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Obama To Jann Wenner: I Could’ve Been Great If Not For Fox News

What do you get when a failed president sits down with a rape-hoaxer? You get some very satisfying schadenfreude, that’s what. Absolutely delicious.

President Barack Hussein Obama, the second most powerful human being in the world, has just 50 days left in office. He’s getting ready to turn over the White House to a man he clearly despises. He just watched the voters reject everything he stands for. They’re finally getting back at him for everything he’s done to them over the past eight years. His precious legacy lays before him in ruins.

What better way to wallow in his misery than to sit down with the disgraced publisher of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine?

Jann S. Wenner — who is still defending everything in his publication’s UVA gang-rape story except for, y’know, the gang-rape — opens on a funereal note:

My final interview with President Obama in the White House had been scheduled for the day after the presidential election. I had hoped to look back on what he had achieved over eight years and the issues that mattered the most to him and to the readers of Rolling Stone, hear his advice for Hillary and about the road ahead. It was to be the “exit interview,” his tenth cover for Rolling Stone, our fourth interview together…

Well, it’s still an exit interview. Just not the sort Janny-baby wanted.

You can read the entire interview, if you think that’s a good use of your time. But the following is all you really need to know about the impenetrable bubble of delusion these guys live in:

You think it’s still a progressive country?

I think that nothing is determined, but that the number of people who have a strong belief in a fair, just, equal, inclusive America is the majority and is growing.

And part of the challenge, though, that we do have, and this is something that I’ve been chewing on for a while now, is that there is a cohort of working-class white voters that voted for me in sizable numbers, but that we’ve had trouble getting to vote for Democrats in midterm elections. In this election, [they] turned out in huge numbers for Trump. And I think that part of it has to do with our inability, our failure, to reach those voters effectively. Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments.

That’s right, Barry. None of what’s happening has anything to do with you. It’s not about anything you’ve said or done. It’s that damn Fox News. It’s all those meanies in “big chunks of the country.” Why, they refuse to walk into a bar or restaurant that’s not playing Fox News! They’re the ones who did this to you.

As Jay Caruso notes:

If Fox News had the level of power President Obama claims, he wouldn’t have been elected, let alone re-elected.

Well, it’s not about what’s true. It’s about what makes Obama feel better about himself.

And as Stephen Miller (the blogger, not the Trump operative) points out:

Yep. It’s going to be fun listening to Democrats scream about free speech, after they’ve spent eight years trying to shut it down.

Mind you, Trump isn’t getting a pass from me just because he’s supposedly “on our team.” I’ll resist his cult of personality just as vigorously as I’ve resisted Obama’s. But it sure is satisfying to see King Barry humbled this way. Treating his constituents like crap worked wonderfully, right up until it didn’t.

Maybe he and his fellow Democrats will learn something from this. More likely, they’ll just keep yelling about racism and losing elections. Either way is fine.

It’s all fake news when you don’t get what you want.