Obama acknowledges how gracious the Bushes were when they turned over the White House to him, Michelle and the girls.
And, he says that each president deserves his own chance to move ahead his platform.
However, Obama will have no problem interrupting Trump’s presidency if he has something to say.
As reported here, on RealClear Politics:
“Look, I said before, President Bush could not have been more gracious to me when I came in and my intention is to certainly for the next two months, finish my job and after that to take Michelle on vacation, get some rest, spend time with my girls and do some writing, some thinking,” Obama said in Peru.
“I want to be respectful of the office and give the president-elect an opportunity to put forward his platform and his arguments without somebody popping off in every instance.
“As an American citizen who cares deeply about our country, if there are issues that have less to do with the specifics of some legislative proposal but go to core questions about our values and our ideals, and if I think that it is necessary or helpful for me to defend those ideals, I’ll examine it when it comes.”
His lack of graciousness and class continues, as he shirks all the blame for the Republican takeover in Election 2016:
Obama attributed the loss of the House, the Senate, state legislatures and assemblies under his presidency to people not being able to “see the recovery” and Republicans taking advantage of redistricting and gerrymandering.
Obama also complained that low population Republican states get two Senators just like a highly-populated state like California.
“I came in as the economy was in flow fall, and although I took the right steps to save the economy, in my midterm election of 2010 people couldn’t yet see the recovery and not surprisingly the president’s party got punished,” Obama argued.
“We lost control of a lot of not just Congressional seats but also governorships and state legislative seats and that happened to be the year that the census was done and you start doing redistricting,” he explained. “And so those Republicans took advantage of political gerrymandering to lock in majorities even though in a numerous subsequent elections Democrats have actually cast more votes or more votes have been cast for Democratic Congressional candidates than Republicans and yet you end up having large Republican majorities. So there are just structural problems we have to deal with. But, look, you can’t make excuses about the rules…”
Wait, isn’t that what he just did – make excuses?
Either way, his disregard and negative comments didn’t stop there. During his speech, Obama goes on to disparage America, as you can read more of here:
“There have been times when countries have felt disrespected and on occasion have had cause for that. And there were teams when we haven’t observed the values in our own country and have fallen short of our ideals…”
That’s right. The guy who’s been at the helm of our country, an international powerhouse, is taking the stage to put us down and let the world know how stupid he thinks we all are.
January, 20, 2017 is only 60 days away, but it seems Obama can do endless harm in the interim.
Source: RealClear Politics