President Obama claims he could have won a third term if he had been allowed to run – but even if he’s right, his coattails haven’t done much for the rest of his party. While Obama’s tireless campaigning, broad demographic appeal and message of “hope” and “change” helped propel him to two terms in the White House, his skills on the stump haven’t translated down the ballot. The Democratic Party suffered huge losses at every level during Obama’s West Wing tenure. The grand total: a net loss of 1,042 state and federal Democratic posts, including congressional and state legislative seats, governorships and the presidency. The latter was perhaps the most profound example of Obama’s popularity failing to translate to support for his allies. Hillary Clinton, who served as secretary of state under Obama, brought the first family out for numerous campaign appearances. In September, Obama declared that his “legacy’s on the ballot.” Less than two months later, Americans voted for Donald Trump. But 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue wasn’t the only locale to see a big partisan change since Obama took office in January 2009, according to figures from Ballotpedia. Democratic U.S. Senate seats fell from 55 to 46. Their share of the House plummeted from 256 seats to 194. Republicans still control both chambers going into the next session. Democratic governerships also became a rarity during this eight-year period, slipping from 28 to 16. The Obama years, which saw the rise of the Tea Party as well as a new movement form around Trump that is still being defined, coincided with a loss of 958 state legislative seats for Democrats. Still, Obama said in an interview which aired Monday that, if he were allowed to run for a third term, he would have been victorious.
Which really begs the question… Why did he even say such a thing? The Constitution mandates a 2 term limit for the Presidency. So, it’s entirely irrelevant…and Obama knows it. So, what’s the point in saying something so stupid (other than to slap Hillary in the face)? Easy.. Obama is a “community organizer” at heart; translation.. a rabble rouser, or sh_t disturber. There really is no point, other than to stir things up…just because. The man has no class, and VERY unlike his predecessor, doesn’t have the humility to just graciously walk off the stage. No. He’ll just continue to stir things up and divide Americans, just as he’s done the last 8 years. What a tool.. Former Pres. George W. Bush is just the opposite and a case study in class. When he left office in 2009, he retired from public life. And, each time some reporter tries to rope him into criticizing Obama, he refuses to. He just talks about Wounded Warrior project or his paintings; a true class act. THAT is acting presidential. Obama is nauseating, self-absorbed, narcissistic agitator..