Saturday, April 12, 2008

Obama Puts His Foot in It

Speaking at a San Francisco fundraiser, 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. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

Yes, Pennsylvania's small-town voters are pretty much like children aren't they? They get frustrated by a world they don't understand and cling to their superstitions and prejudices.

No doubt San Francisco Democrats think of them that way -- backward, small-town rubes who don't know any better.

Such pronouncements should serve Obama well in California. But small-town Pennsylvanians aren't so stupid as not to understand when they are being insulted.

9 Comments:

Anonymous r said...

I was womdering when you were gonna put this up.

Who the heck would vote for this guy? Really?

April 13, 2008 at 1:11 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there is an element of truth in what Obama said. And Rendell pretty much said the same thing: "I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate"

It will be interesting to see how this plays out, but I suspect that it will have no effect on poll numbers. The bitter people to whom he is referring would have never voted for him anyway - including Spencer and the others who populate this message board.

I think he is only pointing out the elephant in the room that everyone else is ignoring.

April 13, 2008 at 1:45 AM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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April 13, 2008 at 1:16 PM 
Anonymous r said...

Lol... Give it up, Dave.
I think we all know that your man B. Hussein Osama could say or do ANYTHING and you are so emotionally invested in him that you would still defend him with your dishonest attempts at spin. Pathetic, uh yeah. And this hardly makes you capable of being objective whatsoever. So your silly words are worthless.

April 13, 2008 at 2:44 PM 
Blogger JRC BITES said...

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April 13, 2008 at 3:56 PM 
Blogger David Diano said...

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April 14, 2008 at 12:52 AM 
Blogger Franny Ward said...

Now David I count as a poster, right? That makes it seven. As far as Obama and his speech yes in my opinion he did put his foot in is mouth. Speaking of posting, when are you going to do a piece on our "other" blog? It's getting lonely over there.

April 14, 2008 at 2:28 AM 
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April 14, 2008 at 11:58 AM 
Blogger steve mcdonald said...

People with "three-digit" IQ's voting for this totally unqualified candidate obviously have zero and zero as the first two digits in that IQ #...

Hey, Obama supporters! While you're at it, I have a bridge to sell you!

April 14, 2008 at 2:13 PM 

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