Guess what Ex-President Obama plans to focus on

Obama-groupie journalist David Remnick over at the New Yorker has published a gushing intimate portrait of President Obama's reaction to the Trump victory.  No surprise: Obama views everything through the lens of how racist white people are.

First, Remnick summarizes Obama's stump speech, libeling Trump as a hater:

He revived some of his early tropes, cautioning the crowd not to be "bamboozled" by the G.O.P. – an echo from Malcolm X – and recited the litany of Trump's acts of disrespect toward blacks, women, Muslims, the disabled, Gold Star parents.

Remnick describes the White House following President-Elect Trump's visit.  It turns out that the contemptuous insults of Trump as stunned and overawed by the visit that were "leaked" by Obama's aides to the press came straight from Obama himself:

... after the sitdown with Trump, Obama told staff members that he had talked Trump through the rudiments of forming a cabinet and policies, including the Iran nuclear deal, counter-terrorism policy, health care – and that the President-elect's grasp of such matters was, as the debates had made plain, modest at best. Trump, despite his habitual bluster, seemed awed by what he was being told and about to encounter.

Obama comforts his staff and reminds them that their pain is shared by those wounded by Donald Trump across America. 

In the Oval Office, the President was quick to comfort the young members of his staff, but he was, an aide told me, even more concerned about the wounding effect the election would have on the categories of Americans who had been routinely insulted and humiliated by the President-elect.

Michelle is asked how Obama keeps his cool in the face of "so much hatred."  Apparently, having to listen to Trump was almost unbearable to our Snowflakes in Chief, Obama and Michelle, but they keep their cool in public.  

At a social occasion earlier this year, someone asked Michelle Obama how it was possible for her husband to maintain his equipoise amid so much hatred. "You have no idea how bad it is," she said. His practiced calm is beyond reckoning. ...

In private, Michelle Obama gives clearer voice to the frustrations, and, not least, to a concern about the racism that is apparent to them both. In public – in one of the most memorable speeches of the campaign – she spoke out ferociously against Trump's misogyny.

There is no denying the depths of Obama's humbling. He fully grasps the nature of the bigotry and the nihilism that Trump has espoused in the name of working-class empowerment.

Obama boasts to Remnick that he won more of the rural white vote than Hillary did but then disses his own working-class voters as racist and homophobic:

So it's not just, like, the gushing San Francisco liberal hugging me that makes me optimistic. It's that I've seen great decency among people who may, nevertheless, have ... biases about African-Americans or Latinos or women or gays.

How did Obama explain the Trump victory to his daughters?  He told them, "[A]t any given moment there's going to be flare-ups of bigotry that you may have to confront[.]"

Obama remains triumphalist about his building a new Democratic Party based on race-centered identity politics.  Obama explains that there was a problem this year with Clinton missing segments of their natural base:

[W]e've got to do better in how we organize. ... Democrats are well positioned to keep winning Presidential elections just by appealing to the base. And, each year, the demographic improves.

In case we don't get what Obama is saying, Remnick spells it out:

To put it more bluntly than Obama did, the nonwhite percentage of the population will continue to increase.

And for those of us who have been dreading the post-President Obama as an unleashed community organizer, Remnick confirms that Obama has no intention of following the "tradition of discretion" among former presidents.  We will never be rid of Barack and Michelle organizing racial hatred, attacking our institutions and American unity:

Not long before the election, Valerie Jarrett, the senior aide with the closest relationship to the Obamas, asked the President, "Don't you sometimes wish you could run for another term? I'm sure you could win, and there's so much more to do."

... "I think that if Hillary Clinton had won the election then I'd just turn over the keys," he (Obama) said. "We'd make sure the briefing books were in order and out we go. I think now I have some responsibility to at least offer my counsel to those who will continue to be elected officials about how the D.N.C. can help rebuild, how state parties and progressive organizations can work together." ...

"We're going to have to redesign the social compact in some fairly fundamental ways over the next twenty years."

What is Obama's vision of his retirement?  He will focus on inequality.  Obama talks of his ideal of disconnecting "production and distribution," by which he means how much you work and how successful you are should be disconnected from how much you earn:

[W]e're going to have to figure out how do we maintain a cohesive society ... in which productivity and wealth generation are not automatically linked to how many hours you put in, where the links between production and distribution are broken, in some sense. Because I can sit in my office, do a bunch of stuff, send it out over the Internet, and suddenly I just made a couple of million bucks, and the person who's looking after my kid while I'm doing that has no leverage to get paid more than ten bucks an hour.

It will be far, far worse than our worst imaginings:

[A]ssuming that I get a couple more decades of good health, at least, then I think both Michelle and I are interested in creating platforms that train, empower, network, boost the next generation of leadership.

Remnick translates:

He seemed to be returning to the days when he was a community organizer in the Atgeld Gardens housing project, on the South Side of Chicago.

Obama-groupie journalist David Remnick over at the New Yorker has published a gushing intimate portrait of President Obama's reaction to the Trump victory.  No surprise: Obama views everything through the lens of how racist white people are.

First, Remnick summarizes Obama's stump speech, libeling Trump as a hater:

He revived some of his early tropes, cautioning the crowd not to be "bamboozled" by the G.O.P. – an echo from Malcolm X – and recited the litany of Trump's acts of disrespect toward blacks, women, Muslims, the disabled, Gold Star parents.

Remnick describes the White House following President-Elect Trump's visit.  It turns out that the contemptuous insults of Trump as stunned and overawed by the visit that were "leaked" by Obama's aides to the press came straight from Obama himself:

... after the sitdown with Trump, Obama told staff members that he had talked Trump through the rudiments of forming a cabinet and policies, including the Iran nuclear deal, counter-terrorism policy, health care – and that the President-elect's grasp of such matters was, as the debates had made plain, modest at best. Trump, despite his habitual bluster, seemed awed by what he was being told and about to encounter.

Obama comforts his staff and reminds them that their pain is shared by those wounded by Donald Trump across America. 

In the Oval Office, the President was quick to comfort the young members of his staff, but he was, an aide told me, even more concerned about the wounding effect the election would have on the categories of Americans who had been routinely insulted and humiliated by the President-elect.

Michelle is asked how Obama keeps his cool in the face of "so much hatred."  Apparently, having to listen to Trump was almost unbearable to our Snowflakes in Chief, Obama and Michelle, but they keep their cool in public.  

At a social occasion earlier this year, someone asked Michelle Obama how it was possible for her husband to maintain his equipoise amid so much hatred. "You have no idea how bad it is," she said. His practiced calm is beyond reckoning. ...

In private, Michelle Obama gives clearer voice to the frustrations, and, not least, to a concern about the racism that is apparent to them both. In public – in one of the most memorable speeches of the campaign – she spoke out ferociously against Trump's misogyny.

There is no denying the depths of Obama's humbling. He fully grasps the nature of the bigotry and the nihilism that Trump has espoused in the name of working-class empowerment.

Obama boasts to Remnick that he won more of the rural white vote than Hillary did but then disses his own working-class voters as racist and homophobic:

So it's not just, like, the gushing San Francisco liberal hugging me that makes me optimistic. It's that I've seen great decency among people who may, nevertheless, have ... biases about African-Americans or Latinos or women or gays.

How did Obama explain the Trump victory to his daughters?  He told them, "[A]t any given moment there's going to be flare-ups of bigotry that you may have to confront[.]"

Obama remains triumphalist about his building a new Democratic Party based on race-centered identity politics.  Obama explains that there was a problem this year with Clinton missing segments of their natural base:

[W]e've got to do better in how we organize. ... Democrats are well positioned to keep winning Presidential elections just by appealing to the base. And, each year, the demographic improves.

In case we don't get what Obama is saying, Remnick spells it out:

To put it more bluntly than Obama did, the nonwhite percentage of the population will continue to increase.

And for those of us who have been dreading the post-President Obama as an unleashed community organizer, Remnick confirms that Obama has no intention of following the "tradition of discretion" among former presidents.  We will never be rid of Barack and Michelle organizing racial hatred, attacking our institutions and American unity:

Not long before the election, Valerie Jarrett, the senior aide with the closest relationship to the Obamas, asked the President, "Don't you sometimes wish you could run for another term? I'm sure you could win, and there's so much more to do."

... "I think that if Hillary Clinton had won the election then I'd just turn over the keys," he (Obama) said. "We'd make sure the briefing books were in order and out we go. I think now I have some responsibility to at least offer my counsel to those who will continue to be elected officials about how the D.N.C. can help rebuild, how state parties and progressive organizations can work together." ...

"We're going to have to redesign the social compact in some fairly fundamental ways over the next twenty years."

What is Obama's vision of his retirement?  He will focus on inequality.  Obama talks of his ideal of disconnecting "production and distribution," by which he means how much you work and how successful you are should be disconnected from how much you earn:

[W]e're going to have to figure out how do we maintain a cohesive society ... in which productivity and wealth generation are not automatically linked to how many hours you put in, where the links between production and distribution are broken, in some sense. Because I can sit in my office, do a bunch of stuff, send it out over the Internet, and suddenly I just made a couple of million bucks, and the person who's looking after my kid while I'm doing that has no leverage to get paid more than ten bucks an hour.

It will be far, far worse than our worst imaginings:

[A]ssuming that I get a couple more decades of good health, at least, then I think both Michelle and I are interested in creating platforms that train, empower, network, boost the next generation of leadership.

Remnick translates:

He seemed to be returning to the days when he was a community organizer in the Atgeld Gardens housing project, on the South Side of Chicago.

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