President Obama is really, really bad at taking responsibility for things.
His party has been decimated under his watch and he has lost more seats than any sitting president in modern history because of his failed policies.
Except, he doesn’t think it has anything to do with his policies or terrible leadership.
Who does he think is to blame?
Rolling Stone has finally published a post-election interview they did with President Obama the day after Donald Trump’s presidential victory. In his sit-down, Obama offered no self-accountability for the Democrats’ whopping loss in just about every level of government. He (briefly) acknowledged that Democrats did not effectively campaign in enough working class environments. Yet, he then quickly blamed the defeat on one of his favorite targets: Fox News.
“Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is accurate. We spend a lot of time focused on international policy and national policy and less time being on the ground. And when we’re on the ground, we do well.”
Good God man. Get a grip.
I’ve been to a lot of bars in my life and I don’t think I’ve ever seen Fox News on a single time.
Even if it was on in every bar that still has nothing to do with Democrats losing the election.
Here are some of the best responses to this nonsensical statement….
Obama in Sept: "our progress is on the ballot"
Obama in Nov: We lost bec Fox News is on in every bar & restaurant.https://t.co/2vPK1jVJOK
— Razor (@hale_razor) November 30, 2016
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 30, 2016
Media obsessed with fact checking Trump all of the sudden won't ask Obama the last time he was in a bar where Fox News was on a television.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 30, 2016
This is a ridiculous statement from our president no matter how you look at it.
Trump didn’t win an electoral landslide because of Fox News.
He won because he was running against a terrible candidate that was promising a continuation of Obama’s failed ideas.
Trump’s ideas resonating with the American people had a little something to do with it as well.