Saturday, April 12, 2008

Obama insults middle-America

The chatter over Obama's condescending and insulting remarks concerning rural, Middle American voters has lit up the airwaves and has Clinton and McCain--especially Clinton--in attack mode. Before a crowd of elite liberal donors in San Fransisco, Obama said:

"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," Obama said. "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 working-class people anxious over jobs and the economy respond by turning to guns, religion, racism, and anti-immigrant attitudes (Orwellian double-speak that really describes opposition to illegal immigration). Because only uneducated people care about small-minded, primitive, and outdated notions like guns and religion, right? Many Democrats, including former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh, have recently criticized Obama for suggesting that only uneducated, bitter people are religious, care about 2nd Amendment rights, or oppose illegal immigration. And Obama refused to apologize for his remarks initially--responding with incredulism that anyone would dare question him, and instead, the messenger of hope negatively attacked his critics--something a typical Washington politician does.

This comes weeks after Obama offended millions of pro-life Americans, parents and couples who have adopted by equating having a baby with an STD and being "punished." Obama once said "to know me is to love me." He has to be asking himself Where is the Love? right now, because he sure isn't feeling it after all of these gaffes.

1 comment:

bjb said...

Hey Kenig, sounds like something your man Rudy would have said!!!