The Democrat establishment is in a state of sheer panic over the candidacy of Bernie Sanders and are looking to once again sink his campaign as they did in 2016.
With one of the most dismal slates of candidates in American political history, the Dems are having a hard time selling borderline senile Joe Biden to voters and drastic actions are in order.
According to reports, with Sanders still running strong in the polls and especially in the critical early Iowa caucuses, Democrats may be prepared to roll out the heavy artillery.
According to sources wishing to remain anonymous out of fear of a savage retaliation, Barack Obama himself is preparing to denounce Sanders in order to cut him off at the knees before he becomes unstoppable.
Former President Barack Obama has remained mostly silent through the early stages of the Democratic race to unseat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election but that may soon change, friends and associates tell FOX Business, as avowed socialist Bernie Sanders gains in national polls and seems poised to obtain front-runner status.
Obama has told people in private that Sanders is both temperamentally and politically unfit to beat Trump in the 2020 general election, these people say. Among his concerns are Sanders’ strident form of politics and confrontational manners where he was known not to seek compromise during his long years in the US senate. Meanwhile, Obama is said to worry that Sanders’ far-left policies, which include massive tax increases, free college tuition and massive student debt forgiveness, would alienate even traditional Democratic voters. And may alienate them enough to re-elect Trump, who is seeking a second term despite historically low favorability ratings given his own bombastic style, these people tell FOX Business.
Officially, Mr. Obama’s excuse for meddling in the primary process is that he believes the braying old socialist would get creamed by President Trump although skeptics would be quick to point out that the DNC losing control of the party is the true reason for his willingness to throw down.
Obama has reaped the rewards of his time in office with fame, fortune and a massive waterfront mansion in swanky Martha’s Vineyard and like others, he doesn’t want to kill the goose that laid the golden egg.
Former Democrat presidential candidate and sore loser Hillary Clinton also attacked Bernie, blasting him as “full of baloney,” a “career politician” and claiming that “nobody likes him” in an interview to promote her four-part Hulu documentary.
The problem with Dem bigwigs going gangster on Bernie is that it risks emboldening him and his army of devoted followers who are attracted to their leader’s siren song of free stuff and are determined to bring about a socialist revolution in America.
To Bernie’s loyalists, being condemned by the likes of Obama and Hillary are a badge of honor and will only harden their resolve.
The potential for an open civil war within the Democratic party is already there and an Obama denouncement of Sanders may just be the spark that ignites it.