In the lead-up to the 2014 midterm elections, many Democratic candidates in red states have been distancing themselves from an unpopular President Barack Obama. But MSNBC host Ed Schultz just can’t understand why all the proles in Middle America don’t like Obama after all of the awesome things he’s given them.
“Why is it in the middle of the country that President Obama has a problem?” he asked North Dakota radio host Joel Heitkamp on his show Tuesday. To no one’s surprise, he immediately added, “Is it race?”
“Look at the job numbers, look at the healthcare, look at the positive things that have happened, we came out of the greatest recession: Why doesn’t that play in the middle of the country?”
Heitkamp, shockingly enough, didn’t feel like smearing millions of Americans as either clueless or racist. Instead, he faulted Obama for not visiting states like North Dakota as often as he should.