President Obama’s sat down for an interview with former campaign manager David Axelrod and once again he blamed Fox News for his problems. The president’s blame game is reflecting his own arrogance and the traditional arrogance of liberals, its almost as if he’s saying my programs are wonderful and if Americans don’t get it, they are idiots or victims of Fox News’ mind control. The truth is nothing of the sort, but Fox News has occupied a special place in Obama’s brain for over eight years.
This is what he said about Fox:
Now, I would argue that during the entire eight years that I’ve been president, that spirit of America has still been there in all sorts of ways. It manifests itself in communities all across the country. We see it in this younger generation that is smarter, more tolerant, more innovative, more creative, more entrepreneurial, would not even think about, you know, discriminating somebody against for example because of their sexual orientation.You know, all those things that I describe, you’re seeing in our society, particularly among 20-year-olds, 30-year-olds. But…But what I think we also saw is that the — the resistance to that vision of America, which has always been there, was always powerful, mobilized and asserted itself powerfully.Now, I would argue that in part, very cynically, somebody like a Mitch McConnell or Roger Ailes at Fox News I think specifically mobilized a backlash to this vision in order to accomplish pretty routine, commercial or power…
“We’re going to treat them the way we would treat an opponent,” Anita Dunn, the White House communications director, said in an interview with The New York Times.
“What I think is fair to say about Fox — and certainly it’s the way we view it — is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party, They take their talking points, put them on the air; take their opposition research, put them on the air. And that’s fine. But let’s not pretend they’re a news network the way CNN is.”
If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News…for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it.”
The truth is it was Obama himself who created the hyper-partisanship. Three days after he took office, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor offered the President a suggestion for the stimulus plan, Obama answered:
“Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.”
That got the ball rolling. Because he had huge majorities in both the Senate and House, the president refused to accept any GOP input on the trillion-dollar stimulus plan. The same thing happened with Obamacare which passed with only Democratic party votes. Fox News had nothing to do with it.
But every month or so something bad would happen with one of his programs, or we’d find out something like the IRS was targeting tea party groups, or the ATF gave weapons to Mexican drug cartels…and it was never his fault it was always the fault of Fox News. Leading Charles Krauthammer to tell Hugh Hewitt last May:
I remember we talked about it last night on Special Report, and I suggested that Fox buy a full-page ad touting the fact that Barack Obama is apparently now a constant viewer of Fox News, he’s such an expert on it. He said if you watch it all the time, so I’m glad to know that he’s joined this vast audience that Fox commands. Look, this is sort of a pathological Obama where you know, he picks up these memes. He doesn’t know a damn thing about what’s on Fox. The idea that Fox is constantly showing, you know, sponges and leeches, and never shows the waitress trying to make it, it’s just sort of the mythological world that he lives in. Or he may be cynical. I mean, he may know it’s all nonsense. I mean, I can’t tell. I mean, after all, you probably need a psychiatrist to figure that out. But it’s either cynical or just hopelessly deluded on this. I would prefer to think he’s cynical, because I’d like somebody in the White House who’s not delusional.
On Friday January 20th Donald Trump will take the oath of office and Barack Obama will once again become a private citizen. Sometime after that I suppose, he will have to have brain surgery, because the way he acts and talks, only a surgeon will be able to remove Fox News from where it’s been living…deep inside Obama’s brain.