Obama: You get the politicians you deserve

We deserved eight years of him and then four of Trump? Good lord. This may be the single most cutting thing he’s ever said about Americans.

Well, second-most.

Buried in the subtext of his remark is his theory of the election: Democrats didn’t turn out in the numbers they should have (“if you don’t vote and you don’t participate and you don’t pay attention…”), ergo they’re being punished with a Trump presidency. There’s a grain of truth in that but it misses the big picture. It’s true that turnout among some core Democratic groups, most notably black voters, was down from the Obama era, but it wasn’t missing Democrats that ultimately swung the election. It was the Obama voters who did turn out — and voted for Trump. At least two analyses have reached that conclusion, one by Nate Cohn and the other by a Democratic firm:

Those Obama-Trump voters, in fact, effectively accounted for more than two-thirds of the reason Clinton lost, according to Matt Canter, a senior vice president of the Democratic political firm Global Strategy Group. In his group’s analysis, about 70 percent of Clinton’s failure to reach Obama’s vote total in 2012 was because she lost these voters…

“This idea that Democrats can somehow ignore this constituency and just turn out more of our voters, the math doesn’t work,” Canter said. “We have to do both.”

It wasn’t apathy that decided the outcome, it was discontent with Obama’s legacy and/or the prospect of a Clinton-flavored reimagining of it — even among many of O’s own voters. “What made me understand leadership,” Obama says, ironically, “was when I could see somebody who thought they didn’t have a voice, thought they didn’t have influence or didn’t have power, and teach them how to speak up on the things that were affecting their lives.” That’s an efficient summary of Trump’s key retail advantage over Hillary, though. Trump’s voters saw him as a champion for their interests, an empowering agent for the disempowered. One of the seminal lines from the campaign was him vowing that the “forgotten men and women” of America would be forgotten no longer. Clinton never made that sale and never could given her dynastic pretensions and Wall Street baggage. For cripes sake, her campaign actually toyed with using “Because it’s her turn” as a campaign rallying cry. You don’t get the politicians you “deserve”; typically you get the politicians who inspire you. You would think this guy, of all people, would understand that.

 

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source: http://hotair.com/archives/2017/05/09/obama-get-politicians-deserve/

  • Gary D Flatt

    The Feds own a hundred year old all cement prison in Illinois. I hope Obama (Barry) as his bathhouse buds call him, enjoys his cell. Oh shucks just when you and your pet rat Eric Holder wrongly thought you were permanently above any American law? You aren’t, no one is.

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    • MARYANN33

      Obama is a traitor and an Islamic terrorist. He has earned the cell in Gitmo until trial and execution.

      • The Redman

        Like yo no good pappy who raped U often, huh. tramp-may-re. hahahhahahahahaahah

        • rs1123

          Wow, you average one up-vote about every 20 posts or so. It’s clear why.

          • The Redman

            Yep, “its clear” dat U’re a rat-suck troll. hahahahhahahahaahah

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    • The Redman

      More so yo “flatt” back mama 4 having U, huh. snake-mouth. dat tramp should B put in prison. hahahhahahahaah

      • rs1123

        You’ve made 30,000 posts and got 1500 up votes. In other words very few people think what you say is worth agreeing with.

        • The Redman

          So, idiot. U’re 1 of the “30,000” huh. hahahahhahahahahahah. rat-suck. hahahhahahaahahahah

    • lojo40

      You’re wrong – so far DJT has managed to stay lawyered up enough that he’s skimming along above the law. Hopefully, it won’t last that much longer.

  • Colleen Gill Rotter

    Wellll, we sure as H##L deserved better than you ! I feel like I can finally take a deep breath !

    • The Redman

      Yeah, while smoking dat meth, huh. tramp. hahahhahahahaha

  • Richard Gieser

    What did I ever do to deserve Obama as president for eight painful years?

    • MARYANN33

      It was one heck of a way to spend the first of my Golden Nightmare Obama Years. Now there is hope for my later years with a real American President. How low we had to fall to begin the turn around and invite our God back into our country and government too.

      • The Redman

        Bet U spent a lot of nights on ya back wit yo pappy, huh. may-re. hahahhahahahahahah

        • rs1123

          Geez do you ever suck.

          • The Redman

            U ah rs. rude-suck. hahhaahhahahahaha

    • The Redman

      U excepted white privileges.

      • rs1123

        Dry up moron.

        • The Redman

          Die off demon in pink skin. hahahahahhahahaha

  • Mr. Lips

    So is that why we got you. you worthless, pathetic POS, commie A-Hole !

    • The Redman

      Bet U can really work dem “lips”, huh, mr inbred. hahahhahahahahhha

  • Ron

    How else but with anti-America OBAMA would we have gotten our TRUMP?

  • rowdy matt

    America didn’t deserve You…We sure the heck didn’t deserve You…But we got Stuck with You twice…The worst thing that ever happened to America was getting Stuck with You Twice….The Worst president to have ever Serve this Great Country…You did nothing to Help Americans, You did nothing to help America,…but You sure the heck left us in Worst shape, than We Were, When YOU got in….Thank God Your GONE!!!

    • MARYANN33

      Thank alot of left crazy communist professors too….They took our young peoples brains away.

      • The Redman

        Most white-folks R evil, huh. terry. hahahhahhaahh. like yo no good pappy who raped U 2 much as a brat.

  • Mike W

    I guess he means we should get more politicians like him who promise to have the most transparent administration ever – give speeches saying “The only people who fear the truth are those with something to hide.” Then spend lots of time and money trying to make sure all of their records are sealed?
    Obama has a lot to hide – but fortunately he failed in his efforts to seal ALL of his records and there is a lot of information surfacing. Also now that his corrupt administration is out of the way real investigations can begin.

    • MARYANN33

      Open the darn records now. We all know that the end of Obama is in them. Pelosi and Reid too.

  • Leon Barber

    We will get this Obama thing behind us and be great again. Trump has got to put the wall on the back burner though, and get armed guards on the border and stop or kill any illegals trying to enter our country. Sometime down the road, we can get back on the wall subject. We want the illegals and children booted out of our country, but it is a waste of time and money to do this before our borders are sealed.

    • MARYANN33

      No back burner for the wall. The Americans will be glad to pay for it, cheap price for what we will get…Start a fund and see how much money we will give for that wall, finally. The GOP elite will so hate it.

  • Hans

    The hard working people in the USA sure as hell did not deserve this clown, but there were enough libs and even many Republicans that voted for this Jerk, I for one could see thru the BS ! My theory is do not listed to what politicians say, but LOOK at their track record. Now you know why I did not vote for O

    • MARYANN33

      The GOP gave us idiots to vote for in opposition to him. We did not get to choose our candidate. GOP Rino’s did it for us.

      • MARYANN33

        The two Rino geeks that ran, ran to lose. Why do you think Sarah P was muzzled and could not tell us the truth.

  • Rob Manwiller

    Yeah, right, Obambi! We certainly didn’t deserve an ass-clown like YOU! Moron!

    • The Redman

      Dat’s what U R 4 yo pappy late at night, huh. rob-bob. hahhahahahahahaha

  • Julie Smalley

    Ovomit was never the one I voted for. I didn’t deserve his 8yrs of stealing more of my income.

    • The Redman

      U made it all tramping. hahhahahhaahahah

  • bmwsid

    Actually, Obammy nailed it, saying we deserved what we got. The Bible says people get the leaders they deserve! Just the way it is!

    • MARYANN33

      I did not begin to even think of voting for that POS felon. I did not deserve him at all. I am a patriot and love this country.

      • The Redman

        U ah tramp inbred. dat’s all. may-re

  • MARYANN33

    Massive prayer and our God Almighty gave us Trump at last. He was 4 years later than he needed to be, but the people were still sleeping…They finally awoke. Still too much video and phone shenanigans to keep them from knowing what is happening in the world. They should put down the electronics and become aware.

  • rowdy matt

    Obozo was nothing but a community organizer, and the Worst half fast president that we had to put up with for 8.long miserable yrs…All the dirty criminal B.S that You pulled while in Office…and the main sleeze media did nothing but propped you up all the way, and the dirty sob’s, along with You are still doing it…You sir are a legend in your own mind and these are the people that Deserve You…I hope Some Day You Slimebags, all get what You Dirtbags Really Deserve…Ajoining Cells at Gitmo

  • The Redman

    white-folks have always ruin america

    • rs1123

      If it wasn’t for whites we’d have a glorious nation! We’d have the architecture and music and science and literature of Africa.
      Oooga booga booga, thump thump thump. Grass huts and bananas.

      • The Redman

        “If” white-folks R so smart, and gifted, Y do so many problems stay full in america. after all, don’t U stink skin pinkies own, and run everything in it. rs, rude-sucker. hahahahhaahahahahahaha

  • GIJoe

    Thank you barry obummer and hitlary for your extraordinary insight why you gave the election to the good guys.The two most corrupt political enemies of America.we’ve ever had. Judgement day may still be around the corner for you all. Your landmines and sleeper cells are a problem, but I think we can overcome them. Good over comes evil which both of you are. And Redman you backwoods hillbilly you still need your ass kicked, you obummer lover and moron. call me.

  • April Stoner

    When is this trader going to jail?????