Without a doubt he's a toady. But I found this comment interesting.
" It's the fact that rural America with a shrinking population is becoming less and less relevant to the politics of this country, and we had better recognize that and we better begin to reverse it."
Their idea of reverse it and your idea of reverse it are two different things.
The shrinking population is becoming less relevant. That is by design.
0bama’s ‘bitter clingers’ comment recognizes that there are already hold out against the progressive agenda.
Reversing it to a progressive means government farms as more and more ‘bitter clingers’ refuse to comply with the progressive program.
Food shortages ....?