Biden Slams Other Dems for Continuing to Criticize Obama on the Campaign Trail: ‘Absolutely Stupid’

Barack Obama with Joe Biden
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Former Vice President Joe Biden has had it with his fellow 2020 Democrats questioning the legacy of his former boss, President Barack Obama.

Throughout the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, President Obama’s legacy has been picked apart by the 19 candidates left in the crowded field. Although Obama had a 63% approval rating in the month after he left the Oval Office, Democrats have been reluctant to embrace his policies.

On health care, President Obama’s cornerstone legislative achievement was the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare. Not even Republicans could get the consensus to overturn the policy, but many Democrats have ditched the proposal in favor of Medicare for All, which would repeal and replace the ACA if put into law.

On immigration, several candidates have dogged Obama on his deportation record. To this day, the former president holds the record for most deportations. With several candidates advocating for decriminalizing the border and abolishing the private detention facilities used by ICE to detain illegal immigrants, criticizing Obama’s record has been a part of many candidates’ messaging on immigration.

Biden, who is the current Democratic frontrunner, has taken heat for standing by Obama’s side while these policies were implemented.

In the last debate hosted on ABC, 2020 candidate Julián Castro called out Biden for picking and choosing what parts of Obama’s legacy to embrace.

“Every time something good about Barack Obama comes up, he says, ‘Oh, I was there, I was there, I was there, that’s me too,’ And then every time somebody questions part of the administration that we were both part of, he says, ‘Well, that was the president,'” said Castro, adding, “I mean, he wants to take credit for Obama’s work, but not have to answer to any questions.”

In response to the continued attacks against Obama’s legacy, Biden called it “absolutely stupid” for Democrats to question the former president.

Biden told reporters at a fundraising event in Chicago that Democrats have a “newfound sense, maybe we should pick on Barack a bit.”

“And by the way, it’s just absolutely stupid,” the former vice president noted.

Obama has yet to publically endorse any candidate, and it is not expected that he will do so in the primary race.

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Screwtape
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Interesting. People leaving the car lot think they made a great choice. Then they start taking a closer look and buyer’s remorse sets in.

The “myth” of the Lightbringer™ is exactly that. Why has it been so EASY to beat his economic record of failure? Why has it been so EASY to overturn his executive orders? Maybe, were he a leader, he’d have pushed legislation.

Screwtape
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Guest Victor Joseph,
“The remarks by JAMES are a joke. Obama left office with a 63% approval rating. I think he could have been a better president than he was but compared to the phony, lying, cheating, cowardly traitor who tries incesssantly to create fear and hate – by the name of Donald Trump – Obama was the epitome of the word HONORABLE.”

I’d be willing to bet your the Genital under a new ID. You simply aren’t smart enough to change your syntax and poor reasoning.

Phoenix
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Not the Biden story i was expecting to see this morning IJR…

James
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WHAT legacy? #44 has NO legacy – if he ever had one – since Trump wiped the slate clean of all the restrictive rules and regulations #44 signed to destroy industry and America within his – Trump’s – first 100 days in office. Barry was a loser and an embarrassment to the United States throughout his entire 8 year vacation in the WH. He actually should have been impeached on the day after his January 20th inauguration for his first term.

#Marxists-R-Losers.

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