Barack Obama was too good for politics. You can’t sully yourself with such things while you are trying to “fundamentally” change America, assure yourself a special, prominent place in history books to be written by liberal historians, and build a presidential library the size of a small country.
According to Fox News:
A “parasite” on the Democratic Party is how journalist Edward Isaac Dovere describes former President Obama in his forthcoming tell-all book “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaign to Defeat Trump.”
In a chapter entitled “Benign Neglect,” Dovere writes that the section’s namesake is how Obama aides privately described his abandonment of the Democratic Party once in the White House. “‘Negligence’ might be more accurate,” Dovere, writer for The Atlantic and former chief Washington correspondent for Politico, writes.
“The numbers are hard to ignore: during his eight years in office, Obama oversaw a net loss of 947 state legislative seats, 63 House seats, 11 senators, and 13 governors,” he continues.
Dovere writes that the 44th president carried himself with a “self-assured self-regard.”
“Obama never built a Democratic bench and never cared to, aside from a few scattered candidates who interested him,” according to the book.
Dovere writes that “defenders” of Obama have argued he didn’t want to “taint” his presidency by ” mucking about in fundraising,” or that he didn’t want to spoil the image voters had of him as an independent politician, or that faced with the choice to campaign or govern, he would always choose govern.