Former President Barack Obama was just slammed as a “parasite” who sucked the Democratic Party dry just to get reelected in 2012. This accusation was made by journalist Edward Isaac Dovere in his new book “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaign to Defeat Trump.”
In a chapter called “Benign Neglect,” Dovere explained that he picked this title because this is how Obama aides privately described his abandonment of the Democratic Party once in the White House.
“‘Negligence’ might be more accurate,” Dovere wrote, according to Yahoo News. “The numbers are hard to ignore: during his eight years in office, Obama oversaw a net loss of 947 state legislative seats, 63 House seats, 11 senators, and 13 governors.”
While Democrats increased their majorities in the House and Senate in 2008, Republicans took back the House in 2010 and Democrats saw their majority in the Senate shrink. In 2014, during Obama’s second term in office, Republicans took back both the House and the Senate.
Dovere wrote that Obama carried himself with a “self-assured self-regard.”
“Obama never built a Democratic bench and never cared to, aside from a few scattered candidates who interested him,” Dovere explained. He went on to say that “defenders” of Obama have argued he didn’t want to “taint” his presidency by “mucking about in fundraising,” or that he didn’t want to ruin his image of being an independent politician.
Dovere added that Obama’s peak pride came in 2015, when on back-to-back days, the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare and ruled that the 14th Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages.
“‘In hindsight it’s hard not to see delusion in the self-assurance and the celebration and the sense of moving forward of those two weeks in America,” he wrote.
Despite all of his failings, Obama’s ego is so big that he reportedly thinks he would have won, had he be allowed to run for a third term.
“Ultimately Obama’s math comes down to a simple calculation: he has suggested in conversations with people close to him that he thinks he would have won had he been able to be a candidate in 2016,” Dovere wrote. “The economy, the Democratic debris, Russia – if he could have run for a third term, even confronted with all these issues, he believes, he would have figured out how to pull a victory off anyway.”