Joe Biden is viewed as an empty suit front man.
Many Americans believe Barack Obama is really the one calling the shots.
And now Barack Obama admitted the one thing about Joe Biden that could cost Democrats.
Democrats celebrate Barack Obama’s two victories in 2008 and 2012.
But those wins owed more to Obama’s historical candidacy and celebrity-like profile than to Obama’s far-left agenda resonating with the American people.
Joe Biden’s handlers understood that reality and in the 2020 campaign they made sure to deliver a message that a Biden administration would not serve as Barack Obama’s third term in office.
But now Obama has admitted that Joe Biden is essentially running the third term of the Obama Presidency citing the fact that 90 percent of the people that staff the Biden administration worked In the Obama White House in a podcast interview with New York Times columnist Ezra Klein.
“I think that what we’re seeing now, is Joe and the administration are essentially finishing the job,” Obama told Klein. “And I think it’ll be an interesting test. Ninety percent of the folks who were there in my administration, they are continuing and building on the policies we talked about…”
Obama’s new admission could cost Joe Biden and the Democrats everything.
After all, in the elections where Obama was not on the ballot during his Presidency – the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections – Democrats suffered historic losses.
During Obama’s eight years in office Democrats lost around 1,000 seats at every level of government.
And in the 2016 election – where Hillary Clinton essentially campaigned on a third Obama term – the American people rejected the Democrats’ pitch and elected Donald Trump in addition to re-electing the Republican majorities in the House and Senate.
So Obama’s new admission really could cost Joe Biden and the Democrats everything.
If the 2022 midterms become a referendum on the policy agenda of the Obama administration the Democrats’ Congressional majorities are at risk and Barack Obama’s new admission could prove what costs Joe Biden and the Democrats everything.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.