Dem Candidates Attack Obama’s Legacy Fiercer than Trump and More Political Stories

Here are the top stories making headlines in politics for today…

Obama’s legacy biggest loser of Democratic debates

As the Democratic debates have turned into progressives versus moderates, the candidates continue to eat their own within the Party, as the latest victim of the Dems cannibalism is the legacy of former president Barack Obama.

If there’s anything that took the most hits during the second night of the second round of debates – it was Obama’s administration. Obama’s immigration policies took the most severe beating. After the debates, even liberal pundits noted how Democrats attacked Obama’s policies even more fiercely than Trump has done.

Pundits are wondering whether Democrats, by taking this approach, are committing party suicide and helping to hand Trump the 2020 election. MSNBC “Morning Joe” anchor tweeted: “These candidates are attacking Barack Obama’s policy positions more than Donald Trump. That is politically stupid and crazy.”

Former Attorney General Eric Holder wrote in defense of Obama’s legacy on Twitter: “To my fellow Democrats. Be wary of attacking the Obama record.  Build on it.  Expand it. But there is little to be gained – for you or the party – by attacking a very successful and still popular Democratic President.”

Nearly half of House Dems support Trump impeachment, Pelosi not swayed

According to a tally taken by the Associated Press, 114 Democrats in the House, and one Republican-turned-independent are now publicly favoring an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

However, while nearly half of House Democrats are in support, many believe that it’s still not enough to compel House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch impeachment proceedings. Pelosi’s stance has always been that impeachment should not be done for political reasons.

Michael Moore says “street fighter” Michelle Obama should run

Documentary filmmaker and left-wing activist Michael Moore is urging Michelle Obama to run for president in 2020. Moore describes the former First Lady as a “street fighter” and says she would “crush” President Donald Trump.

“Let’s get out the Democratic base of young people, women, and people of color,” Moore said in an interview with MSNBC. “The worst thing to do is to moderate, to go to the center, and to think that’s how we’re going to win. This is how we’re going to lose.”

Moore added that Michelle Obama is “somebody who’s going to be a street fighter and fight for that 70 percent majority that’s going to take us back into the White House.”

US Postal Service to honor “brave and loyal” military dogs on new stamps

The U.S. Postal Service is honoring our “nation’s brave and loyal military working dogs,” by featuring them on a new line of Forever Stamps.

The post office said in a statement: “Each block of four stamps features one stamp of each of the following breeds — German shepherd, Labrador retriever, Belgian Malinois, and Dutch shepherd — that commonly serve in America’s armed forces,” a press release states.

“The background of each stamp features a detail of a white star. A star appears in the center of each block. The stylized digital illustrations are in red, white, blue and gold to represent the American flag and patriotism.”

Trump calls Putin to offer US help for Russian wildfires, Putin says a sign of improving relations

US President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin to offer US help with out-of-control wildfires in Siberia. Putin thanked Trump but said a group of airplanes have been formed to combat the fire significantly.

However, according to a statement from the Kremlin, Putin said the call from Trump was a sign that “in the future, it will be possible to restore full-format relations between the two countries.” The White House later stated that in addition to the topic of wildfires, the two leaders had also discussed trade.