President Obama has always been a smooth operator. He chooses his words carefully for maximum impact. He can say a whole lot with very few words. And that is just what he did here.
Some may wonder what took the former President that long to be as specific as he was in describing Trump's win and his inability to govern going forward.
President Obama: Implies Trump administration doomed
"I mean, you notice I haven't been commenting a lot on politics lately," President Obama said. "But here's one thing I know. If you have to win a campaign by dividing people. You're not going to be able to govern them.You won't be able to unite them later if that's how you start."
That very short and concise statement packs a lot and describes exactly what is occurring within the Trump administration. President Obama also pointed out in his speech that Americans are not feeling very good in their public lives because of a politics that is instigating divisions instead of a politics that lift people up. Ironically on the same day, former President Bush called out Donald Trump as well.
Trump lost the popular vote. He got 3 million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. But he got the necessary votes in the right areas to win the Electoral College using techniques to divide Americans by reigniting friction between groups.
Trump was a wake up call. It is time for Progressives to regroup and it seems they are doing just that. This week I featured two Progressive candidate on Politics Done Right who are vying for seats held by Conservatives in Texas. They are running under the Justice Democrat Platform and were part of the Brand New Congress movement. They intend to present citizens in their district with a choice, inclusion and an economy that works for all versus hate and an economy that pilfers the middle-class.
Also published on Medium.