This is just so ridiculous. Obama is clearly not so happy about his failed legacy being topped off by the ultimate humiliation of Donald Trump being his replacement.
However, to blame the conservative media for his own failures is simply pathetic. The conservative media didn’t tell him to shove unpopular Obamacare down the people’s throats. We didn’t tell him to accept an endless flood of poorly vetted refugees, and we didn’t ask him to ignore our laws to facilitate illegals from crossing swiss cheese borders. The conservative media certainly didn’t tell Obama to call Isis a “JV Team” then stupidly let them grow like a rabid virus and wreak havoc around the world.
Obama failed despite having the liberal mainstream media squarely on his side. He failed because he made poor policy decisions again and again and had no idea what he was doing.
President Obama said Fox News and conservative media “vilified” him throughout his presidency.
In several interviews with The Atlantic, Obama said he felt more confident about his presidential run in 2008 because he hadn’t been targeted yet by Fox News and conservative commentators like Rush Limbaugh.
“I think I should point out in terms of both my confidence that I could win in ’08 but also the fact that I was lucky and maybe a little bit naive: In 2008 I was never subjected to the kind of concentrated vilification of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, the whole conservative-media ecosystem, and so as a consequence, even for my first two years as a senator I was polling at 70 percent,” Obama told The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates in an interview published Tuesday.
But, he said, stereotypes about African-American politicians and liberals — “some image of me as trying to take away their stuff and give it to black people, and coddle criminals” — quickly began to take hold.
“You started to see that kind of prism being established towards the end of the 2008 race, particularly once Sarah Palin was the [vice presidential] nominee. And obviously almost immediately after I was elected, it was deployed in full force. And it had an impact in terms of how a large portion of white voters would see me.”
Cry me a river, Obama. Cry me a river.