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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.
Has any of the attendees at Obama’s “private” affair been Chicagocided?
Congrats to him!
(I am getting TV Parody Fever now spoofing my second favorite show)
This isn’t good at all, but this is sort of what I thought because of Obama’s comments.
Jed Clampett: What chu say Jethro, those darned Drysdales invited Barack Obama up there? What is a Barack? Is that a new kind of hog?
Jethro: No pa. That there’s a young looking feller. He tore up that Drysdale place real good having a garden party. He really got Mrs. Drysdale impressed with his country bumpkin speech, you think he was talking about us?
Jed: No, I sat out by the cement pond and heard the whole world. Said he was talking about guns, and religion, and being bitter. Well, shucks, I don’t know about being bitter but I do know about them guns and religion.
Granny: What he say about them guns? I am a gonna treat him to some of my special liquor, why he is like us folks. Finally a hillbilly from back east coming to Californny to charm us hillbilly folks.
Jed: Hush up Granny, you are missing the best parts.
“And they get bitter and they get guns, religion, Anti-Trade”
Jed: What chu think he is saying Jethro?
Jethro: I don’t know pa but it is something about anti-trains.
Jed: I never heard bout that kind of trains. Perhaps they is new?
Granny: Shhh! Oh there is Mr. Drysdale assistant, Hillary, my she is in love with Jethro
Jethro: Oh stop it Granny. C’mon let’s get Ellie May, I heard them talkin bout that saving them animals thing. Ellie May!
Ellie May Clampett: Yes Pa?
Jed Clampett: Let’s go over there and see what they are doing. I wonder if Mr. Drysdale can give me some money for that them saving the animals thing that they are having.
Hillary: Oh Mr. Drysdale, I have a new appointment for you. Oh what on Earth are you doing with this elitist fool?
Mrs. Drysdale: He is our customer and he wants to make a big deal in our bank in case those guys in the small towns go haywire like the hillbillies next door.
Mr. Drysdale: Run along and be sure to put the Save the Animals Convention at 11:00, I do not want to embarrass our duck hunter Annie Oakley.
Hillary: Can I talk to you in private?
Mr. Drysdale: Sure
Hillary: What on earth is Obama doing there don’t you know he is wanted in Pennsylvania
Mr. Drysdale: I thought that he would love a vault in our bank, he has lots of money you know
Hillary: But the bank called to say that Obama doesn’t have a vault in your bank and wishes to prosecute us for thinking that we would have one
Mr. Drysdale: We are typical white people. Let him have his vault because in the business world we must respect the wishes of a customer, and make more money that way.
Jethro: Why howdy there, neighbors oh hello Barack.
Obama: Hello And who might you be?
Jed: Name’s Jed Clampett, how may I be of service to you?
Obama: I am glad you asked, you see if you have ever heard of a 46 year old black man named Obama asking for change, would you say yes?
Jed: I have got this change in my pockets ::pulls out quarters:: but I don’t see a black man asking for change
Obama: No, no I mean political change.
Jed: What is this politics stuff?
Ellie: Must be my bugs that I got back from the farm. I always loved those poly ticks.
Obama: (you hillbillies) I meant politics, politics
Ellie: That is what we were saying
Jed: Yeah, what might be the meaning of this?
Obama: Don’t you all want change?
Ellie: We are rich enough because of Pa here. Say, weren’t you that feller at that bowling alley in Pennsylvanier.
Ellie: We watched that box called the Tellevison Staton. We don’t know what it does but we saw you in there, thought you was a bug like those poly ticks and tried to squash you.
Mr. Drysdale: These are neighbors of mine. I am sure you met Jed...
Obama: I am leaving, good day y’all!
Hillary: And I am in no ways tired for dealing with you Mr. Drysdale.
Would I be off base to ask, by chance, the racist and/or the bigots, in this political time, are the Democrats and not Republicans. (as they always have been)
In other words - that the racist and bigots are ‘them’ not ‘us’.
Yes - that was great. Considering his consistent conservative tilt, I was frankly surprised that he received the award -- but he's a great talent: artistic, creative, and able to hammer a message with a simple portrait.
IBD really hit all the marks here... except maybe for one: that SnObama is expressing unadulterated Marxist views here.
And, I think it ought to be brought out that these views were being expressed to what he presumed to be a completely loyal group of supporters and that they were expected to remain totally Secret - never to be spoken to the rubes outside those walls.
SnObama revealed his innermost honest thoughts. How can anybody now possibly believe he can be a “uniter”?
I think you may realize that, by repeating that phrase, IBD was emphasizing that it was a sarcastic statement.
"Hussein Obamas big mouth, small brain, condescending, America-hating, grandkid-baby-terminating, born-alive-infant-abandoning, America-hating-wife, kooky-moonbat-America-hating-pastor, racially-divisive, race-baiting, crotch-saluting, America-flag-disrespecting ... chickens ... coming home to roost ...!"
US State Department issues new travel alert for Mexico
The Associated Press
MEXICO CITY — The State Department on Monday issued a new travel alert warning of rising violence in northern Mexico, but stopped short of suggesting that Americans avoid traveling in the border region.
The alert detailed an uptick in drug-related homicides, shootouts, kidnappings and car thefts near the border, particularly in the cities of Tijuana, Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez.
About 200 people have been killed so far this year in Ciudad Juarez, a city of 1.3 million across from El Paso, Texas.
“These conditions are widely known here in Mexico from watching the news every day, but many tourists are simply not as aware of what goes on in other countries as they are in their own,” U.S. Ambassador Tony Garza said in a statement.
However, the alert “does not advise Americans to avoid travel to any region or city,” Garza said.
Mexico has suffered a wave of organized crime and drug-related violence in recent years that killed more than 2,500 people in 2007 alone.