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Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 14, 2008 | The Editors

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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; banglist; barackobama; bitter; democratparty; elections; elitists; immigration; obama; pa2008; smalltown
Ouch!
1 posted on 04/14/2008 7:17:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A true hypocrite - Democrat-style.


2 posted on 04/14/2008 7:28:16 PM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (Maranatha!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They use those guns not just to hunt, but to protect their homes and their families.

All of the pretense about how it's all about just shooting ducks and deer has been a bit silly.

3 posted on 04/14/2008 7:28:51 PM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bullseye!


4 posted on 04/14/2008 7:30:19 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


5 posted on 04/14/2008 7:31:38 PM PDT by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


6 posted on 04/14/2008 7:32:13 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Excellent. One small point though. The government didn't give us those rights, they were given by God. The constitution recognizes those rights.

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.

7 posted on 04/14/2008 7:33:34 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...the most eloquent presidential candidate perhaps of all time...

I had to laugh at that one!

8 posted on 04/14/2008 7:34:15 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Illegals : Why spend the money to educate them if its against the law to employ them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
there is at least one good thing about the consistently divisive rhetoric that Obama delivers time after time: it will awaken those who still have a flicker of reason in them -- regardless of their preferred political affinity -- to realize: "what this guy's selling is crap." Many reasonable people of the liberal bent will find his message undeniably repulsive.

Beware, Obama: divisiveness cuts both ways, no matter how cleverly disguised as unity it may be.

9 posted on 04/14/2008 7:42:29 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ( If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


10 posted on 04/14/2008 7:48:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama is the one who is bitter. He is projecting his own ills onto others in an effort to rationalize them and avoid them, but they cannot be avoided because he has emmersed himself in hate and bitternes for the last 20+ years in the arms of...

THE TRUTH ABOUT BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY

11 posted on 04/14/2008 7:49:52 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Eagles6

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.


12 posted on 04/14/2008 7:50:30 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Obama: baby is punishment; tax increase is bundle of joy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

True God fearing gun toting true Americans need not ask, we answer... "FREEDOM" ; )

13 posted on 04/14/2008 7:51:34 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They possess guns because the Constitution says they can.

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.

14 posted on 04/14/2008 7:52:52 PM PDT by gridlock (Proud McCain Supporter since February 8, 2008.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
...the most eloquent presidential candidate perhaps of all time...

Except for maybe... Ronald Reagan!

15 posted on 04/14/2008 7:52:57 PM PDT by Rocky
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a beautiful piece of writing. Dr. Sowell is a treasure for our country.


16 posted on 04/14/2008 8:02:27 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Admin Moderator

Articles by IBD or Investors Business Daily are to be excerpted


17 posted on 04/14/2008 8:03:22 PM PDT by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


18 posted on 04/14/2008 8:04:04 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Steely Tom
What a beautiful piece of writing. Dr. Sowell is a treasure for our country.

Oops. Wrong thread. But he is.

This IBD column is also.

19 posted on 04/14/2008 8:09:27 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s Pastor Celebrates 9/11 (explicit)
Only 5 Days After 3,000 Americans Killed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzhl-endvco

Jeremiah Wright Says America Deserved 9/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9HUdF9OZa8

Obama: Bitter Americans Cling to Guns and Religion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJAl8a3d9Q

Obama’s Racially-Divisive Pastor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUbUBTlmAiA

Obama Disrespecting U.S. Flag and Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8QCkgg5Kjo

The Audacity of Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwjnT4eJJvs

The Audacity of Barack Obama 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeC8BE-2T_k

Is Obama Wright? - Pastor Wright & Senator Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72B3tUAqpo4

Obama’s Pastor - 9/11 Fault of Israel Association

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnI431s1r6s

Obama - Cult of Personality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP7lUGn7HWk

Name Obama’s Accomplishments if you can #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGeu_4Ekx-o

Name Obama’s Accomplishments if you can #2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzFOOcEQtP0

Barack Obama: There Will Be Bamboozling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuB_W8o_UsU

The Two Things Senator Obama Accomplished

http://www.floppingaces.net/2008/02/27/obamas-empty-change-message/

The Jeremiah Wright Lifetime Achievement Award

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prhnc2fxAzg

Gaza Strip Palestinians Campaigning for Obama

http://youtube.com/watch?v=21YF7ggCG6g

Barack Obama Doesn’t Want His Daughters ‘Punished’ With a Baby

http://youtube.com/watch?v=eNzmly28Bmg


20 posted on 04/14/2008 8:11:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The IBD Editorial page (and their Cartoonist - Michael Ramirez) is consistently top notch.
Thanks for posting this one (spot on, once again).
21 posted on 04/14/2008 8:13:45 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has any of the attendees at Obama’s “private” affair been Chicagocided?


22 posted on 04/14/2008 8:14:18 PM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: El Cid
I'm sure you heard Ramirez won a Pulitzer last week?

Congrats to him!

23 posted on 04/14/2008 8:16:20 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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and the RATS, take another one in the..................HA ha!!!

24 posted on 04/14/2008 8:17:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: Eagles6

(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.

Obama: Yes

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.


25 posted on 04/14/2008 8:23:53 PM PDT by Merta (They Call Me The Ranting Man)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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’.


26 posted on 04/14/2008 8:52:42 PM PDT by malia (God Bless America, President Bush and our Troops & their families .)
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To: Merta

Has potential.


27 posted on 04/14/2008 8:59:22 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In the U.S. Constitution they are given the freedom of religion and the right to bear arms...if it's bitterness that makes all those small town rubes cling to their guns and religion these days, one has to wonder what it was that led Madison, Monroe, and all the others who wrote the Constitution to include the rights to religious freedom and gun ownership in their document - impulses which Obama will never understand apparently.......
28 posted on 04/14/2008 9:03:49 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: roses of sharon
I'm sure you heard Ramirez won a Pulitzer last week?
Congrats to him!

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.

29 posted on 04/14/2008 9:23:16 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Meeting privately with a group of donors in the Bay Area's super-liberal Marin County "

20 year resident of Marin....moved here from a small town in CT. Love the weather and landscape, the people, most, are complete morons---I call it Moron County--- Too many think they are "cutting edge " and progressive, I find them lame and incredibly stupid...common sense is not a big thing with these jokers--
30 posted on 04/14/2008 10:27:58 PM PDT by scott says
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To: Brandonmark

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”?


31 posted on 04/14/2008 11:44:21 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Cowboy Bob

I think you may realize that, by repeating that phrase, IBD was emphasizing that it was a sarcastic statement.


32 posted on 04/14/2008 11:45:54 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama is a true scumbag. A power-hungry hypocrite. An elitist who knows what's best - - for everybody else.
A typical liberal Democrat.
33 posted on 04/14/2008 11:55:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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"Hussein Obama’s 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 ...!"


34 posted on 04/15/2008 8:50:56 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Hussein ObamaSamma's Pastor, Jeremiah Wright: "God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

US State Department issues new travel alert for Mexico
http://www.star-telegram.com/448/story/582048.html

The Associated Press

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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.


35 posted on 04/15/2008 1:46:17 PM PDT by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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