Obama: "I Am Confident" I Would Have Won This Election

Tyler Durden's picture

The ever humble Barack Obama has just wrapped up yet another "exit interview," this time with democratic political operative David Axelrod, in which he effectively throws the entire Hillary team under the bus for not connecting with voters while declaring that he would have beaten Donald Trump.

While recognizing that "a lot of people" now think that his whole "Hope & Change" mantra was nothing more than "a fantasy," Obama said he was confident he could have "mobilized a majority of Americans" where Hillary failed because he is better able to articulate the message of "Hope." The full interview with Axelrod can be heard on CNN.

"In the wake of the election and Trump winning, a lot of people have suggested that somehow, it really was a fantasy," Obama said of the hope-and-change vision he heralded in 2008. "What I would argue is, is that the culture actually did shift, that the majority does buy into the notion of a one America that is tolerant and diverse and open and full of energy and dynamism."

 

"I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it," Obama told his former senior adviser David Axelrod in an interview for the "The Axe Files" podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN.

 

Somehow Obama still seems to be convinced that the American people are simply longing for a few more eloquent speeches from polished politicians rather than actual change in Washington.  That said, for some reason we doubt voters chose Trump for his "eloquence"...big league.

Not satisfied with simply reminding us once again that he would have beaten Trump, Obama also decided to take a few more parting shots at Hillary by basically describing her as lazy, complacent, boring and arrogant...not in those exact word, of course.

"If you think you're winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer," he said, adding later he believed Clinton "performed wonderfully under really tough circumstances" and was mistreated by the media.

 

"We're not there on the ground communicating not only the dry policy aspects of this, but that we care about these communities, that we're bleeding for these communities," he said. "It means caring about local races, state boards or school boards and city councils and state legislative races and not thinking that somehow, just a great set of progressive policies that we present to the New York Times editorial board will win the day."

 

Meanwhile, Obama also reminded us that he'll use his retirement to recruit and develop "young Democratic leaders" including organizers, journalists and politicians and that, unlike previous presidents, he plans to be vocal in his opposition to Trump's policies.

He said part of his post-presidential strategy would be developing young Democratic leaders -- including organizers, journalists and politicians -- who could galvanize voters behind a progressive agenda. He won't hesitate to weigh in on important political debates after he leaves office, he told Axelrod.

 

Following a period of introspection after he departs the White House, Obama said he would feel a responsibility as a citizen to voice his opinions on major issues gripping the country during Trump's administration though he would not necessarily weigh in on day-to-day activities.

 

"At a certain point, you make room for new voices and fresh legs," Obama said.

 

"That doesn't mean that if a year from now, or a year-and-a-half from now, or two years from now, there is an issue of such moment, such import, that isn't just a debate about a particular tax bill or, you know, a particular policy, but goes to some foundational issues about our democracy that I might not weigh in," Obama went on. "You know, I'm still a citizen and that carries with it duties and obligations."

 

Obama's first acts out of office, however, will be lower-profile. He said he'll focus on writing a book and self-analyzing his time in office. Obama and his family plan to live in Washington while his younger daughter finishes high school.

 

"I have to be quiet for a while. And I don't mean politically, I mean internally. I have to still myself," he said. "You have to get back in tune with your center and process what's happened before you make a bunch of good decisions."

While we're happy to see that Obama has de-emphasized the "Russian hacking" narrative in his official talking points, we continue to be stunned by his blissful ignorance to the true underlying causes of Hillary's loss.

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BustainMovealota's picture

One fuking narcissistic motherfuker. right there.

Mr Pink's picture

Michael just told us that "hope" was not just a campaign slogan...so it must be true

UndergroundPost's picture

"I am confident that you can keep your doctor and keep your plan if you just trust me..."

Manthong's picture

..just pack your shit and get out

CheapBastard's picture

Bitter Obama after 8 years of failed leadership and $20 Trillions.

The_Juggernaut's picture

Hit the road, motherfucker.  Nobody needs you.

nmewn's picture

“Part of what I’ve struggled with during my presidency and part of what I think I’ll be thinking a lot about after my presidency is how do we work around all these filters?” he asked. “And it becomes more complicated now that you’ve got social media, where people are getting news that reinforces their biases and — and separates people out instead of bringing them together.”

lol...phrased another way...

"My great blue, group-think, MSM presstitute wall has been penetrated! We need moar fake news & censorship to bring everyone under control!!!"...LMAO!!!

Manthong's picture

well.. we all know that the Bill of Rights are negative..

..according to Nazis, Communists and entrenched US government statists.

.. and the magic negro.

nmewn's picture

Yeah, negative liberties...what a douche. I mean WTF can that possibly mean except RESTRICTIONS ON the authority GRANTED to the federal govenment by US, the people? 

Fucking Harvard Law...lol...he's was never even competent enough to be a court stenographer let along a "Constitutional law professor".

jcaz's picture

...Eventually, the House Nigger always winds up thinking he's the only one who can run the Plantation-

That's when the owner brings out the rope and finds a tree......

Joe Davola's picture

"I am confident Soros money would have bought me another four years of flights to Hawaii every couple weeks."

Rabbi Chaim Cohen's picture

Mr. President, I'M confident that you were ineligible, so it is pretty unclassy to even float your "idea". But then again why would we expect you to break with your sad, sorry tradition of bringing low the highest office in the land. Everyone is good at something, eh?

Manthong's picture

..one thought comes to mind..

some good hemp rope and Loretta Lynch.

 

.. you guys can take the Loretta out of the above sentence if you care to.

mountain99889's picture
mountain99889 (not verified) jcaz Dec 26, 2016 3:30 PM

Like the uppity negro Benson in the old 1970s tv show "Soap"

TheObsoleteMan's picture

And he went on to have his own show too.

carbonmutant's picture

Too bad those Harvard records never never got released...

Manthong's picture

Harvard Law?.. how about  lower south  side chi-raq Emmanuel dump?  

If Harvard was on fire I would not pee on it to put it out.

Geez.. he had to have scammed his pedigree (like a dog).

Both him and the Wookie lost their “law” licensees

..when the truth comes out.. he was likely a Kenyan grant foreign exchange student… born in the U.S

 

ErostheDog's picture

"..when the truth comes out.. he was likely a Kenyan grant foreign exchange student… born in the U.S"

DING DING we have a WINNER!!!!

y3maxx's picture

-"The Delusioner in Chief" speaks...

BaBaBouy's picture

Goldman Thanks You Immensely, Now please leave ~~~

Vatican_cameo's picture

 

That Asphalt Ape never grows tired of Stroking his own Dick.

bobbbny's picture

Wow, he is truly delusional.

Does he really think he could have sold the same bag of shit again?

SDShack's picture

I've said since before 0zer0 was first elected in 2008 that "Hope & Change" was really "Hoax & Chains" and everything that 0zer0 has done has born that out.

knightowl77's picture

".. and the magic negro."

 

I Fcking HATE that guy. Never have I seen such an ignorant moronic diabolical narcisist.

 

and Americans are so fcking stupid to have elected that clown TWICE! Seriously I mean WTF!!!!!!!!!!

dr kill's picture

I know, but reading this stuff today is so much more enjoyable than if Cankles had won. 

Antifaschistische's picture

Obama's Dictionary:

Hope: [hohp): 

1.  Wanting something, that belongs to someone else

2.  A feeling, that if you hope enough, 'things' will fall out of the sky (lottery phenomena)

3.  The only option if you aren't willing to work your ass off for what you want and you wait for some politician to take from those who do...and give it to you.

Son of Loki's picture

I doubt may people will even return this Loser's phone calls after jan 20th.

 

Creative_Destruct's picture

How much longer will this guy and his fellow delusionals persist with the meme that "Hillary was mistreated by the media," when the MSM press coverage was about 95% negative for TRUMP to MAYBE 5% negative for Hitlery??????

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

We need to reject false premises before allowing these tyrants to continue their propaganda.

The premise that he would have won is false.

He won in 2012 because 3 million conservative voters refused to vote for another Establishment Party candidate on the Republican side of the ticket (Romney).

Trump won in large part because those 3 million turned out with passion to vote for the non-Establishment Party pick. Trump also won because those 3 million -- in addition to millions of others -- saw the Rapist Enabler as a continuation of Obama's "vision." (What, this narcissist now sees himself as some sort of a prophet?)

They would have turned out had Obama run. They would have turned out BECAUSE Obama was running.

Obama would have lost because a true grassroots movement selected a non-Establishment Party candidate and Obama is just another Establishment Party candidate despite the campaign propaganda of "hope" and "change."

robertsgt40's picture

The next 3wks are going to pass like 3yrs. Can't this turd just STFU and leave?!? 

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Put a pic of Ogoofer, head tilted back, in the dictionary next to

Butt Hurt.

Yeah, we rejected HRC23, but we definitely rejected you too, Ogoofer.

Enjoy ignominy!

SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

A rapey faggot at that.. look up his time editing the newspaper

JRobby's picture

When the leader is delusional, the followers must be as well.

nmewn's picture

And no matter what one thinks of McConnell he was correct...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rewDaWwQOBA

...Harry Reid & Chuck Schumer, full of hubris & drunk with power set a brand new "precedent" regarding judicial nominations with the so-called "nuclear option" in the Senate...now comes the radioactive fallout from it motherfuckers.

RIP ;-)

larz's picture

 

+10000 manthong.  Pack your crap and beat it while shutting the fuk up

 

seataka's picture

and the ape in high heels

 

BabaLooey's picture

Barry Soetero Trashbin Bama

The fraud. The asshole. The Chevy Dolt. The "get in their faces" 08 out of "no where" TelePrompTer reading bullshitter.

The Hopey Changey Dopey.

Fake birth certificate totin, Connecticut dead guy S.S. card carryin, Baskin Robbins scoopin, Choom Wagon ridin, bathhouse steamin prick.

Fundamentally Transgendering, Drone killin, particiapation medal givin, Indonesian livin, Frank Marshall Davis listenin, African air soccer bracket fillin fuck.

The shovelin shit part time minimum wage creatin, Soros taint lickin, tee box fucker-upper.

You''ll live long enough to see your whole 8 years of mangled shit go up in smoke motherfucker.

 

drendebe10's picture
Also, chicken legged gold score cheatin illegal Indonesian kenyan alien muslim fudgepacker imbecile
musimann's picture

we're gonna have to get the the black trash evicted.

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Final Fantasy, Part 39568790. 

In which O'Blammie , while dreaming, jerks himself off on the family dog - again. 

Give him over to the gangs on Chicago's East Side for some community organizing.  

Mr Pink's picture

shit! they are on the East side now?

mountain99889's picture
mountain99889 (not verified) Mr Pink Dec 26, 2016 12:54 PM

East is worse than Southside now

Croesus's picture

Yeah right, you jive-ass turkey. Trump won, because America is sick of the HNIC.

J S Bach's picture

Obama is rather like Pinnochio... a lying puppet president who dreamt of becoming a real boy.  Well, the jew fairy, er... I mean blue fairy ain't gonna save your "legacy", Barry.

chunga's picture

What we need is common-sense legislation written by regular, normal people that prohibits politicians. And the tribe, prohibit them too.