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Posted on 04/14/2008 7:17:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Election 2008: Is Barack Obama's small-town America really a land of bitter gun-toting, Bible-thumping racists? Or are they just God-fearing American patriots? Maybe we should ask his "typical white" grandmother.
Many pundits call it a gaffe, but we see Barack Obama's remarks to a bunch of San Francisco Democrats about small town people in Pennsylvania as a revelation. The remarks of our first "post-racial" presidential candidate go a long way towards explaining how he could listen to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright talk about the "United States of White America" for two decades.
Meeting privately with a group of donors in the Bay Area's super-liberal Marin County on April 6, the most eloquent presidential candidate perhaps of all time told them of "small towns in Pennsylvania" and in the Midwest beset by job losses in a changing economy. He told of how "they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment" to vent their frustrations.
On Saturday, talking to the bitter townspeople of Muncie, Ind., he admitted that despite his oratorical skills that many have called inspiring, he "didn't say it as well as I should have" even though the "underlying truth of what I said remains."
The underlying truth is that people "cling" to their guns and their faith because of a document called the Declaration of Independence, signed in Philadelphia, where church bells rang out on July 4, 1776.
They "cling" to them not because they aren't multimillionaires like Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, who only as a result of her husband's candidacy suddenly became proud of her country. They cling to them because they believe God gave them freedom and the right to protect it.
In the U.S. Constitution they are given the freedom of religion and the right to bear arms. Their faith, practiced in freedom earned and protected by people with guns, gives them a lasting hope that not even a gifted speaker running for president can provide. They proudly say and sing "God Bless America," not shout "God Damn America," as Obama's pastor of two decades has done.
They possess guns because the Constitution says they can. They use those guns not just to hunt, but to protect their homes and their families. Many believe, as the late Charlton Heston believed, that their guns will only be taken from their "cold dead hands."
Right now, the U.S. Supreme Court is debating their right to bear arms, and whether the District of Columbia can take them away. As we have noted, Barack Obama's record indicates he would support taking their guns away, something he would call a "common sense restriction" on their rights.
Perhaps Obama would like to explain his open border beliefs to the "embittered" people of Hazelton, Pa. Feeling the added burden of illegal immigration in terms of crime and economics, they decided to start removing the incentives for illegal immigration.
Under the leadership of Mayor Louis J. Barletta, Hazelton passed an ordinance penalizing landlords that rent to illegals and businesses that give them jobs. Barletta denies racism is the motive, saying, "What I'm doing here is protecting the legal taxpayer of any race." And American citizens of any race.
True, not many small-town Pennsylvanians or small-town Americans attended prep schools in Hawaii or live in million-dollar homes. But that does not make them bitter bigots. For a man who was supposed to make stereotyping a thing of the past, he advances a stereotype of his own making.
A true hypocrite - Democrat-style.
All of the pretense about how it's all about just shooting ducks and deer has been a bit silly.
“For a man who was supposed to make stereotyping a thing of the past, he advances a stereotype of his own making.”
Liberal S.O.P. Think “Judgemental”. One example of many actually.
On another note, we know that obama was just dissin' us hillbillies in front of his gun grabbin', pro-homosexual, big money benefactors solely for the cash. This was a private function and the unwashed masses weren't supposed to know what went on. I think he may have been setting them up for a loss in PA and other remaining primaries (We just won't vote for a black man, donchano)Too much may finally be catching up.
I had to laugh at that one!
Beware, Obama: divisiveness cuts both ways, no matter how cleverly disguised as unity it may be.
I knew that with 20 years of Jeremiah Wright’s tutelage Obama couldn’t hide his contempt of middle white America for very long. It is going to be a VERY interesting DNC convention. Do they pick the racist who is going down in flames from his own words or do they pick Hillary and alienate all the Obama supporters?
But I am sure Obama does not think there is really a God. Therefore he won’t be judged for taking guns away from citizens to protect himself from the anger that is sure to follow his taking of control of those who think they have their own lives to live. Mostly small town folks who Obama seems to despise.
True God fearing gun toting true Americans need not ask, we answer... "FREEDOM" ; )
Actually, the Constitution says the government can't do anything to stop them. Small difference, I know, but important. The Constitution does not grant the right to bear arms. That right is pre-existing.
Except for maybe... Ronald Reagan!
What a beautiful piece of writing. Dr. Sowell is a treasure for our country.
Articles by IBD or Investors Business Daily are to be excerpted
Does anyone with a brain larger than the size of a gnat’s a$$ actually believe that ANY Democrat running for POTUS is out to promote individual rights via less government?
Oops. Wrong thread. But he is.
This IBD column is also.