President Obama continues to blame everybody but himself in explaining the Democrats’ spectacular failures at the ballot box this year.
He has even jumped on the “blame fake news” bandwagon and blamed Fox News for the election results.
In this election, [they] turned out in huge numbers for Trump. And I think that part of it has to do with our inability, our failure, to reach those voters effectively. Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, [Emphasis added] but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments.
As you may recall, this has been a complaint of Obama’s for a while now. Just this past June he bemoaned “the story that’s broadcast every day on some cable news stations, on right wing radio. It’s pumped into cars and bars and VFW halls all across America.”
Of course the Veterans of Foreign Wars was pissed off and fired back, “We don’t need left- or right-wing media filters telling us how to think or vote.” Notice that Obama has amended his talking point now to remove the VFW hall reference but still talks about bars.
What is he implying by talking about Fox News in bars? I can’t imagine his elitist mind pictures intelligent, thoughtful people at the types of bars he’s talking about. Is he saying that only drunken fools voted Republican because of what they watched while hammered? Alcoholism and drug abuse is a very serious problem in some of the white working class areas that put Trump over the top. Is Obama making light of this?
Obama has always made clear his disdain for “flyover country.” Maybe if he had every reached out to them and gone on Fox News instead of mocking them, the Democrats would be in a better place after his 8 year reign.
Good riddance to this failure of a president, it’s time to make America great again!
What do you think? Did fake news and Fox News affect the election? Tell us in the comments below!