Obama Accepts Partial Blame for Decline of the Democratic Party

(Freebeacon.com)

President Obama accepted some blame for the decline of the Democratic Party in an interview aired Sunday with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

In the Oval Office interview, Stephanopoulos said that Democrats have lost about 1,000 combined seats in Congress, governorships, and state legislatures during Obama’s tenure and asked the president if some of the blame lay with him. Obama accepted some blame, but chalked much of it up to “circumstances.”

“I take some responsibility for that,” Obama said. “I think that some of it was circumstances.”

Obama then said those circumstances were being in office while the recession was still hurting the economy, which he said is why Democrats lost so many seats in Congress, including the majority in the House, in 2010. Many analysts say the 2010 losses were a result of Democrats passing Obamacare earlier in the year.

Obama also told Stephanopoulos that his busy schedule as president played a role in the Democratic Party losing so many seats.

The president went on to say that what needs to happen is to “rebuild the Democratic Party at the ground level.”

Later in the interview, Obama took credit for the amount of activism that occurred in America over the past eight years on both sides of the aisle, including among Republicans…

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  • Richard Bagenstose

    he couldn’t pass his agenda , because americans didn’t want it so he did it by executive order, in the middle of the night ,there are still more true americans of every color , then the left wing loonatics

    • Mathew Molk

      Hear here,

      Now we need to eradicate the rest of the RINO/Democrat elite establishment.

      America for Americans, again! (And that goes for everybody. All colors and creeds, even the Atheists)

    • NavymanBill

      Well said, and I figure Trump will vacate most if not all of them before midnight on Jan 20th!

  • Mike Tanco

    HE FAILED TO LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR 8 YEARS AND DID SOME JUST PLAIN STUPID THINGS. SOLYNDRA AND OBAMACARE ARE JUST TWO STUPID THINGS HE FORCED ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HIS SHOVEL READY JOBS PROGRAM FLOPPED AND HE HAD SCANDAL AFTER SCANDAL ON HIS WATCH. THE LIES HE TOLD DID NOT SET WELL WITH THE CITIZENS AND THEN THE DEMOCRATS RAN HILLARY AND THE PEOPLE HAD HAD ENOUGH OF LIARS. HE WILL TAKE JIMMY CARTERS PLACE AS THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER IN U.S. HISTORY.

    • dd52a

      I agree and I can hear you. (caps)

    • GoldenGirl2u

      Wonder how much of the monies he doled out to these supposed companies was funneled to him?

  • Jersey_Prophet

    Arrogance, supercilious hubris, incompetence, inestimable narcissism — THOSE are the causes of your epic fail, Hussein!

    Do our nation a true service. Disappear!

    • Louie Rey

      The greatest thing he can do for our country is still at his disposal. He can defect.

  • Eileen

    Too busy? With what playing golf?

    • David Carpenter

      My thoughts exactly as I was reading.

    • needful

      playing with his johnson.

      • Keith Joubert

        more like playing with mooch’s johnson

        • William Fejka

          Good one !!!!! LMOAO

        • needful

          two are better than one!!

    • EXACTLY. Also to many vacations spending money like its going out of style and out campaigning for Hillary when he should of been at the white house. He also knew about hacking back in October BUT NEVER broughtit up,because he thought that Hillary was going to win.

      • Jeannie

        He knew about the hacking before October….but as you said did nothing because he thought killary would win. Just more corruption and lies

    • squeeze127

      Between golf and vacations, Obama only spent 7 years doing POTUS work. One hundred million dollars on vacations says it all!

      • ken

        He Should be Made to REPAY Every Cent he Stole from the American Citizens and Forfeit Any Further Compensation for the Lousy Job he did as Faux President…He Did Not EARN That.!!!

  • WhoHasMyChange

    Funniest article I read all day! His denial of reality goes on and on and on….

  • Christina Hutson

    Really i dont think so hes just blowing up a smoke screen so he not one who will be brought up on charges himself.hes has never accepted no wrong doings his whole 8 yrs in office.

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    He should have taken blame, he created most of the circumstances.

  • Rocketman

    Two busy partying in the WH, golfing and taking his family on Vacations all around the world on the tax payer $$. Don’t even bother trying to rebuild the party, incoming needs to look at elimination of the two party system, its not working and has not worked in years. Time for Term limits that will be a good start and save lots of dollars with no longer lifetime payouts.

    • Mathew Molk

      I don’t know. There are things about the Libertarians that even a redneck reactionary like me likes.

      Let them replace the commie-crats.

  • Karma

    Busy schedule haha..busy scheduling b/s golf games, vacations, meetings with known criminals that are above the law, busy letting mass murderers go free, covering up the ineptitudes or outright criminality of those he sees fit to …i could go on but there is enough there to show he is very busy…its not your fault, its ALL of your faults…you and the rest up there.

    • Steve Flowers

      ‘FORE!’

  • Defend America

    When will they admit the truth? Oops forgot Truth is not in their vocabulary. Obama you and you alone are to blame for the fall of the Democratic party. Your excessive executive orders, going against the Constitution. Your denial off Radical Terrorist. Your lack of support for Law
    Enforcement. Apologizing for our country everytime you went over seas. Open borders. Non getting of refugees. Releasing criminals back into society to commit more crimes. Taking one’s feelings over the safety of our children. Your support for a liar and one who placed not only our military but our country in possible damaged. You disrespect for Law and order. Your disrespect for Americans. Your war against Christians. Need I go on.

    Yes Mr Obama you can say you not only as the reason for the fall of the Democratic party but the fall of America.

    • Mathew Molk

      Naaa, He had a lot of help from people like Soros and Clan Clinton. Blow-see, Boxing Bell. Harry Ried and a whole host of others.

      Too late to worry now, berry. 9 days and hours and you and your legacy is just a bad dream with the execption of you being the leader of the pack when the democrat party was assured they will never be a force again for the rest of this century.

      • bendecido

        Leader of the pack?? Monkeys you mean?!?

    • Jeannie

      AMEN

    • Von

      It’s not 100% Obama… A bunch of high profile Dems like Hillary, Pelosi, even the majority of the media… the list goes on and on. They were all 100% behind these actions and therefore equally as responsible for the transformation of America, that America is rejecting.

      The worst presidents list.

      1. Obama
      2. Carter
      3. Nixon
      4. Clinton

      • Defend America

        You are correct he had help, but he had the final say the others just pushed and ran their mouths. He pulled out the PEN.

  • Louie Rey

    Funny, I didn’t see the gun pointed at his head. There’s no way he’d voluntarily accept blame for anything without being threatened with death. So kudos to the director of this interview for keeping the gun out of the frame.

    • Strider-51

      Real news is that H*ll just froze over!

      • Louie Rey

        Gee, and all along I thought it was just the polar vortex.

  • temporary guest

    “Obama also told Stephanopoulos that his busy schedule as president played a role in the Democratic Party losing so many seats.”

    Well… now that the Democrats have lost the way they have, I’m sure there are even a few Democrats who’ll say Obama spent far to much time on golf courses and vacations.

    “The president went on to say that what needs to happen is to ‘rebuild the Democratic Party at the ground level.’ ”

    The Democrat party has worked so hard at crumbling the foundation of our nation, it’s just shear joy to hear Obama admit that the foundation of the Democrat party is in a shambles.

    Dear Democrats: Good luck trying to sell the same old crap you’ve been handing out for decades. As you begin to “rebuild from the ground up” you might want to consider the three rules of holes:

    1) When you’re in a hole, stop digging.
    2) If you really hate life in the hole, examine the workmanship that put you there.
    3) Change the workmanship.

    I know, Democrats think “change the workmanship”, as usualy, means “find even more outrageous ways to lie, cheat, steal and cover up hypocrisy with inflammatory rhetoric… but that’s just more of the same old workmanship that put the Democrats in the hole in the first place. So good luck with doubling down on all that. All you’re doing is digging even harder and sinking even farther.

    By the way… how can you “build from ground level” when you’re in a really deep hole?

    • Steve Flowers

      THE DEMOC..RATS ARE AND HAVE BEEN ‘USERS OF PEOPLE’ THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR DECADES, DO NOTHING, BLAME OTHERS AND LABEL THEIR OPPOSITION AS MISFITS!

      • dd52a

        It has been going on since the Civil War!

        • Robert Wayne

          Well, the old time pre WWII Democrats weren’t too bad, but along came Roosevelt and his New Deal which prolonged the depression and later on LBJ, Carter, the Clintons and Obama and nowadays the Democrats are the equal of outright communism.

  • Diana Sloan

    OBAMA BEHAVED AS A CAREFREE TEENAGER , PLAYING GOLF. TAKING LAVISH VACATIONS,& MAKING GROVELING APOLOGY TOURS, LEAVING VALERIE JARRETT, A PROUD MUSLIM RAISED IN IRAN TO RUN OUR COUNTRY…INTO THE GROUND…SHE WAS THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT…OBAMA WAS A ONE MAN WRECKING CREW TAKING DOWN THE DEM O RATS…WE CAN THANK HIM FOR THAT!!!

    • Nihle65

      His lavish vacations and golfing for the last 8 years cost the tax paying AMERICANS 100 million… obummer is the BIGGEST POS to ever hold office. The muslim pig needs to be slaughtered!!!!!!!!!!

  • georgethorvat

    What a guy! Constantly on the job with no rest. How does he do it? Even the Energizer Bunny couldn’t keep up with Super Obama.

  • ernst

    The “circumstances” had to do with Obama’s poor performance as President. If he had done a better job, the circumstances could have been better. He was a terrible President.

  • Terry

    Democrats need to reed there party of socialist . Americans are done with there hope to change this country to socialism and ready to fight back .

  • james cavalieri

    I can’t believe Obama took some responsibility for something!!! Donnie mr perfect trump will never do that, cause he said he doesn’t make mistakes, never has to apologize, and never asks for forgiveness!! Someone like Obama even has more humility than the complete egotist>>>trump!!!!!

    • dd52a

      He won’t repeat any of this at his farewell address tomorrow.
      I will put money on that.
      I would take a strong leader like Trump over Obama anytime!

      • james cavalieri

        Any leader who can’t apologize, can’t admit he’s ever wrong, can’t ask for forgiveness, and blames everyone else, like trump does, is both a coward and a weasel!!! That ain’t no REAL strong leader!!!! The way you judge leaders, you must think putin is a strong leader too>>just like your false messiah does!!!

        • Strider-51

          This is the first time in 8 years that Obama has come close to taking responsibility. I am surprised he did not blame Bush for the Democrats failings, he did for the first 7 years. Everything was Bush’s fault or did you forget!

          • james cavalieri

            Donnie will be like an orange parrot>>repeatedly blaming Obama and Hillary for everything, anything and nothing!!! He’s just like Obama in most ways!!!

  • Jeff Noncent

    I believe he is a delusional person in my eye

  • dd52a

    And he will be responsible for future Democratic losses if he doesn’t go off into the sunset and keep his mouth shut.
    He is toxic now and in the future.

    • NavymanBill

      That is a true statement. He will be about as welcome as a turd in a punchbowl! That he is NOT going back to Chicago is telling. I get them staying around to let their daughter finish HS. That’s a tough thing to do to any kid. But after Jan 20th, he is old news. It isn’t HIS anymore. He would be well-served to do as W. did, but he won’t because he has an ego the size of Alaska! And his efforts will NOT help! They didn’t in November- and he was POTUS! Why would he think he’d do any better afterward??

  • Cora Bird

    He means that his busy vacation schedule kept him from implementing more harmful programs.

  • Richard Daugherty

    The dude is delusional!! He needs to move to Calif!!

  • William Fejka

    Building from the ground level requires a solid foundation. As the dem. party has none, good luck with that. As it stands, the same old leadership ( read Pelosi, Schummer, etc. ) still being in place, what chance do they have of change ? None, thank God. Continue your downward spiral wiith all of us deplorables cheering you on.
    USMC 68 – 71 Semper Fi

  • Jeannie

    Still another excuse for the loss of the election. They just won’t admit, it was not busy schedules, or the russians, it was the massive corruption and lies that brought her down And yes hussein was a good part of it all.

  • chuckster

    Well Obama has said that he is going to hang around awhile just in case Trump goes to messing up and he has to step in. Is this dufuss delusional , he has had the bully pulpit for 8 years to where he talked and no rebuttals but he can talk all he wants but he dont get the last word from now on and his word will not be etched in stone no more and before no one could reject or call his ideas stupid in fear of reprisal but now he is on a level playing field because the Doj cant protect him from his lies and deceit. Trump will shove his all so wise words down his throat, so good luck with hanging around and making sure Trump doesnt f—up

  • mudguy1

    He never brought up the many times he lied to the American People.That was the main cause https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/32dfc86ea370a39913520b738fa4e0261a8a7e0c2cf61a5053df51e9d6cd3e49.jpg

  • Melvin L. Harris

    There never was a recovery unemployment is 30% at least Nation wade. Wages never went up and jobs never came back. Obama is a liar the only jobs there are fast food or some light labor job low pay and no room for advancement. You name it every industry is close to closed down in the Continental Republic and land venue of the common people is why they called it common Law venue because it is your We the Peoples common accepted daily customs and Laws accepted and applied.

  • Ricarrdo estavans

    Democraps have to lie to stay in power. Their supporters also have to be dumbed down. Your average democrap is either a union thug, felon, welfare recipient or illegal immigrant invader.

    • NavymanBill

      Somewhat over-generalized, but funny-and close enough that it isn’t far wrong!! (lol)

  • marcus johannes

    It brings me joy to see the Communist Party formerly known as the DemonRats implode ,No matter who is at fault , Though Comrade Chairman Obama AKA Barry ( The Muslim Rat ) Soetoro had much to do with it

  • bendecido

    To quote Obama: “Obama also told Stephanopoulos that his busy schedule as president played a role in the Democratic Party losing so many seats.” Busy schedule?????? Gimme a break. If he did not play so much golf, perhaps that would not have happened, NOT! The reason is he is a pathetic leader with no experience in the real world.

  • John Dunkle

    About time! But eight years too late!

  • J.E Hay

    Obama As Usual And Like All Of The Unrelentlessly Corrupt Democrats Can Never Tell The American People The Absolute Truth Just Like They Could Never Be Honest. This Confirms That They Should Never Be Trusted With Any Responsible Government Position Or Any Public Office For At Least An Long Long Time. We The American People Learned That the Hard Way By Traveling Down That Treacherous Road Before.

  • J.B. Young

    Well, that is a first. Never has he accepted even partial blame for anything.

  • NavymanBill

    Well said. BOTH parties need to learn that government only works with the consent of the governed!!! The Republicans are starting to realize that. I think McConnell and McCain(who I have met and used to like) need to retire. While I am not a big Bill Clinton fan, he was a sage campaigner and he TOLD Hillary and her retinue NOT to forget the white working class and middle class. But they ignored him. Oh, well.

  • freepetta

    Oh please every time Obie takes blame for something he does something horrible to punish Americans like he’s done so many times before.

    His presidency was a mistake, he was unqualified and corrupt now he’s just a petulant child!

  • robert sanders

    NO, HE SHOULD TAKE ALL THE BLAME. HES AN IDIOT MONKEY.

  • GoldenGirl2u

    His busy schedule, give me a break. Let’s see, hmm would that be his partying with Hollywood types, basketball celebs., golfing or another vacation perhaps? But I suppose we should be grateful, the damage could be worse if he actually worked. Evil, lazy, useless idiot, not to mention an enemy to the U.S. Should be tried for Treason along with his entire administration.

  • Howlingmad

    The Democrats are DONE . . . at the next “Mid-Terms” ( Next Year ! ) their going to get BEAT UP, even “Worse” than the last Mid-Terms. Their GOING TO LOSE, 5 to 7 seats in the Senate, an 12 to 14 seats in the House. Its going to be LAUGHABLE . . . more so than TRUMPS WIN !. ( Specifically because of the overall IMPROVEMENTS that will have been actually MADE, by Trump, before we GET THERE ! )

  • Tom Ellis

    Face it obastard you were are still are a lier and a looser. You did everything you could do to harm our country. You are a Racist and a closet Muslim. You have attacked Israel because you are on the side of the terrorist who want to destroy the nation of Israel. How evil can you get.

  • skillet56

    He think that some of it was circumstances. Yeah, his presidency.

  • KenfromGa

    More folks out of jobs now than before he took office. Always an excuse. Never his fault about anything. Give me a break. He was to busy blaming Bush for everything rather that trying to fix things. What a loser. GOOD RIDDANCE! Now it’s time to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

  • Brent

    LOL…took credit for actevism. You mean inciting riots and violence you muslime operative scumbag.

  • ken

    Obama IS a Joke, a Failure and a Traitor…