,” Obama wrote.
“What mattered most, though, was what my gut told me — that Joe was decent, honest, and loyal. I believed that he cared about ordinary people, and that when things got tough, I could trust him. I wouldn’t be disappointed.”