Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said President Obama is being “semi-delusional” when he says that the results of the 2016 election don’t matter much and that Democrats just lost one election.
“The damage his party has suffered in his eight years in office is incalculable,” he said. “The reason that when people talk about who is going to run in 2020, they’re all octogenarians or nearly because the bench has been wiped out. There has been a prairie fire.”
Yes, Obama himself has been popular, Krauthammer acknowledged, but he “overreached as a liberal.”
“With Obama care, with cap and trade, with all of the regulations, and he had a very slow recovery. He thinks that he succeeded, the country doesn’t. Obama himself said in 2010 and 2014 and then 16 “I’m not on the ballot but my policy, my legacy is.” That’s exactly what happened and his legacy was rejected. And I don’t think he understands that.”