I hate it when people talk about what they think should have been done at other people’s houses.
You know, those town gossip types that like to talk about what they would do if they were in charge or about what they think a person did. It’s actually pretty damn sad when you think about it.
Barack Obama is the type of person that whenever he talks about what he says happened to the Republican party over the years, he should be looking at his own.
Former President Barack Obama reportedly blames Sarah Palin for bringing “dark spirits” to the Republican Party in a new memoir which has yet to be published.
In the 768-page book, titled “A Promised Land,” Obama went after the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, according to CNN, which obtained an early copy of the memoir.
Obama, according to excerpts, wrote that 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s decision to add Palin to his ticket brought racism and paranoia, among other things, ” to center stage.”
“Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party — xenophobia, anti intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks — were finding their way to center stage,” Obama wrote.
Obama also speculated, according to the copy of the book, that had McCain been given the chance for a do-over, he would not have chosen Palin as a running mate.
“Obama writes that he ‘wonder(s) sometimes’ about whether 2008 Republican nominee John McCain would still have picked Palin if he had known ‘her spectacular rise and her validation as a candidate would provide a template for future politicians, shifting his party’s center and the country’s politics overall in a direction he abhorred,’” according to CNN.
“I’d like to think that given the chance to do it over again, he might have chosen differently,” the former president wrote.