Skip to comments.Obama on small-town PA: Clinging religion, guns, xenophobia
Posted on 04/11/2008 1:08:33 PM PDT by JRochelle
Mayhill Fowler has more from Obama's remarks at a San Francisco fundraiser Sunday, and they include an attempt to explain the resentment in small-town Pennsylvania that won't be appreciated by some of the people whose votes Obama's seeking:
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 to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
That's pretty broad list of things to explain with job loss.
Thats why I'm voting for him in the primary May 6!
Unbelievable. We know this is how he really thinks, but what idiot actually says it out loud, in non-code? Apparently a democrat idiot.
Yikes....this needs more circulation!
Double standard @ work. Substitute the name of a Republican of any office, heck, he could be elected 3rd shift assistant men’s room attendant, and he’d be publicly crucified by the MSM and forced to resign for these comments.
Obama will get a free pass. Never see it anywhere but on the internet.
Obama needs to worry more about his AA welfare queens and kings in inner cities who do not want to have one single job in their entire lives before he expresses his stupid opinion on small-town Americans.
Obama is rehashing liberal talking points about small town America voting against their economic self-interests by being concerned aobut social issues. This is arrogance of the highest form. The Academic Left acts as if they know best for Middle America.
Well if guns were not a issue people wouldn’t cling to them Barack. It’s not their fault you and most of the people in your party want to take them away from the citizens.
That's what the left has been saying about conservatives for years.
liberals cling to their multiculturalism, identity politics, and responsibility avoidance
Darn right I’m going to cling to my guns. Especially once these fools get elected.
I think, for that matter, that I’ll cling to my religeon, too. It isn’t that I don’t have a job, it’s, well... I guess I just really like my guns. Also my religeon. I think Jesus is swell. Don’t leave life without him.
And all those people that are different from me? It seems like everybody is different from me. I try to hate all of them, but it’s just so much work. Besides, my God tells me to love them.
“...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.”
I’m surprised he didn’t add the phrase “Typical white people.” at the end of his remark.
...at 4.8% unemployment we are 6% below the national average here in the Keystone State, but I see that Illinois is at 5.6 or just under 10% above the national average, so perhaps Obama is projecting. We know for example, the he hails from a "church" (clinging to religion) where "RICH WHITE PEOPLE" are routinely trashed (xenophobia) and his wife is constantly shooting her stupid mouth off, so apparently he has first hand experience with the phenomenon he describes.
We're getting clobbered with his idiotic (and misleading) adds about not taking money from corporations for the last four weeks. Maybe we're about to get a new TV series from the Obama Campaign: "Voting: so easy even a Lifetime-NRA, xenophobic Christian can do it!"
Or maybe: "It's 3:00 in the morning, but your gun-toting, chronically unemployed, knuckle-dragging husband is still out at his "Klan" meeting in Dillsburg. Barack Obama and his minister know what that's about..."
As an atheist in this little burg in central PA with only 500 people, employed with one--sometimes two--jobs since 1970, all I can say is I'm warming to the idea of voting for Hillary more and more every day.
remember folks - to Obama, counter-racism is not racism.
Obama is your typical Metro-Man probably never did a chore in his life and based on what I have read, his white grandparents where folks with money.
When I read this article and listen to his “platform”, he may as well call me “White Trash”.
You mean, like "typical white people"?
or "...RICH WHITE PEEP UHL!"