Monday, April 14, 2008

I’m “bitter” so I did Morning Prayer today (or Obama lets his mask slip again).

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.


Anonymous said...

It's interesting to note WHERE Obama made these comments: They were in a "closed meeting" in San Francisco where Obama seemed to be "sharing secrets about the Pennsylvania middle class" with a crowd of "elites."

Anonymous said...

I think its quite amusing that the Obamaites are trying to make this thing about the word "bitter" when it is really about associating religion, the gun culture and concern over illegal immigrants (as opposed to the legal ones that few Pennsylvanians, no matter how bitter, have any problem with) with a pathology, a pathology that has developed because of the government's failure.

Oh yes, Great Government of the US of A, I just think that i need to cling to God and guns, when all I really want or need is you to rescue me! Give me a job and I'll be cured. I'll forget all about this religion stuff and I'll melt down all my guns. O Great Government, Cure for all that ails my soul, bring on the new American Utopia!

ack! gag!

--Peggy (who really has to get around to creating a new blogger account of her own if she is going to keep this up)