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Old August 4th, 2019 #71
Stewart Meadows
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Democrats baffled as 2020 candidates go on the attack — against Obama

By Mark Moore
August 1, 2019

President Barack Obama wasn’t on the debate stage with the 10 Democratic presidential hopefuls Wednesday night — but his legacy was, and it was trashed by many of the candidates, leaving some Democrats scratching their heads in disbelief.

Obama’s record on immigration was widely criticized by the participants and his signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, became a casualty of the discussion around “Medicare for All,” as his former Vice President Joe Biden attempted to defend the administration’s work.
Eric Holder, Obama’s attorney general, warned Democrats to tread lightly.

“To my fellow Democrats. Be wary of attacking the Obama record. Build on it. Expand it. But there is little to be gained – for you or the party – by attacking a very successful and still popular Democratic President,” he posted on Twitter.

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Democrats piling on Obama would alienate the Democratic base.