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, 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.But where were those Democrat operatives? Those arguments play well with 22 year old Ivy League types, but 22 year old Ivy League types turn off much of the rest of the country.
Rush Limbaugh has some fun with Mr Obama giving this scoop to ... Rolling Stone?
Can you imagine how he feels? His ego will probably not allow him to feel as a normal person would feel, but if his ego and his narcissism were not such he would feel really small and irrelevant right now and he would be questioning what his whole value the last eight years was for because it's all coming undone. It's all in the process already of being unraveled. But more than that, Barack Obama is the reason his party lost. I'm not trying to take Trump out of the equation.But the Democrat leadership retreats to its bunker.
Trump is definitely part of it. But Obama's agenda -- policy agenda, substantive agenda -- was repudiated. It was sent packing. This was an election that was ideological. People are trying to tell you it was a change election or it was anything but an issues election. "Eh, people are just tired. You know, they wanted a new face. They wanted a change of direction." No, no, no, no. This was a direct repudiation, because it's a continuation. In 2008, Obama wins. But in 2010 when the midterms come, the first wave of massive Democrat defeats occurs. The next wave was the 2014 midterms, and then this election, last November.
Megyn Kelly is still with Fox News, rumors of a career move or not, and she's not having any of Mr Obama's whining.
I'm reminded of Harry S. Truman's "I didn't give them hell. I told the truth and they thought it was hell." Aloha, Obama.