Former President Barack Obama reportedly blames Sarah Palin for bringing “dark spirits” to the Republican Party in a new memoir which has yet to be published.
In the 768-page book, titled “A Promised Land,” Obama went after the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, according to CNN, which obtained an early copy of the memoir.
Obama, according to excerpts, wrote that 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain’s decision to add Palin to his ticket brought racism and paranoia, among other things, ” to center stage.”
“Through Palin, it seemed as if the dark spirits that had long been lurking on the edges of the modern Republican Party — xenophobia, anti intellectualism, paranoid conspiracy theories, an antipathy toward Black and brown folks — were finding their way to center stage,” Obama wrote.
Obama also speculated, according to the copy of the book, that had McCain been given the chance for a do-over, he would not have chosen