Obama Warns About Cancel Culture Making People Feel Like They’re ‘Walking on eggshells'(Video)

Obama Warns About Cancel Culture Making People Feel Like They're 'Walking on eggshells'(Video)

Obama Warns About Cancel Culture Making People Feel Like They’re ‘Walking on eggshells’

Former President Barack Obama took aim at cancel culture and the messaging of the Democratic Party in a recent interview, suggesting that sometimes Democrats can be “buzzkills.”

“My family, my kids, work that gives me satisfaction, having fun,” Obama told the “Pod Save America” podcast on Friday. “Hell, not being a buzzkill. And sometimes Democrats are. Sometimes people just want to not feel as if they are walking on eggshells, and they want some acknowledgment that life is messy and that all of us, at any given moment, can say things the wrong way, make mistakes.”

Obama went on to say that Democratic politicians “get into trouble” by getting too bogged down in policy.

“I think we do get into trouble. Look, I used to get into trouble whenever, as you guys know well, whenever I got a little too professorial and, you know, started … when I was behind the podium as opposed to when I was in a crowd, there were times where I’d get, you know, sound like I was giving a bunch of policy gobbledygook,” Obama explained.

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The former president added, “And that’s not how people think about these issues. They think about them in terms of the life I’m leading day to day. How does politics, how is it even relevant to the things that I care the most deeply about?”

Obama also says he knows why cancel culture has gained traction, and clearly thinks it needs to stop.

He said, “I think where we get into trouble sometimes is where we try to suggest that some groups are more – because they historically have been victimized more – that somehow they have a status that’s different than other people and we’re going around scolding folks if they don’t use exactly the right phrase. Or that identity politics becomes the principle lens through which we view our various political challenges.”

Obama will be traveling to Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin this month to help campaign for Democrat candidates in key swing states.

Culled from Yahoo News

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