That’s the sad, sorry pathetic state of the Democratic party.
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been sighted returning to the front line of the Democratic party.
Fox News reported:
“As Democrats move to regroup after last year’s bruising election, the party’s biggest heavyweights – former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – have made clear they’re not going anywhere.
The former commander-in-chief was returning to the political fray Thursday evening, headlining a private fundraiser for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee in Washington, D.C.
The group is led by his former attorney general Eric Holder and aimed at tackling “unfair” gerrymandering.
“Restoring fairness to our democracy by advocating for fairer, more inclusive district maps around the country is a priority for President Obama,” Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said Wednesday.
Before he left the White House, Obama said redistricting would be a top political priority in his post-presidency and admitted he failed to create a “sustaining organization” around the political coalition that twice elected him to office.
But the appearance could signal the latest step in a gradual return to political life, at a time when his party could use the boost.
The GOP raised nearly $10.9 million in May – more than twice the amount collected by Democrats. Not only are Democrats low on cash, they have struggled in a series of congressional special elections this year.
As a private citizen, Obama mostly has worked on causes related to his foundation and future presidential library, avoiding D.C. politics or mentioning President Trump by name. But that could be changing, as he has blasted congressional Republicans’ attempts to repeal and replace his signature health care legislation.
Clinton, too, is returning to the spotlight by launching a PAC aimed at helping congressional Democratic candidates in the upcoming midterms.
Former California Rep. Ellen Tauscher and aide Kate Merrill also have started a super PAC focused on seven districts in the Golden State that voted for Clinton but ended up voting for a GOP candidate in the House.
Some, though, have questioned whether the two-time failed presidential candidate, who recently slammed the DNC, should have such a starring role.“
Do you think the Democratic party will be revived under Obama and Clinton?