[Rushtalk] Does Obama Take The Blame - *REALLY*?!?
blueoval57 at verizon.net
Tue Jan 3 18:05:19 MST 2017
/*Excellent point - Casablanca is one of my favorite films of all-time
and I never saw this situation from that perspective!*/
On 1/3/2017 11:39 AM, Tom Matiska wrote:
> Do the Dems not hear the rest of the world laughing when they accuse
> other nations of tinkering in our elections,??? It's not like
> Secretary Clinton wasn't knee deep in other countries elections, or
> actively sought foreign donations to her "charitable" foundation.
> This is a bad remake of the scene in Casablanca where Inspector
> Renault is shocked to find gambling is going on at Ricks. Tom
> On Monday, January 2, 2017 10:30 PM, Steven Laib <slaib at att.net> wrote:
> He's still the community organizer- out of touch with the American public
> Sent from my iPad
> On Jan 2, 2017, at 3:41 AM, John Quayle <blueoval57 at verizon.net
> <mailto:blueoval57 at verizon.net>> wrote:
> The Mainstream Media and President Trump
> CIA Withholds Evidence of Russian Hacking
> Obama Blames Self for Democratic Losses – Or Does He?
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> As Donald Trump prepares to take the reins of government, many are
> asking where Barack Obama goes from here. What role will he play in
> the Democratic response to nationwide losses to Republicans? His mixed
> message of first conciliation and then combativeness has not helped
> answer that question.
> With Democrats doing everything but blaming the president or Hillary
> Clinton for her loss in November the odds are we are facing a
> continued bitter attempt to save face by both.
> Obama’s reaction to the loss is muddled at best. Out of one side of
> his mouth, Obama takes the blame for Clinton’s loss while out of the
> other he blames an uninformed and uneducated public that dares
> question his wisdom.
> In a lengthy interview with National Public Radio (NPR) Obama admitted
> his leadership had focused almost solely on himself while failing to
> support the Democratic Party on the state level.
> Obama pushed hard the last month of the general election, purposefully
> tying his legacy to a win by Hillary Clinton. In a campaign video that
> aired just weeks before the election, he said, “if you want to give
> Michelle and me a good sendoff…get people registered to vote. If you
> care about our legacy, realize everything we stand for is at stake.”
> He even told black voters that he would take it as a “personal insult”
> to his legacy if they didn’t vote for Hillary.
> The question then comes, “has the Obama presidency been an asset to
> future Democratic hopes?” In the same NPR, interview he admitted that
> he and his team did not pay proper attention to local Democratic
> candidates after he came into office in 2009. Then he couldn’t resist
> excusing this oversight because of two wars and a recession.
> “We were just putting out fires,” said Obama. “We were in a huge
> crisis situation. And so a lot of the organizing work that we did
> during the campaign, we started to see right away didn’t immediately
> translate to, wasn’t immediately transferable to, congressional
> candidates. And more work would have needed to be done to just build
> up that structure.”
> Regardless of who is to blame, there is no doubt Democrats have lost
> hold the majority of America since the President’s inauguration in
> 2009. Eight years ago, Democrats held 257 seats in the House and they
> now hold 188, a loss of 69 seats. That means that Obama’s party has
> lost over one-fourth of its total seats.
> Political pundits were not better at predicting Senate races than the
> presidency. Obama entered office with a filibuster-proof majority of
> 57 Democrats plus two independents in the Senate. Now, he leaves with
> only 44 Democrats plus two independents who caucus with them, a loss
> of 13 seats. Not only has he squandered a super-majority, Senate
> Democrats are now a decided minority.
> Obama takes even less blame for what has transpired on the state
> level. In 2009, there were 28 Democratic governors and now there are
> just 18. Next year, Republicans will control all the government in 25
> states, plus the GOP has legislative majorities large enough in two
> other states to override a veto by a Democratic governor. Democrats
> control both the legislature and governor’s offices in a paltry five
> states: California, Delaware, Oregon, Hawaii and Rhode Island.
> Republicans control 68 of the nation’s 98 state legislative chambers
> (where electors are chosen). Two-thirds of the nation’s governors are
> Republicans, the party controls both houses of Congress and the
> presidency. Still, Obama and his party’s national leadership accept
> little of the blame.
> Obama told NPR: “One of the big suggestions that I have for Democrats
> as I leave, and something that, you know, I have some ideas about, is,
> how do we do more of that ground-up building? What I am interested in
> is just developing a whole new generation of talent. For example, we
> know that the Republicans, funded through organizations like the Koch
> brothers, have been very systematic at … building from the ground up
> and communicating to state legislators and financing school board
> races and public utility commission races.”
> Even in that concession, Obama made focusing on the much bigger
> national issues of same-sex marriage and international relations as
> his excuse for not paying more attention to governors and state
> The truth is that progressives never blame themselves. It is only
> those who resist the left’s strident march through the culture and
> halls of power who are to blame.
> ~ Conservative Zone
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