No Joke: Obama Actually Believes The Media is Stacked Against Him!
At a fundraiser on Thursday night, President Obama went on at length about the unfairness of the media, which he actually believes is too lenient on conservatives, and too hard on him.
From the White House transcript:
“You’ll hear if you watch the nightly news or you read the newspapers that, well, there’s gridlock, Congress is broken, approval ratings for Congress are terrible. And there’s a tendency to say, a plague on both your houses. But the truth of the matter is that the problem in Congress is very specific. We have a group of folks in the Republican Party who have taken over who are so ideologically rigid, who are so committed to an economic theory that says if folks at the top do very well then everybody else is somehow going to do well; who deny the science of climate change…
…So when you hear a false equivalence that somehow, well, Congress is just broken, it’s not true. What’s broken right now is a Republican Party that repeatedly says no to proven, time-tested strategies to grow the economy, create more jobs, ensure fairness, open up opportunity to all people.”
It’s really breathtaking how Obama can’t recognize that people can honestly disagree with his policies because they aren’t working. He said the stimulus would fix the economy, and Obamacare would fix the economy, and six years later, nearly all Americans recognize that the economy is sputtering along. A majority of Americans believe Global Warming is not a top worry, so why would we expect Republicans to advocate for policies to destroy industry?
At the bottom of this ridiculous assertion that the media is stacked against Obama is that he’s just unwilling to concede that his policies have failed. Faced with mounting evidence that Americans are seeing beyond the liberal facade, he’d rather believe his friends in the media are just not friendly enough. Simply astounding.