Former President Barack Obama has revealed this week that Joe Biden is not only hiring many of his former top officials, he’s also essentially serving a “third term” of his presidency.
During an interview on “The Ezra Klein Show,” Obama said Joe Biden and his team are attempting to be a third term of Obama.
“I think that what we’re seeing now, is Joe and the administration are essentially finishing the job. And I think it’ll be an interesting test,” Obama said.
He added that a significant portion of Biden’s staff came from his old team.
“Ninety percent of the folks who were there in my administration, they are continuing and building on the policies we talked about, whether it’s the Affordable Care Act, or our climate change agenda, and the Paris [climate accord], and figuring out how do we improve the ladders to mobility through things like community colleges,” Obama told Klein.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack all served high-profile positions under Obama.
Susan Rice, who was U.N. ambassador and national security advisor under Obama, is playing a major role as director of Biden’s Domestic Policy Council.
Biden, he said, is “finishing the job.” For all the discussion — some of it from me — on the differences in Biden’s White House, Obama is very direct on how much continuity he sees between Biden’s administration and his own: pic.twitter.com/mJwGGlhsht
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) June 1, 2021
Obama then went full racist in another exchange with host Ezra Klein:
KLEIN: But your presidency also made the Republican Party less persuadable. It opened the door in some ways to Sarah Palin, to Donald Trump. And it further closed the door on the kind of pluralistic politics that you try to practice. I’m curious how you hold both of those outcomes together.
OBAMA: That’s been the history of America, right? There is abolition, and the Civil War, and then there’s backlash, and the rise of the K.K.K., and then Reconstruction ends, and Jim Crow arises, and then you have a civil rights movement, a modern civil rights movement, and desegregation. And that in turn leads to push back and ultimately Nixon’s Southern strategy. What I take comfort from is that in the traditional two steps forward, one step back, as long as you’re getting the two steps, then the one step back, you know, is the price of doing business.
In my case, I get elected. We have a spurt of activity that gets things done. Even after we lose Congress during the course of those eight years, we manage the government, restore some sense that it can work on behalf of people. We regain credibility internationally. But you’re right, it helps to precipitate a shift in the Republican Party that was already there, but probably accelerates it.
Obama also spent a lot of time talking about how amazing he thinks he is and was in office.
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