Obama Blamed Fox News For Democratic Loss

Posted: Nov 30, 2016 10:00 AM
Obama Blamed Fox News For Democratic Loss

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."

Obama has taken numerous swipes at Fox News throughout his presidency, noting that if he watched the network regularly, he wouldn't want to vote for himself either.

Instead of blaming the media, perhaps the president should take a harder look at his party's loss. His "progressive" economic policies have done little to boost the American working class. Working class voters don't want Big Government, they want individual empowerment. 

Don't bother searching for any kind of self-reflection from President Obama.