Democrats Want a Primary Challenger to Obama
Published: August 30, 2011 at 9:42 am
I am an Independent voter, but my parents and grandparents were Blue Dog Democrats.
I have, however, given considerable thought to the important and traditional role that Democrats have had in the past, by helping people like me escape the cycle of poverty through programs like the Job Corps.
Ronald Reagan, a former Democrat, once said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the party left me.” I agree with Ronald Reagan. The policies of President Obama have caused many Democrats to feel as though the party left them. One in four Democrats want the party to dump Obama.
This week Jay Carney was asked at the White House briefing whether Obama was certain Hillary Clinton would not mount a primary challenge to Obama. Carney initialy dodged the question but eventually responded by saying, "You'll have to ask her."
For the most disenfranchised members of society, Democrats historically have provided answers to the big questions many citizens encounter in life. You know, the basic questions as to how people should deal with the desires, worries, fears and vulnerabilities of people who have not been given a fair chance; these questions have historically been answered by the Democratic Party.
The problem for Democrats today is, President Obama has managed to do what no Republican has ever been able to do—cast doubt on the legitimacy of the Democratic brand.
The Obama administration, in less than one term, has managed to bankrupt the hopes and dreams of many far left liberals. Says Bernie Sanders, "let's primary Obama."
Many voters feel it's time for Democrats to mount a primary challenge to Barack Obama. It would require the kind of courage I'm not certain Dems can muster. Any Democratic challenger would have to convince Americans they reject the policies of this administration.Continued on the next page