In 2007, Todd Starnes was working at Fox News and covering then-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

 

“I just felt like that was going to be the historic campaign, and it turned out to be,” says Starnes, a bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host.

 

The political climate facing America right now is in part due to the “residual after-effects of the Barack Obama presidency,” according to Starnes. The former Democratic senator from Illinois was president from 2009 to 2017.

 

“First, Obama categorized all of the [2008 GOP opponent Sen.] John McCain supporters … [as] the folks that cling to their guns and their religion,” Starnes said. “He called them ‘bitter’ Americans. He made those remarks in a speech in San Francisco. And then you had Hillary Clinton coming out and talking about the irredeemable ‘deplorables.’”

 

Starnes says both Obama and Clinton “were trying to dehumanize their opponents, their political opponents.”

 

Second, Starnes points to Obama’s pledge to “fundamentally” transform America.

 

In his new book, “Twilight’s Last Gleaming: Can America Be Saved?” Starnes explains how America arrived at the political division it finds itself in right now, and just how much time he thinks the nation has to right its course before it’s too late.

 

Starnes joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain more.

 

Enjoy the show!

 


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