‘Too Far Left’ hashtag trends on Twitter
The hashtag “TooFarLeft” trended on Twitter on Saturday morning, in part because of comments made Friday by former President Obama.
Obama spoke at a fundraising meeting Friday evening and warned donors of the danger of the 2020 Democratic primary field moving too far to the left.
“Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality,” Obama said. “The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.”
The former president’s message didn’t sit well with left-leaning Democrats.
Former Hillary Clinton aide Peter Daou tweeted Saturday morning, “Saying ‘Americans are moderate than these wild leftists’ is basically conceding that the far right propaganda machine has prevailed.”
Saying “Americans are moderate than these wild leftists” is basically conceding that the far right propaganda machine has prevailed.
Because what the Too Far Left™ movement wants is fairness and equality. Health care, education, dignity for ALL people, not just oligarchs…
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) November 16, 2019