LifeZette Editor-in-Chief Laura Ingraham blasted President Obama Wednesday night for refusing to take any responsibility for Democrats’ losses in the November elections.
“Almost seven in 10 people routinely say the country’s going in the wrong direction, wages have basically been flat since 1999, and yet this president comes out and in a very infantile manner blames cable news without any sense of personal responsibility,” Ingraham said during a panel discussion on Fox News’ “Special Report.”
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In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, published Tuesday, Obama did indeed have plenty of blame to lay at the feet of Fox News and the Clinton campaign’s ground game for Trump’s win, but apparently felt that his own record had absolutely nothing to do with Trump’s stunning electoral victory and the Republicans’ success in maintaining control of Congress.
“In this election, [voters] 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, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments,” Obama said.
“They say Trump can be immature at times — [but] what was that?” Ingraham asked. “And [Obama] goes over to Europe and he goes, ‘Well you know I’m actually very popular, look at the polls, my policies are actually very popular,’ [but he] just got shellacked, [and his] party just got shellacked,” she said. “At least do what Bill Clinton did and say — ‘You know, that was a drubbing, we really took it.'”
Of course, Obama has spent his entire time in office blaming other people — President Bush, closet racists, Fox News, conservative talk radio — for his own failures and unpopularity, so it’s hardly surprising that with less than two months left in office his blame-everyone-but-himself game is still going strong.