In a shocking statement, NBC host Chuck Todd, who happens to be very liberal, stated that former President Barack Obama is responsible for America’s political divide.
In an interview with Beto O’Rourke on his show Meet The Press, Todd asked the Democratic 2020 candidate about healing America’s divide.
“You aren’t the first candidate to say, ‘I’m going to bring this country together,’” Todd said. “The most recent Democratic president, a lot of people put their hope in him and thought he was the answer that was going to do that.”
“Why do you think that didn’t happen in Obama’s eight years?” the NBC host questioned O’Rourke.
“I know that President Obama worked incredibly hard to find common ground with Republicans,” O’Rourke claimed. “He was able to achieve a heck of a lot in those eight years.”
Pretty shocking that an NBC host would say this. But there is definitely truth to his statement.
There has always been a political divide in America since it’s founding.
That’s just how human nature is. But Obama brought a new and more dangerous level of divide in this country during his eight years in office.
Obama, who by today’s standard is a “moderate Democrat” was pretty far Left for the time when he won the election in 2008.
However over time, Obama began to bring the Democratic Party farther and farther Left, so much so that we now are seeing self-professed socialists running for and winning office.
Is Obama a straight up socialist?
No, even though some may argue yes. But he definitely cleared the way for socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders to have a chance to win in America’s elections.
So why is this significant? Obama’s far Left positions started to lead the Democratic party down a road that is veering farther and farther Left which is widening the political divide in America more and more.
The farther Left the Democrats go, the more divided America will become.
Another important thing to note from Obama’s eight years in office is how the Left began to feel ENTITLED when it came to running our country.
They became so used to having absolute power and control of America that they felt like it was theirs and they felt as if it was the norm.
When Donald Trump came into the picture and disrupted their “party,” the Left became unhinged which is why we see this very dangerous political climate.
The fact of the matter is Hillary Clinton was “supposed” to win. It was her “turn.”
Democrats expected that she would be the next President and when it didn’t happen, they became outraged and began to take every opportunity they could to attack President Trump.
Chuck Todd admitting that Obama is somewhat responsible for the division in our country is a step in the right direction if we truly want healing in America.
Instead of pointing fingers at conservatives, the people in the media need to follow Todd’s lead so we can start healing our country.
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