President Obama told David Axelrod of CNN that he is dumbfounded at Democrat’s loss in rural America during the 2016 presidential election. He told the senior political commentator from CNN the following,
“Tom — Tom Vilsack, my agriculture secretary from Iowa. We — we devoted more attention, more focus, put more resources into rural America than has — has been the case probably for the last two, three decades. And — and it paid great dividends, but you just wouldn’t know that, that’s not something that you would see on the nightly news.
And so we’ve got to figure out how do we show people and communicate in a way that is visceral and — and makes an emotional connection as opposed to just the facts because the facts are all in dispute these days.”
In 2016 $6.5 billion was pumped into funding rural electoral utilities, housing and community development. This was all under the direction of the Department of Agriculture. However, rural America voted predominantly Republican this election and lead to a clean sweep of the White House, Senate and Congress. Back in 2009 Obama won the rural vote with 48 percent but Clinton only won 34 percent in her loss to Trump.
A democratic insider told Politico,
“Hillary lost rural America 3 to 1. If she had lost rural America 2 to 1, it would have broken differently.”
Obama even said the following,
“Look, the Affordable Care Act benefits a huge number of Trump voters,. There are a lot of folks in places like West Virginia or Kentucky who didn’t vote for Hillary, didn’t vote for me, but are being helped by this. The — the problem is, is that we’re not there on the ground communicating not only the dry policy aspects of this, but that we care about these communities, that we’re bleeding for these communities.
And there’s an emotional connection, and part of what we have to do to rebuild is to be there and — and that means organizing, that means caring about state parties, it means caring about local races, state boards or school boards and city councils and state legislative races and not thinking that somehow, just a great set of progressive policies that we present to the New York Times editorial board will win the day.”
The libs just don’t get it. Share if you are happy Trump is going to be our President.