President Obama – Democratic party lost because of Fox News?
How the Democratic party really lost 2016
In a pretty recent interview with Rolling Stone, President Obama took the liberty of casting part of the blame for the Democrats losing the election on…Fox News of all things.
“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.”
Fox News huh?
Neither party is perfect, just as no president is. Part of what President Obama said is true..but Fox News?
Point blank, the Democrats who were the voice of the working class for decades, just simply stopped being that voice and the working class noticed that.
American voters for the better part of a year by the way, have been showing both parties just how much we dislike that blame game nonsense anyway.
Take ownership of your shit, we don’t need excuses and we most certainly don’t want to hear or see blame.
The bottom line is pretty simple, the Democrats stopped representing the working class a long time ago because they focused more on issues that were of no benefit to the working class, and also focused on issues that ended up hurting the working class and many, many small business owners.
Democrats got, sloppy, greedy and out of line.
The reality is that Donald Trump represents a new way of thinking in terms of what types of individual american’s are willing to vote into office, meaning many american’s are tired of career politics who have bureaucracy ingrained into them, who are unwilling to change and bend as a society tries to grow and thrive.
Voters wanted to see politics in this country overhauled, they wanted change.
Voters wanted to see rules in place that are better designed to protect this country’s people, from its politicians who tend to, as history has shown over and over again, become complacent and stop representing the people.
Voters were willing to put aside long held beliefs, such as pro-life or pro-choice, opening our borders, they were even willing to put aside personal feelings over how they felt about some of the rather embarrassing, sexist, bigoted and racist things Donald Trump said.
Quite a few voters even stepped over to a party they swore they’d never vote for because, they wanted to vote for the person that they felt better related to the american working class.
The guy who heard what the working class had been asking for.
Some in the media practiced in bias reporting, for instance they were clearly either on Donald’s side or Hillary’s and that was pretty even. For instance CNN was very clearly pro-Hillary.
But to place part of the blame on Fox News or any media outlet is ludicrous.
The Democrats lost because they stopped being the voice of the American Working Class.
And that, happened to cost the working class in this country.
So, they voted for the person they felt better related to the american working class.
Democrats would do really well here to take a step back and learn the lesson that was so clearly taught through Donald Trump’s winning the 2016 Presidential Election.
The winner had nothing to do with CNN, Fox News, Fake News, or any news.
When you stop representing your people, they will eventually, in turn stop representing you.
Cristal M Clark