From the beginning of his his presidency, Obama claimed the (more-or-less-mythical) “moral high ground” for himself, declaring he was on “the right side of history.” Although Trumps’s victory was narrow, the fact remains that tens of millions of Americans didn’t agree.
Obama Apparently Wasn’t on “The Right Side of History” After All
As he now surveys his surroundings, Obama sees an opposition Republican party dominating America at the federal, state and local levels to a degree unseen since the 1920s. For eight years he demonized Republicans and questioned their very morality, hoping to convince the electorate that they’re unfit to govern. But instead of vanquishing Republicans, he himself stands vanquished.