In a recent interview, the former president Barack Obama was critical of the culture and messaging of the Democratic Party, implying that sometimes Democrats can be “buzzkills.” “My family, my kids, work that gives me satisfaction, having fun,” Obama said on the “Pod Save America” podcast. “Hell, not being a buzzkill. And sometimes Democrats are. Sometimes people just want to not feel as if they are walking on eggshells, and they want some acknowledgment that life is messy and that all of us, at any given moment, can say things the wrong way, make mistakes.”
This has been stated by the 44th president of the United States of America on the Pod Save America podcast. He said that some of his fellow Democrats must “cool down the temperature” with what he called “cancel culture”. Obama declared that Democrats should “be able to talk to everyone about their common interests.”
“And what works for I think everybody, is the idea of a basic equal treatment and fairness. That’s an argument that’s compatible with progress on social issues and compatible with economic interests,” he claimed.
“I think where we get into trouble sometimes is where we try to suggest that some groups are more – because they historically have been victimized more – that somehow they have a status that’s different than other people and we’re going around scolding folks if they don’t use exactly the right phrase,” Obama added. “Or that identity politics becomes the principle lens through which we view our various political challenges.”
Also, Obama said that growing up, he made mistakes, and that people need space to change and grow, said Just the News. Obama explained, “I think we do get into trouble. Look, I used to get into trouble whenever, as you guys know well, whenever I got a little too professorial and, you know, started … when I was behind the podium as opposed to when I was in a crowd, there were times where I’d get, you know, sound like I was giving a bunch of policy gobbledygook.”
According to the Daily Mail, he said, “And that’s not how people think about these issues. They think about them in terms of the life I’m leading day to day. How does politics, how is it even relevant to the things that I care the most deeply about?” Obama will spend time backing and supporting other Democrats in the next midterm elections in states like Georgia and Wisconsin.
In Atlanta, on Oct. 28, Stacey Abrams is seeking reelection against her incumbent opponent, Gov. Brian Kemp, and Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is running against Herschel Walker, a former NFL running back.
And in Milwaukee, Obama will be joining Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, Representative Gwen Moore Senator Tammy Baldwin and Democrats up and down the ballot.
After suffering a drop in the polls in his race against Republican incumbent Senator Ron Johnson in Wisconsin, Barnes reportedly called on Obama for support in the campaign.