A few years ago, this guy [Obama] would have been getting us coffee.
It appears that it was not just Harry Reid that belittled Barack Obama. Although not racist, the comments certainly are demeaning and unflattering. It seems that former President Bill Clinton was not too impressed with Obama or had very kind things to say about The One either. As The Politico mentions, every one always wondered what got Teddy so miffed at Clinton in 2008.
[A]s Hillary bungled Caroline, Bill’s handling of Ted was even worse. The day after Iowa, he phoned Kennedy and pressed for an endorsement, making the case for his wife. But Bill then went on, belittling Obama in a manner that deeply offended Kennedy. Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee.
Sadly, Bill Clinton was probably spot on as being President was way over Obama’s head.