Barack Obama bei der Pressekonferenz am 05.06.2009 in Dresden/Germany
The Democrats are still scrambling for explanations on why they lost every part of the government in November and the answer should be obvious. The reason that the Democrats don’t have control over the presidency or congress is because of themselves.
They have manipulated the American public time and time again and they paid the price with losing control.
Obama has a different answer to why the Democrats lost though. In his mind, the main reason why the Democrats didn’t win the presidency was because of Fox News.
According to Obama’s interview with
You think it’s still a progressive country?
I think that nothing is determined, but that the number of people who have a strong belief in a fair, just, equal, inclusive America is the majority and is growing.
And part of the challenge, though, that we do have, and this is something that I’ve been chewing on for a while now, is that there is a cohort of working-class white voters that voted for me in sizable numbers, but that we’ve had trouble getting to vote for Democrats in midterm elections. In this election, [they] 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. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is accurate. We spend a lot of time focused on international policy and national policy and less time being on the ground. And when we’re on the ground, we do well. This is why I won Iowa.