Having exclaimed for months on the campaign trail that he’d consider Donald Trump’s election a personal repudiation, President Obama is face with the harsh reality that it was him that was "peddling fiction" while 'rome' burned. We suspect the blame-mongering will begin very quickly as former Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer tweeted last night: "The most shocking part of tonight is the number of people who approve of Obama but didn't vote for Hillary Clinton." The question is - will Obama move to Canada.
This is what the media promised...
But it didn't work out that way...
President Obama is due to speak at 1215ET...
As Politico concludes so eloquently, this was supposed to be an "I-don’t-want-this-so-I-guess-I’ll-take-that" election. No. America really wanted Trump to be its 45th president, as little as Obama and so many others can believe it or understand it.
“We have to figure out why, what’s eating at them,” Vice President Joe Biden said Monday night at his final campaign stop, in what he thought was preparing Clinton supporters to be gracious winners. “Some of it will be unacceptable, but some of it will be about hard truths about our country and about our economy.”
The trauma of the 2008 financial collapse and of electing the first black president was severe, more severe than anyone imagined, but only the beginning of the explanation.
This campaign revealed and exacerbated the depth of America’s divisions in ways that Democrats especially couldn’t believe existed.
Trump “sensed the fear, and sensed the anxiety. and he fanned the flames of that negativity and that division,” said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday night, when Clinton still seemed en route to a win. “He thought it was going to drive us apart and find an enemy.”
That was how Democrats saw this campaign into the final hours. They were right, and they were wrong.
So blame Assange, blame Putin, blame Hillary... but for sure don't blame the divisive Fed sponsored policies of the last 8 years.