Friday, April 11, 2008

Barack Obama: American Jackass

Oh sure, Barack Obama is "just like us."

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton criticized presidential rival Barack Obama on Friday for describing small-town Pennsylvania residents as bitter and said she would help economically struggling communities, not look down on them.

Obama, an Illinois senator, was reported to have told a crowd at a San Francisco fundraiser earlier this week he understood why the struggles of residents in towns hard hit by manufacturing job losses would make them bitter.

Break out the duct tape, here come the money quotes:

"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 was quoted as saying by the Huffington Post.
"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," he said. (H/T - Yahoo!)

I must be reading this wrong, because that last quote gives the inference that small town residents are bitter and racist. And what is particularly galling is that later in the article, Obama had the audacity to claim that John McCain is out of touch!

For some reason, I keep hearing the words from Obama's most recent Pennsylvania radio ad:

"Barack Obama just has an ability to bring people together."

Yeah, as long as you're not "a typical white person" or "bitter" small town residents who "cling to guns." Barack Obama is not just like us; he's just like Hillary Clinton.

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