In January, Barack Obama told the nation that he would fully cooperate with Donald Trump’s transition into the White House. Obama gave everyone the strong impression that he was going to quietly ride off into the sunset for a while before deciding what he was going to do other than play golf.
However, it took less than two weeks before Obama could bear no more and remain silent. As President Donald Trump began dismantling many of Obama’s regulations and executive orders, only 10 days after leaving office, Obama came off the course swinging more than an angry golf club.
As reported by one of our colleagues in speaking about Obama:
“And now he has achieved another dubious first. No president in history, including Jimmy Carter, has spoken up about his successor so soon after leaving office. It was only ten days into the new administration before Obama released a statement of support … to those protesting Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban.”
“His decision to speak out is in open defiance of an unwritten rule whereby presidents avoid critiquing those who follow them into the Oval Office. Obama’s own predecessor, George W. Bush, extended this courtesy to him despite being blamed incessantly for anything and everything that went wrong once Obama assumed the mantle of power.”
Since that initial outburst, Obama has frequently been openly critical of Trump and his administration. He has also been openly critical at others within the Democratic Party for losing the election, although most of the blame lies squarely on his shoulders.
Actually, Obama started the finger pointing a month before leaving office when he told an interviewer that there are problems with the Democratic Party and he was already planning to be the one to rehabilitate the Party. In that interview, Obama stated:
“There are some things that we know are a challenge for Democrats — structural problems.”
Obama’s solution to fix those problems are for him to coach and train the younger less experienced Democrats.
But, does the American people really want to hear more from Obama? How do they feel about his becoming more vocal in defending and trying to protect his legacy?
According to a recent poll, most Americans do not believe Obama needs to be vocal and speak out against Trump:
“Former President Obama is reportedly planning a more visible stand against President Trump and the GOP to protect his legacy, but most voters think that’s a bad idea.’
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Obama should take a more public role in the Democratic opposition to Trump and his party. Nearly twice as many (58%) disagree and say the former president should not more actively oppose his successor and the GOP. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.”
“Even Democrats are lukewarm to the idea of Obama’s reemergence: 45% say he should take a more active role in opposition to Trump and the Republicans, but 39% disagree, with 15% not sure.”
“Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Republicans and voters not affiliated with either major party by a 58% to 28% margin say Obama should not take a more public opposing role.”
In other words, most Americans, even many Democrats have had their fill of Barack Obama and would prefer he stay home, play golf and keep quiet about President Donald Trump and what his administration is doing. But realize that Obama has never listened to the majority of the people, rather he always did what he wanted with little regard for the American people.
Isn’t it ironic that when Obama ignored the will of the majority of Americans there were no huge protests, but when Trump does what the majority of the people want, the sore loser liberals are running, crying, screaming and protesting in the streets of the liberally run major cities?