The pundits are missing a point or two regarding Obama's influence
President Obama is still a person of enormous influence. Jimmy Carter is involved in high minded projects, and was never a party insider. Bill Clinton left office under a cloud, and is under a bigger one today. President Obama is IT as far as being the Democratic party’s face of distinguished alumni.
President Obama is currently the one funneling the donor cash that the DNC is no longer getting. President Obama has a very prominent network of connections. It was he who determined who got the nudge needed to become the chair of the DNC.
The Obamas will be able to determine who will have an incredible advantage by getting their endorsement.
And finally, the most salient point. If President Obama takes Wall Street money then Wall Street money is clean money that everyone can take. If the Berniecrats point fingers at that then they’ll be called unrealistic, divisive, and worse.
President Obama has enormous influence, and if he tells his pick who runs the DNC to let California move up its primary, he might well have determined who’s the next President of the USA. And that person might be no threat to those currently lining Obama’s pockets.
It’s not that hard to understand how money can buy influence, and how influence determines elections, and elections determine policy. Wall Street has reaped an incredible ratio of benefits to the dollar from the relative pittance that goes to politicians. And that also applies to the bonuses and jobs they give to those of their friends who go off to serve in government.
We no longer have the blinders on, and I think President Obama is going to be unpleasantly surprised at how many former supporters don’t sit still for what he’s doing. Imo it’s already at a critical mass. The BS argument that “Oh, he has to be the first ex-President not to collect big fees.” (along with its sometime companion, the suggestion of a racist double standard) isn’t going over as well as expected.
Bill Clinton has gotten tons of heat over what he’s done, and so has his almost President wife. Carter didn’t do this, nor did Truman. And they weren’t well to do when they left office, certainly Truman wasn’t. The wealthy ex-Presidents, like LBJ, unsurprisingly had little interest in scrambling for fees.Salemcourt, avaistheone1, Tuesday and 31 othersOCMI, Pastiche, jeff47, truebluegreen, Pam, Major Hogwash, incognito, Wood, NothingcleverjustRay, strangeviews, cui bono, Enthusiast, Odd John, WillyT, 3FingerBrown, Dragon Turtle, BillZBubb, Koko, bbgrunt, dreamnightwind, Betty Karlson, canoeist52, nenagh, Marym625, Jefferson23, Mom Cat, hypergrove, Xyzse, HeartoftheMidwest, Common good, Silver Witch like thishttps://www.votetulsi.com/bumper-stickers/free
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