Past and present aides to President Barack Obama are gloating that a Republican leadership they say defined itself by blustery opposition — and used it to win the House, then the Senate, and stand in the White House’s way at every turn — is getting devoured by a candidate personifying the anger agenda.
Obama insiders would rather have immigration reform signed than lament knowingly on Sunday talk shows that the Republicans will keep losing elections until they deal with the issue. They’d rather have a longer-term approach to government spending, or more of the entitlement and tax reform deals Obama said he was eager to cut.
But on everything from guns to reproductive health to opening up Cuba, Obama’s team says it has been battling for years the very politics that paved the way for Trump’s ascendance this election cycle.
“It’s not so much a reaction to Obama,” said one person familiar with the president’s thinking about the Trump phenomenon. “It’s more of a reaction to their strategy that, ‘We’re just going to be antithetical to everything [Obama] stands for.’”
According to people in the White House, Obama doesn’t talk about Trump much. When he does, it’s with a combination of amusement and disgust at the rhetoric, occasionally mentioning his amazement at GOP leaders’ inability to understand Trump’s supporters and the long-term damage the president thinks Trump is doing to the party with the groups of voters who will decide future elections.
Hard to blame Obama for feeling a little smug and wanting to launch a couple of "I told you so's" in the general direction of the GOP.
After all this did not happen overnight, and way back in 2010 when the Tea Party reared its ugly head many of us saw this possibility as the future of the Republican party.
And it's actually getting so bad that even the folks over at Fox News are having a hard time swallowing Trump's bullshit.
Here listen to Greg Gutfeld, ad guy I NEVER agree with, speak a little truth to the Trump apologists.
Yeah, look when you lose one of the most simple minded among the mental midgets at Fox News that should be a signal that your message is several shades of too extreme.