on Monday, April 14, 2008

*Sorry the blogging has been a little light lately. Finals have engulfed my time and I'm also stuck in the middle of taxes and IRS audits at work. Plus, with the new features of Blogger Draft, I've been busy working on a couple nifty little new features for the blog. Stay tuned*

Back to politics...

What do you do when you're trying to win the vote in Pennsylvania? Why, you insult the voters there, of course!

From Barrack Obama at a recent fundraiser in San Fran:

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.
Who here thinks it's an good idea for a man who wants to be President to insult all rural, small-town white folk and claim that they are nothing more than "bitter people" that "cling to guns or religion" who exercise antipathy and xenophobia towards immigrants? Anybody??

Now I must ask, what if a white candidate stereotyped rural black folk like this... Would Al Sharpton be as silent as he is about Barrack's comments? Would the media give the white candidate the same pass as they have done for Barry O? Unlikely...

Also take note that he insults ALL of us who are religious, which gives us HUGE insight into how he feels about 85% of Americans who claim at least one religion.

Seeing as he gave this speech to a bunch of billionaires in Frisco, this shows us just how "elitist" Barrack's views truly lie. He obviously doesn't care about the hard-working middle class, and this comment proves that he tends to view them as some sort of plague.

Obama has repeatedly tried to dig himself out the hole he's just created for himself, but can't seem to do anything more than change the subject or *gasp* blame the republicans for his remarks.

No matter though. Barry's feeling the heat in the latest Pennsylvania polls. Pwnd doesn't even begin to describe it.

I'm going to commit the unpardonable sin here and actually agree with Hillary Clinton on this matter: American's don’t need a president who looks down on them.