Saturday, April 12, 2008

Barack Obama's Judgement Of Us Is A Bitter Pill To Swallow

The Modern-Day Pied Piper Of Hamlin - Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) addresses supporters during a campaign stop at Columbus East High School in Columbus, Indiana, April 11, 2008. Image Credit: REUTERS/John Sommers II

Barack Obama's Judgement Of Us Is A Bitter Pill To Swallow

Obama touched off controversy with his remarks at a closed San Francisco fundraiser over this previous weekend. The remarks became public late Friday afternoon via the very liberal internet politics posting site The Huffington Post.

He said jobs had been disappearing in small towns in Pennsylvania and across the Midwest for 25 years with nothing to replace them and that people become "bitter".

"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," said Barack Obama.

In short, Barack Obama declared in front of a crowd of politically friendly people that one of the root causes of racism, the dislike toward open-borders immigration, the perceived need for personal gun ownership, and a deep and entrenched focus on religious principles is bitterness.



Anonymous said...

This simplistic and revealing utterance by Obama should leave a mark.

Anyone thinking person knows that each of these issues can not be explained with the broad overlay of bitterness, caused by a changing economic landscape, and the propensity for humans to react slowly to these changes, while wanting to guard against erosion to their personal freedoms.

Denver should be fun to watch this year!

BigT said...

What he is really saying is that these people vote republican because of some deep seated psychosis that was brought about by lack of financial security.

Never mind the fact that these states haven't been losing jobs during all of the last 25 years but that would go against the breathtakingly large brush he has used to paint these poor whites with.

Going even a little bit deeper, what he has said here is just a continuation of a theme he started as a defense of himself during the Rev. Wright fiasco. His defense goes along these lines: "people are just a product of their upbringing and their situation, they don't have any control over what they say or do."

Do we really want a nihilist as president?

Where's the hope in that?

ecj said...

Many news outlets are reporting Barack Obama’s comments delivered at a recent “closed” Democratic Party fund raiser in San Francisco as a verbal gaffe.

Verbal Gaffe!?!?!?

I recently saw an investigative report that showed Barack Obama in an interview with Charlie Rose (2004?) where Barack Obama stated virtually the same belief or view of the "working class". A purly Marxist (TUCC/Wright) template.

When is the MSM going to place an audit trail focus on Mr. Obama so that people begin to understand what HE really believes? ... THEN question him on it!

Britt Hume, on Fox News, recently mused about the nature and focus of the sentiments uttered as being based in Marxist belief but this is only a musing and it is about time for reporters to actually ASK Barack Obama questions that flesh out what the man truly believes.