President Obama gave his first interview since Republican Scott Brown won the Massachusetts Senate election in a surprise blow to Democrats. On This Week with George Stepanopoulos, Obama explains the Democrat’s loss in Massachusetts.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Robert Gibbs was saying that you were surprised and frustrated by the vote. Is that accurate?
OBAMA: Well, I think not last night, but certainly I think a lot of us were surprised about where this was going, about a week ago.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So you saw it coming by then?
OBAMA: The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office. People are angry, and they’re frustrated. Not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years, but what’s happened over the last eight years.
That certainly explains that! It wasn’t a resonating response to Obama’s arrogance and failed socialist policies. It was voters in Massachusetts who were still so frustrated and angry at the eight-year presidency of George Bush; they utterly shunned Obama and the Democrats and voted overwhelmingly for a conservative Republican in the very mold of George Bush himself.