The approaching 2024 presidential election highlights the robust health of former President Donald Trump, who is far ahead of other candidates for the Republican nomination, and the weak health of incumbent President Joe Biden. Although Biden has declared his candidacy for president, his mental and physical decline is not wasted on the press.
Fox News host Harris Faulkner, for one, did not mince her words when she tore into Biden after he fell on stage earlier this month at the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation. During a segment on “Outnumbered,” Faulkner said Biden “looked like a bug” after his on-stage fall, arguing that he presented a “very vulnerable, capitulated view for an enemy.”
The Democratic Party has moved further and further to the left over the past few decades. This has resulted in a migration of Democrats to the Republican party, bringing a more liberal perspective to the “moderates” or RINOS within the party. The extremist liberals gaining control of the Democratic Party is another consequence. Some people classify “progressive” Democratic leaders as Marxists, and “moderate” Democrats are now further to the left than ever before.
Former President Barak Obama, a pillar of the left, has remained out of the spotlight since Vice President Joe Biden assumed office, but there are indications that his position within the party may soon be in the spotlight.
Conservative Brief discusses a modest but significant event hosted by former President Obama.
Jonathan Martin, the head of Politico’s political bureau, reported on Thursday that former President Barack Obama recently hosted a number of “informal but lengthy” meetings with younger House Democrats, which took place “over cheese and crackers in Obama’s Washington office.”
Martin described the meetings as “private,” but they were not completely secret, as “Obama’s advisers took care to alert the Biden West Wing about the conversations.”
“The gatherings were Obama’s idea, I’m told, and were designed for the now-61-year-old former president to keep current with his party’s rising stars, more than six years after he left office,” he added. “The sessions…are striking for a number of reasons.”
He further noted:
The former president was cautious not to criticize Vice President Biden in front of lawmakers, instead encouraging Democrats to aggressively market their achievements. However, he conceded that the party’s fate in 2024 would be heavily dependent on Biden’s success.
Multiple participants told me that it was never entirely clear to them why Obama wished to convene. The meetings were described to me as a combination of get-to-know-you conversation, lengthy advice, discussion of best practices, and curiosity about what the legislators were hearing at home.
So why hold the meeting? Indicators point to the possibility that Obama is laying the groundwork for Biden’s failure in 2014 and preparing the Democratic Party for a revival independent of Biden.
Throughout the segment on “Outnumbered,” former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany displayed a photograph of the autumn. This prompted the co-hosts to take turns criticizing Biden and the “message” he sent to the world.
“His images often summed up a presidency and I saw his yesterday of this, he tweeted it out, and it’s just this image of the Biden presidency of him being helped up in a kind of decrepit position, and it’s, you risk an image like this defining your presidency, regardless of the sandbag, but just the questions of mental acuity and more,” McEnany offered.
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