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Well it seems that the good Senator from New York has finally found a wedge issue thanks to a subliminal remark made in San Francisco from that great orator and change agent, Sen. B. H. Obama (D-IL). It will be interesting to see if Hillary has the courage in the days ahead to take her gloves off and capitalize on what must clearly be seen as an Obama stereotype of the poor in rural Appalachia or rural America in general for that matter.
In an extremely elitist remark, presumably pointed at poor Democrats in Pennsylvania, many of whom are white by the way and not “immigrants of color” as in the major U.S. cities, Obama implied that “they” have resorted to clinging to “guns and religion” as a result of their frustrations. Actually what have rural local Democrat leaders done for these good folk in terms of real representation in D.C. anyway? Virtually nothing. Why any voter in rural America still clings to the Democrat party when it’s clear there interests lie mostly in helping inner city poor is astounding.
So exactly what was it that came out of Barack H. Obama’s gilded mouth? Could it have been a Freudian Rev. Wright subliminal slip?? Why the remark about gun ownership? Clearly inferring owning a gun somehow makes one less intelligent or under-privileged or just not enlightened or on board with his current infatuated followings “change” politics? What does “holding on to guns” “or religion” have to do with being poor anyway? Sure sounds like that old back woods cracker NASCAR “red neck” racist stereotype from high brow liberal intelligencia is rearing its ugly head again! Why should anyone be surprised? Didn’t you think that absorbing 20 years of Rev. Wright’s fiery sermons would not have an effect on his thinking, judgment and cultural outlook? Did we all just see a glimpse of the upcoming Obama agenda once he is in the White House? Support for even more secularism, abolishing the 2nd Amendment, and marginalizing rural God fearing America? Democrats in rural America wake up!!
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, known for his skills as an orator, conceded today that comments he made at a private San Francisco fundraiser about working-class Democrats clinging to “guns or religion” were poorly chosen.
“I didn’t say it as well as I should have,” he said. “But what is absolutely true is that people don’t feel like they are being listened to. And so they pray and they count on each other and they count on their families.”
Seeking to defuse the damage among blue-collar Democrats essential to his chances in upcoming primaries in Pennsylvania and Indiana, Obama told a crowd in Muncie, Ind., that he only meant to show empathy.
“Lately, there’s been a little typical sort of political flare-up because I said something that everybody knows is true, which is that there are a whole bunch of folks in small towns in Pennsylvania, in towns right here in Indiana, in my hometown in Illinois, who are bitter,” Obama said. “They are angry, they feel like they’ve been left behind. They feel like nobody’s paying attention to what they’re going through.”
The controversy — fanned by rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain — began when the Huffington Post website published remarks the Illinois senator made last weekend at a closed-door San Francisco fundraiser.
In those comments, Obama responded to a question about why his candidacy was struggling in Pennsylvania by saying that residents of some hard-pressed communities had grown bitter.Painting found in a small town Pennsylvania church [sarcasm]
“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.”
Fellow Democrat Clinton, campaigning in Pennsylvania ahead of the state’s April 22 primary, seized on the remarks, suggesting that Obama was offering condescension rather than solutions. “Pennsylvania doesn’t need a president who looks down on them,” the New York senator said at a Philadelphia rally. “They need a president who stands up for them, who fights for them.” — More
Seems like he just fell short of calling those good folk backward.
A strategist for Sen. McCain (R-Ariz.) also joined in the criticism. “Instead of apologizing to small-town Americans for dismissing their values, Barack Obama arrogantly tried to spin his way out of his outrageous San Francisco remarks,” said campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds. “You can’t be more out of touch than that.”
Obama tends to come off as a condescending elitist not to mention he is so far left politically that he is virtually a socialist. MSM has not bothered to peel the onion back because they don’t want to spoil the great “historic moment” if he should win the Presidency. How long will it take for the main stream media to question “where’s the beef” from this candidate running for President of the United States outside of great sermon like speech making?
He also has some explaining to do regarding his alleged friendship with know anarchist Weatherman terrorist leader William Ayers during the 60′s. A story that is still being disputed but investigated intensively by Sean Hannity on the right. Even if it proves to be true it will be spun as just one more of those past associations during those innocent love child turbulent radical 60′s years that happened a long time ago while John MCain was sitting in his hotel room at the Hanoi Hilton. You know, not unlike the acquaintances of Jane Fonda and John Kerry photos together at the D.C. anti-Vietnam War pro North Vietnam surrender rallies. Sure hope he didn’t hang out with Stokey Carmichael and the Black Panthers! The MSM still has yet to ask him about the vocal support he is getting from Louis Farrakhan and the Black Muslims despite the Obama’s campaigns strong efforts to distance themselves from the anti-semitic black religious leader and his controversial organization.