Barack Obama is still the leader of the Democrat Party.
Obama just issued one big warning for the Left.
And this one truth Barack Obama told Democrats is why they are going to lose in 2020.
“Cancel” and “woke” culture have taken over the Left.
Their obsessions with policing speech based on race, and making “offenders” exiles from polite society, is the dominant thinking on the Left.
But while it plays well in big cities and on college campuses where Left-wing agitators can shut down speech they don’t like, it repels everyday Americans.
And Barack Obama issued a warning at the Obama Foundation Festival in Illinois that “cancel” and “woke” culture are killing the Left.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, “took audience questions and spoke about empowering the next generation of leaders. They also talked about racism and how to be effective political activists,” Lemon said, teeing up the clip.
“This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly,” Obama said dismissively, prompting chuckles from the audience. “The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws. Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb or then, I can sit back and feel good about myself: ‘You see how woke I was? I called you out.’ Get on TV. Watch my show. Watch Grownish. You know, that’s not activism. That’s not bringing about change.”
Many pundits took Obama’s comments as a warning to voters about how enforcing racial purity tests will cost the party their chances of victory in 2020.
But so far, few in the Democrat Party seem to be listening.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.