Listen: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Stacey Abrams discussed on Abe Lincoln's Top Hat
"Want. It helps when you own a media company like Bloomberg but why do we have to kowtow every time a billionaires feelings are we're getting hurt like what is like this is Barack Obama ran on the message of hope and change there was the whole point was change and and hope and nothing really happened. Obviously we got gay marriage that was great. The Supreme Court decision That allowed that was wonderful. Joe Biden definitely helped helped push that forward but when it comes to overall systemic change in our country the first step act that's under Donald Trump that's Democrats and Republicans Looki- coming together for the first step when it comes to criminal Justice Reform Act. Obama did do some good stuff regarding crack cocaine. You know because that was five times more punished than powder cocaine he did do some good things on criminal justice reform but the entire campaign was predicated on the idea of change and so for him. I'm to now come forward in front of these wealthy donors and just be like okay. Pump the breaks. The average American doesn't want any of that. The the the average American wants to keep the status quo going strong. No one wants that. No one wants that. The only reason that Joe Biden is doing as well as he is first of all. He's also slipping dramatically is because He does have the ability. I think to get that middle thirty percent. The the moderate Democrats and moderate Republicans. I do think that he has that ability to get the suburbs. But I also think Elizabeth Warren has that ability to get the suburbs. So I don't think it's just a mutually mutually exclusive. I don't think that Biden is the only one that's going to be able to get disaffected. Republicans and then somehow be able to you know unite the Democratic doc base. Even if he does get someone like a Stacey Abrams or if he does put someone like a cory booker on his ticket Or maybe it is a Biden Warren. Who the hell knows? But this idea. Nia that Obama's putting forward that Americans do not want a drastic change I think is just wrong and one of the reasons that we got. Donald Trump was because Barack Obama promised promised a lot delivered a little. And then that's why people said well. Both sides are suck and every single time that Donald Trump would talk about how government is corrupt up to now governments horrible. And how no one's been able to get the job done people were like. Yeah he's right and yes he's a total piece of shit but I guess he's going to go through a hand grenade and the whole thing. And how do we get to the point where Americans were ready to throw a hand. Grenade and the entire political process was because they listened to rhetoric politicians back it up with their actions and people pay. Hey attention people do pay attention so I think Barack Obama. He's a producer at Netflix. Now thank God now. We need your meetings taking meetings here in in Hollywood Hollywood. He's just you know he's doing Jimmy. Carter just built his last house on his deathbed But Barack Obama he is going to be producing documentaries. Thank God for Mhm I just think he misses the mark when it comes to this conversation and again it's because he's in front of his wealthy eight Donors and They're the most sensitive class of of people in this country or the rich all. Here's the thing I would say that the what I my interpretation of Obama speech was. Let's just say the inner mackin nations of the Democratic Party has not always been in their own best interest and I think that way if Biden running in particular I feel like the whole impetus Hind Biden's run has been like. Hey you remember how you felt. When Barack Obama is running for president where do you know how liquid kind of tastes like a fruit is like the low quad version of Obama Lacroix the CRAW? They're very classy. Thank you but you know what I mean like. I feel like trying to capture sure. And he's trying to operate within a dynamic that no longer exists in. This controversy is not a biden is not running in two thousand sixteen. He's running for twenty twenty and twenty twenty is a very different landscape than even four years ago. Eight years ago it is. This world has as we've like light years ahead of where wasn't two thousand eight. I don't know a head necessarily but light years different virgin arguably yes yes That in two thousand eight I completely agree. But as I mentioned with Stacey Abramson I put this tweet out a long time ago and if it turns out to be true. I'm going to gloat but I said Oh i I'm a glutton now I'm floater but if it turns out that Joe Biden does pick Stacey Abrams. I have a tweet from almost almost a year ago. saying that and this is what Barack Obama had to say because he was being interviewed by Stacey Abrams. He says that she is on the short list for vice presidential presidential candidates. And you know what he said. I love me some Stacey. Abrams Mary Gas so there you go. Barack Obama approved. He got one thing right. And I think Stacey Abrams is a great politician and she did a wonderful job giving the rebuttal to Donald Trump's state of the Union address for the dams which is a very difficult position between this. And you're deep throughout insider condo pulse. Ben Hey buddy you don't."