Former President Barack Obama, during an interview released on Friday with Pod Save America, begged the radical-left Democrats to stop obsessing over forty-fifth President Donald Trump and to instead connect with the voter’s “basic interests.”
“The thing that I think sometimes we seem to make a mistake on, is his behavior can be so outrageous, and now, folks who try to copy him and his outrageous behaviors [are] getting a lot of attention,” Obama said.
“And so we join that game… and we spend enormous amounts of time and energy and resources pointing out the latest crazy thing he said, or how rude or mean some of these Republican candidates behaved,” Obama added.
“That’s probably not something that, in the minds of most voters, overrides their basic interests: Can I pay the rent? What are gas prices? How am I dealing with child care?” Obama continued.
“I think we do get into trouble. Look, I used to get into trouble whenever, as you guys know well, whenever I got a little too professorial… when I was behind the podium as opposed to when I was in a crowd, there were times where I’d get, you know, sound like I was giving a bunch of policy gobbledygook,” Obama said.
“My family, my kids, work that gives me satisfaction, having fun. Hell, not being a buzzkill. And sometimes Democrats are,” he added.
“Sometimes people just want to not feel as if they are walking on eggshells, and they want some acknowledgment that life is messy and that all of us, at any given moment, can say things the wrong way, make mistakes,” Obama continued.
Obama is catching on to a big issue for the Democrat Party. According to a new New York Times/Siena poll, 49 percent of registered U.S. voters said they plan to vote for a Republican candidate, compared to 45 percent who said they plan to vote for a Democrat candidate.