The Presidential election polls have tightened up.
Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in key swing-states and Democrats are looking for answers.
And Barack Obama identified who he believes is responsible for Hillary’s slide in the polls.
Speaking at a fundraiser, Obama blamed Rush Limbaugh and conservative media for lying about Hillary.
He claimed that the election would be a blowout; except for the large segment of Americans turning to right-of-center sources for their news.
“This should not be a close election, but it will be. And the reason it will be is not because of Hillary’s flaws, but rather because, structurally, we’ve become a very polarized society,” Obama said Sunday.
He continued, “If all you’re doing is watching Fox News and listening to Rush Limbaugh and reading some of the blogs that are churning out a lot of misinformation on a regular basis, then it’s very hard for you to think that you’re going to vote for somebody who you’ve been told is taking the country in the wrong direction.”
“And so, structurally, we already have these divisions and it’s going to be hard to overcome those,” Obama said.
For the men and women who paid tens of thousands of dollars to attend the fundraiser, the implication was clear: We need your checks to help counter the conservative media narrative.
The fundraiser with about 65 attendees was held at restaurateur Danny Meyer’s home for the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s joint fundraising committee.”
Obama has often attacked conservative media and Rush Limbaugh.
At the start of his Presidency, he admonished Republicans by saying they couldn’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh if they wanted to accomplish something because “I won.”
He began his second term blasting right-leaning media.
The Blaze reports:
“Well, look, I’ve always believed that there are a bunch of Republicans of goodwill who would rather get something done than suffer through the sort of nasty atmosphere that prevails in Washington right now. It’s not a fun time to be a member of Congress.
And I think if you talk privately to Democrats and Republicans, particularly those who have been around for a while, they long for the days when they could socialize and introduce bipartisan legislation and feel productive. So I don’t think the issue is whether or not there are people of goodwill in either party that want to get something done. I think what we really have to do is change some of the incentive structures so that people feel liberated to pursue some common ground.
One of the biggest factors is going to be how the media shapes debates. If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News or by Rush Limbaugh for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it.”
Of course Obama would spin donors, but his remarks ignore the fact that a recent poll found only 11% of the American people believe Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy.
Her email scandal and lies about the Benghazi terrorist attack make it nearly impossible for many voters to consider her candidacy.
So Obama is claiming that if all Americans only got their news from left-wing sources, Hillary would be winning by a landslide.