Once again, Barack Obama has let his mask slip – this time in San Francisco – and revealed some of his contempt for Middle America and its values:
You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And it’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
So if someone is religious and actually cares about the Constitution, including the Second Amendment, and thinks we should actually exercise some control over our borders, they are “bitter.” Uh, huh.
Combine that with his choice of church and pastor, the Rev. Wright, his wife not being proud of pre-Obama America et al, we have a pattern emerging – Obama is a lefty who thinks Middle America with its “bitter” traditional conservative values is not a nice place that needs “change” from a political messiah like himself.
Obama has a lame explanation of his comments, of course. And, of course, Hillary is trying to make political hay of this.
Among more cogent responses, Lisa Schiffren alertly notes:
It is striking that Obama makes clear that he believes that clinging to religion is no different than clinging to guns, (— we know his class of elitist Democrats has no respect for either the Second Amendment or deer-hunting —) racism, xenophobia, and anti-trade sentiment — as if they are all equivalent signs of lack of education and gullibility.
Or – to put it not as nicely – Obama’s bigotry is showing.