"There's F**king No One Else"; DNC Strategist Laments Over Broken Party; "Bill Clinton Toxic, Carter Too Old"

Following a Monday report that President Obama is "secretly" meeting with top Democratic contenders for the 2020 election, The Hill notes that desperate Democrats beset with Clinton fatigue are freaking out over the fact that the much "blue wave" appears to be crashing on the rocks, and there's nobody around to salvage the party ahead of midterms and the 2020 election.

There’s f---ing no one else,” one frustrated Democratic strategist said. “Bill Clinton is toxic, [former President] Carter is too old, and there’s no one else around for miles.” -The Hill

In the hopes of reinvigorating the DNC (of which up to 40 state chapters stand accused of funneling up to $84 million to the Clinton campaign), downtrodden dems are hoping that Obama will get off the sidelines and help rally support. 

He’s been way too quiet,” said one longtime Obama bundler who rarely criticizes the former president, according to The Hill. “There are a lot of people who think he’s played too little a role or almost no role in endorsing or fundraising and he’s done jack shit in getting people to donate to the party.

After the GOP made sweeping gains in the 2016 election, the DNC was left in disarray - and anyone who might be able to lead the party, be it Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren, may run in 2020. Bernie Sanders is of course out because he may run and he's not a Democrat.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was among five possible contenders for the Democratic crown attending the “We the People” conference in Washington on Wednesday. He received the loudest applause and heard chants of “Bernie.” 

But he can’t play the elder role for the party, both because he may run for president and because he’s not a Democrat. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), two other possibilities, have mass followings but also may join the 2020 race. -The Hill

That leaves the spotlight squarely on Barrack Hussein Obama - whose lack of endorsements during the primary season and general absence has frustrated Democrats. 

Bill Clinton, who is more radioactive than ever after making ill-advised comments over "what you can do to somebody against their will," has endorsed several candidates since leaving office, yet Obama has declined to do the same thus far. 

“You have all these people running for office, some of them against other Democrats, and his strategy has been to not endorse anyone and that’s what’s been so f---ing ridiculous because not only are you not helping them, you’re hurting them,” said the bundler.

Former aides and Democratic strategists said Obama has sought to maintain a lower profile not only for his party to find new life, but also to avoid playing a foil to President Trump and Republicans. 

A source close to Obama said the former president is looking forward to hitting the campaign trail, fundraising and issuing more endorsements closer to the midterms. But the source added that injecting himself into day-to-day politics would do the Democratic Party a disservice by making it more difficult for other Democratic voices to rise to prominence. -The Hill

Others say that Obama has remained the unofficial leader of the Democratic Party since leaving office. 

“He always wanted to help, without a doubt. He cares tremendously about our country and our party. But I think he always intended to be a little more on the sidelines than he’s been,” said one former Obama aide. “I think he realizes he is needed and needed badly.”

Former Obama aides say that the ex-President is unsettled by policies flowing from the Trump administration, along with the "tone and tenor" of the White House (but not enough to aggressively help active Democrats fight, apparently). 

According to Democratic strategist David Wade: “It’s certainly not the post-presidency he might’ve preferred.” 

Maybe Obama is just having a good time hanging out?

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MasterPo Leakanthrophy Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:41 Permalink

Barry is being quiet because he knows everything he says, can and will be held against him at a military tribunal for war crimes and treason.

[Slowly but surely, everything he did illegally as POTUS (because he was not an American citizen) is being dismantled. Some of the good people he appointed have to be fired and then rehired by a constitutionally legal POTUS. Watch and learn - you are witness to one of the greatest moments in history...]

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tmosley MasterPo Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:48 Permalink

I seem to recall immediately after the last election predicting that the Dems would find themselves out of steam, and would burn their credibility to the point that they would become a regional party at best.

Looks like it is happening.

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Mentaliusanything StackShinyStuff Fri, 06/15/2018 - 20:22 Permalink

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zob2020 any_mouse Fri, 06/15/2018 - 18:42 Permalink

If you want change you need to break the 2 party system and vote in a bunch of independents and 3rd party people all over. That is how the process is done everywhere else. You americans already have some grasp of the shittalk and overwhelm media tactics as carried out by trump. Bombard the fuckers with many thousands of actives in every damn 1 million unit town or state or whatever. non stop media disruption while pressing the message forward while calling the old parties cowards, tired, out of touch, insane and traitors etc.
And above all getting everyone to abandon the old parties Left and right. Hell attack that whole assumption that even is a left or right.

Hell we did a 7 month nonstop day and night shitstorm on media and all forums etc for a new party in finland in 2010, well reasonably new. Had had a wrestler/boxer (aka ludvig borga) to give some national recognition and had like 4% vote mostly municipal folk.. then we added another 15% during those 7 months, more or less +2% units a month!

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Theosebes Goodfellow TeamDepends Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:36 Permalink

~"Many of you impatient homos are whining about no arrests or indictments have been made yet. When will it happen? I'll tell you: Early October."~

Bingo.

The dems have another problem and appear too stupid to focus on it. They apparently much rather worry about having a figurehead to lead them, but their real problem is much, much larger. Simply put, they have no message, save "Hate Trump!!!" What exactly do they promise voters these days? Trump impeachment as an economic program?

Also curious is the fact they want no part of Hillary. Do they admit she's as tainted as a leper?

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crazzziecanuck TeamDepends Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:46 Permalink

The problem with that will be people will see through it as cheap, partisan electioneering.  The result will be an EASIER time to motivate Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts.

There's as much chance of an implosion of Democrats in 2018 as there were back in 2006 when the GOP was nearly blasted out of existence then too.  Remember how all the predictions about the imminent doom of the GOP were front and centre? 

Journalists are so lazy, they're just using Liquid Paper to erase "Republican" to "Democrat" and change the date from stuff they wrote back in 2006.

Doesn't matter if Republicans or Democrats win.  In the end, everyone else simply loses.  How much you lose is proportional to the distance from the party elite you actually are.

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sixsigma cygnu… MasterPo Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:49 Permalink

"There's F**king No One Else"

The Dems still don't get it.  There was a revolution within the Republican party in 2016.  Trump won that battle.  No such thing has happened in the Dem party.  They're still running dinosaurs and wondering why they can't win.  People like Pelosi will stay in power as long as she can.

No different that Stalin, Castro, Maduro, Jeremy Corbin, and all other notable lefties.  Once they have a taste of power, they can't let it go.

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