Obama’s State Of the Union speech tonight was curious. It laid out a series of progressive initiatives that have absolutely no chance of being taken up by the current Republican Congress in the next two years.
So who was he talking to?
I got a funny feeling that he was starting off the debates for the 2016 Presidential race, and starting them off with an implicit endorsement of Elizabeth Warren. He spoke in her voice for the middle class, on the issues that she has been championing, like reform of the student loan system.
I think his executives orders about immigration were also about the 2016 race — creating a controversy designed to attract Latino voters to the Democratic Party in 2016, an opportunity for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot with Latino voters.
This is just a hunch, but I think Obama is going to use his last vestiges of power to try and subvert Hillary Clinton’s run for the Presidency and put Warren in the White House.
Obama has been a bad President but he’s a genius when it comes to Presidential politics. I think he’s got one more unlikely ambition in mind in that realm — the destruction of Hillary and the elevation of Elizabeth.
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