Obama Labels Repoblicans the ‘Minority Party’

“They have certain built-in advantages around power given their population distribution and how our government works. But the truth of the matter is that 60 percent of the people are occupying what I would consider a more reality-based universe, and those are the constituents we’re speaking to and that is a more diverse group.”

— Former President Barack Obama told the Daily Show that the Republican Party is “the minority party in this country.”

Why Obama Hasn’t Endorsed Yet

“He feels that he’s singularly positioned to help unify the party at the end of this. And if he were try to put his thumb on the scale now, it would take away his ability to do so when it’s most needed — the general election.”

— A confidant to Barack Obama, telling CNN why the former president isn’t endorsing yet in the Democratic presidential primary.

Obama Speaks!

“Do not wait for the perfect message, don’t wait to feel a tingle in your spine because you’re expecting politicians to be so inspiring and poetic and moving that somehow, ‘OK, I’ll get off my couch after all and go spend the 15-20 minutes it takes for me to vote.’ Because that’s part of what happened in the last election. I heard that too much.”

— Barack Obama, quoted by Politico, in his first public comments in months.

Making Obama Great Again

“One American politician is currently dominating the cultural landscape, from social media to late-night television. His poll numbers look great, his Twitter posts are often among the most read in the world, and with every utterance, his impassioned base of supporters reacts with a fervor more typical for celebrities than former civil servants. … Meet Barack Obama. … The former president left office last January with favorable approval ratings, but historians, former staffers, and political observers now say his societal standing has reached a new echelon — and it’s partly due to his successor.”

Boston Globe