Obama Puts His Foot in It
"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.