The headline? Obama blames Fox News, e-mail for likely loss in Kentucky
What we have here is a rerun of his San Francisco speech that labeled him as an elitist before the Pennsylvania election. Not in exact words, but in tone and tenor, we have the same message he gave to his latte sipping supporters. He loses only when the voters are just too damned ignorant to understand the real Obama. Anytime Obama loses..... well, it's just not his fault. And it's not because of Hillary Clinton's hard work, either.
Obama is going to lose Kentucky, so he blames the rural voters, who somehow are simultaneously factually stupid while being Internet and email savvy. Oh, and he blames Fox News, too.
- LEXINGTON, Ky. — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, facing a likely defeat in next Tuesday's primary election, won't travel to Kentucky before the voting, but said he hopes to have much more time to win over Kentucky voters before the November general election.
He also blamed Fox News for disseminating "rumors" about him and said that that and e-mails filled with misinformation that have been "systematically" dispersed have hurt him in Kentucky.
“Part of it is because there have been these e-mails that have been sent out very systematically, presumably by various political opponents, although I don’t know who,” he said. “And there are a lot of voters who get their news from Fox News. Fox has been pumping up rumors about my religious beliefs or my patriotism or what have you since the beginning of the campaign.”
The nearly mythical email campaign has been thoroughly refuted months ago, including many times over on FOX News and in all media. Kentucky has lots of major media, big newspapers, and excellent news coverage. And FOX News has a very tiny viewership in the grand scheme of things, in Kentucky and all across America. Yes, more people watch FOX than MSNBC or CNN, but a lot more people watch Jay Leno, David Letterman and Comedy Central than watch FOX News.
By the way, FOX News is also has the most viewers in Oregon, where Obama is likely to win.
Dammit Barack. Why not accept the blame for your defeat. Stop blaming and insulting the voters. They are certainly smart enough to know when they're being insulted.
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POSTSCRIPT: I read a great quote on another blogsite this evening that seems to sum up this story best. The comment was written by a person using the name "Buy Danish"
"One thing for sure, if Obama wins the White House there will be no “The buck stops here” sign on the Oval Office desk."