Obama thinks whites don’t understand how much he’s done for them
Our president is great at coming up with lame excuses. He’s never in the wrong. It’s always someone else’s fault. (Well, it’s that or– as Jonathan Gruber would say– Americans are too stupid to know what’s going on.)
I’m sure Obama agrees. We should cower at the thought of his godlike intellect, despite the administration’s scandals, skyrocketing debt and increased racial tensions.
Because Obama has actually done a ton of good stuff for the nation. Oh, and white people.
“2012, it might have dipped [whites who voted for him], but it was still on par with what had happened before. In the midterms, because of the nature of the electorate, it tends to exaggerate some of these racial differences — I guess my point being that I think it ebbs and flows in part given circumstances.
I do think that right now there are a lot of white working-class voters who haven’t seen enough progress economically in their own lives, and despite the work that we’ve done to try to strengthen the economy and address issues like child care or minimum wage or increasing manufacturing, that’s not what they read about or hear about in the newspapers. They hear about an immigration debate or they hear about, you know, debate surrounding Ferguson, and they think, “I’m being left out. Nobody seems to be thinking about how tough it is for me right now,” or, “I’ve been downscaled, I’ve lost my job,” etc.
You know, part of my responsibility then is to communicate directly to those voters. And part of the Democratic Party’s job is to communicate directly to those voters and say to them, “You know what? We’re fighting for you.”
Isn’t that great! They’re fighting for you. So ignore the unemployment rates, sluggish economy, national debt and moral decay in society.