Krauthammer: Obama ‘Torched’ the Democrats’ Entire Minor League System


Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer commented on the current state of the Democratic Party, which he suggested had been left in shambles in the wake of Barack Obama’s presidency. According to Krauthammer, there’s hardly any youth in the Democratic Party, and there also seems to be a lack of an ideological center, which he said had little appeal beyond “university towns and some cities.” “The fact that the most popular politician among Democrats, of course, is Bernie Sanders, who will be 78 in 2020, tell you, gives you an idea of the extent of the devastation Obama has left behind in the Democratic Party,” he said. “In his eight years, he did OK in ’08 and ’12. But they have lost, as you enumerated before, the House, the Senate, the presidency, two-thirds of the governorships, two-thirds of the statehouses. He had torched their entire minor league system. AAA, AA, single-A, there’s nothing left. And that’s why the leadership is in their 70s. It’s the old progressive, the Bernie Sanders, old vacationing in the Soviet Union hard left, which energizes a lot of students. I don’t think it is going to carry the party anywhere.”